Programme and Lecture Recordings 2016

The programme of the “Towards New Standards in Rectal Cancer Treatment Symposium”, held on Thursday 24 November 2016, is available below.

Participants received a username and passcode to get access to the recorded presentations. Click on the title of the talk to be redirected to the recording of the lecture and enter your login details. Usernames and passcodes are not intended for distribution to non-participants.

Disclaimer: only the lectures of the faculty who agreed to make the recordings available are accessible


08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Welcome coffee

09:00 – 09:10


Towards MRI Based Decision Making in Rectal Cancer Treatment

A D’Hoore (UZ Leuven, BE)

SESSION I: MRI in Rectal Cancer • Chairs: Prof. V. Vandecaveye (UZ Leuven, BE), Dr. C. Coimbra (CHU Liège, BE) & Prof. D. Leonard (UC Louvain, BE)

09:10 - 09:25

Recognising Adverse Features and the Nodes

E. Dresen (UZ Leuven, BE)

09:25 - 09:40

MRI Response Assessment after Neoadjuvant Treatment

R. Beets-Tan (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, NL)

09:40 - 09:50

Q&A and discussion

 SESSION II: Pre-operative Treatment • Chair: Dr F. Vansteenkiste (AZ Groeninge, BE), Dr. J. Decaestecker (AZ Delta Roeselare, BE) & Dr. L. Mortier (AZ Sint Maarten, BE)

09:50 - 10:05

Indications for Short-Course and Long-Course and the Ideal Dose

K. Haustermans (UZ Leuven, BE)

10:05 – 10:20

When and How to give Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: Alone or in Combination?

E. Van Cutsem (UZ Leuven, BE)

10:20 - 10:30 

Q&A and discussion

10:30-11:00 Coffee break & Exhibition

SESSION III: Clinical Complete Response • Chair: Prof. A. D'Hoore (UZ Leuven, BE), Dr. J. Janssens (AZ Turnhout, BE) & Prof. A. Kartheuser (CU Saint Luc, BE)

11:00 - 11:20

The Concept: When and How to Assess

R.O.Perez (University of Sao Paolo School of Medicine, BR)

11:20 - 11:35

How to Organise Follow-up and When to Change Tactics

G. Beets (The Netherlands Cancer Institute, NL)

11:35 - 11:45

The Leuven Organ Preservation Protocol

K. Haustermans/A. Wolthuis (UZ Leuven, BE)

11:45 - 11:55

Q&A and discussion

SESSION IV: Surgery • Chairs: Dr. A. de Buck van Overstraeten (UZ Leuven, BE), Dr. B. Van Geluwe (AZ Groeninge, BE) & Dr. B. Houben (Jessa Hasselt, BE)

11:55 - 12:10

TEM and TAMIS, Actual Role and Technique

A. Spinelli (Humanity Research Hospital, IT)

12:10 – 12:30

taTME, the Surgical Technique

A. Wolthuis (UZ Leuven, BE)

12:30 - 12:40

Q&A and discussion


12:40-13:30 Lunch & Exhibition

The Leuven Series of taTME

13:30 - 13:40

The Leuven Series - Critical Appraisal

A. D'Hoore (UZ Leuven, BE)

13:40 - 13:45

Q&A and discussion

SESSION V: Adjuvant Therapy and Local Recurrence • Chairs: Prof. C. Verslype (UZ Leuven, BE), Prof. K. Haustermans (UZ Leuven, BE) & Dr. P-J Cuyle (Imelda Bonheiden, BE)

13:45 - 14:00

Adjuvant Therapy in Primary Rectal Cancer

E. Van Cutsem (UZ Leuven, BE)

14:00 - 14:20

Recurrent Rectal Cancer: Current Strategy

H. Rutten (Catharina Hospital, NL)

14:20 - 14:30

Q&A and discussion

14:30-14:50 Coffee break & Exhibition 

SESSION VI: Functional Outcome • Chairs: Dr C. Jehaes (CHC, BE), Dr. P. Pattyn (AZ Delta Roeselare, BE) & Dr. A. Buggenhout (Erasme Hospital, BE)

14:50 - 15:05

What is the Burden of LARS - Preventable?

K.J. Emmertsen (Aarhus University Hospital, DK)

15:05 - 15:20

Is Intersphincteric Resection a Viable Option from a Functional Perspective

Q. Denost (CHU Bordeaux, FR)

15:20 – 15:35

How to investigate LARS

M. Corsetti (The University of Nottingham, UK)

15:35 - 15:50

Treatment Algorithm

A. de Buck van Overstraeten (UZ Leuven, BE)

15:50 - 16:10

Q&A and discussion

SESSION VII: Leuven Multidisciplinary Treatment of Rectal Cancer • Chairs: Prof. A. D'Hoore (UZ Leuven, BE)

 16:10-16:30 Presenting the Leuven ProtocolAll local faculty

16:30-17:30 Adjourn - drinks