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The following courses and workshops will be offered during ESCP 2023 as additional paid or free services as indicated.

Anal Fistula Workshop |  09:00 - 17:00

Theoretical and practical course on preoperative work-up and treatment of anal fistula for 2 groups of 20 participants. The first part will focus on preoperative work-up with a hand-on part of MRI interpretation. The second part will focus on different surgical techniques including hands-on practice on porcine models. The course will finish with a mini-symposium on perianal Crohn’s disease (optional).

Fee: €160 (excluding VAT).


ESCP/ESGAR Radiology Course |  09:00 - 17:00

Several highly relevant topics will be discussed in a hands-on manner. Experts in the field of radiology and coloproctology will teach you proper interpretation of images, as well as the clinical relevance of these findings. Hands-on clinical images will be available for your interpretation.

Fee: €160 (excluding VAT).


"How to Peer Review" Course |  Tuesday 26 September 2023 | 16:00 - 19:00

This course is designed for those interested in taking up the role of peer-reviewer or people who have recently embarked on doing peer-reviews, to have an opportunity to polish their skills through interactive discussion with others and feedback from the current editors. Candidates preparing for academic component of EBSQ and keen to develop skills of critiquing will also benefit from this course.

The course is free of charge but there will be a selection process to ensure diverse participants. Deadline for expression of interest is 1 August 2023 and you will be notified if you are selected by 15 August 2023.


OASIS Course - "How to Manage OASIS" |  Tuesday 26 September 2023 | 09:00 - 17:00

This course is aimed at all practitioners who are involved in the management of the Obstetric Anal Sphincters Injuries (OASIS), i.e. colorectal surgeons, obstetricians, midwives, general surgeons, etc. It will feature concepts and techniques of repairing OASIS, and also the optimal timing for the repair. Moreover, it will be elucidated how to prevent them and how and when to follow the patients after the delivery.

A special focus will be dedicated to the most reliable diagnostics to be used in this complex condition. The second part of the course will provide a “hands on” session on a reliable model of OASIS to repair different degrees of sphincters injuries under the guide of expert proctors.

Fee: €160 (excluding VAT).



Following the success registered at the Dublin Congress 2022, ESCP will again feature the pre-conference Course on “How to Manage OASIS” (Obstetric Anal Sphincters Injuries), a very relevant condition involving not only obstetricians, but also coloproctologists and, more at large, any general surgeons.


Carlo Ratto, MD, FASCRS
Associate Professor in General Surgery at Catholic University
Chief of Proctology Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli”, IRCCS
Rome, Italy

Carlo Ratto, Course Director, explains the novelty and utility of the OASIS Course:

Despite the efforts in improving safety of the childbirth, the OASIS still represent a quite frequent event which needs hopefully immediate interventions (much better if performed by well-trained obstetrician/surgeon) to prevent faecal incontinence. The optimal diagnostic work up (to avoid occult or underestimated sphincters lesions), the best timing and modality of repair, and the best postoperative management (including treatment of persistence/recurrence of faecal incontinence) are still debated and not standardised.

The OASIS Course promoted by ESCP, this year for the first time, is aimed to discuss all critical steps of diagnosis and repair of OASIS by a well-experienced Faculty. Moreover, the Course will offer to the participants the unique opportunity to be trained on a realistic model of OASIS, on which each single participant will be able to perform a repair of severe to moderate OASIS.

Register for the OASIS Course and become confident in managing an urgent and very complex clinical condition, saving the future health of your patients!


Women’s Networking Lunch Session |  Thursday 28 September 2023 | 12:30 - 14:00

A special session for women surgeons. A dynamic and engaging networking event with round table discussions on leadership, career / personal life and gender representation at ESCP. Testimonies from female professionals and a lively plenary discussion.

Free of charge but limited to 200 participants maximum.


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