Interviews with some key people involved in Barcelona 2014

In a series of interviews, we previewed ESCP's meeting in Barcelona, Spain, 24-26 September.

Professor Andre D’Hoore, chairing the Guidelines Synthesis report session and a keynote lecture

“There is a lot of debate on how to manage perianal Crohn’s disease. A recent publication in Gut on a ‘global consensus’ on classification, diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment demonstrates the shortage... read more from Professor D’Hoore

Dr Marat Khaikin, keynote speaker on single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS)

"Studies have shown that the short-term outcomes from single port laparoscopic colectomy are comparable to multi-port laparoscopic colectomy with regards to oncologically adequate resection, operative time, complication rate, conversion rate, and mortality... read more from Dr Khaikin

Dr Feza Remzi, keynote speaker on surgery in Crohn’s disease

“The etiology of the disease is multifactorial and there is definitely a genetic affect, an environmental affect and potential other affects that as yet are unknown. What is known is that something is happening within the system... read more from Dr Remzi

Professor Eric Rullier, keynote speaker on rectal cancer

“There are around 12,000 new cases each year of rectal cancer in France, and along with breast and prostate cancer it is one of the most common cancers, and is successfully treated in approximately 50% of patients... read more from Professor Rullier

Professor Dion Morton, Chair of the ESCP Research Committee

“Historically, medicine was practised on a trial and error basis, by which I mean practitioners would treat patients and would base treatments on what worked and what didn’t work. So the importance of clinical trials is based... read more from Professor Morton

Professor Klaus E Matzel, Chair of the ESCP Education Committee

"The EBSQ is a pan-European platform for surgical qualification and we have seen an increasing number of applications each year, and so far in 2014 we have had a remarkable 30 applications... read more from Professor Matzel

Professor Evaghelos Xynos, keynote speaker on rectal prolapse

"The condition is far more common in the aged female, and associated with chronic constipation, excessive straining at defaecation and neurological disorders affecting pelvic floor structures. Multiparity does not seem to be... read more from Professor Xynos

Dr Terry Hicks, ASCRS President

“I have been asked to talk about what it takes to educate a fellow in colorectal surgery in the United States. I will give a brief history of surgical education in the United States, starting from the early 1600s, when there were no boards or licensures for physicians... read more from Dr Hicks

Professor Sue Clark, chairing the Intestinal Polyposis Symposium

"Although the symposium is entitled ‘Intestinal Polyposis’ but is not just about polyposis. For example, the first presentation by Tim De Meij is about looking at new, non-invasive screening tools for colonic polyps, but this will include any colonic polyp not just those in the setting of polyposis syndromes... read more from Professor Clark

Professor Donato Francesco Altomare, Chair of Congress Programme Committee

"The Programme Committee is composed of a group of personalities who are very active in all the fields of coloproctology. They must be up-to-date, active in research and have an extensive knowledge of the literature and authors throughout Europe. Their role is to select the most innovative/controversial topics and to choose the best speakers for each topic... read more from Professor Altomare

Professor Ronan O’Connell, ESCP President

"The 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of ESCP promises to best the most successful ESCP meeting to date with in excess of 1500 delegates attending from more than 50 countries, a far cry from the 350-400 delegates at our first meetings... read more from Professor O’Connell

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