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The following courses and workshops were offered during ESCP 2022 as additional paid or free services as indicated.

ESCP Training Village |  21, 22, 23 September

During the ESCP Conference in Dublin, ESCP organised a Training Village in which participants had the opportunity to take a one-to-one hands-on workshop.

The goal of the Training Village is to provide a short and structured training experience for colorectal trainees during the conference.

Fee: €25 (excluding VAT) per participant, per time slot.


"How to Peer Review" Course |  Tuesday 20 September | 16:00 - 19:00

The Colorectal Disease Journal is delighted to offer this pre-congress workshop on "How to Peer Review" on Tuesday 20 September 2022. This is designed for those interested in taking up the role of peer reviewer or people who have recently embarked on doing peer reviews, to have an opportunity to polish their skills through interactive discussion with others and feedback from the current editors.


OASIS Course - "How to Manage OASIS" |  Tuesday 20 September | 08:00 - 17:00

This course is aimed at all practitioners who are involved in the management of the Obstetric Anal Sphincters Injuries (OASIS), i.e. colorectal surgeons, obstetricians, midwives, general surgeons, etc. It will feature concepts and techniques of repairing OASIS, and also the optimal timing for the repair. Moreover, it will be elucidated how to prevent them and how and when to follow the patients after the delivery.

A special focus will be dedicated to the most reliable diagnostics to be used in this complex condition. The second part of the course will provide a “hands on” session on a reliable model of OASIS to repair different degrees of sphincters injuries under the guide of expert proctors.

Fee: €160 (excluding VAT). Includes morning and afternoon coffee breaks and lunch.



For the first time, ESCP will feature pre-conference course on “How to Manage OASIS” (Obstetric Anal Sphincters Injuries), a very relevant condition involving not only obstetricians, but definitely also coloproctologists and, more at large, any general surgeons.


Anders Mellgren

Carlo Ratto, MD, FASCRS
Associate Professor in General Surgery at Catholic University
Chief of Proctology Unit, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli”, IRCCS
Rome, Italy

Carlo Ratto, Course Director, explains the novelty and utility of the OASIS Course:

Despite the efforts in improving safety of the childbirth, the OASIS still represent a quite frequent event which needs hopefully immediate interventions (much better if performed by well-trained obstetrician/surgeon) to prevent faecal incontinence. The optimal diagnostic work up (to avoid occult or underestimated sphincters lesions), the best timing and modality of repair, and the best postoperative management (including treatment of persistence/recurrence of faecal incontinence) are still debated and not standardised.

The OASIS Course promoted by ESCP, this year for the first time, is aimed to discuss all critical steps of diagnosis and repair of OASIS by a well-experienced Faculty. Moreover, the Course will offer to the participants the unique opportunity to be trained on a realistic model of OASIS, on which each single participant will be able to perform a repair of severe to moderate OASIS.

Register for the OASIS Course and become confident in managing an urgent and very complex clinical condition, saving the future health of your patients!



Ultrasound Workshop | Wednesday 21 September | 08:00 – 12:30

This workshop is aimed at all practitioners who are involved or interested in pelvic floor disorders, i.e. colorectal surgeons, general surgeons, specialist nurses, gastroenterologists, physiotherapists, etc. and will feature basic concepts and techniques in clinical practice, demonstrating the endosonographic appearance of normal anatomy and common pathologic conditions of the anorectal region and pelvic floor.

The workshop will also discuss typical case scenarios, with highlighting the use of ultrasound in the clinical management of these patients.

This workshop is supported by an unrestricted educational grant provided by BK Medical.

Fee: €90 (excluding VAT). Includes morning coffee break.



Pre-conference Course Preview
12th Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Workshop
Wednesday 21 September 2022


Anders Mellgren

Anders Mellgren, MD, PhD, FACS, FASCRS
Professor of Surgery and Chair
Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery
University of Illinois Chicago

Giulio Santoro

Giulio A. Santoro, MD, PhD
Head of Pelvic Floor Unit,
Treviso Regional Hospital, Italy

The course will share best practice and advances in ultrasound imaging of anorectal and pelvic floor disorders – participants will gain valuable clinical ultrasound knowledge, including 3D endoanal, endorectal, endovaginal and dynamic transperineal ultrasonographic imaging techniques.

Giulio Santoro explains the value of rectal and pelvic ultrasound:
Imaging is gaining a key role in the understanding of pelvic floor disorders. Non-invasive techniques not only provide a superior depiction of the pelvic anatomy but also yield unique dynamic information. 3D technology is on the front line in the diagnostic and therapeutic workup, offering improved accuracy in the diagnosis of these complex diseases.

Anders Mellgren adds:
Three-dimensional endoanal, endorectal and endovaginal ultrasonography, and dynamic transperineal US (DTPUS) are nowadays increasingly used in clinical practice for patients suffering from pelvic floor dysfunctions - faecal and urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, obstructed defecation - and for patients with either benign or malignant anal and rectal pathologies, such as anorectal sepsis or anorectal tumours.

This year’s course will again include an interactive and practical session with video and review of clinical cases which has been welcomed by previous participants. In this way trainees can discuss specific details of the techniques and be shown how to manipulate and analyse 3D images.

Giulio Santoro:
This course is ideal for all physicians who are involved or interested in pelvic floor disorders: including surgeons, specialist nurses, and physiotherapists. The programme will include a review of normal ultrasound anatomy and a full review of ultrasound pathology of the anal canal, rectum, and the pelvic floor. Participants will hear from a number of distinguished presenters, including Liliana Bordeianou, Anders Mellgren, Lucia Oliveira, Alejandra Perez-Tamayo, and Giulio Santoro.

The 12th Anorectal and Pelvic Floor Ultrasound Workshop will run from 08:00 - 12:30 on Wednesday 21 September 2022 at the Conference Centre during ESCP 2022.



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