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09:00 - 10:30

Plenary Hall A

Symposium: Mistakes are the portals of discovery - a tip, a trick and an error trap

Chairs: Des Winter (Ireland), Sara Kehlet Watt (Denmark)

09:00 - 12:00

Parallel Hall N

Educational: Core Subject Update

Chairs: Eloy Espin Basany (Spain), Roel Hompes (The Netherlands) 

10:35 - 11:05

Plenary Hall A

video Keynote Lecture: Increasing incidence of rectal cancer in the young - aetiology, screening and management controversies

Chairs: Alexey Karachun (Russia), Anna Martling (Sweden)

Speaker: Quentin Denost (France)

11:10 - 11:15

Plenary Hall A

Official Opening Ceremony

11:15 - 12:40

Plenary Hall A

video Consultants' Corner

Facilitators: Des Winter (Ireland), Jared Torkington (UK)

Panel: Tracy Hull (USA), Jérémie Lefevre (France), Per Nilsson (Sweden), Beatriz Martin-Perez (Spain), Ann Hanly (Ireland), Anna Lepistö (Finland)

12:05 - 13:25

Parallel Hall F2


Educational: How to develop guidelines

Chairs: Carolynne Vaizey (UK), Yasuko Maeda (UK)

  • Guideline development: overview - Yasuko Maeda (UK)
  • How to GRADE - Jos Kleijnen (The Netherlands)
  • Introduction to CoCoCare (Cost Conscious Care) project - Jos Kleijnen (The Netherlands)
  • Lessons learnt from diverticulitis guideline - Johannes Schultz (Norway)
  • Lessons learnt from haemorrhoids guideline - Robin van Tol (The Netherlands)
  • ESCP Future guidelines - Carolynne Vaizey (UK)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:00 - 13:25 Small Hall Session - further programme information

12:45 - 13:25

Parallel Hall M

ESCP Annual General Meeting

All delegates are welcome to attend the AGM, however only full ESCP members can vote.

13:30 - 15:00

Plenary Hall A

Surgical Video Session

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

13:30 - 15:00

Parallel Hall B

International Trials Results Forum

Presentations of completed trials with Expert commentary

Chair: Thomas Pinkney (UK)

Trial presentations will include the first international presentation of:

  • video FOxTROT - Dion Morton (UK) with expert commentary from Jérémie Lefevre (France)
  • video HART - Jared Torkington (UK) with expert commentary from Jan Lambrecht (Norway)
  • video PISA - Christianne Buskens (The Netherlands) with expert commentary from Amy Lightner (USA)
  • video ORALEV - Eloy Espin Basany (Spain) with expert commentary from Dale Vimalachandran (UK)
  • video GRECCAR 7 - Michel Prudhomme (France) with expert commentary from Ian Daniels (UK)
  • ESCP 2019 Update - Charles Knowles (UK) and Thomas Pinkney (UK)

13:30 - 14:00

Parallel Hall M

ESCP women: Past, Present and Future

Chairs: Gabriela Möslein (Germany), Willem Bemelman (The Netherlands)

  • Past - Rosa M. Jimenez Rodriguez (Spain)
  • Present - Tina van Loon (The Netherlands)
  • Future - Willem Bemelman (The Netherlands)

13:30 - 14:30

Parallel Hall N

Free Papers: Pelvic Floor / Functional and IBD

Chairs: Tom Øresland (Norway), Peter Christensen (Denmark)

  • F01 - Can we predict types of fecal incontinence only with pelvic floor investigations? - Linda Ferrari (UK)
  • F02 - Transanal irrigation and percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation as treatments for major anterior resection syndrome: a randomised controlled clinical trial - Ignacio Aguirre-Allende (Spain)
  • F03 - International Consensus Definition of Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) - Celia Keane (New Zealand)
  • F04 - Colonic motor patterns after distal colorectal resection and relationship to Low Anterior Resection Syndrome - Celia Keane (New Zealand)
  • F05 - Long-term function after transanal versus transabdominal ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis: a multicenter cohort study - Pramodh Chandrasinghe (UK)
  • F06 - Repeated faecal microbiota transplantation is safe and clinically efficient for treatment of chronic pouchitis - Sabrina Kousgaard (Denmark)
15:00 - 15:25 Coffee Break
15:00 - 15:25

Small Hall Session - further programme information

15:00 - 16:55

Parallel Hall M


Young ESCP Meeting

Chair: Matteo Frasson (Spain)

video Keynote Lecture: Future of surgery - Richard Kerr (UK)

The future is already here

Chairs: Matteo Frasson (Spain), Aneel Bhangu (UK)

Young ESCP in the heart of the Society

Chairs: Gabriela Möslein (Germany)

  • Introduction and Research - Matteo Frasson (Spain)
  • Communication - Gianluca Pellino (Spain)
  • Cohort Studies - Francesco Pata (Italy)
  • Education - Tina Van Loon (The Netherlands)
  • Guidelines - Luis Sánchez-Guillén (Spain)
  • Membership - Argyrios Ioannidis (Greece)
  • Program - Beatriz Martin-Perez (Spain)

15:25 - 16:25

Plenary Hall A

The Great Debate: Is it a must or is it dust?

Chairs: Des Winter (Ireland), Pamela Buchwald (Sweden)

Judges: Per Nilsson (Sweden), Rosa Jimenez-Rodriguez (Spain), Ann Hanly (Ireland), Justin Davies (UK), Amy Lightner (USA)

15:25 - 16:50

Parallel Hall B

Pelvic Floor Session: Toward precision diagnosis and precision treatment

Chairs: Charles Knowles (UK), Søren Laurberg (Denmark)

16:00 - 17:00

Hall F2

Satellite Symposium

Further programme information

16:25 - 16:55

Plenary Hall A

video Keynote Lecture: Redefining boundaries with the PelvEx and REACCT global collaboratives

Chairs: Giuseppe Sica (Italy), Amy Lightner (USA)

Speaker: Des Winter (Ireland)

16:55 - 17:00

Plenary Hall A

The Lars Påhlman EBSQ medal

Presenter: Klaus Matzel (Germany)

ESCP award the Lars Påhlman EBSQ medal to the highest merit of EBSQ examinees in 2018. This year, the medal is awarded to Mudassar Majeed (Ireland).

17:00 - 18:00

Parallel Hall N

Free Papers: Neoplasia

Chairs: Adam Dziki (Poland), Anna Martling (Sweden)

  • F07 - Improved prediction of prognosis in rectal cancer using a novel MRI staging system - Amy Lord (UK)
  • F08 - A prospective cohort study on the effect of radiotherapy for rectal cancer on         female sexual function - Annika Svanström Röjvall (Sweden)
  • F09 - Histopathological outcomes, short-term morbidity and mortality following laparoscopic vs open resection for rectal cancer: results from a population-based matched non-inferiority cohort study - Josefin Petersson (Sweden)
  • F10 - Comorbidity in colorectal cancer patients in England and its effect on management and outcomes: a population based cohort study - Hafdis S. Svavarsdottir (UK)
  • F11 - Preliminary results of randomized study of perfusion of colorectal anastomosis using FLuorescence AnGiography (FLAG-trial) - Evgeny Rybakov (Russia)
  • F12 - Trans-anal total mesorectal resection (TaTME) for rectal cancer in a complete national cohort - Hans H Wasmuth (Norway)

17:00 - 18:00

Parallel Hall M

Free Papers: Miscellaneous

Chairs: Des Winter (Ireland), Carly Bisset (UK)

  • F13 - A systematic mapping review and thematic analysis to identify components for a patient and public involvement toolkit relevant to low- and middle-income countries - James Glasbey (UK)
  • F14 - Surgery through stoma-site increases the risk of parastomal hernia in the first 6-months - Dakshitha Wickramasinghe (UK)
  • F15 - Feasibility and short-term outcomes of ambulatory colectomy with an ultra ERAS program - Benoît Gignoux (France)
  • F16 - Intracorporeal versus Extracorporeal Anastomosis in Minimally Invasive Colectomy: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis - Mostafa Shalaby (Egypt)
  • F17 - Is the initial benefit of segmental reversal of the small bowel on parenteral nutrition maintained in the long-term? A study in 35 patients with short bowel syndrome - Laure Mallet (France)
  • F18 - Quality assurance of an international multicentre prospective cohort study using an e-learning course - Aditya Borakati (UK)

17:05 - 18:30

Plenary Hall A

Educational: New technologies - how to become a proficient robotic surgeon

Chairs: Amjad Parvaiz (UK), Klaus Matzel (Germany)

17:05 - 18:05

Parallel Hall B

Educational: Best Publications of the Year

Chairs: Per Nilsson (Sweden), Neil Mortensen (UK)

18:10 - 18:40

Parallel Hall B

ESCP Fellowships Update

Chair: Imran Aslam (UK)

  • Update on ESCP Fellowships - Imran Aslam (UK)
  • ESCP 6 months colorectal Surgery Fellowship - Miguel Cunha (Portugal)
  • ESCP Functional Fellowship - Marjolein Leeuwenburgh (The Netherlands)
  • ESCP Observership - Ines Rubio (Spain)

18:30 - 19:30

ESCP Welcome Posters and Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Area