08:00 - 11:30

Educational: 7th Anorectal and Pelvic Ultrasound Seminar

Course directors: Anders Mellgren (USA) , Giulio Santoro (Italy)BK Ultrasound: powered by analogic

Supported by BK Ultrasound

The Liffey A

09:30 -11:30

Educational: Core Subject Update

Chairs: Arne Wibe (Norway), Sebastiano Biondo (Spain)

The Liffey B
11:30 - 11:35 Official Opening Auditorium

11:35 - 12:35

Symposium: Cancer family syndromes: what the surgeon needs to know

Chairs: Zoran Krivokapic (Serbia), Robin Phillips (UK)


Free Papers - Functional

Chairs: Aldo Infantino (Italy), Yves Panis (France)

  • F01: Does a defunctioning stoma affect long-term anorectal function following low anterior resection of the rectum for cancer? - Soran Gadan (Sweden)
  • F02: Functional outcome after laparoscopic anterior mesh rectopexy vs. laparoscopic posterior rectopexy for rectal prolapse: a prospective, double-blinded, randomized study - Lilli Lundby (Denmark)
  • F03: Effects of radiotherapy on internal and external anal sphincter cell function: the first quantitative study using human anal sphincter muscle progenitor cells - Son Il Tae (Republic of Korea)
  • F04: An aggressive management of acute mesenteric ischaemia is associated with satisfactory long-term survival and functional outcomes - Léon Maggiori (France)
  • F05: A randomized trial of sacral neuromodulation versus perianal bulking injection of collagen in the treatment of faecal incontinence following obstetric anal sphincter injury - Mona Rydningen (Norway)
  • F06: Ambulatory versus conventional hospitalization laparoscopic or robotic-assisted laparoscopic anterior rectopexy for patients with full-thickness rectal prolapse or enterocele - Jean-Luc Faucheron (France)
The Liffey B
12:35 - 13:30 Exhibition opens - Sandwich lunch available Exhibition Hall

13:30 - 15:00

International Trials Results Forum

Chairs: André D'Hoore (Belgium), Dion Morton (UK)

  • Presentations of completed trials with Expert commentary:
    • ROLARR - David Jayne (UK)
    • GRECCAR 5 - Quentin Denost (France)
    • LOLA - Willem Bemelman (Netherlands)
    • COLOFOL - Peer Wille-Jorgensen (Denmark)
    • Participating Experts will be announced closer to the meeting
  • ESCP right hemi-colectomy study: presentation of results - Thomas Pinkney (UK)

Video Surgery

Chairs: Mark Katory (UK), Julius Orhalmi (Czech Republic)

  • V01: Single incision surgery combined with the trans-anal approach for ileoanal pouch surgery - Cosimo Alex Leo (UK)
  • V02: Colorectal leaks corrected by trans-anal minimally invasive surgery - Giovanni Dapri (Belgium)
  • V03: TAMIS perforation - what to do - Miguel Frois Borges (Portugal)
  • V04: A side to side isoperistaltic strictureplasty for terminal ileal Crohn's disease - Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten (Belgium)
  • V05: TAMIS a new option for the treatment of postoperative haemorrhage - Raquel Bravo (Spain)
  • V06:Transperineal mesh fixation for parastomal hernia repair concomitant to transanal reverse completion proctectomy - Michal Kazanowski (Ireland)
  • V07: Laparoscopic surgical planes for complete mesocolic excision for hepatic and transverse colon cancer - Erkin Ismail (Turkey)
  • V08: Musset Cotterel sphincteroplasty - Labib Al-Ozaibi (United Arab Emirates)
  • V09: Total laparoscopic right colectomy with vaginal extraction - Tolga Muftuoglu (Turkey)
  • V10: Transanal rectal resection pure NOTES - Hugo Palma Rios (Portugal)
The Liffey B

15:00 - 15:15

Ethicon: part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companiesMedtronic: Further, TogetherESCP Fellowships Update

Chair: Dieter Hahnloser (Switzerland), Klaus Matzel (Germany)

2014-15 ESCP Fellowships are supported by educational partners


15:15 - 15:45

Keynote Lecture: Sacral nerve stimulation for bowel disorders

Chair: Paul Antoine Lehur (France)

Speaker: Charles Knowles (UK)



15:45 - 16:00 Coffee Break Exhibition Hall
16:10 - 16:35 B Braun: Sharing ExpertiseB Braun Small Hall Session: Endo-vac therapy for colorectal leaks
16:35 - 17:00 Frankenman International LimitedFrankenman International Small Hall Session: Innovations in circular stapling technology - SMART & STARR

16:00 - 17:00

Free Papers - IBD

Chairs: Marc Duinslaegaer (Belgium), Zuzana Serclova (Czech Republic)

  • F07: Probability, rate and timing of reconstructive surgery following colectomy for inflammatory bowel disease in Sweden: a population-based cohort study - Caroline Nordenvall (Sweden)
  • F08: Clinical impact of PET/MR imaging in patients with Crohn’s disease undergoing same-day PET/CT - Francesco Selvaggi (Italy)
  • F09: Rectal cancer risk after colectomy in ulcerative colitis patients - Maie Abdalla (Sweden)
  • F10: Current practice of in-hospital management of acute colonic diverticulitis: a nation’s experience - Faes Seraina (Switzerland)
  • F11: Incidence and treatment results of perianal and rectovaginal fistulizing Crohn’s disease in a population-based cohort - Kevin Göttgens (Netherlands)
  • F12: Are the effects of the microbiome on Crohn’s perianal fistulae different to luminal Crohn’s disease? - Nuha Yassin (UK)
Ethicon: part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companiesEthicon Satellite Symposium: Making choices in rectal surgery: open, laparoscopic, trans-anal or robotic? The Liffey B

Educational: The future of colorectal simulated training

Chairs: Ronan Cahill (Ireland), Laurents Stassen (Netherlands)

  • Assessing technical competence for certification in colorectal surgery: the North American experience - Sandra de Montbrun (Canada)
  • Simulated training: virtual reality - André Chow (USA)
The Liffey A
17:00 - 18:00

Symposium: Common problems in proctology

Chairs: Juan Garcia Armengol (Spain), Alexander Herold (Germany)


Educational: Best publications of the year

Presentation and discussion of the last year's 4 best papers and their clinical impact

Chair: Neil Mortensen (UK)

  • Colon cancer, rectal cancer, benign colonic disease - Yury Shelygin (Russia)
  • IBD, functional disease, proctology - Guillaume Meurette (France)
The Liffey A
18:00 - 19:00 Medtronic: Further, TogetherMedtronic Small Hall Session: Multidisciplinary approach to sacral neuromodulation and Best practice procedure standarisation (18:00 - 18:55) Exhibition Hall

Free Papers - Miscellaneous

Chairs: Aigars Martinsons (Latvia), Evaghelos Xynos (Greece),

  • F13: Costs-effectiveness of laparoscopic lavage compared to sigmoidectomy for purulent perforated diverticulitis within the randomised ladies trial - Sandra Vennix (Netherlands)
  • F14: Effect of local injection of stem cells on injured anal sphincter: an experimental study - Sabry Mahmoud (Egypt)
  • F15: The influence of obesity on postoperative outcomes following Hartmann reversal - Andrew Werner (USA)
  • F16: Diverticulitis and the age factor: does age matter? - Nir Horesh (Israel)
  • F17: Decreasing leak rate in colorectal surgery using near infra-red (NIR) imaging: a multicentric prospective phase II study - Frederic Ris (Switzerland)
  • F18: The effects of perioperative non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in major gastrointestinal surgery: a multicentre, prospective cohort study - STARSurg Collaborative (Student Audit and Research Collaborative) (UK)
The Liffey A

Free Papers - Neoplasia

Chairs: Martina Lemmerer (Austria), Gervasio Salgado (Spain)

  • F19: The Stockholm III Trial on different radiotherapy regimens and timing to surgery in patients with rectal cancer: long-term follow up - Johan Erlandsson (Sweden)
  • F20: Procalcitonin and C-reactive protein as early predictors of anastomotic leakage after low anterior resection - Evgeni Rybakov (Russia)
  • F21: Waist to hip ratio better predicts oncological short- and long-term outcome after rectal cancer surgery than body mass index - Daniel Leonard (Belgium)
  • F22: Multicentre pathological review for a novel histological tumour grading system based on quantifying poorly differentiated clusters in colorectal cancer - Hideki Ueno (Japan)
  • F23: Lymph node ratio is superior to N-stage as a prognostic factor in rectal cancer, irrespective of neo-adjuvant treatment: results from a national cohort study - Jakob Lykke (Denmark)
  • F24: Favourable long-term outcome of laparoscopic colon cancer surgery: a population based analysis - Stefan Benz (Germany)
The Liffey B

Educational: Patient perspectives on stoma and transplantation

Chairs: Richard Brady (UK), Ronan O'Connell (Ireland)

19:00 - 19:30

Student Oral Posters

Chairs: Anna Lepistö (Finland), Mikael Machado (Sweden)

  • OP01: The effects of body mass index on complications following major gastrointestinal surgery: a multicentre, prospective, observational cohort study - STARSurg Collaborative (Student Audit and Research Collaborative) (UK)
  • OP02: Long term results of artificial bowel sphincter in a single institution: a prospective study - Marlène Antor (France)
  • OP03: Anal incontinence: laparoscopic rectopexy allows satisfactory results, about 174 cases - Diane Mege (France)
  • OP04: Long-term outcomes of adults with a Malone Antegrade Continence Enema (MACE) for the treatment of constipation or faecal incontinence - Rosel Sturkenboom (Netherlands)
  • OP05: Anal incontinence associated with low anterior resection syndrome. Sacral nerve stimulation: is it efficient? - Diane Mege (France)
  • OP06: Abdominal adiposity in African American and non-Hispanic white men with and without colorectal cancer: a case-control study - Sandra Gomez-Perez (USA)

Oral Posters (Proctology)

Chairs: Waleed Omar (Egypt), Joao Pimentel (Portugal)

  • OP07: Endosonographic variations in thickness of anal sphincters in patients with haemorrhoids and normal population: a new insight into the etiology - Ahmed Farag (Egypt)
  • OP08: Evaluation of the effect of amniotic membrane graft on wound healing process and decreased complications in patients who have undergone anal fistulatomy - Seyed Vahid Hosseini (Iran)
  • OP09: Fistulotomy with primary anal sphincter repair is effective for complex fistula-in-ano - Maher A. Abbas (United Arab Emirates)
  • OP10: Perineal body anatomy as seen in 3D ultrasound of asymptomatic nulliparae - Giulio A. Santoro (United Arab Emirates)
  • OP11: Overlapping sphincteroplasty: does the number of vaginal deliveries impact the outcome? - Giulio A. Santoro (United Arab Emirates)
  • OP12: Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (E.P.Si.T): a new minimally invasive technique for the treatment of sacrococcygeal pilonidal sinus - Pierpaolo Sileri (Italy)
The Liffey B

Oral Posters (IBD)

Chairs: Roland Scherer (Germany), Tryggvi Stefansson (Iceland)

  • OP13: Effect of complex surgical interventions on postoperative recurrence in patients with Crohn’s disease - Liliana Bordeianou (USA)
  • OP14: Robot-assisted vs. open ileal pouch-anal anastomosis: a single-centre observational study of short-term outcome - Anders Mark-Christensen (Denmark)
  • OP15: Nod2 gene variant is a risk factor for post-operative complications in patients with Crohn's disease - Adeline Germain (France)
  • OP16: Previous episodes of acute diverticulitis as risk factor for recurrence after a successful laparoscopic lavage - Carlos Vaccaro (Argentina)
  • OP17: Profiling transcriptional signatures associated with the aberrant mucus gel layer in ulcerative colitis - Aine Balfe (Ireland)
  • OP18: Backwash ileitis not influence the risk of the pouchitis, but can increase the risk of the pouch dysplasia - Tomasz Banasiewicz (Poland)
The Liffey A
19:30 - 20:30 ESCP Welcome Reception  
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