The third and final day of #ESCP2020 Virtually Vilnius began with ESCP’s Annual General Meeting, followed by the highly anticipated symposium ‘For Trainee: Education’ which was hosted by the Chair of ESCP’s Education Committee, Dieter Hahnloser (Switzerland).

Over the course of two hours, viewers were treated to five dynamic presentations on current hot topics in coloproctology (from anal fistulas to rectal prolapse) which had been tailored towards students and practicing trainees.

Stéphanie Breukink (Netherlands) and Tatiana Garmanova (Russia) led an engaging Q&A session with the panel of speakers, giving viewers a chance to ask plenty of questions about the topics up for discussion which included the EBSQ examination.

ESBQ examination session - slide

Day three also saw the final entries come through for our #ESCP2020COMP on Twitter.

Photo competition entries: in operating theatre and on beach

A shortlist will soon be announced so be sure to keep an eye on Twitter to vote for your favourite photo and remember, the lucky winner will bag free registration to our next annual meeting in Barcelona in 2021!

We also saw on Twitter a snapshot of the geographical range of #ESCP2020 when Richard Brady shared an image of the countries participating!

Twitter geographical snapshot of engagement

The second symposium ‘CET – Colorectal cancer’, was hosted by Evangelos Xynos (Greece), ESCP’s new President. Evangelos welcomed 13 European speakers, each one well known for their impact and expertise within this particular area of coloproctology.

Evangelos Xynos screenshot

Important topics such as microsatellite instability, chemotherapy for colon cancer, surgical considerations in lynch syndrome and cytoreduction were presented by the panel of experts along with cutting-edge research.

Educational abstract presentations, cohort studies and standardised trainee videos from across the globe were also shared in relation to the topics discussed which truly showcased the global reach of ESCP.


Make sure you follow the latest updates from #ESCP2020 by following @escp_tweets on Twitter and downloading the official ESCP App from your Apple or Android app store.

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