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Tuesday 22 September

New pre-congress educational courses:

Places limited. For trainees and young consultants only

Ethicon: part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companiesSupported by a grant from Ethicon

Wednesday 23 September pre-congress Educational sessions :

Educational programme:

  • The future of colorectal simulated training
  • Best publications of the year
  • Patient perspectives on stoma and transplantation
  • ESCP Fellowship Update
Keynote Lecture: Sacral nerve stimulation for bowel disorders
International Trials Results Forum
Video Surgery


  • Cancer family syndromes: what the surgeon needs to know
  • Common problems in proctology
Free Papers, Oral Posters
Ethicon: part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companiesEthicon Satellite Symposium: Making choices in rectal surgery: open, laparoscopic, trans-anal or robotic?
Small Hall Sessions: B Braun, Frankenman International, Medtronic
ESCP Welcome Reception
Thursday 24 September

Educational programme:

  • Trainees Video Session
  • Trainee Round Table Session
  • Workshop for Authors
  • Interactive Trainee Workshop
  • ESCP Fellowship Update

Keynote Lectures:rcsi-logo

  • Hirschsprung's disease and variants - Abraham Colles Lecture, awarded by RCSI
  • wiley-logoIs robotic surgery hype, or the next best thing in colorectal surgery? - supported by Colorectal Disease
  • ascrs-logoPost-operative ileus: decreasing the risk - ASCRS keynote lecture
New Trials Forum

Symposium:  Palliative surgical care

Six Best Free Papers and Visiting Fellows Free Papersbjs-logo
Free Papers, Oral Posters, Lunchtime Posters
Ethicon: part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companiesEthicon Satellite Symposium: Risks and complications in colorectal surgery - impacts on patient outcomes
Medtronic: Further, TogetherMedtronic Satellite Symposium: Sacral neuromodulation therapy - advancements in clinical research
Frankenman International LimitedFrankenman Satellite Symposium: The evolution of trans-anal minimally invasive surgery - from reduced port to TAMIS
Medtronic: Further, TogetherMedtronic Satellite Symposium: Improving patients' surgical and post-operative outcomes in colorectal procedures
Small Hall Sessions: Edwards Lifescience, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Medtronic, Karl Storz
ESCP Annual General Meeting
ESCP Dinner at Trinity College
Friday 25 September

Keynote Lectures:

  • bjs-logoMinimally invasive complete mesocolic excision - supported by BJS Society
  • Bowel preparation for colorectal surgery revisited
Consultants’ Corner


  • eaes-logoAIN and anal malignancy
  • Local excision in rectal cancer, when and how? - a jointly organised EAES/ESCP session
  • ecco-logo Controversies in Crohn's disease management - an ESCP session developed in collaboration with S-ECCO
  • Ulcerative colitis
Free Papers, Oral Posters, Lunchtime Posters


  • Honorary Member
  • Six Best Free Papers
  • Best New Trial Award
  • Best Lunchtime Poster

Small Hall Sessions: Ethicon

EBSQ written examination at CDD
Saturday 26 September EBSQ individual oral examinations at St. Vincent's University Hospital


CPD Points

ESCP will be applying again for accreditation through the Royal College of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland.

Congress Language

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

ESCP Affiliates