Tripartite Meeting 2017 Seattle Washington USA

10-06-2017 - 14-06-2017

2017 will be a Tripartite year with the meeting being hosted by the US surgeons in Seattle, Washington, USA,  10-14 June 2017. Tripartite 2017 brochure Details can be found on the website .

It is hoped that there will be a large number of Australian and New Zealand surgeons able to attend. The abstract process is now open. Please be sure to note on your submission form that you are a member of CSSANZ.

Abstracts submitted for the ASCRS Annual Meeting are peer-reviewed and scored on scientific merit, originality and relevance to the field of colorectal surgery. The Program Committee is looking for abstracts for the following categories: inflammatory bowel disease, neoplastic disease, outcomes, benign colon, benign anorectal, basic science and pelvic floor. This year, all case studies will be reviewed for e-poster presentations only.

An abstract submitted/accepted for the 2017 Tripartite may also be submitted to the RACS Adelaide 2017 ASC.

There is a “Frequently Asked Questions” document that covers common questions asked by applicants. If your specific question is not answered here, please contact ASCRS directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or +1 (847) 725-2289 and ask for the Education Manager.

Participate in the 2017 ASCRS Annual Meeting by submitting an abstract to .

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 29 at 11:59 pm EST (US Time)

Sydney South Pelvic Floor Meeting 2017

17-02-2017 - 19-02-2017

The inaugural Sydney South Pelvic Floor meeting will cover controversies and challenges in pelvic floor health.

The inaugural Sydney South Pelvic Floor meeting is being held at St George Hospital in February 2017.

Trainees and students are welcome to the event and will receive a discount on their registration.

Provisional Program: Pelvic floor meeting 2017 provisional program

To register visit:

Enquiries contact:

Corrinne Hayes ph - +61 2 9113 4201

2017 IBD Surgical Symposium

17-03-2017 - 17-03-2017

Scientific Convenors Mr Eugene Ong and Dr Rodney Woods along with St Vincent's Hospital is pleased to present the 2017 IBD Surgical Symposium featuring national and international speakers who will present on an array of controversial and difficult topics in IBD; a particular focus being ileal pouch surgery and abdominal Crohn's surgery.

In addition to the program we are pleased to honour the late Assoc Prof Mackay AM with the inaugural John "Jack" Mackay oration.

The symposium will be held the day prior to the 10th National Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symposium (also organised by St Vincent's Hospital and held at the Australian Catholic University, Fitzroy) and both will make a great update in the surgical and medical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

National and International Speakers

         Mr David Clark, FRACS - Brisbane
         Prof Michael Kamm, FRACS - Melbourne
         Mr Tim Eglinton, FRACS - Christchurch, NZ

Featured Sessions

         IIeal Pouch surgery
         Abdominal Crohn's Surgery
         Inaugural John "Jack" Mackay oration

For registration please visit:

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

Advanced Techniques in Minimally Invasive Colectomy

20-03-2017 - 20-03-2017

Minimally Invasive Colectomy

This one day program will be held at the Medical Engineering Research Facility in Brisbane on 20 March 2017.

Workshop Information 

Advanced & Applied Anatomy of the Pelvic Sidewall and Pelvic Floor Workshop

23-03-2017 - 24-02-2017

This course is essential for all colorectal surgeons who are keen to learn about dissection beyond the TME plane.

The Advanced & Applied Pelvic Side Wall and Pelvic Floor course is essential for all colorectal surgeons who are keen to learn about dissection beyond the TME plane. The course will boost the surgeon's confidence with complex re-operative pelvic surgery for both benign and malignant conditions. Pelvic side wall dissection and extra-anatomical pelvic floor dissection may be an uncommon requirement but one that comes up when least expected. 

Course highlights

- Hands on cadaveric dissection with step by step instructions from demonstrators. 

- High faculty to participant ratio

- Opportunity to interact with a well respected pelvic exenteration team


To register, please contact Dr Cherry Koh by email.

E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

T: 0401 678 990 for enquiries

Cost: $600 per registrant

Limited positions to keep faculty to participant ratio high

Registrants will kept on register for participant drop out or for next course.


Program avaiable here: Advanced Applied Anatomy of the Pelvic Sidewall and Pelvic Floor Workshop


16th Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP 2017)

29-03-2017 - 02-04-2017

2017 combined meeting of the APFCP and ECTA

The 16th Asia Pacific Federation of Coloproctology (APFCP 2017) and 5th Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association (ECTA 2017) is being held along with the celebration of 50th Golden Anniversary Congress of Korean Society of Coloproctology (KSCP) in Seoul, Korea in March 2017.

At this joint meeting colleagues from Europe, as well as the Asia-Pacific region, will join to actively exchange various academic ideas under the theme of "Unified Asia, collaboration with Europe, and preparation for the next 50 years."

For more information, registration and the program please visit:


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


Digestive Diseases Week® (DDW) 2017

06-05-2017 - 09-05-2017

The First & Foremost GI Event in the World

For more information visit :

RACS Annual Scientific Congress

08-05-2017 - 12-05-2017

Safe and Sustainable - The Future of Surgery?

The 2017 Annual Scientific Congress is being held in May in Adelaide. The Congress starts with the Convocation on Monday 8 May and finishes on Friday 12 May. The section conveners have been working hard to make the section programs particularly relevant  the plenary sessions will undoubtedly generate keen participation and discussion for all delegates.

The Colorectal Surgery Section Convenor: Dr Elizabeth Murphy

Visting Surgeons include, Prof John Monson (USA), Assoc Prof Sonia Ramamoorthy (USA) and Assoc Prof Andrew Stevenson (Aus)

For more information including provisional program please visit:


Sydney Robotics Summit

24-06-2017 - 24-06-2017

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

Each year Sydney Local Health District holds a mid-year Symposium to put an intensive three day focus on health, research and innovation. The RPA Institute of Academic Surgery is holding Australia's first Surgical Robotics Summit as a partner and part of the three day event.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Prof Vipul Patel (Global Robotics Institute, USA)

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.

Registration is now open with early bird rates available till 31 March.

For more information including program and registration details please visit:

Sydney Robotics Summit Flyer


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.

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:

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

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

Multidisciplinary Management for Colorectal Disease

Further details will be available later in 2017.


International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT)

20-03-2019 - 23-03-2019

Save the Date

International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT)


For more information visit :