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International Bordeaux Colorectal Masterclass

96 Reviews
Digestive Surgery
Pessac, France
5-day course / 31 effective hours
40 attendees per session
31 CME Credits

Course details

This Masterclass is intended for surgeons who want to discover best practices in Colorectal Surgery and learn the strategic rationale behind the technique.

Pr. Rullier and Dr Denost will welcome 24 Experts (to be confirmed soon) and host 14 Live Cases with each day dedicated to a specific subject: Colon Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Benign Disease, and Pelvic Floor Disorders.

This unique 5-day course will address standards and innovative techniques for colorectal surgery.  All pathologies will be transversally covered and we will present the best medical-surgical strategies to understand the holistic management of the disease.


“The International Bordeaux Colorectal Masterclass, Bordeaux, France, 14/10/2019-18/10/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 31 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

What will you learn?

- To understand the standard and variations of surgical procedures in colorectal surgery

- To know the main technical difficulties

- To discuss therapeutic innovations

Educational methods

Live case observation, Simulation, Video, Lectures, On-site



8:30am - Live Surgery

  • Laparoscopic right colectomy
  • Laparoscopic left colectomy and hepatectomy

1pm - Lunch

2pm - Technical Challenges

  • Total mesocolic excision for right colectomy, the new concept
  • High versus low IMA ligation
  • Difficult issues in laparoscopic colectomy
  • The difficulty of mobilizing the splenic flexure
  • Controversy around splenic flexure cancer: left or segmental colectomy?

3:30pm - Coffee Break

4pm - Oncologic Strategies

  • Endoscopy versus surgery in colonic polyps
  • Management of T4 tumors
  • Pathologic assessment of colorectal specimen
  • Adjuvant treatment in colorectal cancer: for which patients
  • Management of liver metastases from colorectal cancer

5.40pm - End



8:30am - Live Surgery 

  • Extralevator APR
  • TaTME with intersphinteric resection

1pm - Lunch

2pm - Technical Points

  • TaTME: New standardization
  • Options for laparoscopic low rectal anastomosis
  • When to divert during low anterior resection
  • Management of anastomotic leakage
  • Treatment of the perineal wound after APR

3:30pm - Coffee Break

4pm - Oncologic Strategies

  • Place of MRI in surgical strategy
  • Deciding between APR and AR in low rectal cancer
  • Best timing for operation, long or short?
  • Organ preservation after radiochemotherapy

5:20pm - End



8:30am - Live Surgery

  • Laparoscopic protectomy with ileoanal pouch anastomosis
  • Single port for ileocolic Crohn disease
  • Left colectomy for diverticular disease

1pm - Lunch

2pm - The Major Rules

  • Controversy in management of complicated diverticulitis: operation versus no operation
  • Surgical techniques in Crohn disease
  • Indications of surgery in ulcerative colitis in 2018

3pm - Coffee Break

3:30pm - New Strategies

  • Medical therapy in IBD: what a surgeon should know
  • Case report: acute colitis

4:30pm - End



8:30am - Live Surgery

  • Rectal endometriosis
  • Laparoscopic rectopexy
  • Anal sphincter repair
  • Sacral neurostimulation

1pm - Lunch

2pm - The Difficult Cases

  • Controversy in surgery for rectocele: Abdominal approach versus perineal approach
  • Rectal prolapse: which surgery as a standard
  • Management of rectocele with cystocele
  • Management of fecal incontinence
  • Which surgery for rectovaginal fistula?

4pm - Coffee Break

4:15pm - Management of Pelvic Sequelae

  • Management of gastrointestinal dysfunction after TME
  • Bladder dysfunction after pelvic surgery
  • Diagnosis and treatment of postoperative impotence
  • Case report: ureteral injury

5pm - End



8:30am - Live Surgery

  • Robotic TME
  • Local excision after radio-chemotherapy
  • Complication of Tamis in big polyp

11am - Optimization of Care

  • How to develop ERAS for Colorectal
  • Colectomy in outpatient: feasibility and how to do it
  • Numerical simulation in human and rectal cancer application

2pm - Lunch & End





Getting there

Take tramway B to Hôpital Haut-Lévêque (takes approx 50min)

Take into account a 10min walk from hospital entrance to venue

Where to stay

Hotel de Normandie

7 Cours du 30 Juillet, 33000 Bordeaux

+33 (0)5 56 52 16 80


Holiday Inn

10 avenue Antoine Becquerel, 33600 Pessac

+33 (0)5 56 07 59 59



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Centre Medico-Chirurgical Hôpital Haut-Lévêque

Avenue Magellan

33615 CEDEX Pessac, France