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Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) Symposium and Workshop

Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (taTME) Symposium and Workshop | 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, June 1, 2019 from 7:30 am – 4:30 pm.  The cost per person is $1,175.

Limit: 16 participants

Lunch included

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 - 12:00 pm) and the hands-on cadaver lab (1:00 - 4:30 pm). The lab is limited to surgeons with prerequisite skills in minimally invasive TME and transanal endoscopic surgery (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 

Please download the survey here. When you have completed and saved the survey, email it to Holly Lundgren, hlundgren@fascrs.org at the ASCRS Executive Office. 

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