ROBOTIC COLORECTAL SURGERY

From basic skills to fine art – Four-part event

Join us for our second four-part webinar series starting on 17 June 2021

Coordinated by the ESCP and delivered by the European School of Coloproctology Colorectal Robotic Surgery Working Group – ColoRobotica, our panel of leading surgeons, anatomists and thought leaders from across the globe will take you on a scientific robotic colorectal journey, from basic skills to fine art mastery.

The series has been created for those just starting their robotic colorectal practice and skilled robotic colorectal surgeons alike.

Let our team of experts guide you on a unique learning experience across four engaging webinars.

Our events include the highly debated topic of lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer, why it is always good to have a plan b and how to successfully implement a robotic colorectal program. Our final webinar will provide a live interactive forum of experts discussing the hottest topics in robotic colorectal surgery.

Event registration open to all.

View series 01 replays here

Steering Committee

Presenting our colorectal robotic surgery working group steering committee

Klaus-Matzel-Profile
Professor Dr Klaus Matzel
Head of Section Coloproctology at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, ESCP President Elect, Chair of ESC, Member of ESCP Education Committee, Steering Committee Member for CRS WG

”As robotic surgery continues to develop and cement its value, colorectal specialists around the globe must remain ahead of the curve”

Marco-Gomez-Ruiz-Profile
Dr Marcos Gómez Ruiz
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Colorectal Surgery Unit, Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Santander, Reino de España, Member of ESCP Education Committee, Steering Committee Member for CRS WG

“We have an obligation to make surgical training a safe activity for our patients”

Samson-Tou-Profile
Mr Samson Tou
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Honorary Associate Professor, University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, Member of ESCP Education Committee, Steering Committee Member for CRS WG

”It is crucial to optimise surgical techniques and approaches to enhance patients’ outcomes. As a community, we have a duty to facilitate this”

Part 01

Lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer

Join us for our 60-minute event on lateral lymph node dissection in rectal cancer, covering the anatomy, evidence and rationale and the robotic technique.

Our programme includes:

Introduction: Prof. Dr. Klaus Matzel (Erlangen, Germany)
Anatomy: Prof. Dr. Thilo Wedel (Kiel, Germany)
Rationale and evidence: Prof. Takashi Akiyoshi (Tokyo, Japan)
Robotic technique: Prof. Ichiro Takemasa (Sapporo, Japan)

Invited comments: Prof. George Chang (Houston, USA)

Discussions and Live Q&A

Moderators: Dr. Marcos Gómez Ruiz (Santander, Spain), Mr. Samson Tou (Derby, UK)

Thursday 17 June 2021

17:00 CET 16:00 GMT

Event now ended

Part 02

It’s always good to have a plan B – if things go wrong

Join us for our 60-minute event on why ‘It’s always good to have a plan B – if things go wrong’.

Our programme includes:

Introduction: Prof. Dr. Klaus Matzel (Erlangen, Germany)
Thinking outside the box on the go: Dr Ellen van Eetvelde (Brussels, Belgium)
Deviating by accident:
Dr Roger Gerjy (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Conditions calling for trouble in robotic rectal resections:
Mr Charlie Evans (Coventry, UK)

Invited comments: Professor Philippe Rouanet (Montpellier, France)

Discussions & Live Q&A

Moderators: Dr Carmen Cagigas Fernandez (Santander, Spain), Professor Dieter Hahnloser (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Thursday 16 September 2021

17:00 CET 16:00 GMT

Event now ended

Part 03

Implementation of a colorectal robotic programme: Recipe for success

Join us for our 60-minute event on how to implement a colorectal robotic programme: Recipe for success.

Our programme includes:

Introduction: Prof. Dr. Klaus Matzel (Erlangen, Germany)
Reasons to switch to the robot: Professor Yves Panis (Paris, France)
Lessons learnt (wisdom distilled) from our colleagues: Dr Ines Rubio-Perez (Madrid, Spain)
What constitutes “success” for the introduction of a colorectal robotic programme: Mr Samson Tou (Derby, UK)

Invited comments: Dr Slawomir Marecik (Chicago, US)

Discussions & Live Q&A

Moderators: Prof. Miguel Pera (Barcelona, Spain), Prof. Jared Torkington (Cardiff, UK)

Thursday 4 November 2021

17:00 CET 16:00 GMT

Event now ended

Part 04

Colorectal Robotic Grand Round:Interactive Forum

Join us for our 90-minute Colorectal Robotic Grand Round: Interactive Forum

Live from Santander, Spain


Join our expert panel of colorectal surgeons from across the globe for a live and interactive webinar. Our faculty will discuss essential topics across complete mesocolic excision and low anterior resection during the webinar, alongside answering our audience questions live.


Our interactive forum includes:

Low Anterior Resection – Discussed by Prof. George Chang (USA) & Prof. Antonino Spinelli (Italy)

Complete Mesocolic Excision – Discussed by Dr Ellen Van Eetvelde (Belgium) & Prof. Dr. Paolo Pietro Bianchi (Italy)

Live Q&A with our faculty and audience participation

Moderators: Dr. Marcos Gómez Ruiz (Spain), Prof. Eloy Espin Basany (Spain) & Dr. Carmen Cagigas Fernández (Spain)

Thursday 9 December 2021

17:00 CET 16:00 GMT

Event registration is open for all

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