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Workshop Program preliminary:

Sunday 8th

Hotel Einstein, St. Gallen

Workshop for surgeons:
Rectal Cancer – Diagnostic and Therapeutic Update
What surgeons should know! & Tips and Tricks from Experts!

13.30 - 15.30 | Moderation: Colin Sietses, Stephan Vorburger
Welcome and Introduction:
Walter Brunner, Colin Sietses
Endoscopy & Endosonography: Flexible and rigid
Stephan Baumeler & Lukas Marti, CH
CT&MRI - Staging: what should you do?
Svetlana Balyasnikova, UK
Local excision – endoscopic vs transanal TAMIS?
Remus Frei, CH & Felix Aigner, G
RCT – and local excision alone?
Hans de Wilt, NL

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee break

16.00 - 18.30 | Moderation: Roel Hompes, Jim Khan
Anorectal Anatomy – important perspectives for surgeons
Thilo Wedel, G
Open approach: Is there a place left?
Brendan Moran, UK
Laparoscopy: standard techniques
Friedrich Herbst, A
Robotic: best approach, pitfalls
Jim Khan, UK
Transanal: best approach , pitfalls
Colin Sietses, NL

Sunday 8th

Hotel Einstein, St. Gallen

Workshop for nurses:
Update in innovative colorectal procedures

13.00 - 15.30 | Moderation: Juriaan Tuynman, Laurent Chabal
Welcome and Introduction
Walter Brunner, Colin Sietses
Overview in innovative colorectal procedures
Stephan Bischofberger, CH
Transvaginal – NOTES and NOSE
Juriaan Tuynman, NL
Transanal resections
Antonino Spinelli, I
Robotic assisted resections
Matthias Turina, CH
Deferred life - what can we learn?
Joep Knoel, B

15.30 – 16.00
Coffee break

16.00 - 18.30 | Moderation: Joep Knol, Matthias Turina
Setup for transanal approach
Marga Bogaert & Bianca Knaepen, B
Setup for robotic approach
Loredana Stursi, CH
Education for OR nurses
Kerstin Buhmann, G
Stoma placement and handling – what OR nurses should know!
Stephan Vorburger & Laurent Chabal, CH
The patients perspective

Congress Program preliminary:

Monday 9th

Hotel Einstein, St. Gallen

Welcome and Introduction: Walter Brunner, Colin Sietses

08:45 – 10:15 | Moderation: Walter Brunner, Colin Sietses
Where are we – looking back and forward!
Rectal cancer surgery - The history of TME (30`)
Bill Heald, UK
Rectal cancer surgery - current guidelines & standards (30`)
Friedrich Herbst, A
New disruptive techniques – transanal and robotic approaches to rectal surgery (30`)
Walter Brunner, CH

10.15 - 10.45
Coffee break

10.45 – 12.30 | Moderation: Felix Aigner, Danilo Miskovic
Introduction of new techniques & Guidance
Which operation should be performed transanal or robotic? – PME / TME / APR / Exenteration? (20`)
Juriaan Tuynman, NL
How to introduce transanal TME? (20`)
Roel Hompes, NL
How to introduce a robot program? (20`)
Clemens Bittermann, A
ESCP Guidance on transanal TME (20`)
Danilo Miskovic, UK
ESCP group - robotic rectal surgery (20`)
Marcos Gomez Ruiz, E

12.30 - 13.30
Lunch break

13.30 – 15.30 | Moderation: Béla Teleky, Juriaan Tuynman
The pathologist - Contributions to better rectal cancer surgery (30`)
Phil Quirke, UK
Current literature
Transanal TME Overview (20`)
Antonino Spinelli, I
Greccar 11 trial (10`)
Bernard Lelong, F
Color III trial (10`)
Colin Sietses, NL
Latest data from the Lorec Database on transanal TME (20´)
Martha Penna, UK
Robotic TME Overview (20`)
Matthias Turina, CH

15.30 - 16.00
Coffee break

16.00 – 17.45 | Moderation: Bruno Schmied, Joep Knol
The patients point of view
Anatomy: Autonomic nerves of the anorectal region (25`)
Thilo Wedel, G
Functional scores – what we should be interested in (25`)
Lucia Uscnik, A
Neuromonitoring in rectal surgery (15`)
Werner Kneist, G
APR - Prophylactic mesh augmentation to avoid parastomal and perineal hernia (15`)
Philipp Kirchhoff, CH

Congress evening

Würth Forum Rorschach

18.00 | Transfer - Exhibition guided tour at Würth house Rorschach
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19.30 | Congress Networking evening, Würth Forum, Rorschach
Champions League
Walter Brunner / Dieter Hahnloser
Robotic legends
Marcos Gomez Ruiz, Jim Khan, John Marks
Transanal legends
Antonio Lacy, Roel Hompes, Joep Knol
Lap/Open legends
Brendan Moran, Friedrich Herbst, Willem Bemelmann
DJ Party

Tuesday 10th

Hotel Einstein, St. Gallen

08.00 - 09.30 | Moderation: Dieter Hahnloser, Brendan Moran
Videosession I: Complications and how to avoid them
Complications transanal (30`)
Michel Adamina, CH
Complications robotic (30`)
Danilo Miskovic, UK
Deffered life – how can we profit? (30`)
Joep Knol, B

09.30 - 10.00
Coffee break

10.00 - 12.00 | Moderation: Seitinger Gerald, Bernard Lelong
Improving results
What’s hot, what’s new? (30`)
Open platform, NN
Oncological results in transanal approaches (20`)
Roel Hompes, NL
OAB / MBP - is it necessary? (20`)
Luigi Boni / Elisa Cassinotti, I
ICG use in rectal surgery – Are we able to reduce the leakage rate? (20`)
Frederic Ris, CH
Regenerative medicine – new hot topic in colorectal surgery? (20`)
Andreas Shamiyeh, A

12.00 - 13.00
Lunch break

13.00 - 14.30 | Moderation: Roel Hompes, Jim Khan
Videosession II: news and options
Robotic approaches:
Single Port robotic rectal surgery (25`)
John Marks, USA
Robotic transanal – is that an option? (25`)
Marcos Gomez Ruiz, E
Transanal approaches:
Endometriosis (20`)
Juriaan Tuynman, NL
IBD (20`)
Willem Bemelmann, NL
Tailgut (10`)
Walter Brunner, CH

14.30 - 15.00
Coffee break

15.00 - 16.00 | Moderation: Vorburger Stephan, Marcos Gomez Ruiz
Videosession III: advanced cases
Multivisceral resections:
Transanal approach (30`)
Antonio Lacy, E
Robotic approach (30`)
Jim Khan, UK

Conclusions, Fare Well
Walter Brunner, Colin Sietses
End of congress

Congress location:

Hotel Einstein in St. Gallen

Hotel Einstein,
St. Gallen, Switzerland

The Einstein St. Gallen is more than a hotel - it is an institution. The elegant first-class city hotel is located quietly but centrally next to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Abbey District St.Gallen.