Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) has become one of the most promising technical advancement in the surgical treatment of rectal cancer. However, taTME requires specific technical expertise, as it is often difficult to identify the correct dissection plane potentially resulting in bleeding, autonomic nerve injury and urethral injury. Because of these technical challenges, hands-on laboratory training is imperative to successful outcomes. Using a well explored and published technique, this course is designed to demonstrate specific visual features encountered during taTME surgery and to guide the surgeon to perform the dissection in the correct plane facilitating a safe and accurate taTME surgery.
Richard Wolf is proud to offer a new series of workshops on transanal endoscopic surgery. The two-day workshop format combines didactic and hands-on training (on cadaveric models) under the guidance of Dr. Mark Whiteford and Dr. Carl J. Brown.
Thursday, September 28, 2017
3–5 PM Recommended arrival at hotel
5:30–6:15 PM Convene at restaurant for cocktail hour/introductions
6:30 PM Seated dinner (private room)
7 PM Dinner and presentations
9 PM Adjourn and shuttle pickup
Friday, September 29, 2017
7:45 AM Depart from hotel
8 AM Arrival at workshop facility
Breakfast and Coffee Served
8:15 – 9:45 AM Didactic Sesion
10 AM – 1:30 PM Cadaver workshop
1:30 – 2:30 PM Lunch
2:30 – 4 PM Additional workshop time
*AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH NOTICE.
FEES AND REGISTRATION
This advanced hand-on course is designed for TEM platform users. The fee for this course is $800.00,
payable by any major credit card at the time of registration.
To register, contact Sara Hachaj, Convention and Lab Planning Assistant by phone at (800) 323-9653 x253, by e-mail at email@example.com
Or contact Evan Mix, General Surgery Marketing Manager at (224) 688-6421 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION
SpringHill Suites by Marriott (Burr Ridge), a two-minute walk from the SERC facility. 15W90 N. Frontage Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 323-7530 or toll free (800) 919-4793
GROUND TRANSPORTATION FROM CHICAGO AIRPORTS
O’Hare International Airport (ORD) is located approximately 30 minutes (21 miles) north of the SERC facility. Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) is located approximately 20 minutes (14 miles) east of the SERC facility
Some cab companies do not travel to the southwest suburbs of Chicago, including Burr Ridge, where the SERC facility is located. We suggest you call ahead to arrange for a taxi to meet you upon your arrival or ask for one of the following companies at the taxi stand just outside of baggage claim:
American Taxi: (630) 305-0700
Citi Suburban: (630) 495-5555
Coach USA Chicago/Shuttle service: (773) 254-6400
All American Limousine/Car service: (773) 992-0902
Penna M, Whiteford M, Hompes R, Sylla P.Developing and assessing a cadaveric training model for transanal total mesorectal excision: initial experience in the UK and USA. Colorectal Dis. 2016 Sep 19.
Bernardi MP, Bloemendaal AL, Albert M, Whiteford M, Stevenson AR, Hompes R. Transanal total mesorectal excision: dissection tips using 'O's and 'triangles'.
Tech Coloproctol. 2016 Nov;20(11):775-778.