08:15 - 08:25 Official Opening

Venue: Forum Hall (Level 2)

Tomas Skricka (President), Ronan O'Connell (Secretary)

08:25 - 10:45 ethiconednoVideo Surgery

Venue: Forum Hall (Level 2)

Chairs: Walter Koltun (USA), Mike Parker (UK), Tomas Skricka (Czech Republic)

  • Advancement flaps for fistula - Aldo Infantino (Italy)
  • Proctological video - Tibor Kruzliak (Slovakia)
  • Gluteal flap - Torbjörn Holm (Sweden)
  • TRAM flap - Emmanuel Tiret (France)
  • Colporectopexy for ODS - Andre D’Hoore (Belgium)
  • Trans-STARR for full thickness prolapse - Giovanni Romano (Italy)
  • Trans-STARR for ODS - Antonio Longo (Italy)
NEW: Clinical Trials Update

Venue: Meeting Hall V

Chairs: Søren Laurberg (Denmark), Najib Haboubi (UK)


  • CONSORT criteria applied to recent surgical randomised controlled trials - have we improved reporting over time? - Katie Adams (UK)
  • Transanal haemorrhoidal doppler ligation (THD) vs stapler haemorrhoidopexy for III degree haemorrhoids: toward a less invasive surgery. Prospective multicenter randomised trial - Dontato Altomare (Italy)
  • Laparoscopic peritoneal lavage or resection for generalised peritonitis for perforated diverticulitis: a nationwide multicenter randomised trial - Hilko Swank (The Netherlands)
  • Colonic J pouch versus straight colorectal anastomosis after total mesorectal excision for rectal cancer; analysis of anastomotic failure, overall complications and functional results - Emanuele Urso (Italy)
  • DeloRes - a randomized controlled multicentre trial to compare two standardized surgical approaches in rectal prolapse - Simone Rothenhoefer (Germany)
  • A multicentre randomised controlled trial of sacral nerve stimulation vs sphincter repair for faecal incontinence related to external anal sphincter injury - Yasuko Maeda (Denmark)
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee, Exhibition and Posters

11:15 - 11:45 Keynote Lecture: Retrorectal Tumours - John Northover (UK)

Venue: Forum Hall

Chair: Thomas Skricka (Czech Republic)

11:45 - 12:00 Visiting Japanese Fellow Free Paper - Tsuyoshi Konishi (Japan)

Venue: Forum Hall

Mucinous carcinomas in the proximal colon exhibit better prognosis with distinct clinicopathological features that are different from those in the distal colon: results of a nationwide registry over 3000 cases

11:45 - 13:00 medtronicThe Best Six Free Papers

Chairs: Peter Dawson (UK), Piotr Krokowicz (Poland)

  • The effect of Sacral Nerve Modulation (SNM) on cerebral sensory evoked potentials (SEP) in patients with faecal incontinence and constipation - Iacopo Giani (Italy)
  • Octreotide to treat diarrhea in patients with ileal pouch anal anastomosis A randomized double blind cross-over trial - Andre D'Hoore
  • A Prospective, Randomised, Single-Blind Comparison Of
  • Laparoscopic Versus Open Sigmoidectomy For Diverticulitis - Pascal Gervaz (Switzerland)
  • Has rectal cancer survival superseded colon cancer. A comparison of overall 5-year survival in a national cohort - Bjorn Steinar Nedreboe (Norway)
  • A comparative study between radiowave ablation & fixation of hemorrhoids and Milligan-Morgan hemorrhoidectomy in grade 3 hemorrhoids - Pravin Gupta (India)
  • A prospective randomized clinical trial comparing the anal fistula plug and the mucosal advancement flap for cryptoglandular high transsphincteric perianal fistula - PJ van Koperen (Netherlands)
frankenmaninternationalFrankenman Chex are kind supporters this year of a travelling fellowship to China for the winning Free Paper.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch in Exhibition Area
Lunchtime Poster Session

Chairs: Alexander Engel (The Netherlands), Dieter Hahnloser (Switzerland), Sergey Achkasov (Russia), Anna Martling (Sweden), Eloy Espin-Basany (Spain), Piotr Walega (Poland)

Panel review of 30 of the best 60 posters

14:00 - 15:00 Symposium: Hereditary Cancer

Venue: Forum Hall

Chair: Adam Dziki (Poland), Robin Phillips (UK)

  • Gene mutations - Lenka Foretova (Czech Republic)
  • Risk assessment - Salvador Pucciarelli (Italy)
  • HNPCC MYH surveillance and surgery - Yann Parc (France)
15:00 - 15:30 Keynote Lecture: Aetiology and Biology of Crohn’s Disease - Walter Koltun (USA)

Venue: Forum Hall

Chair: Neil Mortensen (UK)

Supported by a grant from the British Journal of Surgery

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee, Exhibition and Posters
16:00 - 17:30 Free Papers

Venue: Forum Hall

Chairs: Mirko Omejc (Slovenia), Carlo Ratto (Italy)

  • Laparoscopic-Assisted Versus Open Total Mesorectal Excision with Anal Sphincter Preservation for Mid and Low Rectal Cancer: A Prospective Randomized Trial - Simon Ng (Hong Kong)
  • Bladder and Sexual Dysfunction following Laparoscopic and Open Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer: A Systematic Review - Muhammed Rafay Sameem Siddiqui (UK)
  • Quality of life after surgery for rectal cancer with special reference to pelvic floor dysfunction - Pirita Varpe (Finland)
  • CD133+ cancer stem cells are more prevalent in metastatic than primary colon carcinomas - Pascal Gervaz (Switzerland)
  • CRM as a Prognostic Factor in Rectal Cancer: A National Prospective Study on Patients Treated With or Without Radiotherapy - Tor Eivind Bernstein (Norway)
  • YKL-40 and P53 Expressions In Anal Carcinoma Predict Shorter Overall and Disease Free Survival - Massimiliano Mistrangelo (Italy)
  • Timing of surgery following radiotherapy for rectal cancer - Jessica Evans (UK)
  • MRI Assessment of Circumferential resection margin Predicts Disease Free Survival and Local Recurrence: 5 year follow-up results of MERCURY study - Fiona Taylor (UK)
  • Prone abdominoperineal excision results in lower rates of involved circumferential resection margins than the standard approach - Ian Daniels (UK)
Free Papers

Venue: Meeting Room V

Chairs: Omer Alabaz (Turkey), Matti Kairaluoma (Finland)

  • Role of Psychological Evaluation in Sacral Verve Stimulation for Constipation - Jacopo Martellucci (Italy)
  • Sacral nerve modulation for constipation: 6-year cohort study - Bas Govaert (Netherlands)
  • Rectal Motility after Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence - Jonas Worsøe (Denmark)
  • Six Years Follow-up With Sacral Nerve Stimulation For Fecal Incontinence - Hanne Bech Michelsen (Denmark)
  • Role of Posterior Tibial nerve Stimulation for Faecal Incontinence - Adarsh Babber (UK)
  • Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Urge Faecal Incontinence - Derek Boyle (UK)
  • Laparoscopic ventral mesh rectopexy for the treatment of symptomatic rectocele - Guillaume Meurette (France)
  • Relationship between internal rectal prolapse and internal anal sphincter function - Christopher Harmston (UK)
  • Long-term outcomes of Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Faecal Incontinence - Thomas Dudding (UK)
covidienCovidien Satellite Symposium: Advances in Colorectal Surgery

Venue: Meeting Hall IV

Moderator: Dr Paraskevas Paraskeva, Clinical Senior Lecturer Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics


  • LigaSure Precise™ versus conventional diathermy haemorrhoidectomy: meta-analysis of literature - Pr. Giovanni Milito, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy (20 min including discussion)
  • Permacol Biological Implant: Indications, Techniques & Outcomes - Mr Rupert Pullan, Consultant Colorectal Consultant Surgeon, Torbay Hospital, UK (20 min including discussion)
  • Evolution of Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS™) - Imperial College London initial experience - Dr Paraskevas Paraskeva, Clinical Senior Lecturer Division of Surgery, Oncology, Reproductive Biology and Anaesthetics (15 min including discussion)
  • Supplemental oxygen therapy and colorectal surgery - Dra. Stephanie García Botello, Staff Surgeon, Colorectal Unit, Department of General and Digestive Surgery, Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valencia (15 min including discussion)
  • A new device for haemorrhoidal treatment - Pr. Franco Corno, professor at University of Torino, responsible of Coloproctology service at Hospital S. G. Battista 'le Molinette' of Torino Italy (15 min including + 5 min discussion)
17:30 - 18:30 Symposium: Technical Advances

Venue: Forum Hall

Chair: Ronan O’Connell (Ireland)

  • TEMS - Charles Finne (USA)
  • Robotics - Julio Garcia-Aguilar (USA)
  • Transition from advanced laparoscopy to NOTES - Jim Fleshmann (USA)
18:30 - 19:30 Welcome Reception in Exhibition Area
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