Hiroyoshi Matsuoka

On 14 Dec 2011

It was a great honour in my life to have a chance to attend this ESCP meeting in Copenhagen. I would like to represent my sincere gratitude to Prof. O’Connell. He instructed me to make a proper rotation in EU area. Firstly I visited St. Marks Hospital in London. Prof. Phillips and Dr Saunders gave me a precious opportunity looking at operation and endoscopy. At the ESCP meeting Prof. O’Connell encouraged me with his enthusiasm after I expressed Japanese gratitude to all of the people in the European society in terms of the earthquake tragedy on March 11.

On 11 Oct 2011

With generous help from Medtronic, ESCP will be providing financial support for fellowships during 2012. The fellowships will each be for a 3 month period and aim to assist European surgeons currently training in coloproctology. ESCP aims to support five fellowships during the first half of 2012: four fellowships at a pelvic floor unit one fellowship at either a colorectal cancer, laparoscopic surgery, proctology or inflammatory bowel disease unit. Applications from Training Units are now closed.

On 16 Jul 2011

We are pleased to announce that Samson Tou has been successful in his application and will be travelling to Japan in November 2011, courtesy of Japanese Society of Coloproctology. Samson is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide, Australia. ESCP would like to take this opportunity to thank the Japanese Society of Coloproctology for their continued support.

Hidetoshi Katsuno

On 28 Jun 2011

First, I would like to express my sincere thanks to ESCP. It was a great pleasure and honor to be chosen as Japanese traveling fellow 2010. This opportunity enabled me to visit 3 institutions in Europe, prior to the 5th ESCP meeting in Sorrento. I have been enthusiastic about laparoscopic and robotic surgery for colorectal cancer, and performed the first case at the Fujita Health University in Japan in 2009. So I was keen to meet acknowledged pioneers in the field and observe real procedure there.

Matthew Tutton

On 27 Jun 2011

It was my privilege to have the opportunity to undertake the Japanese travelling fellowship for 2010. This allowed me to visit the National Cancer Centre (NCC) in Tokyo and attend the 65th Meeting of the Japan Society of Coloproctology (JSCP) in Hamamatsu. I was given the freedom to suggest the units I would like to visit and, under the guidance of Professor Maeda, an itinerary was constructed which allowed me to spend a week at the NCC prior to the JSCP meeting.

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