International Colorectal Meeting in St Vincent’s Hospital


St Vincent’s recently hosted an international conference on challenges and advances in the field of Colorectal disease. Each year notable international speakers are invited and the list includes some of the world’s most highly regarded clinicians involved in colorectal diseases.

The annual International meeting provides a forum to share the Centre’s clinical and research experience with doctors, nurses, dieticians, scientists and students. The 18th meeting was held on 9th September with the theme ‘Old problems – New solutions’. The title reflects the difficulties of and recent advances in the treatment of colorectal cancer at the two ends of the clinical spectrum: early disease in which minimal surgical techniques may be used to avoid major operations and advanced disease in which more radical surgery may achieve long term survival and even cure when it might not previously have been possible

The Centre for Colorectal Disease at St Vincent’s Hospital was established to ensure integration of medical and surgical treatment, education and research relating to diseases of the colon and rectum – the large bowel – at St Vincent’s University, St Michael’s and St Vincent’s Private Hospitals. . The Centre brings together the collective expertise of gastroenterologists, colorectal surgeons, radiologists, oncologists, pathologists, specialist nurses and dieticians to provide multidisciplinary care for patients supported by nursing and administrative staff..

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