The program is designed to provide a comprehensive in-depth, detailed overview of new, controversial, challenging, and provocative colorectal themes. A live surgery day, advanced transanal surgery workshop including wet lab, and afternoon scientific paper session are being offered as additional educational opportunities. Attendance at the Symposium will provide the attendees with a detailed analysis of the current status of every major colorectal area. Video demonstrations will help improve competencies and patient outcomes. Multidisciplinary integration amongst surgery, gastroenterology, imaging and pathology will be emphasized in combined sessions centered upon the definitions and optimization of patient outcomes.