Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1st National PSCRS convention

The Philippine Society of Colorectal Surgeons (PSCRS) conducted their 1st national convention on colorectal surgery last March 25-27 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.

The convention featured scientific sessions, cinemaclinics, and a live surgery workshop for colorectal and general surgeons throughout the three days, handled by foreign faculty members from Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia. Moreover, they share expertise in surgery for common anal and colorectal diseases, as well as minimally invasive surgery for colon and rectal cancer.

A live surgery workshop on THD was presented on the third day. It is a new minimally invasive technique for hemorrhoids. All of these are in line with the mission of PSCRS to keep Filipino surgeons abreast of the rapid advances of colorectal surgery.

An advanced nursing workshop was also held on March 25 in partnership with the Enterostomal Therapy Nurses Association of the Philippines (Etnap) to update nurses on recent trends in colorectal surgery. It discussed topics such as nursing care for stomas, intestinal staples, and laparoscopic colorectal surgery equipment.

This forum aims to drive public awareness about the importance of screening and the proper treatment for colorectal cancer.

For more information about the Convention, please contact Ms Cristy Amamanglon at 09178221126 of the Philippine Society of Colorectal Surgeons Secretariat.


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