Day: Wednesday 23 Septemberbk medical
Time: 12:00 - 18:00
Chairs: Anders Mellgren (USA), Giulio Santoro (Italy)
Sponsor: BK Medical
Cost: €70 early (€45 E. Europe) and €85 late (€55 E. Europe). Includes a light boxed lunch.

Pre-booking essential, places are limited! An informative and practical workshop covering ultrasound for fecal incontinence, fistula, pelvic floor disorders and tumours. The workshop includes a 'hands on' lab featuring anal and rectal ultrasound, ultrasound of the pelvic floor and biopsy techniques.

Workshop sessions

  • Introduction: course objectives - Anders Mellgren (USA), Giulio A. Santoro (USA)
  • US technique & image interpretation - Charles Finne (USA)
  • Normal ultrasound anatomy of the anal canal - speaker to be confirmed
  • 2D/ 3D US evaluation of fistula & abscess - Johan Pollack (Sweden)
  • 2D/ 3D US evaluation of fecal incontinence - Carlo Ratto (Italy) Carlo Ratto (Italy)
  • Transperineal US: technique and rationale - Bruno Roche (Switzerland)
  • Pelvic floor US: technique and normal anatomy - Giulio Santoro (USA)
  • US evaluation of pelvic floor disorders - Pavel Wieczorek (Poland)
  • 2D/ 3D US preoperative staging of rectal cancer - Josef Korcek (Slovakia), Anders Mellgren (USA)
  • Pitfalls in US cancer staging - Julio Garcia-Aguilar (USA)
  • Postoperative follow-up and biopsy technique - Charles Finne (USA)
  • How can US change the clinical decision-making? - Klaus Matzel (Germany)
  • Patient cases & discussion with faculty - Anders Mellgren (USA), Giulio A. Santoro (USA)


Time: 16:00 - 18:00, 30 minutes at each station

  • Rectal ultrasound - Julio Garcia-Aguilar (USA)
  • Anal ultrasound - Carlo Ratto (Italy)
  • US guided biopsy - Charles Finne (USA)
  • Ultrasound of the pelvic floor - Pavel Wieczorek (Poland)