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Edinburgh International Coloproctology Festival 2014

Low Rectal Cancer – Radical Surgery or Organ Preservation

Book now – 1-2 September 2014

Organised by The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in collaboration with The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, this meeting will provide an update on current thinking about the treatment of low rectal cancer and in particular will explore the role of organ preservation in early disease.

It will be delivered by a series of lectures with interactive debate. The meeting aims to cover the management of pre-malignant rectal disease, methods of assessment of rectal cancer, the principles of radical treatment for rectal cancer, and the principles of organ preservation in rectal cancer – exploring the main controversies. It is aimed at senior trainees and consultants in colorectal surgery, oncology and pathology.

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Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery Course

Book now – 3-4 September 2014

The College is pleased to also be holding a Trans-anal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM) course aimed at senior specialty trainees and consultants in colorectal surgery.

This inaugural two day TEM course is a unique combination of a practical hands-on course aimed at providing delegates with the technical skills to perform TEM surgery and observed real-time operating in the Edinburgh Colorectal Unit.

The assembled faculty includes consultants with a vast experience in rectal and TEM surgery supported by Frau Mailaender, specialist tutor for TEM from the University of Tuebungen.

We will discuss and impart the skills required to treat both early rectal cancer and large rectal adenomas by a minimally invasive approach. The course is strongly supported by Richard Wolf UK Ltd who will provide eight TEM stations for eight delegates to allow TEM operating on realistic surgical models under the guidance of sizeable faculty ensuring close supervision and mentoring.

For further information about our courses and events please contact our Education Team at education@rcsed.ac.uk / 0131 527 1600.