Wednesday May 13th
Recorded live operations (same day) commented by the surgeon:
Robotic rectal resection by Seon Hahn Kim, Korea and TEM ESD by Jörg Baral, Germany.
Thursday May 14th
Various presentations on following topics:
Screening, Quality of life. Diagnostics: MRI and biomarkers. Local excision and organ preservation. Adjuvant radiotherapy. Organ preservation and “watch and wait”. Formal resection: Robotic ultralow anterior resection
Friday May 15th
Case demonstration and multidisciplinary team discussion.
Consensus session: Definition of early rectal cancer, diagnostics and therapy by Michel
Adamina, Switzerland and Frank Pfeffer Bergen, Norway.
The venue Solstrand Hotel & Bad, is beautiful embedded in scenic surroundings. Both the spa and the food are widely recognised in Norway. All previous meetings have been characterised by an open and friendly atmosphere where questions are easy to ask, and many are eager to answer and join the discussions.