Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course

Full immersion in laparoscopic and transanal colorectal surgery

In the colorectal field, no-scar surgery through natural orifices has created the perfect balance between safety, efficacy, and patient benefits, especially in rectal cancer treatment.

IRCAD’s model of international education and hands-on training exemplifies the most innovative method of learning modern surgery in a safe, cost-effective, and enjoyable way.

Leading surgeons from around the world share their expertise through live surgery, educational
videos, and lectures, both online and on-site and are happy to assist participants during hands-on training sessions on live tissue and anatomical specimens.

Laparoscopic and Transanal Colorectal Supermaster Course


Course date & options

Course status


Theoretical sessions

Starting at 882 €


Practical training on live tissue

Starting at 1782 €


Practical training on anatomical specimens

Starting at 3850 €

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


Course director

J. Marescaux (FR, RW)

Faculty panel

Course objectives

  • To improve surgical and oncological outcomes in colorectal surgery
  • To learn about modern technologies for preoperative diagnosis and planning
  • To learn about new technologies for intraoperative navigation and manipulation
  • To improve multimodal colorectal cancer treatment
  • To provide hands-on sessions to improve skills in colorectal 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, anatomical specimens and pelvic trainer

Cancellation policy

CME credits & accreditations

June 1-3, 2023
  • Option A : 12 CME credits
  • Option B : 19 CME credits
  • Option C : 19 CME credits
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
November 2-4, 2023
  • Option A : 13 CME credits
  • Option B : 21 CME credits
  • Option C : 21 CME credits
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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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