This Annual Jagelman International Colorectal Disease Symposium is once again merged with the Annual Turnbull Symposium this year and will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The 2014 event will commemorate the 25th Anniversary for the Jagelman symposium and the 35th Anniversary for the Turnbull symposium. During this combined event, we hope to welcome at least 800 registrants from over 60 countries.
The program is designed to provide a comprehensive, in-depth, detailed overview of new, controversial, challenging, and provocative colorectal themes. A live surgery day, an Advanced Transanal Surgery Workshop & Wet Lab and an afternoon of scientific paper/poster/video presentations at Cleveland Clinic Florida are being offered as additional educational opportunities. The meeting will occur during five comprehensive days, four of which will include 16 scientific sessions, including over 115 podium presentations and 8 hours of interactive panel discussions with challenging questions and informative answers. In addition, formal exchange amongst the faculty and registrants will be encouraged during breakfast, lunch and breaks. The topics were selected from the surveys during the last several years’ symposia participants as well as through a variety of expert opinions, literature review and physician competencies. Therefore, the program is designed to include a mixture of the most innovative techniques and technologies. Attendance at the symposium will provide the registrants with a detailed analysis of the current status of virtually every major colorectal area. Video demonstrations will help improve competencies and patient outcomes. Both expected and adverse outcomes as well as the recognition and management of such outcomes will be emphasized. Numerous lectures and, in fact, one entire panel will be centered upon the definitions and optimization of patient outcomes. Interdisciplinary integration amongst surgery, gastroenterology and pathology will be emphasized.