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2019 IBD Surgical Symposium

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

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.

This important one-day symposium, featuring national and international experts, will focus on an array of controversial and difficult areas of IBD covering both medical and surgical topics including endoscopic management of Crohn's disease, difficult perineal Crohn's disease, and the role of the K-pouch in the 21st century.

Together, the 2019 IBD Surgical Symposium and the 11th National Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symposium will be a complete update for practitioners with an interest in IBD.

Download a copy of the Provisional Program here.

Scientific Convenor

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

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

Meet the Professor Breakfast Session 

A Career in Surgery - Reflection on 30 Years as a Colorectal Surgeon | Dr James Church

  • Friday 29 March
  • 07:30-09:00 
  • $FREE
Join renowned General and Colorectal Surgeon Dr James Church and colleagues for breakfast prior to the Symposium, for an intimate discussion around difficult cases as well as Dr Church's reflection on 30 years as a Colorectal Surgeon.
*Please note that this session is free of charge, and places are limited.  Priority will be given to SET Trainees and Fellows - email to register your interest.

CME Activity

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim one point per hour in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills


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