Start Date
25 September 2019
End Date
27 September 2019
Organisers/Society/Association
European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)
Location
Vienna, Austria
Meeting Summary

Initial Meeting Overview
Pre-Congress courses
AIN and HRA
Perianal Fistula
Parastomal Hernia
TAMIS

Wednesday 25 September
Pre-congress workshops
Official opening mid-morning
Symposia, keynote lectures, surgical video session
Trials results forum
Core subject update
Welcome drinks in the exhibition area (included in registration fee)

Thursday 26 to Friday 27 September
Plenary and parallel symposia
Keynote lectures
Consultants’ Corner
Free papers/oral posters
Educational interactive workshops – for Trainees and Specialists
Trainee video session
Trainee round table discussion
Interactive trainee workshop
Joint session with European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
Joint session with European Association for
Endoscopic Surgery (EAES)

Keynote lecture topics
Increasing incidence of rectal cancer in the young – aetiology, screening, and management controversies
Tailored neoadjuvant strategy in rectal cancer
Novel therapies based organoid and stem cell targeting with liquid biopsy follow-up
Prehabilitation, nutrition, and optimisation for major surgery
Intestinal failure, transplantation, and lengthening procedures
Faecal incontinence – strengthen, suture, stimulate, or sphincter augmentation?

Symposia topics
Is it a must or is it dust?
Continent ileostomy and ante/retrograde enema options
Atypical colitis and sexually transmitted diseases
Fistula-in-ano and related perineal pathology
IBD
Ileal pouch controversies
Mesenteric thrombosis and intestinal ischaemia