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29th Annual Jagelman/ 39th Annual Turnbull International Colorectal Disease Symposium

2nd Annual Pelvic Dissection taTME Cadaver Lab

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The Colorectal Disease program is designed to provide a comprehensive in-depth, detailed overview of new, controversial, challenging, and provocative colorectal themes. This exciting and stimulating conference will bring together colorectal experts to discuss issues in the field.

This year will again include the Pelvic Dissection TaTME Cadaver Lab as a non-CME educational opportunity, which allows participants the opportunity to receive instruction from renowned faculty and develop and/or perfect their technique of transanal surgery.

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.

Optional Scientific Paper Session, where participant abstracts are presented in both electronic poster and podium format will also be included as a non-CME educational opportunity.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Compare methods of surgical management of rectal cancer
  • Evaluate the benefit of synoptic reports
  • Describe the techniques and results of transanal total mesorectal excision
  • Assess the evaluation and management of difficult and complex colorectal problems
  • 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
  • Assess strategies to minimize morbidity
  • Review effective therapeutic options for post treatment morbidity


  • 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.