Apollo International Rectal Cancer Symposium

1st & 2nd April 2017, Hyatt Regency
Chennai, India

Welcome Note

Dear Colleague

I am very pleased to invite and welcome you to the first Apollo International Rectal Cancer Symposium to be held on the 1 st & 2 nd of April 2017 at Chennai India.

Apollo Hospitals is widely recognized as the pioneer of private healthcare in India. The Institute of Colorectal Surgery at Apollo Hospitals Chennai is one of the busiest colorectal units in the country. With more than 1200 colorectal procedures done every year with major focus on management of colorectal cancer.

The Institute of Colorectal Surgery at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai is collaborating with Cleveland Clinic Florida, USA & University College London, UK to create a platform for creating awareness, teaching, training & accreditation in the management of Colorectal Diseases. The aim of this collaborative is to standardise care pathways, train and accredit surgeons involved in the care of patients with colorectal diseases. This collaborative will be ongoing delivering an annual colorectal event focusing on different aspects of colorectal surgery/disease with main focus on emerging and new technologies for colorectal surgery.

This consortium will deliver its first International Symposia on Optimizing Standards in Rectal Cancer Surgery on the 1st & 2nd of April 2017. This will be a two day event featuring the "Ivy League" of Surgeons and Physicians (Prof Steven Wexner USA, Prof M Berho USA, Prof Antonio Lacy Spain, Prof Gina Brown UK, Dr Richard Cohen UK & Dr Manish Chand UK) involved in Rectal Cancer Care from around the world as well as national faculty. This event will be a multidisciplinary symposium providing the participants a 360 degree view on the current trends, preoperative chemoradiation & surgical techniques in managing rectal cancer. It will help us to showcase the latest advancements in managing Rectal cancer with special focus on surgical & non surgical management of rectal cancer.

Looking forward to active support and participation in this exciting programme.

Kind regards
Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan MRCS, FRCS, CCT
Consultant Colorectal SurgeonĀ & Clinical Lead
Institute of Colorectal Surgery
Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India

Dr Venkatesh Munikrishnan


Prof Steven Wexner


Dr Manish Chand


Prof Antonio Lacy