Watch the opening lecture of Prof. Neil Mortensen on Saving the sphincter – a story of surgical evolution held at last year’s ECC.
Neil Mortensen is Professor of Colorectal Surgery in Oxford and Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has been on the staff of Oxford University Hospitals since 1987 and he created its Department of Colorectal Surgery and largely contributed to its reputation of clinical and academic excellence. In this lecture he witnesses and reflects on 30 years of surgical evolution in the care of rectal cancer, sharing his large experience and wisdom with the Attendees of the European Colorectal Congress in St.Gallen, and beyond.
This year, Prof. Mortensen will speak on Tuesday December 5 and lecture on "Proctectomy for Crohn's disease: indication, technique, and results".
Prof. Neil Mortensen on "Saving the sphincter – a story of surgical evolution"
Watch the video of Professor Willem Bemelman's speech at the Masterclass of the European Colorectal Congress 2016. The topic of of his lecture was "Getting out of troubles: leaking low anastomosis and non healing perineal wound". All published videos from previous lectures include the questions and answers after the speech.
In 2017 Willem Bemelman gives two lectures: At the Masterclass he will talk about "First lavage, then no antibiotics anymore? Current evidence and pitfalls in the manage-ment of acute diverticulitis". At the main congress he will give a lecture on "Reported leak rate after low anterior resection for cancer – only the tip of the iceberg?".
Willem Bemelman on "Getting out of troubles: leaking low anastomosis and non healing perineal wound"
Prof. Dr. Willem Bemelman graduated from Medical School at the University of Amsterdam in 1986. After graduating he did work as a research resident at de department of Surgical Research at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. He was trained as a surgical resident under Dr. J.N. Keeman and Prof. H. Obertop in the St Lucas Andreas Hospital and Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Prof. Bemelman achieved his PhD at the University of Amsterdam in 1989.
In 1994 he worked as a fellow in Gastrointestinal surgery at the Department of Surgery in the Academic Medical Center. From 1995 until 1999 he worked as a consultant at the department of surgery at the Leiden University Medical Center, responsible for the benign gastrointestinal surgery, in particular Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
In 2006 Willem Bemelman became professor in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Prof. Bemelman is currently working at the department of Surgery of the Academic Medical Center. He is responsible for the Minimal Invasive and Colorectal Surgery with special interest in the treatment of inflammatory Bowel Disease.
(Source: Website of Academic Medisch Centrum)
Desmond Winter - Operative strategies for acute diverticular peritonitis
Watch Desmond C. Winter's speech on "Operative strategies for acute diverticular peritonitis" at the Masterclass of the European Colorectal Congress 2016.
At ECC 2017 Desmond Winter will talk about "Can bowel preparation and oral antibiotics still be avoided in colorectal surgery", so you will be able to see Desmond Winter live if you come to St.Gallen this December.
Desmond Winter is colorectal surgeon at the St.Vincent's University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland. He is also Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery at the University College Dublin, Editor at the British Journal of Surgery, International advisory board member at Archives of Surgery and editorial board member at the Irish Journal of Medical Science.