This workshop is aimed at colorectal surgeons experienced in laparoscopic and/or robotic rectal surgery (> 20 cases per year), and ideally also experienced with transanal surgery, especially TEM and TAMIS. This 2-day course will focus on the rationale for taTME and appropriate patient selection. It will cover all practical aspects required to set up a safe and effective service. In-depth didactic lectures, explanatory videos and hands-on on training in human cadavers will be provided by expert national and international faculty. The organisers aim to run the course for 8 delegates, plus observers and nurses. Surgeons are strongly encouraged to sign up in teams for the course and to bring along one or two members of their theatre staff. The organisers will also run a series of lectures specifically for the theatre staff and they will also be able to join in for the practical sessions. The course is accredited for CPD points by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Your fee includes a course dinner at an historic Oxford College and lunch on both days. It excludes accommodation, transport or any other expenses.
Faculty lead: Mr Roel Hompes (Oxford University Hospitals)