Virtually Vilinus

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Monday 21 September Hot Topics
Core subject update for EBSQ Coloproctology examination: The new guidelines on diverticulitis

Gender influences on colorectal cancer treatment

  • Anatomy of the pelvic nerves
  • Preserving sexual function in rectal cancer treatment options
  • Pelvic floor/vaginal reconstruction after abdominoperineal excision
  • Gender-related differences in immune responses and oncological outcomes
  • Preservation of fertility options, surgical considerations ('Cryo Preservation + Best Practice')
Standardised trainee video: Continent Kock pouch
Standardised trainee video: Robotic sigmoidectomy
Abstract presentations
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Core subject update for EBSQ Coloproctology examination: Perianal Crohn's disease
  • MASC trial
  • Ileocolic resection for Crohn's disease: giving the gastroenterologist a fresh start
  • How can the surgeon change the natural course of IBD?
  • IRA, pouch or Kock's pouch for UC
Standardised trainee video: Transanal advancement flap
Abstract presentations
Tuesday 22 September Global Reach of ESCP & Related Research

Meeting the COVID challenges

  • Report from: China
  • Report from: Hong Kong
  • Report from: Italy
  • COVID-SURG trial

Training around the globe

  • The future of proctoring
  • Books? Video? E-learning? Virtual Conferences?
  • 3D imaging and printing for planning operations 
Abstract presentations
Faecal Incontinence
Core subject update for EBSQ Coloproctology examination: Faecal incontinence
  • Preoperative work-up: how to interpret the results
  • Anal pathophysiology: beyond the sphincter
  • Traumatic sphincter injury: repair now or later
  • Minimally invasive and novel surgical therapies 
Standardised trainee video: Sacral nerve modulation
Standardised trainee video: Anoplasty for anal stricture

Abstract presentation

Wednesday 23 September

Educational programme for trainees

  • Protective ileostomy only in selected cases
  • Anal fistula: options
  • Haemorrhoidectomy: the traditional way
  • Rectal prolapse: what to do?
  • Fellowships and EBSQ Examination in Coloproctology
Abstract presentations
Colorectal Cancer
  • Microsatellite instability for Colorectal Surgeons
  • Cancer risk and surgical considerations in Lynch Syndrome
  • Do we need more or less chemotherapy for colon cancer?
  • 'Quality' D2 versus D3 lymphadenectomy in colorectal cancer
  • Short-course RT for rectal cancer - a step towards TNT?
  • Risk assessment of lateral lymph nodes and therapeutic implications in rectal cancer
  • Cytoreduction with or without HIPEC for peritoneal carcinomatosis
Standardised trainee video: Open low anterior resection
Abstract presentations

Congress Language

The official language of the meeting is English. There will be no facilities for simultaneous interpretation.

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