Scientific Program – Saturday 12 August

  • 08:15-17:30
  • Grand Ballroom – InterContinental Double Bay

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Session One – Pactical & Noval Approaches To Common Colorectal Conditions              

8:15     Official opening & Welcome to Country        
8:30     PR bleeding in anti-coagulated patient         
8:45     Recalcitrant anal transphincteric fistula management            
9:00     Prurits Ani        
9:15     Anismus, vaginismus, levator ani pain           
9:30     Role of surgery in the modern management of slow transit constipation   
9:50     Q+A     

10:00 – 10:30 Morning Tea with Industry

Session Two – Colorectal Cancer Updates                 

10:30   Early onset colorectal cancer  
10:45   Frailty, sarcopenia & prehab before colorectal surgery          
11:00   RIght Hemicolectomy – should we be standardising our cancer operation  
11:15   What is the role of surgery in low volume multisystem metastatic disease 
11:30   Follow-up after colorectal cancer – is it a waste of time vs tailored surveillance post cancer resection       
11:45  Q+A
12:00   “EDWARD WILSON LECTURE: Faecal Incontinence – State of the art investigations and management – `Prof Charles Knowles

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch with Industry

Session Three – Tricky Operative Problems in Colorectal Surgery                 

13:30   Marginal artery is nobbled…. colon doesn’t reach rectal stump
13:40   Cancer stuck into pelvis – proceed or bail out           
13:50   Bleeding spleens and presacrums     
14:00   Coloanal stapler pokes through the rectal stump – what now?
14:10   Stoma won’t reach through the abdominal wall       
14:20   Unexpected pathology at appendicectomy – what to do?    
14:30   Urologist or gynaecologist requests intraop consult as they think put a hole in the rectum           
14:40   Roundtable: Panel interrogation

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea with Industry

Session Four – The Debate + Consultants’ Corner                 

15:30   DEBATE: Oral antibiotics with prep vs no prep in 2023? 
15:45   DEBATE: There is no role for appendicectomy in 2023 
16:00   DEBATE: Antibiotics vs Probiotics for Diverticulitis in 2023    
16:15   Consultants’ Corner   
17:15   Closing remarks
17:30   Program close

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