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VAAFT and EPSiT Techniques Course – Brisbane

20 October, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 pm

Techniques of the VAAFT Course and EPSiT Course Event

The VAAFT Course and EPSiT Course is a specialist surgical course designed for Colorectal and General Surgeons. Overall, the course provides detailed specialised knowledge of the practice of Video Assisted Anal Fistula Treatment (VAAFT) and Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT) techniques along with an opportunity to observe the treatments performed on live patient cases under the guidance of expert Colorectal Surgeons.

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The full day and evening course will include:

Full-day Workshop at QEII Hospital
Follow-on Evening Review Dinner and Interactive Tutorials

The VAAFT technique is a novel, minimally invasive and sphincter-sparing technique performed for the surgical treatment of complex anal fistulas and their recurrences. VAAFT is performed under direct endoluminal vision and allows identification of the internal opening, secondary tracts and abscess cavities followed by endoluminal management of the fistula tract, and finally closure of the internal opening.

In addition, please see this available paper: Video-assisted anal fistula treatment (VAAFT): a novel sphincter-saving procedure for treating complex anal fistulas

Endoscopic Pilonidal Sinus Treatment (EPSiT) is a novel, endoscopic, minimally invasive procedure that is a safe and effective technique for the management of Pilonidal Sinus Disease. Overall, it offers an effective means of treating this disease with quick patient recovery and a good Quality of Life outcome.

In addition, please see this available paper: Endoscopic pilonidal sinus treatment (EPSiT): a prospective multicentre trial

Brisbane – 20th October 2017

The VAAFT and EPSiT Course consists of a full-day workshop. This is then followed by evening dinner/lectures.

8:30am – 5:30pm Lectures & Techniques Demonstration

Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital

Corner of Kessels Road and Troughton Road, Coopers Plains QLD 4108

7.00pm – 10.00pm Dinner & Lectures

The New Inchcolm Hotel

73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000

*Corporate accommodation rate is available at The New Inchcolm Hotel. Delegates may request the METC Institute Corporate Rate when making bookings for accommodation.


20 October, 2017
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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The New Inchcolm Hotel
73 Wickham Terrace
Spring Hill, QLD 4000 Australia
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(07) 3226 8888