Day Two of ESCP’s annual congress in Berlin included a keynote lecture delivered by Jan Deprest, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Faculty of Medicine (KU Leuven), Belgium; a review of the six best free papers and Brendan Moran's keynote on malignant appendix.

The first keynote lecture focused on incontinence, both urinary and faecal, and prolapsing in women who give birth vaginally. Delivered by Jan Deprest of Belgium, the lecture looked at how stem cells administered to the mother during birth when an injury is suffered, could dramatically reduce immediate and long term muscle/nerve damage in women.

The day also included a presentation from the final six best free papers and was chaired by Anna Martling, Head of the ESCP’s Programme Committee and Emmanuel Tiret, outgoing President of ESCP. As a recap, find the final six papers below:

  • ‘Coffee accelerates recovery of bowel function after elective colon resection: a randomized controlled trial’ – Andreas Keerl (Switzerland) 
  • ‘Long-term risk of cancer following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis’ - Anders Mark-Christensen (Denmark) 
  • ‘The Rectal Cancer Female Sexuality score: development and validation of a scoring system for female sexual function after rectal cancer surgery’ - Anne Thyø (Denmark) 
  • ‘Safety and feasibility of neoadjuvant chemotherapy in locally advanced, resectable colon cancer based on the phase III of a randomised controlled trial’ - FOxTROT Collaborative Group (UK) 
  • ‘Oncological outcomes after anastomotic leakage following surgery for rectal cancer in a randomized trial (COLOR II): increased risk of recurrence?’ - Thomas Koedam (The Netherlands) 
  • ‘Effect of mode of delivery on anal incontinence following a second delivery in women with sphincter disruption resulting from the first delivery: the EPIC multicenter randomized trial’ - Laurent Abramowitz (France)

Later in the day delegates heard Brendan Moran's keynote lecture on malignant appendix, particularly focussing on Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP). In this session Mr Moran urged the audience that if they come across appendix tumours in imaging or during laparoscopy to proceed with caution. Mr Moran underlined the importance of getting a detailed pathology report when dealing with appendix tumours and suggested surgeons should seek multiple opinions to understand the kind of tumour they are dealing with and adjust their approach accordingly. You can read more about this in our interview with Mr Moran.

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