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07:45 - 09:15

Plenary Hall A

Symposium: Ileal pouch options

Chairs: Beatriz Martin-Perez (Spain), Willem Bemelman (The Netherlands)

07:45 - 09:15

Parallel Hall N

Educational: Trainee Round Table Session

For trainees only: case presentations and table discussion with experts

Chairs: David Zimmerman (The Netherlands), Mark Potter (UK)

Experts: Jeroen Leijtens (The Netherlands), Richard Brady (UK), Edgar Furnée (The Netherlands), Paul-Antoine Lehur (France), Antonino Spinelli (Italy), Samson Tou (UK), Marek Zawadzki (Poland), Guillaume Meurette (France), Imran Aslam (UK), Iain Anderson (UK)

Case presentations:

08:00 - 09:00

Parallel Hall F2

Free Papers: Neoplasia, Proctology and Miscellaneous

Chairs: Torbjörn Holm (Sweden), Thomas Schiedeck (Germany)

  • F49 - Adjuvant chemotherapy improves survival in patients with high-risk stage II colorectal cancer: results of a systematic review and meta-analysis - Constantinos Simillis (UK)
  • F50 - Is decompressing stoma better than stent as bridge-to-surgery for left-sided obstructive colon cancer? A nationwide, propensity-score matched analysis - Joyce Veld (The Netherlands)
  • F51 - Challenging the guideline: simultaneous upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy is not warranted in patients with iron deficiency anaemia when investigating gastrointestinal malignancy - Sabrina Samuels (UK)
  • F52 - Early immunological results from the ELFIN study - B cell responses dampened by distal feeding following low anterior resection - Stella Dilke (UK)
  • F53 - Incidence and risk factors of incisional hernia: Retrospective study from the French national database - Benoît Gignoux (France)
  • F54 - European Society of Coloproctology guideline for haemorrhoidal disease - Robin van Tol (The Netherlands)

08:00 - 09:00

Parallel Hall M

Free Papers: Randomised Clinical Trials

Chairs: Dion Morton (UK), Evangelos Xynos (Greece)

  • F55 - Randomized controlled trial of antibiotic prophylaxis in rectal cancer surgery: oral with intravenous versus intravenous antibiotics - Evgeniy Khomyakov (Russia)
  • F56 - Multidisciplinary prehabilitation programme on patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery: a single centre randomised controlled trial - Tony Mak (Hong Kong)
  • F57 - Treatment and survival of locally recurrent rectal cancer: a cross-sectional population study 15 years after the dutch TME trial - Robin Detering (The Netherlands)
  • F58 - Treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease, seton versus anti-TNF versus surgical closure following anti-TNF (PISA): a randomised controlled trial - Karin Wasmann (The Netherlands)
  • F59 - Vacuum Assisted Closure Versus On-demand Re-laparotomy in Patients With Faecal or Diffuse Peritonitis: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial (VACOR) - Pooya Rajabaleyan (Denmark)
  • F60 - Randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of pre-operative chemotherapy in comparison with post-operative chemotherapy in patients with locally advanced colon cancer - Soo Yeun Park (Republic of Korea)

08:00 - 09:00

Small Hall

Free Papers: Student Papers

Chairs: Dieter Hahnloser (Switzerland), Martin Schneider (Germany)

  • F61 - Gentamicin-clindamycin lavage on post-operational pain and infection in laparoscopic colectomy surgery - Mohammad Moradi (Iran)
  • F62 - Perioperative Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) administration and Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in major gastrointestinal surgery: A national, multicentre, propensity matched cohort study - Victoria Murray (UK)
  • F63 - Impact of preoperative enteral nutritional support on postoperative outcome of patients with Crohn disease complicated with malnutrition. Results of a subgroup analysis of the nationwide cohort RICCO registry from the GETAID chirurgie group - Antoine Brouquet (France)
  • F64 - A national database study on colectomy and colorectal cancer in ulcerative colitis: what is the role of appendectomy? - Merel E. Stellingerf (The Netherlands)
  • F65 - Short-term and long-term outcome of endoluminal vacuum therapy for colorectal or coloanal anastomotic leakage: Results of a nationwide multicenter cohort study from the French GRECCAR group - Antoine Brouquet (France)
  • F66 - The effects of preoperative intravenous contrast on acute kidney injury in major gastrointestinal surgery - Waheed-Ul-Rahman Ahmed (UK)
09:15 - 09:45 Coffee Break

09:45 - 10:00

Plenary Hall A

ESCP Honorary Member Awards

Chairs: Per Nilsson (Sweden), Gabriela Möslein (Germany)

10:05 - 10:15

Plenary Hall A

ESCP Awards

Presented by: Per Nilsson (Sweden), Gabriela Möslein (Germany)

ESCP Best Paper, Best Welcome Poster, Best Surgical Video, Best New Trial and Best Y-ESCP abstract Presentation Awards.

10:20 - 11:50

Plenary Hall A

Symposium: Strategies for managing locally advanced colonic cancer

Chairs: Des Winter (Ireland), Gregor Norčič (Slovenia)

10:20 - 11:40

Parallel Hall F2

Symposium: Trials Methodology

Chairs: Dion Morton (UK), Oded Zmora (Israel)

  • Beyond the comic opera: addressing bias in surgical research - Charles Knowles (UK)
  • Efficient surgical trial design: Building a better bicycle - Richard Hooper (UK)
  • Recruiting to RCTs: What can we learn from the flatlands - Christianne Buskens (The Netherlands)
  • Panel discussion 

10:20 - 11:35

Parallel Hall M

Joint ESCP/EHTG SymposiumEHTG logoESCP logo

Chair: Gabriela Möslein (Germany), Rory Kennelly (Ireland)

11:00 - 12:30

Parallel Hall N 

Educational: Optimising pre and post operative care, improving outcome and reducing complications

Chairs:  Janindra Warusavitarne (UK), Sebastiano Biondo (Spain)

11:35 - 12:45 Brunch
11:40 - 12:05 Small Hall Session - further programme information
12:15 - 12:40 Small Hall session

12:30 - 14:00

Plenary Hall A

Symposium: Simple solutions for challenging perineal problems

Chairs: Ethem Gecim (Turkey), Iain Anderson (UK)

13:00 - 14:00

Parallel Hall N

Educational: The Big Debate: CME Open vs. Laparoscopic

Chairs: Danilo Miskovic (UK), Neil Mortensen (UK)

14:00 - 14:05

Closing ceremony

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