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NEWSLETTER 09.12.2016



APRIL 20 - 22, 2017

Dear Colleague,

it is a great pleasure and honour to invite you to the 10th EFR – European Federation for coloRectal Cancer Congress to be held from April 20 – 22, 2017 in Vienna. This congress will address state-of-the-art multi disciplinary management of colorectal cancer. A multimodality approach is mandatory to diagnose and treat this common cancer: perspectives from endoscopy, pathology, surgery, medical oncology, radiation medicine and biomarker assessment. Interactive sessions provide workshop style interaction amongst the participants and the panellists, so the attendees have the possibilty to discuss each session.


medical specialists in surgery, medical oncology, radiotherapy, pathology, imaging and gastroenterology


  1. Gain insights on the latest research and studies.
  2. Hear expert perspectives on unanswered questions.
  3. Benefit from interactive discussions to answer your special questions.
  4. Have the possibilty to present an abstract and win the Ingeborg Hörhager Award.
  5. Learn from multidisciplinary colleagues through daily networking opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring congress in Vienna in 2017.

Béla Teleky, MD, FRCS
President of the EFR 

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW (please scroll down)
Top-Speakers from around the world. 
Thursday, April 20
12:00 – 12:30 Kick off-lecture
Revolution and evolution in rectal cancer/ B. Heald
Highlights 14 years EFR/ B. Teleky
12:30 – 14:30 Session I  Difficult Polyps, Dysplasia and Consequences  
Detection of polyps: value of CT colongraphy / Andrea Maier
Detection of polyps: value of colonoscopy / Barbara Tribl
Grading of dysplasia in colorectal adenomas / Iris Nagtegaal
Management of colorectal polyposis syndromes / Gabriela Möslein
Colonoscopy: collaboration between gastroenterologists and Surgeons / J.Hoare

15:00 – 16:45 Session II Colon Surgery
Is the location of the primary of colon cancer a prognostic factor: the pathologist´s view / P. Quirke
Practice parameters for early colon cancer management:
Italian Society of Colorectal Surgery / G. Romano
Complete mesocolic excision (CME) for colon cancer in open and laparoscopic surgery / W. Hohenberger
How should we perform laparoscopic complete mesocolic excision in the right colon / R. Kennedy
Management of locally advanced colon cancer / Z. Krivokapic
Comparison of open, laparoscopic and robotic colectomies / J. Milsom
16:45 – 17:45 CCC: Update “clinical guidelines in colorectal cancer”
Guidelines in Oncology / V. Heinemann
Guidelines in Oncology / G. Prager
Guidelines in Surgery / Th. Schiedeck
Tumorimmunology of Colorectal Cancer / M.Bergmann
What we have learned from P53 – Trials so far / Daniela Kandioler
Friday, April 21
08:30 – 10:45 Session III Rectal Cancer
Preoperative diagnostic and endoluminal ultrasound in rectal    cancer/ J. Korcek
High resolution MRI for rectal cancer including PET-MRI / D. Tamandl
Transanal total mesorectal excision: is this the future of rectal cancer surgery? / R. Hompes
Pitfalls in oncological rectal surgery / A. Lacy
TransAnal TME / G. Dapri
Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery/ S.H. Kim
10:45 – 12:15 Session IV Rectal Cancer
Lars Pahlmann Memorial Lecture: Enhanced reality and intraoperative imaging in colorectal surgery / N. Mortensen
Current status of transanal endoscopic surgey / Y. Shelygin
Challenges and limitations in rectal cancer / A. Wolthuis
Sphincter saving surgery in rectal cancer / Elena Orsenigo
Rectal preservation and surveillance / C. Cunnigham
Robotic rectal surgery/ S.H. Kim
12:15 – 13:00  Lunch Symposium
Approaching rectal cancer open, laparascopi, transanal or robotic – what is best? / W. Brunner
Best technique/access to resect rectal cancer? / G. Silberhumer
Robotic Surgery for Rectal Cancer: A Single Center Experience / I. Popescu
13:00 – 14:45 Session V Preoperative Treatment and Therapeutic Sequence
Radiotherapy in rectal cancer / V. Valentini
Non operative management of rectal cancer / P. Paty
Optimal timing of surgery after neoadjuvant treatmet / N. Wasserberg
Complete clinical response after neoadjuvant treatment: Long term results / M. Omejc
Complete Clinical Response after neoadjuvant treatment for Rectal  Cancer – What to do? /
Diverting stoma in rectal cancer: Pros and cons / A. Dziki
15:15 – 17:00 Session VI Metastatic Disease
Preoperative staging of livermets of colorectal cancer / A. Ba – Salamah
Managing synchronous liver metastases from colorectal /cancer / N. Kokudo
Robotic liver resection: Status of the Evolution of MIS Surgery / Y. Fong
Reoperation in patients with livermets / M. Milicevic
Surgical approaches in metastasectomy for colorectal lung Metastases / G. Lang
Colorectal cancer surgery in the elderly /J. Hoch
17:00 – 18:00 Round table: future developments of treatment of mCRC
Saturday, April 22
08:30 – 10:15 Session VII Advanced Disease
Multidisciplinary treatment of peritoneal dissemination of colorectal cancer. / Th. Bachleitner-Hoffmann
HIPEC for local recurrent rectal cancer / P. Delrio
Palliative treatment versus extended resection in advanced colorectal cancer/ R. Madjov
Controversies in the surgical management of locally advanced rectal cancer / M. Adamina
Current status and future of parastomal hernia repair surgery /M. Szczepkowski
Novel drugs in the treatment of CRC / W. Scheithauer
10:45 – 11:35 Session VIII Incontinence and Sexual Impairment
Anatomical considerations in rectal cancer surgery / F. Aigner
Nerve sparing robotic surgery in rectal cancer / F. Luca
Bladder and sexual dysfunction following laparoscopically assisted
and conventional open mesorectal resection for cancer / F. Seow-Choen
Sexual health in cancer patients: recent results / C. Reisman
Quality of life after colorectal surgery / K. Matzel
12:15 – 12:45 Poster Award
Oral presentation of 3 posters
Ingeborg Hörhager poster prize
12:45 – 13:00
Closing remarks


EFR Congress Secretariat 2017
Kuoni Destination Management Austria
Lerchenfelder Gürtel 43
1160 Vienna, Austria
T: +43 1 319 76 90 - 52
F: +43 1 319 11 80
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