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Join us at the 28th Annual Jagelman / 38th Annual Turnbull International Colorectal Disease Symposium and 11th Annual Transanal Surgery Workshop/Wet Lab and TaTME Cadaver Lab

Program Description

The program is designed to provide a comprehensive in-depth, detailed overview of new, controversial, challenging, and provocative colorectal themes. ISLCRS is collaborating with the Cleveland Clinic to welcome participants from around the world to an exciting and stimulating conference which will bring together laparoscopic and colorectal experts to discuss issues in the field. A live surgery day, advanced transanal surgery workshop including wet lab, TaTME cadaver lab, and afternoon scientific paper session are being offered as additional non-CME educational opportunities. Attendance at the Symposium will provide the attendees with a detailed analysis of the current status of every major colorectal area. Video demonstrations will help improve competencies and patient outcomes. Multidisciplinary integration amongst surgery, gastroenterology, imaging and pathology will be emphasized in combined sessions centered upon the definitions and optimization of patient outcomes.

Activity Directors

Steven D. Wexner, MD, PhD (Hon), FACS, FRCS, FRCS (Ed), FASCRS, FACG
Director, Digestive Disease Center
Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease & Surgery Insitute
Cleveland Clinic
Weston, FL

Tracy Hull, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Conor Delaney, MD, MCh, PhD, FACS, FRCSI, FASCRS
Institute Chairman, Digestive Disease& Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Scott Steele, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Chairman, Department of Colorectal Surgery
Digestive Disease & Surgery Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


  • Minimally Invasive Surgery including Robotics
  • Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME)
  • Surgical Innovation
  • Avoiding and Managing Complications
  • Practicing Cost Effective Colorectal Surgery
  • Optimizing Patient Outcomes
  • Multidisciplinary Team Approaches

Who Should Attend?

Physicians, residents, fellows, nurses, wound care professionals, physician assistants, and allied health professionals specializing in colorectal surgery, general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery and gastroenterology.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Assess strategies to minimize morbidity
  • Assess the evaluation and management of difficult and complex colorectal problems
  • Compare methods of surgical management of rectal cancer
  • Compare the new methods of managing inflammatory bowel disease
  • Debate the methods of treatment of rectal prolapse
  • Deliberate the benefits of interdisciplinary management of colorectal cancer
  • Describe advanced therapeutic colonoscopy techniques
  • Describe the techniques and results of transanal total mesorectal excision
  • Discuss the newest procedures for fecal incontinence
  • Evaluate the benefit of synoptic reports
  • Outline the assessment and treatment of difficult anorectal conditions
  • Present innovate tools to improve outcomes
  • Realize improvements in surgical education
  • Review effective therapeutic options for post treatment morbidity

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