12th – 13th January, 2017
Pelvic MRI for the colorectal MDT

Anatomy, Staging and Decision Making: Interactive case-based learning
and discussions in a two-day multidisciplinary workshop

Royal Society of Medicine

1 Wimpole Street  London  W1G 0AE

Audience:

Practising rectal cancer surgeons, radiologists and oncologists who wish to increase their understanding of MRI rectal cancer and anatomy of the pelvis.

Aim:

By the end of the course delegates will be able identify the important anatomic landmarks and use MRI confidently to improve their pre-operative staging assessment and preoperative decision making.

11th – 12th January, 2017

Pelvic MRI for the colorectal MDT

Day One

08:30       Registration and Coffee

09:00       Welcome and objectives

Session 1 
BASICS

Steps needed to ensure high quality MRI in your institution
Clinical and cadaveric anatomy
Oncological and surgical anatomy of the pelvis – surgeons, radiologists and detailed road mapping for surgical and oncological planning

COLON CANCER ASSESSMENT

Colon assessment: implications for colonic resection
Vascular anatomy of colonic resection
CT anatomy – preoperative assessment of colon cancer

13:00      Lunch

Session 2
Staging assessment

T staging assessment
Accurate lymph node characterisation
EMVI in rectal cancer and its clinical relevance
Low rectal cancer staging and assessment
Surgical implications:   ELAPE vs LAR?
Who should receive preoperative CRT?

19:00      Course Dinner

DAY TWO

09:00       Coffee, Welcome and objectives

Session 3

Discussion of local excision / TME for early rectal cancer
MRI surveillance and deferral of surgery – tips and tricks
Assessing response to treatment
How to identify complete response using MRI

13:00       Lunch

Session 4

Beyond TME anastomotic considerations
Surgical management of CRM involved tumours – beyond TME strategies
Recognising and staging pelvic recurrences using MRI; surgical and non-surgical management and work up of pelvic recurrence.
MRI assessment of sigmoid cancer
Imaging and strategies for synchronous ulcerative disease.

16:00       Close