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Welcome to the 2024 Advanced Coloproctology Course (ACC 2024) - the flagship educational course of the ACPGBI.
20th and 21st March 2024
Become an ACPGBI member today through this link and you will be able to register to ACC 2024 for free.
This event will be accredited by the ACPGBI for 10 CPD points.
As President of ACPGBI and Chair of the ACPGBI Education and Training Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you all to the annual Advanced Coloproctology Course 2024. The course has been running successfully for more than 30 years, and it will be the 4th year of delivering the course in its virtual format. We feel that being able to deliver the course online is important as it opens up the course to a wider audience – consultants, trainees, and allied healthcare professionals, both in the UK and overseas. The virtual format also allows us to deliver the content “on-demand” after the course for those wishing to watch it at their convenience. Our aim is to keep registration costs as low as possible to allow maximum participation and once again, we are pleased to announce that this year there will be no course registration fee for those from low-income and middle-income countries*.
Watch the highlights from 2023.
The course has the underlying ethos of delivering a concise summary of subject areas that colorectal trainees need to know to pass the final FRCS examination (with content mapped to the ISCP curriculum), as well as providing practical tips and updates of clinical issues that consultant surgeons will meet in their regular practice. The programme includes content which will be relevant to general surgical trainees and the emergency general surgeon. The course aims to support and improve the clinical practice of those who attend in order to benefit patients
The format includes sessions comprising of a series of short presentations by a well-chosen faculty, followed by a panel discussion where each of the presentations are discussed on a practical basis. The discussions are led by the chairpersons allowing for interrogation of the panel of speakers.
A key feature of the course is its interactive nature. The live audience is able to participate in online polls and submit questions to the faculty. Some of these will be put to the faculty by the chairpersons, and faculty behind the scenes will also try to answer as many questions as possible online in the chat box.
A regular component of the course is the opportunity for the trainees in the audience to start the day by participating in mock FRCS examination vivas with real-time feedback. Even for those not about to sit the examination, these sessions are a great learning opportunity for all. We ask for trainees to volunteer to be mock candidates for the viva sessions. Unfortunately, out of respect for our mock viva candidates, the viva sessions will not be recorded to be available on demand.
We also ask our faculty to provide us with an abstract of their talks which we compile into an abstract book that is sent to all our participants. This is another fabulous resource.
We hope that those who join and have never attended before will appreciate the quality and value of what we will present and consider attending again in the future. Last year we had more than 30 expert faculty with over 1000 registrations from around the world and over 350 questions sent in from our audience.
We are very grateful for the support from our industry sponsors, which enables us to offer the course to as many as possible whilst keeping the costs to participants low. I would strongly urge you to show your appreciation by engaging with the industry sessions.
We look forward to your participation in ACC 2024.
Jared Torkington, ACPGBI President
Nicola Eardley, Chair of the ACPGBI Education and Training Committee
Please register by selecting the appropriate ticket group.
Please note that registrations will be cross-checked against the ACPGBI membership database.
*If you are based in a country stated on this list you are entitled to attend the event for free, as defined by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Please register by selecting the 'HCPs from low-middle income countries' ticket option.
** Please complete your ACPGBI Membership by direct debit (Between December 2023 - March 2024) before registering to ACC 2024.
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Take part in our VIVA workshops
A presentation from one of last years candidates
Have you thought about becoming a member of the ACPGBI?
The ACPGBI gives you a voice in influencing current coloproctology practice.
Every member receives our full range of benefits and services, including:
- Free online subscription to Colorectal Disease
- Eligibility for significant BRUK research funding
- Substantial discounts on the ACPGBI Annual Meeting
- Showcasing your skills in the ACPGBI Specialist Directory
- Member-only bi-weekly newsletter and multimedia content
- Access to a comprehensive set of colorectal disease resources and guidelines, including consent forms
- A national voice for all colorectal specialists and those offering emergency colorectal services
- Opportunities for engagement with the Association to influence national and international policy
- Working with specialists and patients to improve quality via our Patient Liaison Group
- Access to treatment-specific patient information sheets
- Strong links with other National and International societies
- Networking opportunities via a range of local educational chapter meetings
- Exclusive member discounts
- Professional support and mentorship in times of difficulty.
We strongly encourage overseas members with the aim of collaborating and enhancing the care of patients with colorectal disease on a global scale. Such members receive all of these benefits at a reduced fee.
The online application takes just 15 minutes. Click here for more information and to apply.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact ASutton@acpgbi.org.uk