ESCP OverviewFlorin Grama, Dan Cartu, Victor Tomulescu
scientific event, no. 6, 2017
The 12th Congress of the European Society of Coloproctology (ESPC), a prestigious annual scientific meeting organized under the leadership of the ESCP President Ã¢Â€" Pr. Emmanuel Tiret (France), took place in Berlin/Germany between September 20th-22nd, 2017. The event, which brought together a record number of nearly 2000 participants, was held at CityCube Berlin, a modern multifunctional conference center inaugurated in 2014. In addition to the distinguished members of the European Society of Surgery (ESCP), the Congress benefited from the presence of other prominent guests: Guy R. Orangio (American Society of Colorectal Surgeons - ASCRS), Julio Aguilar Garcia (USA), Ian Bisett (New Zealand), Tetsuo Yamana (Japan). There were four different courses as part of the agenda, which included hands-on modules dedicated to topical subjects in colorectal surgery: Ã¢Â€" TAMIS Ã¢Â€" Hands-on course; Ã¢Â€" Operative Techniques for the Prevention and Repair of Parastomal Hernia; Ã¢Â€" A Hands-On Introduction to the Treatment of Perianal Fistulas and Haemorrhoids; Ã¢Â€" Hands-On Colorectal Laparoscopic Skills Course. The panel of experts involved in the organization of these courses included important names in colorectal surgery, such as Antonino Spinelli, Roel Hompes, Werner Kneist, Andreas Rink, Pierpaolo Sileri, Imran Aslam, Neil Smart, Miguel Garcia Urena, David Zimmerman, Steve Brown. In addition, the 9th ESCP Ultrasound Workshop, with live demonstrations on pelvic floor and anal canal pathology, was carried out by experts such as Anders Mellgren (USA), Giulio Santoro (Italy), Johan Nordenstam (USA), Klaus Matzel (Germany), Pawel Wieczorek (Poland), Abdul H. Sultan (United Kingdom).