Co-organiser of the forthcoming ESCP 7th Masterclass 2019 in Antalya, Ugur Sungurtekin, gives the low down on the Reoperative Colorectal Surgery event in April.

Statue of Attalos II AntalyaWhy is it good that the Masterclass is being hosted in Antalya?

"Antalya is one of the most important and popular tourist cities in Turkey situated on the of Mediterranean coast. The city was founded in 158-138 BC by Attalus II, King of Pergamon, who named the city Attaleia after himself. You can reach this historic city with a short haul flight from anywhere in Europe as the airport has direct flights to almost all European cities. The masterclass is being hosted at a hotel just 35 km from the airport.

"The venue for the Masterclass, Regnum Karya Golf & Spa Resort, is famous for hosting the world G20 summit in 2015 which means you have a chance to stay in one of the rooms one of the world leaders occupied!"

Why should you attend the masterclass?

"Sea, Sand and Sun – the ‘3Ss’ mark the attraction of holiday destinations. We are offering ‘4S’s’ to guests attending the 7th ESCP Masterclass in Antalya - Science, Sea, Sand and Sun".

What makes this course a good opportunity?

"We have chosen ‘Reoperative Colorectal Surgery’ as the theme for the 7th Masterclass, because it is exceedingly common and, depending on the timing and extent of prior operations, may contribute greatly to the complexity and morbidity of the current care of the patient."

Who will benefit from attending the masterclass?

"The great Anatolian mystic and poet Mevlana Celalettin Rumi began one of his teachings by saying ‘Come, come, whoever you are’.

"Whether you are a junior or senior in your hospital or from the east or west side of the world, you are cordially invited to our Masterclass 2019 in Antalya which is dedicated to the science of colorectal surgery."

What will the Masterclass cover?

"The scientific programme will run over the course of a full day and will cover four key topics:

  1. Relapse of anal fissure and haemorrhoids
  2. Anatomic leaks from resection colorectal surgery
  3. The difficult stoma
  4. Recurrent rectal cancer

"Up to 15 renowned coloproctology experts and chairs from the ESCP and the Turkish Society will take part on the behalf of the ESCP Education Committee led by Dieter Hahnloser."

What makes this a unique opportunity for surgeons in the region?

"This meeting, led by ESCP experts and held in this historic city, is relevant for all those involved in colorectal surgery whether they are located in the east or west of Europe or whether they are senior or junior in their fields."

Ugur SungurtekinUgur Sungurtekin is Professor in General Surgery at Pamukkale University School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery, Division of Colon & Rectal Surgery, Denizli, Turkey

Find out more about the ESCP 7th Regional Masterclass on Reoperative Colorectal Surgerytaking place in Antalya, Turkey on 13 April 2019.

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