Tripartite Meeting 2017

10-06-2017 - 14-06-2017

Seattle Washington USA

2017 will be a Tripartite year with the meeting being hosted by the US surgeons in Seattle, Washington, USA,  10-14 June 2017. Tripartite organisations include: The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, The Section of Coloproctology Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Colon and Rectal Surgery Section, Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand, The European Society of Coloproctology and The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

The goals of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons' Annual Scinetific Meeting are to improve the quality of patient care by maintaining, developing and enhancing the knowledge, skills, professional performance and multidisciplinary relationships necessary for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum and anus.

This scientific program is designed to provide surgeons with in-depth and up-to-date knowledge relative to surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anus with emphasis on patient care, teaching and research.

It is hoped that there will be a large number of Australian and New Zealand surgeons able to attend. The Preliminary Program is now available and includes course descriptions, speakers and details about each symposia. 

For more information and registration details, visit the website


6th International Course on Coloproctology

28-04-2017 - 29-04-2017

Complex anal fistulas and Pilonidal Disease VAAFT and EPSiT: new minimally invasive surgical treatments

The 6th International Course on Coloproctology - Complex anal fistulas and Pilonidal Disease, VAAFT and EPSiT: new minimally invasive surgical treatments is organised by Professor Piercarlo Meinero, and will be held from April 28th to 29th 2017 at Ospedale Regionale di Mendrisio Beata Vergine, in Mendrisio, Switzerland.

The course is organized into lectures followed by live surgery in the operating room.

Please see the attached program for further details and registration information: 6th International Course on Coloproctology



Sydney Robotics Summit

24-06-2017 - 24-06-2017

The inaugral Sydney Robotics Summit 2017 - A world leading robotics summit.

The inaugural Sydney Robotics Summit is being held at Carriageworks, Eveleigh on Saturday 24 June as part of the Sydney Local Health District’s annual Sydney Innovation and Research Symposium.

The Summit will showcase some of the world’s leading robotic surgeons from a variety of surgical specialities including keynote speaker, Dr Vipul Patel from Florida, who has performed the most robotic prostatectomies in the world. 

Other speakers include: A/Prof Declan Murphy,  Prof Stefan Williams,  Dr Stephen Pillinger, Dr Michael Wilson, Prof Paul Bannon, Dr Daniel Moon, Dr Geoff Coughlin, Ms Amy Becker, Prof Phillip Stricker, Dr Aubrey Almeida, Prof Howard Lau, Dr Ross Warner, Dr Howard Roby with more speakers to be confirmed.

The program features expert lectures, semi live surgery and a great debate with all specialities involved.

For more information including program and registration details please visit:

Sydney Robotics Summit - information


TAMIS Workshop

30-06-2017 - 30-06-2017

This workshop is designed for advanced laparoscopic colorectal surgeons.

The objective is to learn the principles, indications, and safe application of TAMIS using the GelPOINT® path transanal access platform. Program includes hands-on-training using bovine tissue, didactic session with video footage.

Date: Friday 30 June 2017

Venue: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Melbourne. VIC.

Director: Chip Farmer

Faculty: Carina Chow, Cherry Koh and Satish Warrier

Time: 10am – 3.30pm [TBC]

Registration: $250

Registration process: Please contact Nadine Gowen .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or MB 0424 675532 

ACPGBI Annual Meeting

03-07-2017 - 05-07-2017

The ACPGBI Annual Meeting for 2017 will be held in Bournemouth. The varied scientific programme will include nine plenary sessions with  Scandinavian colleagues, as well as a number of pre-conference teaching courses. 

For more information about the 2017 ACPGBI Annual Meeting in Bournemouth visit the newly launched conference microsite or follow the conversation on twitter @ACPGBI #ACPGBI2017.

Cook Medical Vista: Advanced techniques for ventral rectopexy with Biodesign

16-07-2017 - 17-07-2017

Advanced Techniques for Ventral Rectopexy with Biologic Grafts. Live surgery & simulation workshop.

To pre-register please go to:

Colonic Polypectomy Workshop

08-09-2017 - 08-09-2017

Best practice in polypectomy 2017: What every Colonoscopist should know and do!

Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA) presents the Colonic Polypectomy Workshop as part of the National Endoscopy Training Initiative.

Best practice in polypectomy 2017: What every Colonoscopist should know and do!

Venue: Westmead Hospital

Time: 0900-1700

Faculty: Cameron Bell, David Hewett, Eric Lee, Nick Burgess and Michael Bourke


More information will be available closer to the time.

International Pilonidal Sinus Disease Conference 2017

23-09-2017 - 23-09-2017

The first International Pilonidal Sinus Disease Conference

The first International Pilonidal Sinus Disease Conference will be held in September 2017 in Berlin Germany.


Presenters include:

Dr Ekmel Tezel - classification system and treatment algorithms

Dr Marco Milone - How I Do It: Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment

Dr Moshe Gips - How I Do It: Gipps Technique

Dr Ali Guner - How I Do It: Bascom Cleft Lift

Dr Dietrich Doll's topics will include recurrence, follow up and statistics


For further information please visit:

Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group 19th Annual Scientific Meeting

04-10-2017 - 06-10-2017

Cairns Convention Centre, Australia

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. There will be a combined day with the ANZGOSA Annual Meeting on 5 October.

Convenor: Associate Professor Eva Segelov

For further information please visit:


Flyer: AGITG and ANZGOSA Joint Annual Meeting 2017

The Alfred General Surgery Meeting 2017

03-11-2017 - 04-11-2017

Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

The theme of the meeting is Practical Updates for General Surgeons highlighting how I do it sessions and updates on controversial important and common areas. The organising committee have put together an outstanding program which should appeal to all general surgeons regardless of their subspecialties.

The invited speakers include Professor Enders Ng, Hong Kong; Professor T. Clark Gamblin, Wisconsin USA; Mr Saxon Connor, Christchurch; Professor Frank Frizelle, Christchurch and Professor Christobel Saunders, Perth as well as an extensive local faculty from The Alfred Hospital who will provide additional perspectives to the presentations and panel discussions.

Early registration closure: 29 September 2017.

For more information, including registration and program, visit the meeting website


Combined ANZ Colorectal Surgical Meeting 2017

17-11-2017 - 18-11-2017

Save the date

The Spring Colorectal Surgical Meeting and the Sydney Colorectal Surgical Meeting will be combined for 2017. A joint meeting will be held on Friday 17- Saturday 18 November 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. The program is being developed and will be posted here soon. 

Flyer: CR17 Combined ANZ Colorectal Surgical Meeting

Core Skills:  Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills Workshop

24-11-2017 - 24-11-2017

University of Western Australia, Perth

The University of Western Australia’s Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre (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. 

Registrations are available via the CTEC web site:

Brochure available here: Core Skills Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Skills Workshop

Further Information
John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T: +61 8 6488 8049
E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease

28-11-2017 - 01-12-2017

incorporating Professor Robin Phillips’ Festschrift

Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease (28-30 Nov)  incorporating Professor Robin Phillips’ Festschrift (1 Dec)


The 15th Annual International Congress 28th–30th November 2017, St Mark’s Hospital, London

With visiting professors Professor Mike Kamm from Australia and Professor Søren Laurberg from Denmark. This congress will offer a variety of cutting edge symposia including:

  • ‘Food, glorious food’
  • IBD at the margins – the young, the old and the pregnant
  • Biofeedback and beyond
  • IBD and cancer
  • Getting the best outcomes for our colorectal cancer patients
  • Live endoscopy and operating

Professor Robin Phillips’ Festschrift 1st December 2017 at the Royal College of Physicians, London

Celebrating a life in surgery, symposia will include:

  • Complex fistula
  • Anorectal transplantation
  • Functional surgery
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissures
  • Haemorrhoids

Get in touch and secure your place now. St Mark’s Hospital, Northwick Park, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Telephone: +44 (0)20 8235 4046/8


European Colorectal Congress 2017

04-12-2017 - 07-12-2017

St Gallen, Switzerland

The ECC 2017 will take place from 4-7 December 2017 with the main topic:

Multidisciplinary Management for Colorectal Disease

Further details are available on the congress website:


17th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP 2019)

07-03-2019 - 10-03-2019

Save the date

The 17th Congress of Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP 2019) will be held on 7-10 March 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

For more information please visit:


International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT)

20-03-2019 - 23-03-2019

Save the Date

International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT)


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