18th September, 2018 - Postgraduate Centre, RUH Bath
Chaired by Mr Stephen Dalton and Mr Ed Courtney, this one day meeting is aimed at all healthcare professionals with an interest in the management of patients with Rectal Cancer.
This meeting will be supported by the ACPGBI and healthcare companies; participants will be asked to pay £20 deposit, which will be refunded on attendance at the meeting.
Registration will open at 09:00 and the meeting will close by 17:00
Outline meeting schedule:
Session 1: Staging and neoadjuvant therapy
Updates on new staging techniques and advances in neo-adjuvant therapy, with discussion on how to achieve more consistent practice across the region
Session 2: Surgical technology and techniques
Covering robotic TME and the challenges of transanal TME, with expert video demonstrations of techniques
Lunchtime debate: De-functioning ileostomy is essential in the modern era
Session 3: Advanced rectal cancer
Discussing appropriate referral pathways for advanced cancers, the use of targeted therapies and best practice for palliative care
SW regional round-up and discussion
Session 4: Age and rectal cancer
Is the epidemiology of rectal cancer changing? How should younger patients be supported and what are the considerations for elderly, frail patients? What happens when things go wrong?