, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 95-96
Date: 12 Feb 2011

Colorectal Congress in St. Gallen, Switzerland

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December. Snow. Frozen trees. Cars slowly proceeding in the darkness like metal ghosts. This is what I found arriving to St. Gallen, 1 h from Zurich, where Professor Jochen Lange had organized the fourth European Colorectal Congress, helped by his staff including the charming and skilled Judith Balzien. This outstanding Meeting has become a “must” in the field, hosting the best specialists in the field for 3 days and being attended by over 1,200 people from all countries, mostly Europe, but also United States and Japan.

Complications and Liver metastases were the topics of the St. Gallen European Colorectal Congress 2010. “What do volume and learning curves tell us?”, “Which are the preventable causes of failure during colorectal cancer surgery?”, P. Quirke, R.J. Heald, and H. Kehlet tried to reply to these questions. L. Pahlman discussed on the bowel preparation in colorectal surgery and E. Rullier reported his experience on risk factors for anastomotic leakage after resection for rect

The congress sessions are also available online at the following address: www.docAcademy.ch.