BANNER Colorectal for web 

Aim of Course

Based on the knowledge of total mesocolon, total mesorectal surgery and imaging before the operation, after this masterclass participants will be able to answer questions such as:

  • Is th screening to be implemented?
  • How does staging influence clinical decision making?
  • Which information about genetics does influence treatment choices?
  • How and when can I minimize procedure?
  • How do I position the patient for the perinal phase and perform a wide excision for low rectal cancers?
  • Where do I damage the autonomic nerve plexus?


Theo Wiggers, University Medical Centre Groningen, Groningen, NL
Lars Pahlman, University Hospital Uppsala, Uppsala, SE
Paris Tekkis, St. Mary's NHS Trust, The Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK

Invited speakers 

G. Baatrup, Odense University Hospital, Odense, DE
G. Beets Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, NL
R. Beets, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, NL
K. Bujko, Maria Slodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Center, Warsaw, PL
M. de Ruiter, Leiden University  Medical Center, Leiden, NL
S. Evrard, Institut Bergonié, Bordeaux, FR
T. Holm, Center of Digestive Diseases, Karolinska University, Stockholm, SE
M. Maas
, Maastricht University Medical Centrer, Maastricht, NL
B. Moran, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke, UK
M. Morino, University of Turin, Turin, IT
P. Pfeiffer, Odense University Hospital, Odense, DE
W. Polkowski, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, PL
A. Rasulov, N. N. Blokhin Russian Cancer Research Center, Moscow, RU
N. Scott,
St. James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
J. Souglakos, University of Creete,  Heraklion, GR
S. Stelzner, Klinik fur Allgemein-und Viszeral Chirurgie, Dresden, DE
W. Tarnowski, Klinika Chirurgii Ogolnej, Onkologicznej i Przewodu Pokarmowego CMKP, Warsaw, PL
E. Tiret, Saint-Antoine Hospital, Paris, FR






Ideal Course Candidate

  • Age between 30 and 40 years
  • Resident of surgery in the last two years of specialisation with clinical interest in colorectal cancer
  • Surgical oncologists and colorectal surgeons within 5 years of ending specialisatio residency
  • Medical and radiation oncologists with 3-5 years of experience in the treatment of colorectal cancer patients.

Educational Methods

  • Plenary lectures
  • Workshops
  • Case presentations by participants


Attendance is limited to 40 participants and admitance is by competitive application only.

Registration fee is 600EUR  for ESSO members and ESO Club members and  750EUR for non-members. The fee includes registration to the course and full board accommodation. Participants will covered their travel and 1 free dinner.  

Application Procedure

Application must include

  • Complete application form
  • Short CV (max. 2 pages) describing recent clinical experience and list of recent publications
  • Supporting letter from Head of Department or mentor
  • Motivation letter
  • Abstracts with proposed presentation of a clinical case of a colorectal cancer patient.

Application must be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 15th December 2014. Extended deadline: 6th January!


Click here to download the flyer of the course including the programme and the Faculty.

Further information 

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