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14.04 - 18.04.2023, Fribourg, Switzerland

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What is Colorectal THRIVE 2024?

Colorectal THRIVE - Congress Where Colorectal Surgeons THRIVE: Four days of state-of-the-art professional education in colorectal surgery. Onsite in the historic city of Fribourg, Switzerland, or online. Earn up to 27 CME credits.

At Colorectal THRIVE in April 2024, 39 key opinion leaders from 12 countries will cover all of colorectal surgery for you: From cancer to IBD, and from the management of complications to clinical applications of AI and virtual reality. Other topics include diverticular disease and endometriosis, the latest implications of the microbiome, proctology and pelvic floor, genetic syndromes for the clinician, and incisional and parastomal hernias. The choice is yours: Attend all sessions, or book individual days.

Register now to experience: 

  • 3 days of single-stream expert lectures in colorectal surgery

  • 1 full day of interactive colorectal surgery masterclasses, including our Masterclass in Hands-on Robotic Surgery
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Congress outline

Colorectal THRIVE 2024

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
9.00 - 18.00
Masterclass in Colorectal Surgery
9.00 - 18.00
Masterclass in Proctology & Pelvic Floor Diseases
9.00 - 17.00
ECC Spring Advanced Robotic Course
09.15 - 12.45
Bail out strategies: Management of complication
12.45 - 13.15
Perspective lecture
13.15 - 14.30
14.30 - 18.00
Pearls of practice
18.30 - open
Welcome drinks
08.30 - 11.30
Pearls of Practice - Crohn and Colitis
11.30 - 14.45
Of Microbes, Cancer and more
14.45 - 18.45
The Times They are a-Changin
19.00 - open
Fondue evening
08.30 - 11.30
Pearls of practice - Cancer of the colon
11.30 - 13.00
Pearls of practice - Diverticular disease
13.00 - 14.00
Perspective lectures

Our speakers 2024

Amy L. Lightner

Professor of Surgery, Scripps Clinic, San Diego, CA, Chief Medical Officer, Direct Biologics

La Jolla, USA

Mohamed Abbas

Consultant Physician, Geneva - CH

Geneva, CH

Isacco Montroni

MD, PhD, FASCRS, Vice-chair, Colorectal Surgery and General Surgery, Ospedale per gli Infermi, AUSL Romagna, Faenze, Deputy Editor in Chief European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO), Italy

Faenze, IT

Paris Tekkis

BMedSci, BM BS, MD, HonD, FRCS, Professor of Surgery and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

London, UK

Janindra Warusavitarne

MD, PhD, Lead Consultant Colorectal Surgeon for IBD, St. Mark's Hospital, London, Education Chair ESCP (European Society of Coloproctology)

London, UK

Joan Robert-Yap

Senior Medical Consultant, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland

Geneva, CH

Jurriaan Tuynman

MD, PhD, Colorectal surgeon at Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands

Amsterdam, NL

Matthias Turina

Professor of Surgery. University Hospital Zurich, Zurich

Zurich, CH

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