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This is a two-day course which will provide updates on the various aspects of pelvic floor surgery and complex proctology for the colorectal surgeon. The first day will be primarily pelvic floor and the second will be aimed at complex proctology.

Day 1 – Pelvic Floor Day

The anal sphincter

09:00 Anal sphincter repair- who should have one and who should do it

09:20 Obstetric anal sphincter injuries- who is repairing them and who should be

09:40 Non-obstetric perineal trauma

10.00 Discussion

10:20   Coffee break

Treatments for FI

10:50 What to do when biofeedback hasn’t helped your patient

11:10 New/ future avenues for neuromodulation for FI

11:30 Regenerative medicine and the pelvic floor

11:50 Discussion

12:10  Lunch


13:10 The recurrent rectal prolapse

13:30 Internal rectal prolapse, who gets an operation?

13:50 The Oxford approach to pelvic mesh related complications

14:10 Robotic prolapse repair

14:30 Discussion

14:45 Coffee

Pelvic floor pot-pourri

15:00 Connective tissue disorders and the pelvic floor

15:20 Female genital mutilation

15:40 Low Anterior Resection Syndrome, what is it, how should we treat it?

16:00 Perineal hernia

16:20 Discussion

17:00 End of Day 1

Day 2 – Proctology

The basics

09:00 Piles

09:20 Fissures

09:40 Office based proctology – What can be done and what can’t

10:00 Discussion

10:20 Coffee break

Fistula Repair

10:50 LIFT- how to do it and for whom

11:10 Endoanal advancement flap – how to do it and for whom

11:30 Fistulotomy and primary repair

11:50 Discussion

12:10  Lunch

IBD fistulae

13:10 When to operate on perianal Crohn’s

13:30 Stem cells and fistula – where are we now

13:50 Pouch fistula- management strategies

14:10 Discussion

14:30 Coffee break

Gender, sex and the anus

14:45 Anal sex

15:05 Anal condyloma and dysplasia- what the colorectal surgeon needs to know

15:25 What the colorectal surgeon needs to know about gender reassignment surgery

15:45 RnVF

16:05 Discussion

Case Discussion

16:15 Case discussion

16:45 End of day 2 & course


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