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, Tasmania

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

CSSANZ Members are eligible for membership registration rates. Simply enter your RACS ID number at the start of the registration process. 

For further details and to register, visit 

Cook Medical Vista Ventral Rectopexy Workshops 2019

Brisbane, Queensland

June and October

Cook Medical is conducting two ventral rectopexy workshops in Brisbane this year. Details are as follows:

Cook Medical Vista: Advanced techniques for ventral rectopexy with Biodesign

13-14 June 2019
3-4 October 2019

To pre-register, please go to this link

Other queries can be sent by email directly to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

AASTN 2019

19-05-2019 - 22-05-2019

42nd National Australian Association of Stomal Therapy Nurses Conference, Sydney

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. 

The conference will be held at the Sydney Masonic Centre centrally located near World Square. 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

WA, Australia

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.

Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Conference

23-11-2019 - 24-11-2019

NSW, Australia

The upcoming Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Conference will be held at St George Public Hospital on 23rd and 24th November 2019. Please see the flyer by clicking on this link.

The conference will include presentations from several world leaders in the treatment of peritoneal surface malignancy and will provide updates on current and emerging management of peritoneal surface malignancy throughout world.

Please contact Vanessa Saunders via email on email on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Colorectal Surgical Meeting

23-11-2019 - 23-11-2019

Sydney, NSW

Click here to see the ‘Save the Date’ flyer for the Sydney Colorectal Surgical Meeting, which is being held on 23rd November at the Hilton Hotel.

For further information about this event, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


St Mark’s Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease

27-11-2019 - 29-11-2019

London, UK

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.

European Colorectal Congress

01-12-2019 - 05-12-2019

St.Gallen, Switzerland

'Spotlight on the Colon'

Inflammatory bowel diseases

For further information and registration details, visit or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 



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