Welcome to the 3rd Annual Dr. Victor Fazio Ileal Pouch Symposium! Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC) and ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the surgical treatment of choice for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) or familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) who require colectomy. The reconstructive nature of RPC and IPAA requires intensive preoperative care, teamwork, and surgical skills and expertise. While the surgery significantly improves patients’ quality of life, adverse sequelae or complications are common. The diagnosis and management of ileal pouch disorders have been challenging. Experts from CUMC/NYP (Drs. Bo Shen, Ravi P. Kiran, and James Church) led the effort to establish the International Ileal Pouch Consortium (IIPC) to meet the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. A series of consensus guidelines entitled “Diagnosis and Classification of Ileal Pouch Disorders”, “Management of Inflammatory Disorders of the Ileal Pouch”, “ Management of Pouch Neoplasia”, and “Management of Structural Complications of the Ileal Pouch” were published Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. It is the time to spread up-to-date knowledge in the documents to regional, national, and international audiences. The lecture materials from the 1st and 2nd Fazio Pouch Symposia have been published and in press for Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, the official journal of American Society of Colorectal Surgeons. We will run the 3rd full-day Zoom-based conference on Friday/Saturday, January 12-13, 2022.
- To be familiar with basic and advanced surgical techniques in the construction of ileal pouch.
- To be familiar with personal, physical, emotional, and medical care of pouch in the healthy and diseased.
- To be familiar with medical, endoscopic, surgical, and multidisciplinary management of complex ileal pouch disorders.
This program has been designed for regional, national, and worldwide audiences, including gastroenterologists, inflammatory bowel disease specialists, GI endoscopists, colorectal surgeons, general surgeons, GI pathologists, GI radiologists, NP/PA/RN in gastroenterology, IBD, and colorectal surgery, stoma nurses, medical students, medical/surgical residents, GI/colorectal fellows.