Date: Tuesday 25 September 2018
Time: 9:30 - 16:00
Location: to be confirmed
Cost: to be confirmed

This course is an introduction to High Resolution Anoscopy and anal neoplasia specifically geared toward surgeons. It is not a certification course.

Course content

Attendees will learn about the incidence of benign, pre-malignant and malignant anal lesions and the required diffuse practice in diagnosis and treatment of these conditions, consequent to human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. Some populations are at a higher risk of HPV infection than anal cancer.

For these reasons, colorectal surgeons need to be trained to accurately perform screening tests and, in particular, high-resolution anoscopy (HRA) leading the identification
of anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) and, when indicated, either targeted ambulatory or operative treatment of the anal cancer precursors.

Learning objectives

This course is meant as an introduction to AIN diagnosis and treatment procedures and upon completion of the course the participant should:

  • Describe the epidemiology and pathology of anal HPV infection, Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia (AIN), and anal cancer.
  • Identify patients who may benefit from anal cancer screening.
  • Have and understanding of the diagnostic procedures used in the evaluation of AIN and anal cancer including anal cytology, high resolution anoscopy, and anal biopsy.
  • Have an understanding of the appropriate treatment and management options for AIN and anal cancer.
  • Have an understanding of prevention options for AIN and anal cancer.

Course director

Carlo Ratto (Italy)

Carlo Ratto

ESCP Affiliates