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Global Contacts

ACPGBI has established links with ESCP, ASCRS, CSSANZ and other International Colorectal Societies and Associations worldwide. 

ACPGBI currently runs two successful reciprocal fellowships on an annual basis. This involves ACPGBI hosting two fellows - one each from the USA and Australia/New Zealand at the Annual meeting where they each present a paper and visit several centres of their choice. In return ASCRS and CSSANZ both host one fellow from ACPGBI at one of their meetings.

ACPGBI is working on the development of two European Fellows and the re-establishment of the South African Fellow and arrangement of the programmes

ACPGBI aim to establish links with Colorectal Societies throughout the world with a focus on developing countries and, where appropriate, to aid teaching, training, research and audit in colorectal disease in those countries


European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP)

The professional organisation in Europe for the prevention, treatment, education
and research into colorectal disease

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is a community of health care professionals who are dedicated to advancing the understanding, prevention and treatment of disorders of the colon, rectum and anus.

Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ)

CSSANZ has over 300 members, representing specialist colorectal surgeons in these two countries. Members have undertaken advanced training in colorectal surgery, and are dedicated to ongoing professional development to maintain their expertise in the diagnosis and management of intestinal and anorectal problems

The South African Colorectal Society

The South African Colorectal Society aims to promote the study of, and research into, colorectal disorders and diseases, and related conditions. They aim to promote patient advocacy for those suffering from these conditions, and support best practice in the diagnosis and management of colorectal disease.