07:40 - 10:25

Trainee Video Session

Chairs: Roel Hompes (The Netherlands), Harald Rosen (Austria)

  • How to handle misfired stapled colorectal anastomosis - Antonino Spinelli (Italy)
  • The perfect stoma - how to avoid parastomal hernia - Muhammad Imran Aslam (UK)
  • The ideal lap appendectomy: sometimes, not always! - Pierpaolo Sileri (Italy)
  • Dissection for ileocolic Crohn's - Willem Bemelman (The Netherlands)
  • Laparoscopic CME. What can go wrong? - Danilo Miskovic (UK)
  • Anal fistula: New plugs, biologics - Carlo Ratto (Italy)
  • Anal fistula: Flap - David Zimmerman (The Netherlands)
  • Anal fistula: LIFT - Lilli Lundby (Denmark) 
08:35 - 10:05

New Trials Forum

Chair: Dion Morton (UK)

Expert panel: Aneel Bhangu (UK),Charles Knowles (UK), Christianne Buskens (The Netherlands), Jeremie Lefevre (France)

New Trials presentations: four proposals reviewed by the expert panel

  • T01: DAMASCUS - Dale Vimalachandran (UK)
  • T02: Electroacupuncture Combined with Fast-track Perioperative Program for Reducing Duration of Postoperative Ileus and Hospital Stay after Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial - Simon NG (China)
  • T03: SELDDEC Trial - Ishwarya Balasubramanian (Ireland)
  • T04: The NORWAIT Trial - Hartwig Kørner (Norway)
Announcing the ESCP Cohort Study for 2019 - Sanjay Chaudhri (UK)
09:00 - 10:00 Industry Sponsored Satellite Symposium

09:05 - 10:05
Small Hall 1

Free Papers: Neoplasia

Chairs: Beatriz Martin-Perez (Spain), Marcel Sadeghi (Sweden)

  • F13: Influence of conversion and anastomotic leakage on survival in rectal cancer surgery; a large retrospective cross-sectional study - Edgar Furnée (The Netherlands)
  • F14: Dose-effect relationship of metformin and its impact on long-term survival in colorectal cancer - Jia Lin Ng (Singapore)
  • F15: A feasibility study of reporting patient reported outcome measures as part of a national colorectal cancer audit - Abigail Vallance (United Kingdom)
  • F16: Sigmoid cancer: a hidden epidemic of local recurrence and R1 resections - Nigel D'Souza (United Kingdom)
  • F17: Gender-specific cut-offs in colorectal cancer screening with FIT: increased compliance and equal positivity rate - Deborah Saraste (Sweden)
  • F18: Postoperative abdominal infections after resection of T4 colon cancer increase the risk of intra-abdominal recurrence - Charlotte Klavers (The Netherlands)
  • F19: Neoadjuvant (chemo)radiotherapy with TME only is not sufficient to prevent lateral local recurrence in enlarged nodes: results of the multi-center lateral node study with 1216 patients with low cT3/4 rectal cancer - Miranda Kusters (The Netherlands)
  • F20: Significant improvement in the local recurrence rate after partial mesorectal excision by critical evaluation of the extent and completeness of mesorectal excision with postoperative MRI - Peter Bondeven (Denmark)
  • F21: Tumor sidedness is not an independent prognostic marker of colorectal cancer - Jothi Murugesan (Australia)

09:05 -10:05
Gailieni 1/2

Free Papers: Miscellaneous and Neoplasia

Chairs:  Torbjörn Holm (Sweden), Johannes Schultz (Norway)

  • F22: Incidence of hernia after closure of a temporary loop ileostomy - Karolina Eklöv (Sweden)
  • F23: Pre-operative oral antibiotic bowel preparation in elective resectional colorectal surgery reduces rates of surgical site infections - Bhamini Vadhwana (United Kingdom)
  • F24: Hematic biomarkers for the early detection of anastomotic leak after colorectal resection. Results of the eden national prospective study - Matteo Frasson (Spain)
  • F25: Critical care usage after major gastrointestinal and liver surgery: a prospective, multicentre cohort study - STARSurg Collaborative (United Kingdom)
  • F26: Reporting variation in postoperative gastrointestinal recovery: cross-sectional review - Stephen Chapman (United Kingdom)
  • F27: Patients with rectal cancer are satisfied with in-hospital communication despite insufficient information regarding treatment alternatives and potential side-effects - Sofie Walming (Sweden)
10:10 - 11:25 Long Coffee Break/Exhibition/Posters
10:20 - 10:45 Small Hall Session
10:25 - 11:25 Industry Sponsored Satellite Symposium
10:45 - 12:35

Educational: Trainee Round Table Session

For trainees only: case presentations and table discussion with experts 

Chairs: Mark Potter (UK), Marek Zawadzki (Poland)

Experts: Jennie Grainger (UK), Paul Lehur (France), Lilli Lundby (Denmark), Monica Millan (Italy), Apollo Pronk (the Netherlands), Pierpaolo Sileri (Italy), Baljit Singh (UK), Carolynne Vaizey (UK)

Case Presentations: 

  • Pruritus ani - Anandi Schiphorst (Netherlands)
  • Obstructed defecation - Guillaume Meurette (France)
11:25 - 11:55

Keynote Lecture: Management of para-aortic and lateral pelvic lymph nodes in colorectal cancer

Chair: Ronan O'Connell (Ireland)

Speaker: Petr Tsarkov (Russia)

11:55 - 12:15

ESCP President's Address

Ethem Gecim (Turkey) - ESCP President

12:15 - 12:45

International Travelling Fellow Free Papers

Chairs: Ethem Gecim (Turkey), Emmanuel Tiret (France)

  • ASCRS Visiting Fellow: Consolidation mFOLFOX6 Chemotherapy after Chemoradiotherapy Improves Survival in Patients with Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer: Final Results of a Multicenter Phase II Trial - Michael Marco
  • JSCP Visiting Fellow: Evaluation of the lymphatic flow at the splenic flexure in the laparoscopic colon cancer surgery - Jun Watanabe
  • KSCP Visiting Fellow: Reduced-port robotic-versus multi-port laparoscopic surgery for left-sided colon cancer: clinicopathologic outcomes and patient scar assessment - Sung Uk Bae
12:45 - 14:00 Long Lunch/Exhibition/Posters
12:55 - 13:20 Small Hall Session
12:45 - 14:00

Educational: Workshop for Authors: How to Write a Paper

Chairs: Neil Mortensen (UK), Steven Wexner (USA)

  • How to write a systematic review - Christianne Buskens (The Netherlands)
  • How to review a paper - Jérémie Lefevre (France)
  • How to prepare a visual abstract - Thomas Pinkney (UK)
  • How to prepare and submit a video - Ronan Cahill (Ireland)
  • What the Editors expect - Alexander Engel (Australia)
13:00 - 14:00 Industry Sponsored Satellite Symposium
14:00 - 15:20

The Six Best Free Papers

Chairs: Ethem Gecim (Turkey), Anna Martling (Sweden)

B1: Functional outcome in a randomised trial of early closure of Functional outcome in a randomised trial of early closure oftemporary ileostomy after rectal resection for cancer (EASY trial) - Jennifer Park (Sweden)

B2: Therapy refractory ulcerative colitis patients may benefit from appendicectomy; long-term clinical results from a multicenter prospective cohort series - Merel E. Stellingwerf (The Netherlands)

B3: The impact of social media on citation rates in coloproctology - Myung Jo Kim (Korea)

B4: Acute resection versus bridge-to-surgery with stent or decompressing colostomy in malignant left-sided colonic obstruction: a Dutch population-based analysis of 2587 patients - Joyce Veld (The Netherlands)

B5: Local excision after neoadjuvant radiochemotherpy for T2T3 rectal cancer: 5-year results of the GRECCAR 2 trial - Eric Rullier (France)

B6: The haemorrhoidal disease symptom score and short health scaleHD: new tools to evaluate symptoms and health-related quality of life in haemorrhoidal disease - Haavard Roervik (Denmark)

14:20 - 15:20 Industry Sponsored Satellite Symposium
15:20 - 16:50

EuroSurg logoEuroSurg Student Session

Chairs: Francesco Pata (Italy), Aditya Borakati (UK), Tim van Elst (The Netherlands)

  • Welcome and Introduction - Dion Morton (UK)
  • IMAGINE Study: Preliminary Results - Steve Chapman (UK)
  • EuroSurg group: future perspective - Ruth Blanco (Spain)
  • PT Surg : developing a national network - Antonio Soares (Portugal)
  • A practical approach to start a collaborative network - Dmitri Nepogodiev (UK)
  • Small group discussion: how to develop a Surgical Research Collaborative

Research collaborative around the World 

Chairs: Gianluca Pellino (Italy), Aneel Bhangu (UK), Alessandro Sgrò (Italy)

  • INCISION: a student group for Global Surgery - José Chen (Portugal)
  • GlobalSurg collaborative - James Glasbey (UK)
  • ASIT: Supporting Students and trainees collaborative in the UK and abroad - Christina Fleming (Ireland)
  • EuroSurg 2019-2020: new project
15:25 - 16:25

European Crohn's and Colitis OrganisationESCP/ECCO Symposium: Ulcerative Colitis

Chairs: Christianne Buskens (The Netherlands), Antonino Spinelli (Italy)

  • Can surgeons influence Crohn's disease recurrence? - Andre D'Hoore (Belgium)
  • Centralisation of IBD care: why and how? - Omar Faiz (UK), Ailsa Hart (UK)
  • Impact of antibody therapy on surgical outcomes in IBD - Krisztina Gecse (Hungary), Jeremie Lefevre (France)

An ESCP session developed in collaboration with ECCO

15:25 - 16:25

European Association for Endoscopic SurgeryESCP/EAES Symposium: Screening and Surveillance

Chairs: Dieter Hahnloser (Switzerland), Giovanni Romano (Italy)

  • Improvements in low anastomotic techniques - Francesco Bianco (Italy)
  • Can we avoid an ileostomy? - Sebastiano Biondo (Spain)
  • Early salvage of anastomotic failure - Pieter Tanis (The Netherlands)

A jointly organised EAES/ESCP session

16:25 - 17:20 Coffee Break/Exhibition/Posters
16:25 - 16:50 Small Hall Session
16:55 - 17:20 Small Hall Session
16:30 - 17:15

ESCP Annual General Meeting

17:20 - 17:50

Keynote Lecture: Breath biopsy for colorectal cancer screening

Chair: Mark Katory (UK)

Speaker: Donato Altomare (Italy)

17:20 - 19:00

Educational: Interactive Trainee Workshop

Chairs: Eloy Espin Basany (Spain), Mostafa Shalaby (Egypt)

  • Diverticulitis - Sebastiano Biondo (Spain)
  • Appendix tumour - Faheez Mohamed (UK)
17:55 - 18:55
Plenary Hall

Free Papers: Neoplasia

Chairs: Katrine Emmertsen (Denmark), Michael Solomon (Australia), 

  • F28: Watch-and-wait policy after radiotherapy in stage IV rectal cancer - Britt Hupkens (The Netherlands)
  • F29: Hospital costs and oncological outcomes in locally advanced rectal cancer: standard treatment and watch-and-wait policy - Britt Hupkens (The Netherlands)
  • F30: Early salvage TME following TEM in patients with rectal cancer: short and long-term outcomes in comparison with primary TME - Katarina Levic Souzani (Denmark)
  • F31: Management of local regrowths in a watch-and-wait programme for rectal cancer - Marit van der Sande (The Netherlands)
  • F32: Expanding the boundaries of resectability in pelvic exenteration. The price of higher and wider resections - Michael Solomon (Australia)
  • F33: Effects of treatment with anti-coagulants on the immunochemical faecal occult blood test in the Danish screening programme for colorectal cancer - Simon Ladefoged Rasmussen (Denmark)
17:55 - 18:55
Parallel Hall 1

Free Papers: Neoplasia

Chairs: Monika Carpelan-Holmström (Finland), Aleksi Petrov (Russia)

  • F34: A nationwide study on the adoption and surgical outcome since introduction of TaTME in the United Kingdom - Sapho Roodbeen (The Netherlands)
  • F35: Organ-preservation among clinically Node-positive Rectal Cancer patients: is it really more dangerous? - Guilherme Pagin São Julião (Brazil)
  • F36: KRAS mutation is associated with resistance to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy and reduced disease-free survival in patients with non hyper-mutated locally advanced rectal cancer - Michael Marco (USA)
  • F37: Surgical management for obstructive left colon cancer at a national levelResults of a multicentre study of the French Surgical Association in 1220 patients - Diane Mege (France)
  • F38: Patterns of metastasis and survival differences in patients with stage IV right-sided colon, left-sided colon and rectal cancer: results of the Netherlands Cancer Registry - Nelleke Brouwer (The Netherlands)
  • F39: Faecal immunochemical test (FIT) can tell us if it's bowel cancer! - Aftab Khan (United Kingdom)
19:30 ESCP Beach Party at Castel Plage
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