Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery

Full immersion in proctological surgery

In the colorectal field, and especially in proctological surgery, no-scar surgery through natural orifices has found the perfect match between safety, efficacy, and patient benefits, and more particularly so in rectal cancer treatment.

Since 2022, the IRCAD has been offering new opportunities providing the first ever university diploma in minimally invasive colorectal surgery.

Advanced Course in Proctological Surgery


Course date & option

Course status

Practical training on live tissue

Starting at 1665 €

No accommodation, no social programme and no entertainment included in the registration fees for participants

Course director

J. Marescaux (FR, RW)

Faculty panel

P. Meinero (IT)
H. Abcarian (US)
A. D’Urso (IT)
F. Seow-Choen (SG)
M. Adamina (CH)
F. Crafa (IT)
P. Dal Monte (IT)
A. D’Hoore (BE)
E. Ganio (IT)
V. Giaccaglia (IT)
P. Giamundo (IT)
D. Hahnloser (CH)
K. Matzel (DE)
G. Meurette(FR)

M. Mistrangelo (IT)
G. Naldini (IT)
C. Ratto (IT)
B. Roche (CH)
A. Rojanasakul (TH)
R. Scherer (DE)
X. Serra Aracil (ES)
M.L. Siegenbeek Van Heukelom (NL)
A. Spinelli (IT)
B. Van Geluwe (BE)
J. Warusavitarne (GB)
S. Wexner (US)

Course objectives

  • To improve surgical outcomes in proctology
  • To learn about modern technologies for preoperative diagnosis and planning
  • To learn about new technologies for intraoperative navigation and manipulation
  • To improve multimodal surgical treatment in the field of proctology
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in proctological surgery through practice under
    expert tutorials

Target audience

Surgeons / minimum level required

Educational methods

  • Interactive theoretical and video sessions between faculty and course participants
  • Live and pre-recorded operative demonstrations
  • Practical training on live tissue, models and pelvic trainer

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

September 4-5, 2023
    A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a CVS Training
    A submission has been made to the Ethical MedTech for assessment as a Third-Party Procedure Training

    Resolution of conflicts of interest (COI):

    The IRCAD training center has industrial and research partners (e.g., Karl Storz and Covidien/Medtronic) and Course Faculty members and Healthcare professionals declare these industrial partners are never committed to the elaboration and running organization of the programs or in the choice of experts. There is neither publicity nor promotion in the form of pull-up stands or flyers during the course.

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    Live the IRCAD experience to the fullest

    The courses are organized in such a way that participants are fully immersed in the heart of the Institute, from start to finish.

    One day at IRCAD

    Your course by day, the comfort and luxury in Les Haras Hotel **** by night

    A place with a unique design, inspired by history and the universe of horses… Les Haras Hotel**** honors leather and wood to take its guests on a journey through time.

    The Haras Brasserie offers a modern and friendly cuisine. The great classics of French cuisine are celebrated there, alongside signature dishes from Alsace or inspirations from the world over.


    Beautiful live demonstrations (sigmoidectomy, TME) / Nice topics (TME, right colectomy) / Excellent level of the experts, also in the afternoon workshop.

    from Italy

    Quality of expert discussion during live demonstrations / Possibility to use new equipment in the practical sessions

    from United Kingdom

    The quality of presentations / The cases are amazing / The teachers are excellent

    from Ecuador

    Everything was outstanding: organization, attitude, skills of the experts

    from Greece

    Operating on live tissue / Live surgery / Quality of the premises (architecture, interior design)

    from Estonia

    Live surgery with experts / Tips and tricks from the experts / Hands-on session

    from Portugal

    Live surgery with opportunity to interact with experts / Practice with very useful tutoring / Extreme availability of the experts

    from Italy

    Nice demonstration of mobilization of splenic flexure / Perfect visualization of operations / Step by step explanation of the surgery

    from Greece

    Excellent cases to demonstrate and very good to see how the experts handle events such as bleeding etc…

    from Iceland

    Friendly multicultural environment / Excellent learning opportunities / Good level of expertise of the staff

    from Pakistan

    High technical and scientific quality / Demanding cases and procedures / High impact technology institute

    from Italy

    High quality of the talks and expertise of the speakers / Live surgery demonstrations / Great experts' advice during practical part

    from Slovenia

    Illustrative videos / Very good discussions / Availability of speakers for questions

    from Egypt

    Contact with the experts / Excellent discussions / Perfect presentation of the different procedures

    from Germany

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