2019 Spring Colorectal Meeting with General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting

24-10-2019 - 26-10-2019

A combined colorectal and general surgical meeting in Hobart, TAS

The 2019 Spring Colorectal Meeting will be a combined meeting with the General Surgeons Australia Annual Scientific Meeting at the Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania, from Thursday 24 to Saturday 26 October 2019. More details to follow...

IBD Surgical Symposium

29-03-2019 - 29-03-2019

St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

International Keynote Speaker: Dr Jim Church, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio

The one-day symposium, featuring national and international experts, will focus on an array of controversial and difficult areas of IBD; in particular, Ileal Pouch Surgery and Abdominal Crohn's Surgery.

International Speakers

Prof Bo Shen - Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, US 
Prof Simon Travis - Oxford University Hospital, UK

Please visit this link for furtehr inforamtion: 


11th International EFR Congress

24-04-2019 - 27-04-2019

In 2019, the 11th EFR Congress (European Federation for coloRectal cancer) will be held in cooperation with the 6th Biennial ECTA Meeting (Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association).

EFR has again secured a renowned international faculty and opinion leaders across colorectal surgey, IBD and oncology. 400-500 participants from Europe, Asia and the US are expected.

For further information, please visit 

5th Annual Gold Coast Endoscopy Symposium

10-05-2019 - 10-05-2019

The format will again be a mix of clinical case discussions, live endoscopy cases and state-of-the-art lectures. We are again honoured to have a stellar cast of international and national faculty.

This year our major theme is Quality in Endoscopy and we hope to have several discussions and debates around quality and best practice recommendations for our routine endoscopic practice.

Click this link for more information and to register.

AASTN 2019

19-05-2019 - 22-05-2019

42nd National Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Conference

The full program includes four exciting Pre-Conference workshops held on Sunday 19th May, followed by the Welcome Reception with our 2019 sponsors and exhibitors. Monday to Wednesday features Invited Speaker plenary sessions and concurrent breakouts, including presentations on Stoma, Wound, Continence, Technology, Paediatrics and much more. 

Early Bird rates for this conference are available now until midnight 27th March. 

The conference will be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre centrally located near World Square with loads of nearby accommodation, dining and shopping options and just a short walk to Darling Harbour. The 'vivid' themed Gala Dinner on Tuesday evening will be held at the Jones Bay Wharf with spectacular views over the Sydney Harbour. 



GESA 2019 Basic Colonoscopy Workshop

12-06-2019 - 12-06-2019

This GESA workshop will be held in Melbourne at the Royal Melbourne Hospital on Wednesday, 12th June 2019.

For further information and to register for this workshop, please click on this link.

Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: Workshop

01-08-2019 - 01-08-2019

CTEC is pleased to advise that registrations are now open for its 2019 Core Skills: Introduction to Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery workshop, to be held on Thursday 1st August 2019.

This workshop is a highly practical workshop aimed at providing RMOs, Service Registrars, Registrars and Junior Trainees with a greater understanding and improved level of competence in the basic techniques required for laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Participants must have laparoscopic suturing experience to be eligible for this workshop.

It aims to provide participants the opportunity to gain knowledge of dissection techniques and vessel control, consolidated by practical sessions in laparoscopic colorectal surgical set up, techniques and dissection. It will provide hands-on familiarisation with equipment participants may have received little exposure to in the clinical setting.


Practical Sessions Including Use of Animal Tissue and Simulation Models

Bench top stapling: principles of stapling devices 
Small bowel anastomosis
Laparoscopic suturing
Laparoscopic appendectomy exercise
Laparoscopic right hemi mobilisation
Laparoscopic loop ileostomy formation

Demonstrations and Practical Set up for Laparoscopic Exercises

Trocar placement
Instrument choice and placement
Clips / stapling


Entry techniques
Role of the assistant
Sealing vessels: staplers, clips and energised sealers
Dissection techniques and vessel control. Includes: blunt and sharp dissection; energised dissection; sealing vessels - staplers, clips and energised sealers and patient preparation

Case discussion: Critical points during surgery


WA Participants: $715
Non-WA Participants:  $750

Learn more at this link    


2019 AGITG Annual Scientific Meeting

21-08-2019 - 23-08-2019

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group 21st Annual Scientific Meeting
Adelaide Convention Centre

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.  

Details can be found at this link: 

ESCP Vienna 2019

25-09-2019 - 27-09-2019

The European Society of Coloproctology is delighted to announce their annual meeting will be held in Vienna in 2019.

For more information, visit their website at


The Alfred General Surgery Meeting 2019

01-11-2019 - 02-11-2019

Pullman Melbourne on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne, Victoria

Early registration closure: 29 September 2019
For more information and to register please visit the meeting website.

Click here to view the Program at a Glance.

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. The event will take place from 27th to 29th November at Royal College of Physicians, London.

Our visiting professors for 2019 will be: Sebastian Biondo (Centro Médico Teknon,Barcelona), Siew Ng (Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong) and Neil Shepherd (Cheltenham General Hospital).

This congress will offer a variety of cutting edge symposia including:
• Biomarker-led therapy for IBD
• Dealing with emergencies, including diverticulitis and lower GI bleed
• Quality in rectal cancer surgery – what is it and how to achieve it

For further information, please visit our website or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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


Tripartite Colorectal Meeting 2020

09-11-2020 - 12-11-2020

The Tripartite Colorectal Meeting, 9-12 Nov 2020, Auckland, NZ

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