The Regional Events Working Group is delighted to report on the last spring ESCP event held in Almeria, Spain on 17 May 2017.

Group shot from Almeria Masterclass

This 3rd ESCP Masterclass, organised in conjunction with the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Asociación Española de Coloproctologia, covered the topic of 'Pelvic floor disorders - prolapse and incontinence' and aimed to deliver 'from basic to expert management' messages.

A total of 200 participants attended the masterclass. The expert panel were able to efficiently cover the various aspects of these now better-known and frequent conditions of interest to coloproctologists. The introduction of the pre-test by the speakers and interaction with the delegates allowed for dynamic sessions and the consultant corner led to a lively case discussion.

With the agreement of the speakers, the power point presentations will be available on our website for ESCP members. We also aim to anonymously compile the post-tests answers to appreciate the progress in the understanding of these conditions and their management, potentially leading to a publication in Colorectal Disease, if approved by the Editorial Committee.

We do hope that this educational day has provided clues to the attending colleagues for their day-to-day practice. Some suggestions have been made to adapt the program after this first experience, for instance to detail more SNS indications and mode of action rather than too specialized technical aspects but all presentations were very well received and perfectly simultaneous translated.

Some of the members of the panel clearly recommended to re-use the the present template of masterclass in different countries for the benefit of national societies and served populations on this relatively new topic besides cancer, proctology and IBD. Notice will be forwarded to the Education Committee of the ESCP on that matter.

ESCP leadThe REWG wishes to express its sincere thanks to our Spanish colleagues and the organizing committee of their national society for allowing us to set this greatly successful ESCP Masterclass.

Organising committee: Eloy Espin Basany, Paul-Antoine Lehur, Juan Garcia Armengol, Klaus Matzel

The 3rd Regional Masterclass was supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.

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