Rectal Cancer Surgery Advanced Courses

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Rectal cancer surgery has been evolving in the last decades with substantial innovations in techniques and approaches. On the one hand there is an increasing demand for organ preservation including rectal preserving surgical techniques such as TAMIS and sphincter preserving techniques as TaTA, intersphincteric dissection and Transanal minimal invasive TME surgery. On the other hand more extensive surgery is needed to provide oncological safety for more advanced tumors as extralevator AP resection , lateral lymph node dissection and perineal reconstructions. These procedures can be complex and not only require a multidisciplinary approach and shared decision making with patients but also require anatomical and surgical training to optimize clinical outcomes.

What: Advanced rectal cancer surgery course
We offer an hands on training course for rectal cancer surgery for postgraduate surgeons to further enhance and optimize their technique. It is a two day dedicated and high quality low pelvic and rectal surgery training with focus to low rectal cancer. Lectures, live surgery and a full day of hands on training on human models are included. Topics include intersphincteric technique, AP resection, ELAP resection, The ins and outs of high quality low anterior including tips and trick for splenic flexure mobilization and nerve sparing pelvic surgery. Lateral lymph node dissection for rectal cancer will be discussed. Diverse reconstruction possibilities will be shown and discussed, TAMIS for local excision will be trained and lectured. Live case observation will be present on the first day. In addition we can deliver an on demand topic. For the hands on training all day focus will be to TAMIS local excision, Low pelvic TME techniques, TATA, intersphincteric dissection and ELAP techniques. Perineal reconstruction techniques will be shown and practiced. IF needed a tailored training can be given. Please do get in touch for specific demands and questions. For the scrub team a special program will be presented on how to handle two team and deal with all the equipment for TAMIS. The participants are asked to bring cases to discuss options and techniques. Highly experienced international faculty is present to help with a step for step approach to the surgical dissection.

Who: Colorectal Surgeons and/or fellows colorectal surgery
For training is aimed to help optimization in advanced rectal cancer surgery for those surgeon that are working in a high volume hospital and are already well experienced in laparoscopic TME surgery.

Where: Amsterdam Skills center
The Amsterdam skill center is a highly advanced training facility aiming to be a central home for surgical training. Health care professionals from the Netherlands, other European countries and from countries far beyond Europe can be trained will train at the Amsterdam Skills Centre. The ASC is a 3,700 m2 facility on 10,000 m2 land of AMC 15 minutes from Schiphol airport. The construction of the Amsterdam Skills Centre is officially opened on February 4, 2019. The Amsterdam Skills Centre will provide some elements of the New Way of Learning: a state of the art operating theatre with 12 operating tables providing training of complex procedures on preserved human tissue, surgical robots, training on virtual reality simulators, virtual reality and video animations of interventions, a digital learning environment and conference rooms for 200 people.

Co-operation with us will be an unique opportunity to exchange thoughts on translation of developments in technology to daily clinical practice. We would like to collaborate with you during a substantial time which allows a reliable partnership in clinical education. Patient safety is our primary goal. Introduction of new surgical technology has to be accompanied by training guidance and monitoring in order to achieve patient safety and better surgical outcomes.

International Faculty will be present for September ; Dr. Tuynman, Dr Kusters, Dr Sietses, Dr Hompes, Prof Q. Denost (Bordeaux)

The course will be from the Innovations and education, Amsterdam UMC colorectal training institute with the professional organization of Anouk Derksen -Two hands Events- Amsterdam innovations and education

We will deliver a very high quality intense course which will be of substantial benefit to your current practice.

Please contact:

rectalcancersurgery@vumc.nl or anouk.derks@twohandsevents.nl for questions regarding organization, travel and hotel.

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At the end of the live surgery day there will be a social program with a dinner in the centre of Amsterdam in the Medieval building “De Waag”, where the room of Rembrandt’s famous painting; “The anatomy lesson” is located.

Co-operation with us will be an unique opportunity to exchange thoughts on translation of developments in technology to daily clinical practice. We would like to collaborate with you during a substantial time which allows a reliable partnership in clinical education. Patient safety is our primary goal. Introduction of new surgical technology has to be accompanied by training guidance and monitoring in order to achieve patient safety and better surgical outcomes.

International Faculty will be present for September ; Dr. Tuynman, Dr Kusters, Dr Sietses, Dr Hompes, Prof Q. Denost (Bordeaux).

The Course will be from the Innovations and education, Amsterdam UMC colorectal training institute with the professional organization of Anouk Derksen -Two hands Events- Amsterdam innovations and education.

We will deliver a very high quality intense course which will be of substantial benefit to your current practice.

Please contact:
rectalcancersurgery@vumc.nl or anouk.derks@twohandsevents.nl for questions regarding organization, travel and hotel.