Barcelona, Spain will host the 9th Scientific Meeting of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP) on 24-26 September 2014. Pre-meeting visit opportunities will available for 12 fellows / senior trainees in Coloproctology in six local centres of excellence in Coloproctology. Deadline for applications: Friday 11 July 2014.


  • Hospital Valle de Hebron, Barcelona
  • Hospital Bellvitge, Barcelona
  • Hospital Clinic, Barcelona
  • Hospital del Mar, Barcelona
  • Hospital La fe, Valencia
  • Hospital General de Valencia, Valencia

Location: Spain
2 days

Dates: 22-23 September 2014
Prior to:
ESCP Barcelona Congress (24-26 September 2014)

Each centre will host two senior trainees for 2 full days (Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd September), which will allow them to participate in the Teaching Centre’s day to day clinical activities. Accommodation, travel and meals will be supported by a grant of €450 for each successful applicant. Travel arrangements to the placement location (and onwards to Barcelona) will be the Trainees’ responsibility to arrange; a programme will be provided by each centre under direct supervision of the local chair and organiser, and they will also assist in directly liaising with the Trainee regarding advice about travel and local accommodation.

At the end of the 2 days, fellows/trainees will then be able to travel to Barcelona to attend the annual scientific meeting. We are pleased to advise that the registration rate will be discounted by 50% for any fellows / trainees planning to attend the meeting.

How to apply

Applicants must:

  • be a member of ESCP,
  • have training in general surgery for at least 3 years.
  • have a manifested interest in coloproctology as evidenced by practise, teaching, research or writings,
  • clearly define a benefit to be gained from this experience

Applications should be type-written and in English. Candidates must submit the following documents:

  • A short CV 
  • A completed application form
  • A signed letter of recommendation from a full ESCP member. All candidates must be recommended.

Please submit applications to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., marked for the attention of the ESCP Executive Committee.

The closing date for applications is Friday 11 July 2014.

Please contact the ESCP Secretariat if you have any questions about applications.

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