On 9 Sep 2014

Professor Klaus Matzel (Professor of Surgery and the Head of the Section of Coloproctology at the University of Erlangen, Germany and President of the UEMS EBSQ Division Coloproctology) discusses his role as Chair of the ESCP Education Committee and some highlights from the Barcelona 2014 scientific programme... The EBSQ (European Board of Surgery Qualification) in Coloproctology is now well established and will in time ensure common standards and practices. Are there any new developments you would like to discuss?

Evaghelos Xynos

On 5 Sep 2014

We talked with one of the Barcelona 2014 keynote speakers, Professor Evaghelos Xynos (Crete, Greece), who presented different treatment options for rectal prolapse in Barcelona. What is known about the causes/etiology of rectal prolapse? The condition is far more common in the aged female, and associated with chronic constipation, excessive straining at defaecation and neurological disorders affecting pelvic floor structures. Multiparity does not seem to be aetiologically related to the condition.

On 29 Aug 2014

Each year ESCP provides the opportunity for ten young surgeons with an interest in coloproctology to undertake a three-month fellowship in a different country. The 2013/14 fellowships were generously supported by a grant from Medtronic, as well as funds from ESCP. Here, three of the 2014 fellows report on their experiences:

On 26 Aug 2014

Each year, the President of the ASCRS is invited to speak at the ESCP meeting. In Barcelona, Dr Terry Hicks discussed the past, present and future of training colorectal surgeons in the United States. We talked with him in advance of his presentation. “I have been asked to talk about what it takes to educate a fellow in colorectal surgery in the United States,” said Dr Hicks from New Orleans, Louisiana, where he is Associate Chairman, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Ochsner Clinic, and Clinical Professor of Surgery, LSU School of Medicine.

Grand arch in Lisbon

On 19 Aug 2014

ESCP and ESGAR (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology) are organising a multidisciplinary course on the role of imaging for bowel diseases in Lisbon, Portugal, 12-13 December 2014.

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