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ESCP’s 14th Anorectal & Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Course | Wednesday 25 September 2024 | 08:00 - 12:30 CEST | Venue: Hippokration General Hospital - 1.5km from the Congress Centre


Giulio A. Santoro
Anders Mellgren
Anders Mellgren

Date:
Wednesday 25 September 2024.

Times:
08:00 - 12:30.

Fee
ESCP Member: €90 (excluding VAT) | Non-Member: €120 (excluding VAT).

Maximum Attendance:
70.

Course Directors:
Anders Mellgren (USA), Giulio A. Santoro (Italy).

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We will repeat our popular ultrasound course, which is aimed at all practitioners who are involved or interested in pelvic floor disorders, i.e. colorectal surgeons, general surgeons, specialist nurses, gastroenterologists, physiotherapists, etc.

Imaging is essential in the understanding of pelvic floor disorders. Ultrasound today increasingly used in clinical practice. Novel applications, including three-dimensional endoanal, endorectal, endovaginal, and dynamic transperineal ultrasound can help the clinician with a superior depiction of the pelvic anatomy and unique dynamic information.

The new 3D technology is on the front line in the diagnostic and therapeutic work-up of patients suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction (faecal and urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, obstructed defecation) and for colorectal patients with benign (anorectal sepsis) or malignant (anorectal tumours) pathologies.

The course will feature basic concepts and techniques in clinical practice, demonstrating the endosonographic appearance of normal anatomy and common pathologic conditions of the anorectal region and pelvic floor. The course will also discuss typical case scenarios, with highlighting the use of ultrasound in the clinical management of these patients. The course will feature demonstrations in live patients through a video link to the auditorium in the hospital.

This course is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by BK Medical/GE HealthCare.


 

 

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14th Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Course
Wednesday 25 September 2024

 

Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD, FACS, FASCRS
Professor of Surgery and Chair
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
University of Illinois Chicago

Giulio Santoro

Giulio A. Santoro, MD, PhD
Head of Pelvic Floor Unit,
Treviso Regional Hospital, Italy

The course will share best practice and advances in ultrasound imaging of anorectal and pelvic floor disorders – participants will gain valuable clinical ultrasound knowledge, including 3D endoanal, endorectal, endovaginal and dynamic transperineal ultrasonographic imaging techniques.

Imaging is gaining a key role in the understanding of pelvic floor disorders. Non-invasive techniques not only provide a superior depiction of the pelvic anatomy but also yield unique dynamic information. 3D technology is on the front line in the diagnostic and therapeutic workup, offering improved accuracy in the diagnosis of these complex diseases.

This year’s course will again include an interactive and practical session with review of clinical cases blended with live demonstrations, which has been welcomed by previous participants. In this way trainees can discuss specific details of the techniques and be shown how to manipulate and analyse 3D images.

This course is ideal for all physicians who are involved or interested in pelvic floor disorders: including surgeons, specialist nurses, and physiotherapists. The programme will include a review of normal ultrasound anatomy and a full review of ultrasound pathology of the anal canal, rectum, and the pelvic floor. Participants will hear from a number of distinguished presenters.

The 14th Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Course will run from 08:00 - 12:30 on Wednesday 25 September 2024 at the Hippokration General Hospital in conjunction with ESCP 2024.

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