Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills Workshop

22-11-2019 - 22-11-2019

Suitable for Senior SET Trainees and Consultants in Colorectal Surgery.

CTEC’s Core Skills: Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills Workshop is a highly practical one-day cadaveric workshop aimed at providing participants with the most efficient techniques for advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgery, including safe colon mobilisation and techniques for vessel control.


Trainees will deepen their understanding and skills in the following areas:

  • Demonstration and Cadaveric Practical Sessions
  • Safe laparoscopic colorectal dissection techniques
  • Laparoscopic right hemicolectomy
  • Laparoscopic high anterior resection (left hemicolectomy)


  • Ergonomics
  • Entry techniques
  • Trocar and instrument placement
  • Dissection techniques and vessel control: Blunt and sharp dissection; Energised dissection; and Sealing vessels, staplers, clips and energised sealers
  • Patient preparation
  • Case discussion - Critical points during surgery.

Please see the attached brochure for further workshop and fee information.

Brochure for this Workshop

CTEC Workshop Calendar 2019



2019 Sydney Colorectal Surgical Meeting

23-11-2019 - 23-11-2019

Sydney Colorectal Surgical Meeting 2019

The 2019 Sydney Colorectal Surgical Meeting will update you on continuing controversies, recent advances and future directions in colorectal surgery. You will have the opportunity of meeting some outstanding personalities including 3 international experts, Prof Nicolas Demartines, Prof Geg Kennedy and A/Prof Jamie Cannon. The PROGRAM offers something for everyone, be they surgeons, stomal therapists and trainees alike. Registration for the meeting is now open via the following link: REGISTRATION


St Mark’s Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease

27-11-2019 - 29-11-2019

St Mark’s Hospital & Academic Institute are delighted to announce the 17th Annual Congress: Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease, it will take place from 27th to 29th November at Royal College of Physicians, London.

This year there will be three visiting professors. This year, the Sir Alan Parks Visiting Professor is Sebastiano Biondo (Bellvitge University Hospital, Barcelona), the Sir Francis Avery Jones Visiting Professor is Siew Ng (Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong) and the Basil Morson Visiting Professor is Neil Shepherd (Cheltenham General Hospital, United Kingdom).

The topics will include:

  • Endoscopy Headliners – with live sessions from St Mark’s Hospital
  • Bugs and the Gut
  • Non-invasive GI testing
  • State of the Art Lectures
  • The Benign Anus
  • Live surgery from St Mark’s
  • Emergency surgery in Diverticular Disease
  • Rectal Cancer Surgery
  • Technical Tips Video Sessions
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation

Further information is available via the link:

There is a discount of £25 for full registrations received before 1st October 2019.



European Colorectal Congress 2019

01-12-2019 - 05-12-2019

Spotlight on the Colon

The 13th European Colorectal Congress will be held from 1-5 December 2019 in St. Gallen, Switzerland. 

This year the programme focuses on colonic diseases, covering a broad range of contemporary topics including diverticulitis, technical pearls and pitfalls in laparoscopic surgery, the growing role of the microbiome in the prevention and treatment of anastomotic leaks, and advanced technologies. 

Social media and artificial intelligence will be addressed. A dedicated session on IBD supported by the European Crohn and Colitis Organisation rounds up the programme. Other highlights are the Lars Pahlman Lecture and the Lecture on 3D printing in surgery by the President of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery.

Program information : Click HERE

More details can be found at 



DAISI Charity Ball - Doctors Assisting In South-Pacific Islands


The Annual DAISI Charity Ball will be held on Saturday 14th December at the Marigold Restaurant, Haymarket, walking distance from Central Station in Sydney's CBD. This event is open to doctors from all specialties, with ticket sales capped at 500 with expected sell-out. All money raised will go to medical supplies for the South Pacific.

Tickets cost $75 per person and include all music, entertainment, meals and drinks (both alcoholic & non-alcoholic), and can be purchased online:

Further details are available on the DAISI website:




AGITG 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting

25-08-2020 - 28-08-2020

AGITG 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting 25 – 28 August 2020 Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting

25 – 28 August 2020

Sofitel Melbourne on Collins

Convenor: Dr Lorraine Chantrill

The AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting serves not only as a forum for the presentation of state-of-the art overviews on the pathobiological and clinical aspects of GI cancer, but also affords the opportunity to the Australasian scientific community to explore future directions for research and collaboration.  The meeting provides GI cancer researchers and specialists with the opportunity to present their research and discuss the current challenges and recent innovations in a multidisciplinary setting.


Tripartite Colorectal Meeting 2020

09-11-2020 - 12-11-2020

Tripartite, Auckland, NZ

Please join us in Auckland for this major colorectal meeting.  For more details please see