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2019 IBD Surgical Symposium

Friday 29 March, 2019 | St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne

Scientific Convenor

  • Mr Eugene Ong, FRACS
    Colorectal Surgeon - St Vincent's Hospital 

On behalf of St Vincent's Hospital and the Organising Committee, we are pleased to announce the 2019 IBD Surgical Symposium, taking place on Friday 29 March 2019, at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne - one day prior to the 11th National Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symposium.

The one-day symposium, featuring national international experts, will focus on an array of controversial and difficult areas of IBD; in particular, robotic surgery, taTME, and the role of the k-pouch.

International Speakers

  1. Dr James Church - Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, US
  2. Prof Bo Shen - Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, US 
  3. Prof Simon Travis - Oxford University Hospital, UK

Featured Sessions

  • Robotic surgery in IBD - How and why I do it 
  • The role of the K-pouch in the 21st century
  • taTME for IBD - utilising the latest techniques in colorectal surgery

The Provisional Program will be available shortly - please email for enquiries. 

CME Activity

We anticipate this educational activity being approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate will potentially claim one point per hour up to a maximum of 6 points, in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills.

Symposium Dinner

Join colleagues and friends for an elegant yet causal dinner at the European-inspired GG Restaurant, immediately following the Symposium. 

Ticket price includes three course dinner and beverages. 


  • Full Registration (Surgical Consultants, Clinicians): $175 Inc. GST
  • Reduced Registration (Trainees/IMGs, Allied Health): $120 Inc. GST
  • Symposium Dinner: $110 Inc. GST 

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are now available for the 2019 IBD Surgical Symposium.

To find out more please download a copy of the Sponsorship Prospectus, or email the Event Manager as per the below.


Sally Erickson - Events Manager & Communications Officer
P 61 3 9249 1142