About this event

  • Date and time Thu 19 Nov 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Surgery

In this unique webinar, Professor Rockall will guide delegates through the essential steps of this complex surgery and offer technical tips to avoid complications and improve outcomes. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand the current best practice in performing a laparoscopic anterior resection
  • Be able to demonstrate the subtle planes and anatomical landmarks in this operation
  • Learn some expert tips to avoid the common pitfalls

Delegates will receive the special opportunity to engage in interactive Q&A during this session.

This session is highly beneficial for trainees, colorectal surgeons, and experienced colorectal surgeons who want to expand on their skills.

We would like to thank our sponsor KARL STORZ Endoscopy (UK) Ltd for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Key speakers

Professor Tim Rockall

Professor of Surgery, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Professor Rockall is a Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Surrey County Hospital Guildford and Professor of Surgery at Surrey University.

He specialises in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery and has a particular interest and expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.

He was previously Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London in the department of Surgical Technology and Oncology and Honorary Consultant at St. Mary's Hospital London, where he directed the clinical robotics programme.

He has held the position of Director of the Minimal Access Therapy Unit (mattu) in Guildford since 2003.  The mattu convenes multiple educational courses in multiple disciplines but with an emphasis on laparoscopic surgery and was a training centre for the National Laparoscopic Colorectal Training programme (LAPCO).

He has an active research programme in the fields of Minimally Invasive Surgery, Enhanced Recovery, Prehabilitation and Imaging technology.

He is Past President of The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and is currently a member of Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is Chairman of the RCSE Research Committee and Chairman of the RCSE Invited Review Mechanism.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Mr Joe Ellul, President, Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Miss Rachel Hargest, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery

Professor Tim Rockall, Professor of Surgery, Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust

Question and answer session
Close of meeting




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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