On 29 May 2014

Today patients and healthcare professionals around the world celebrate World Digestive Health Day (WDHD) to show their respect for and raise awareness of the many patients who suffer from the various forms of digestive diseases. This year, special attention is given to gut microbes and their strong influence on the development of many diseases within the digestive tract, including colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

ESCP Travelling Fellow, Mohamed A Thaha

On 2 Feb 2014

It was my great privilege to have been chosen as the ESCP/JSCP travelling fellow to Japan in 2013.  The fellowship allowed me to fulfil a long-lasting ambition which I had nurtured since many years after listening to the tales of my mentor Prof Bob Steele’s visit to Japan.  My main aims of this fellowship were to specifically observe and expand my learning of sphincter preservation rectal surgery, to experience the technical advances in minimally invasive surgery particularly reduced port surgery, and to interact with academic clinicians and scientists in Japan.

Fatma Ayca Gultekin and Prof. Paul A Lehur

On 21 Jan 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. Here, four of the 2013 fellows report on their experiences:

Four medics facing to camera

On 21 Nov 2013

Belgrade, Serbia hosted the ESCP's 8th Scientific Meeting in September. Eight pre-congress placements were made available for fellows / senior trainees in coloproctology at six centres of excellence prior to the meeting. The host centres welcomed seven senior trainees for two days prior to the congress, allowing them to participate in the Centre’s day to day clinical activities. 

On 6 Nov 2013

ESCP is delighted to announce that up to 12 fellowships will be available during the forthcoming year 2014/15. The aim of these fellowships is to assist surgeons currently in training in coloproctology centres to undertake a three-month visit at a centre in a different country within Europe. ESCP will award these ten places on a regional basis, three places for applicants located in ESCP’s east, west and central regions, and one place for someone located outside Europe. The deadline for applications: Friday 4 July 2014.

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