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30th Anniversary Jagelman/ 40th Annual Turnbull International Colorectal Disease Symposium

3rd Annual Pelvic Dissection taTME Cadaver Lab


Activity Overview

Please join us as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary David G. Jagelman MD / 40th Anniversary Rupert B. Turnbull MD International Colorectal Disease Symposium as part of our annual Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute Week (DDSI). This internationally acclaimed gathering of surgeons from around the world will be held from February 14-16, 2019 at the newly remodeled Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale. This special anniversary course is paying tribute to the more than 1,000 surgeons from the USA and virtually every other country who have trained as clinicians and/or researchers at Cleveland Clinic, in Florida and/or in Ohio. The expert globally renown faculty will exchange medical and surgical concepts, including in-depth, detailed overviews of the entire gamut of new, controversial and challenging colorectal themes. Expert, interactive panel discussions will be included.

In addition, the three most senior members of the DDSI Department of Colorectal Surgery will be delivering the three memorial orations; Steven D. Wexner MD honoring David G. Jagelman MD, Ian Lavery MD honoring Rupert B. Turnbull MD, and James Church MD honoring Victor W. Fazio MD.

The 3rd Annual Pelvic Dissection taTME Cadaver Lab will take place again this year and will be held at the Miami Anatomical Research Center, a state-of-the-art facility. The lab will include a didactic session followed by the cadaver lab where participants will learn techniques of transanal total mesorectal excision with minimally invasive abdominal colon mobilization and reconstruction techniques.

Abstract submissions are again being accepted for poster and podium presentation, which will take place February 13, 2019.

Exhibit participation and displays will afford attendees the opportunity to interact with industry representatives to discuss the latest products, technologies and pharmaceuticals.

We look forward to welcoming over 500 surgeons from over 50 countries to interact in our 12 educational sessions as well as during the abstract presentations and three keynote orations. We are confident that you will benefit from your participation and hope you will take advantage of this unique opportunity to network with our international Cleveland Clinic Alumni in Fort Lauderdale in February!

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

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.