International Symposium on the Future of Rectal Cancer Surgery
Friday, December 9, 2016
Rectal cancer surgery has been revolutionised in recent years by minimally invasive techniques. These have included laparoscopy, robotics and transanal TME. However the debate as to which technique is superior remains and no consensus has been reached. Recent studies have reiterated caution to laparoscopy and cost implications to robotics. This has set the scene for more novel techniques such as TaTME which has gained immense popularity in the last few years. Whichever technique is employed the oncology must no be compromised.
Our 2016 AIS Winter Event is a one-day symposium to showcase and debate the 4 common surgical strategies for rectal cancer. The worldwide audience will watch presentations by world-leading experts followed by live rectal cancer surgery. The live surgery will be 4 cases operated on simultaneously in separate theatres by 4 teams of international experts – open, laparoscopic, robotic and TaTME.
As the entire event will be live broadcast live on AIS Channel, surgeons across the globe will be able to watch it in real time!
The moderators will have interactive iPads which will allow them to annotate specific structures on the surgeons’ screens and interact with a global audience via AIS Channel. This will allow the audience on the internet to interact with the surgical teams.
The surgical specimens will be assessed by pathologists in theatre to compare the techniques. The event will conclude with an expert panel discussion.
The faculty and invited audience bring together the world’s leading authorities and thoughts leaders in rectal cancer surgery. These include: Manish Chand; Steven Wexner; Antonio Lacy; Bill Heald; John Nicholls; Richard Cohen; Al Windsor; Mariana Berho; Neil Mortensen; Michael Adamina; Torbjorn Holm; Andre D’Hoore; Yves Panis; Arne Wibe; Nick West; Najib Haboubi; Brendan Moran; Chris Cunningham; Roel Hompes; Rodrigo Perez; Jim Khan; Paris Tekkis; Roger Motsen; David Jayne; Ian Jenkins.
Once registered, you will be able to follow the congress live and interact in real time from any location, through any device with an Internet connection.
In addition, online congress viewers will be able to obtain CME-CPD Credits. CME-CPD credits may be obtained through the AMA’s CME recognition program with the RCS:
Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Registered users can also enjoy all the AIS Channel contents for free.