About this event

  • Date and time Fri 14 Jun 2024 from 9:00am to 15 Jun 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Location Milan, Italy
  • Organised by Coloproctology

Join us in Milan for an annual upcoming coloproctology event where experts from the UK and Italy will share their expertise, best practices, and innovative ideas.

Hosted by Professor Antonino Spinelli, Professor of Surgery at Humanitas University Hospital in Milan, Italy and President Elect of European Society of Coloproctology, this event offers an exceptional opportunity to connect with international peers and participate in a fantastic program filled with engaging, topical sessions.

Please note that you will need to arrange your own flights and accommodation for this meeting. Please scroll down to find more information about the recommended hotel where we have secured exclusive rates for attendees.

By attending, you will:

  • Know about current best practice in the treatment of rectal cancer
  • Be able to understand surgical treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Value knowledge in understanding burnout and the power of mentorship for colorectal surgeons

Don't miss out on this exciting event. Register today and gain valuable insights into the latest advances in coloproctology while networking with fellow professionals from around the world.

We also have a travelling fellowship available for this meeting. There are four prizes of £500 towards the cost of travel to this meeting available to trainees! The deadline is 31 March 2024 and the money will be awarded once the winner has completed the journey and submitted a receipt of travel expenses.

Submit your application here.

Grand Visconti Palace:
Please email reservations@grandviscontipalace.com with booking reference: “Humanitas University room block”
We have a block of rooms reserved at a preferential rate until 06/05/2024. After this deadline rooms are available on request at the standard rate.
Please note: rooms are not refundable in case of cancellation.


Standard pricing available until 17 April 2024.


RSM Member
Day 1
£195.00 Days 1-2
£65.00 Dinner
RSM Trainee
Day 1
£135.00 Days 1-2
£65.00 Dinner

Non - Member

Non - Member
Day 1
£225.00 Days 1-2
£65.00 Dinner
Day 1
£165.00 Days 1-2
£65.00 Dinner


Thursday 13 June 2024

Optional informal drinks in the bar at Grand Visconti Palace Hotel
Dinner at own arrangements
Friday 14 June 2024 - Humanitas Research Hospital

Coach transfer from Grand Visconti Palace Hotel to Humanitas Research Hospital
Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Justin Davies and Antonino Spinelli

Session 1: Live operating - minimally invasive low anterior resection, TME and Trans-anal Transection with Single Stapled (TTSS) anastomosis

Chair: Ian Jenkins

Live operating

Antonino Spinelli

Tea and coffee break
Live operating

Antonino Spinelli


Session 2: Surgical technique

Chairs: Caterina Foppa and Steve Brown

The role of surgery in reducing Crohn’s disease recurrence: hope or hype?

Michele Carvello

Strictureplasty and Crohn’s disease- an update

Janindra Warasuvitarne

Learning a new anastomosis as a consultant- taking TTSS from theory to practice

Salomone di Saverio

State of the Art Lecture- Ileoanal pouch surgery in 2024 - best practice

Antonino Spinelli

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 3: Topical insights

Chairs: Michele Carvello and Ramya Kalaiselvan

Early-onset colorectal cancer: Current insights and future directions

Caterina Foppa

Deferral of surgery for rectal cancer, and when to operate

Paris Tekkis

State of the Art Lecture - Burnout and the power of mentorship

Debby Keller

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Coach transfer back to conference hotel

Conference dinner at V piano-attico gourmet restaurant
Saturday 15 June 2024 - Winter Garden Room, Grand Visconti Palace Hotel

Welcome and introduction

Justin Davies

Session 4

Chair: Michael Powar

The great debate - This house believes that neoadjuvant therapy is the appropriate primary treatment for locally advanced colon cancer

For - James Wheeler
Against - Ian Jenkins

Case studies from the challenging pelvic floor clinic- tips from the top

Carolynne Vaizey

State of the Art Lecture - Optimal management of sigmoid diverticulitis

Willem Bemelman


Session 5: Travelling Fellowship presentations

Chair: Rina George

To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
John of Arderne Prize Winning Presentation

Matthew Fok

Panel discussion
Close of meeting


Milan, Italy


Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Wednesday 17 April 2024. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

This event will not be recorded.