30th Anniversary Jagelman/40th Anniversary Turnbull International Colorectal Disease Symposium
The 8th joint Jagelman–Turnbull Colorectal Disease Symposium took place February 14–16 at the Marriot Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There were 26 speakers from Cleveland Clinic Florida and Ohio and over 40 Cleveland Clinic alumni guest speakers from other institutions within the USA and throughout the world. The following are highlights of some of the key topics that were discussed.
The conference commenced with a focus on rectal cancer and its multidisciplinary approach. Albert Parlade of Cleveland Clinic (Florida) spoke about the importance of high-quality pelvic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the workup and management of rectal cancer. While MRI has become the preferred modality for local staging of rectal cancer, improvements are still needed for nodal staging. At high-volume centers, when nodal size and morphology are combined, sensitivity and specificity for predicting nodal metastases approach 85% and 98%, respectively. He also...
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