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2018 taTME Workshop Registration

2018 taTME Workshop Registration | ASCRS

About the Course

Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) has recently emerged as a promising novel minimally invasive alternative in the surgical treatment of rectal cancer. The taTME hands-on workshop is intended to train high volume rectal cancer surgeons with expertise in minimally invasive TME and transanal endoscopic surgery (TES). 

The workshop will provide a comprehensive review of rationale, indications, surgical techniques, results and limitations of taTME. Each surgical team will perform taTME on one platform with laparoscopic assistance. 

The taTME workshop will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.  The cost per person is $1,100.

Registration Information and Pre-Registration Survey

The ASCRS taTME didactic session is open to all registrants for a nominal fee. The full taTME workshop includes both the didactic session (7:30 am - 12 noon) and the hands-on cadaver lab. The hands-on cadaver lab (1:00 - 4:30 pm) is limited to surgeons with prerequisite skills in minimally invasive TME and transanal endoscopic surgery (TEO or TAMIS).

Surgeons interested in the taTME workshop must be registered for the Annual Meeting and complete the pre-registration survey. You must download and save the survey to your computer before filling it out.  If you complete the survey before downloading and saving it, your information will not be saved When you have completed and saved the survey, email it to the ASCRS Executive Office at

You must be registered for the Annual Meeting before your pre-registration survey is reviewed. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will be enrolled in the workshop on a first-come, first-served basis. You will not be registered for the workshop and your credit card will not be charged until after your pre-registratoin survey is approved.