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Innovations in Colorectal Surgery


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the ‘Innovations in Colorectal Surgery’ congress. On March 29th 2019, the Department of Surgery of Amsterdam UMC will host this international symposium in the Amsterdam Skills Centre, one of the new top European surgical skill centers.

Innovations aim to improve quality of surgery and patient outcomes. On this day we will collect and share the latest innovations that could change future surgery. Implementation of these surgical novelties in imaging, tissue handling and perioperative care require demonstration and education.

State of the art lectures and video’s in different areas of colorectal surgery will demonstrate the clinical value of innovations. A variety of trending topics in colorectal surgery such as novel developments in NOTES, intraoperative advanced imaging (antibody-coupled ICG), the newest robotic platforms, augmented reality in surgery, social media and surgery, organ preservation, TaTME and D3 colonic and rectal cancer resection will be addressed.

Live surgery cases will accompany the lectures to further increase the didactic merit of the day. The live moderation and ability of direct communication between the venue and operating theatre promises interesting discussions and deliberations of treatment strategies among the audience and faculty.

Amsterdam Schiphol airport is close to the venue and has great availability of connections. We can arrange transport, flights and hotels as you wish.

We look forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam in March 2019.

On behalf of organizing committee,

Jurriaan Tuynman, congress director
Stefan van Oostendorp and Nina Sluiter, coordinators


08.30-09.00   Coffee and tea
09.00-09.25   Opening lecture - Prof. dr. Heald
09.25-09.55     LESS minimal invasive surgery
TAMIS Pouch IBD surgery – Dr. Warusavitarne
Innovations in robotic surgery – Prof. dr. Ng
09.55-10.45   Advanced TME
COLOR III trial: TaTME vs Lap TME – Dr. Sietses
Minimal invasive APE/ELAPE – Dr. Chien-Chih Chen
COLOR III & TaTME in China – Prof. dr. Hongwei Yao
10.45-11.15   Coffee and tea
11.15-12.05   Media in colorectal surgery #
Twitter and social media in surgery – Dr. Brady
Deferred live – Dr. Knol
Telementoring / AIS-channel – Prof. dr. Lacy
12.05-13.05   Lunch
13.05-14.15   Organ preservation
Neoadjuvant immunotherapy for CRC – Dr. Chalabi
Wait and See – Prof. dr. Beets
LIMERIC trial – Dr. Van Westreenen
Rectal preservation TESAR/STARTREC – Dr. Tuynman
14.15-14.45   Coffee and tea
14.45-15.55   Advanced imaging
Future of image guided surgery – Dr. Chand
Fluorescence guided imaging in CR surgery – Dr. Hompes
MAB fluorescence for tumor detection – Dr. Hilling
Molecular imaging / advanced imaging – Prof. dr. Kneist
15.55-16.25   Coffee and tea
16.25-17.45   Significance of D3 colorectal resection
The mesentery and D3 registry – Dr. Aigner
D2 with CME sufficient – Dr. Tanis
Significance of lateral lymph node dissection – Dr. Kusters
Rectal D3 & LN dissection – Prof. dr. Ito
17.45-18.00   Training and education – Dr. Tuynman
18.00   Closure and drinks


Accreditation is requested at the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Heelkunde (for Dutch participants)

Venue & directions

Tafelbergweg 47
1105 BD Amsterdam

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To assist with your accommodation bookings, we have selected some hotels in Amsterdam city centre (appr. 30 minutes by public transport to the venue).

Spuistraat 175
1012 VN Amsterdam

NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
Prins Hendrikkade 59-72
1012 AD Amsterdam

Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Centre
Nieuwezijds Kolk 19
1012 PV Amsterdam

Avenue Hotel
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 33
1012 RD Amsterdam

Or visit for other hotels in Amsterdam.

Registration form Innovations in Colorectal Surgery

Registration fees:
€ 200,- incl. VAT for Consultant

€ 150,- incl. VAT for Scientist / postdoctoral researcher, Resident-in-training, Nursing specialist

Onsite registration fee:
€ 250,- incl. VAT

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