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Course Overview

For more than 30 years, the International Colorectal Disease Symposium hosted by Cleveland Clinic Florida has been the world’s leading annual colorectal postgraduate symposium.  After a covid-induced hiatus, the meeting will return in February 2025.  As had been the case every year between 1990 and 2020, our internationally esteemed faculty represent the best, brightest, most innovative and insightful leaders in colorectal disorders.  The interdisciplinary panel of colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, urologists, and others will allow a multidisciplinary approach to the newest most cutting-edge methods of evaluation and management of the entire array of disorders of the colon, rectum, anus, and small bowel.  Each of the twelve sessions includes a 30-minute interactive panel discussion with questions, answers, debate and dialogue.  The major focus will be optimizing outcomes for patients through interdisciplinary care in the major areas of carcinoma, inflammatory bowel disease, anorectal surgery and functional pelvic floor disorders.  The faculty will be including evidence-based guidelines and, where appropriate, will introduce and discuss standards.  Liberal use of video for demonstration of technique will help augment the educational process.  Some very new and exciting aspects of the program include artificial intelligence, surgical simulation, fluorescence imaging and fluorescence guided surgery, and treatment of metastatic disease.  Furthermore, lectures and discussion will also  include the very timely topics of surgeon wellness and wellbeing, patient satisfaction, cost-effective care and patient reported outcomes.

By Attending, You Will Be Able To:

  • Evaluate methods of minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopy, robotics and transanal access techniques
  • Discuss the etiology of and methods of decreasing the impact of anastomotic leaks
  • Review currently available tools to optimize patient outcomes including fluorescence guided and minimally invasive surgery
  • Debate tools to determine success focusing on patient reported outcomes, validated databases and evidence based guidelines
  • Manage methods of teamwork and communication including mentoring, coaching, conflict resolution and communication.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is directed to an international audience of practitioners and healthcare professionals and is designed for Physicians, Fellows, Residents, Researchers, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Advance Practice Providers, Wound Care Professionals and health professionals specializing in colorectal surgery, general surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery and gastroenterology.