Cryptoglandular fistulas hands on traineesDate: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time:  09:30 - 16:00
Location: to be confirmed
Cost: €100 Member, €120 Non-Member

Aimed at trainees and young surgeons interested in patient and therapy selection, and the proper application of surgical therapy. Trainees must have basic knowledge of anal anatomy and pathogenesis of cryptoglandular fistulas.

Course content

This course will show the attendees the classic treatment modalities of cryptoglandular fistulas and offer an opportunity to gain hands-on experience on the world-famous and unique 'Isbert' model.

Attendees will also look into new treatment modalities that are currently being offered. Experts in the field will present their data on different modalities (laser, VAAFT, stem-cell, permacol) and provide a critical appraisal of current evidence along with looking at the way new techniques can be implemented in current practice.

Learning objectives

  • Trainees will be more aware of established along with newer treatment modalities and the opportunity to practice these techniques hands-on.
  • Trainees will learn when and how new techniques can be implemented and what the current status of these modalities are.

Course directors

David Zimmerman (The Netherlands), Christoph Isbert (Germany)

David ZimmermanChristoph Isbert

ESCP Affiliates