Past Events 2009-2020

 Virtual IBD-COE 2021: Surgical Series 1
title:Virtual IBD-COE 2021: Surgical Series 1
date:24 Jul 2021
venue:Zoom Webinar
details:Virtual IBD-COE 2021
Surgical Series 1 (Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis)
24 July 2021, 1330-1530hrs

Webinar registration at:

More information and schedule available in the IBD CoE Webinar Series - Surgical Series Invitation Flyer.
 Feeling Blocked and Bloated?
title:Feeling Blocked and Bloated?
date:3 Feb 2021
venue:Zoom Webinar
details:Please click here to register. The PDF programme is also available.
 SCRS 18th Annual General Meeting
title:SCRS 18th Annual General Meeting
date:8 Aug 2020
venue:Zoom Meeting
details:1530 - 1630hrs
 SCRS 2nd Quarterly Meeting
title:SCRS 2nd Quarterly Meeting
date:8 Aug 2020
venue:Zoom Meeting
details:Time: 1330 - 1530hrs
 SCRS GP Symposium
title:SCRS GP Symposium
date:18 Jul 2020
venue:Webinar @ Zoom
details:Time: 1400 - 1600hrs
 SCRS 1st Quarterly Meeting
title:SCRS 1st Quarterly Meeting
date:30 May 2020
venue:Zoom Meeting
details:Time: 1300 - 1530hrs
 SCRS GP Symposium
title:SCRS GP Symposium
date:9 May 2020
venue:The Arts House, Chamber
details:Time : 1300 - 1700hrs
 SCRS 3rd Quarterly Meeting
title:SCRS 3rd Quarterly Meeting
date:11 May 2019
venue:Yishun Community Hospital, Hansei 1, Tower E, Level 4
details:To register for this event, please email your name and phone number to
 GS Residents Dinner Lecture, On HPB Surgery
title:GS Residents Dinner Lecture, On HPB Surgery
date:27 Jun 2019
venue:Mandalay Guild House (2 Mandalay Rd, Singapore 308206)
details:On HPB Surgery

GS Residents Dinner Lecture
On HPB Surgery,
Mandalay Guild House (2 Mandalay Rd, Singapore 308206)
27 June 2019, 1830 - 2200hrs
 SCRS 2nd Quarterly Meeting
title:SCRS 2nd Quarterly Meeting
date:16 Feb 2019
venue:Sengkang General Hospital
details:Held on 16 Feb 2019, 1230 - 1500 hrs.

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 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre Of Excellence Conference (IBD COE)
title:Inflammatory Bowel Disease Centre Of Excellence Conference (IBD COE)
date:12 Jul 2019
venue:Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Grand Hyatt Singapore
details:12 ~ 13 Jul 2019

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 SCRS GP Symposium
title:SCRS GP Symposium
date:23 Feb 2019
venue:Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Waterfront Ballroom Level 2
details:Held on 23 Feb 2019, 1300 - 1700 hrs

Registration is free but limited seats
 SCRS Colorectal Week and Annual Scientific Meeting
title:SCRS Colorectal Week and Annual Scientific Meeting
date:16 Aug 2019
venue:Academia and Grand Copthorne
details:16 Aug 2019 ~ 18 Aug 2019

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 SCRS Annual General Meeting
title:SCRS Annual General Meeting
date:17 Aug 2019
venue:Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel @ Ballroom 2 & 3
details:Event starts at 17:30
 1st Annual SCRS Scientific Symposium
title:1st Annual SCRS Scientific Symposium
date:18 Aug 2017
venue:Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
 J&J Visiting Expert on Dinner and Launch of Harmonic ACE + 7
title:J&J Visiting Expert on Dinner and Launch of Harmonic ACE + 7
date:13 Aug 2015
venue:Audi Showroom Level 4, 281 Alexandra Road
details:SCRS Quarterly Meeting:

With: Professor Craig Lynch

Professor Craig Lynch is a Colorectal Surgeon and Head of the Lower GI Service at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Australia, and Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.

He completed his General Surgical Fellowship in New Zealand, with post-fellowship training in Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, and St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne.

He holds a Masters degree in surgery and has published over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts.

He is a Fellow of the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand and International Fellow of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons.

His current clinical practice includes the management of patients with advanced rectal cancer, and cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

He has extensive laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgical experience and recently completed the frst series of robotic colorectal procedures in Australasia at Peter MacCallum.


RSVP by 31 July

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 Quarterly Meeting – TaTME Workshop
title:Quarterly Meeting – TaTME Workshop
date:4 Jul 2015
venue:Singapore General Hospital
details:Quarterly Meeting – TaTME Workshop
 1st SCRS Annual Dinner & Dance
title:1st SCRS Annual Dinner & Dance
date:22 Aug 2015
venue:The University Club
details:1st SCRS Annual Dinner & Dance (After SCRS AGM 2015)
 SCRS Annual General Meeting 2015
title:SCRS Annual General Meeting 2015
date:22 Aug 2015
venue:National University Hospital
details:SCRS Annual General Meeting 2015: Presentation by Dr Frances Lim
 10th ISLCRS – 6th APETNA Congress 2015
title:10th ISLCRS – 6th APETNA Congress 2015
date:2 Nov 2015
venue:Academia, SGH Campus, Singapore
details: Download the 10th ISLCRS 2015 information leaflet
 SCRS-SCS-SMA GP Symposium
title:SCRS-SCS-SMA GP Symposium
date:21 Mar 2015
venue:Health Promotion Board
details:SCRS-SCS-SMA GP Symposium
 Quarterly Meeting: Presentation by Dr Selina Sim
title:Quarterly Meeting: Presentation by Dr Selina Sim
date:18 Apr 2015
venue:Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
details:Quarterly Meeting: Presentation by Dr Selina Sim
 Quarterly Meeting: Presentation by Dr Fong Sau Shung
title:Quarterly Meeting: Presentation by Dr Fong Sau Shung
date:14 Feb 2015
venue:Tan Tock Seng Hospital  Conference Room 2 (Located at Main building, level 1 (H lobby) opposite the TTSH theatrette
details:Presentation on “Lymph node dissection of the proximal IMA” by Dr Fong Sau Shung
 SCRS 12th Annual General Meeting
title:SCRS 12th Annual General Meeting
date:30 Aug 2014
venue:Boardroom (AC-3-1), Level 3, Academia, Singapore General Hospital
details:Dear Esteemed members,

Notice is hereby given for the Annual General Meeting of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore (SCRS).

I draw your attention to the Constitution, article 9.2 regarding the terms of office of Committee members. At the last AGM, there were proposals for amendments as follows:
a) Extension of terms of office to 2 years for the benefit of continuity (except the Treasurer)
b) Establishment of a President-elect in the Committee who will understudy the President

I urge all members to consider these Constitutional amendments as we will table these proposed amendments for decision at the AGM.

Please do send any items for discussion at the AGM latest by 22 August 2014 (to so these may be tabled for the AGM Agenda.

On behalf of the Committee, I appeal to all members to make themselves available for this important yearly meeting.

Best regards,

Jiunn Herng

Dr Lai Jiunn Herng
Honorary Secretary
Society of Colorectal Surgeons, Singapore (SCRS)
 SCRS Quarterly Meeting
title:SCRS Quarterly Meeting
date:4 Jul 2014
venue:The Blue Ginger Restaurant @ 97 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088518

6.30 pm :Registration
7.00 pm :Presentation on "Presentations of colorectal cancer in north Singapore: lessons learnt" by Dr Surendra
7.30 pm :Dinner
9.00 pm :End of Programme

Registration will open at 6.30pm.
 SCRS Quarterly Meeting - April 2014
title:SCRS Quarterly Meeting - April 2014
date:23 Apr 2014
venue:Reddot Brewhouse @ Dempsey

6.30 pm :Registration
7.00 pm :New research project seeking the assistance of Society of Colorectal Surgeons (Singapore). Presentation by Mr Jonathon Seow, Year 4 Medical Student (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS)
Title: A Consensus Study on the use of Neoadjuvant Therapy in Low Rectal Cancer: A Local Experience
7.30 pm :Dinner
7.45 pm :Presentation on "Covidien's Pipeline in Advanced Energy Applications" by Mr Kim Johnson, Global Marketing Product Manager, Covidien
9.00 pm :End of Programme

Kindly advice attendance by 11 April in reply to invitation email send earlier.
 Meeting Announcement
title:Meeting Announcement
date:28 Feb 2014
venue:Indocafe - The White House, 35 Scots Rd
details:Join us for an evening of Fine Food and Good Company. Witness the signing of the MOU between SCRS and Covidien.

6:30 pm  - Registration
7:00 pm - SCRS - Covidien MOU Signing
7:10 pm - Complexed Enteroatmospheric Fistulae – A Case Discussion
7:30 pm - Dinner

Free Parking subject to availability - or park at Sheraton Towers
Please confirm your registration with choonhua@globewerks.comm
 Quarterly Meeting
title:Quarterly Meeting
date:28 Dec 2013
venue:Morton's Steakhouse (Level 4 Mandarin Oriental Singapore)
details:Quarterly Meeting
Before we approach 2014, the EXCO would like top invite all our members to a year-end quarterly meeting. Please RSVP by December 20, for catering purpose.

6.30pm: Registration
7.00pm: Society Updates/Announcements by Dr Koh/Dr Lai
        - Updates on Sedation Guidelines Response
        - Quarterly Meetings
7.30pm: Presentation on "Laparoscopic Management of Presacral Bleeding in Rectal Cancer Surgery" by Dr Lai Jiunn Herng
7.45pm: Dinner
9.30pm: End of Event
 SCRS Annual AGM
title:SCRS Annual AGM
date:7 Sep 2013
venue:Tan Tock Seng Hospital
details:You are invited to the SCRS Annual AGM. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to or call: +65 6513 7310.
 SGH Colorectal Scientific Week 2013
title:SGH Colorectal Scientific Week 2013
date:18 Jul 2013
venue:The Academia (within SGH Campus)
details:It is our pleasure to extend this invitation to you to be part of the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital (SGH) Colorectal Scientific Week to be held on 18th-19th July 2013.

In this 16th annual meeting, we have chosen the theme of “Advancing Colorectal Surgery” as our key objective. We hope to engage both international and local colorectal surgeons on innovations, advances as well as developments in the field of colorectal surgery. In particular, our emphasis this year will highlight laparoscopy and robotic colorectal surgery, surgical management of advanced primary and recurrent colorectal cancers, as well as dealing with the intricacies of pelvic floor disorders. The main Colorectal Scientific Symposium will be held on 18th July (PM) and 19th July. In addition, we will also be organising two pre-conference workshops – Advanced Colorectal Laparoscopic Workshop and an Anorectal Ultrasound Workshop on morning of 18th July.

This year, the SGH Colorectal Scientific Week will also be held in conjunction with the 19th Asian Congress of Surgery & 1st SingHealth Surgical Congress. The venue of our meeting will be in the newly built “Academia” in SGH Campus, which will be launched by our Guest-of-Honour, His Excellency – The President of Singapore. This building holds the latest research equipment and laboratories and serves to emphasize the drive of our institution to spearhead and lead clinical and basic science research both locally and regionally. We have invited international and local faculty to speak at the conference and are expecting a target audience of more than 100 delegates.

We will be delighted if you could grace us with your attendance at the conference and have attached the programme for your reference.  Please kindly register with Ms Pauline Lim via email (6321 4042, 6321 4677) by 31st May 2013. Registration fees for the Colorectal Scientific Symposium on 18th(PM) and 19th July will be waived for all SCRS members and CME points will be credited.
 Covidien Innovation Night
title:Covidien Innovation Night
date:30 Jul 2013
venue:Halia at Raffles Hotel
details:Topics of the talks:
Dr. Koh Poh KoonSonicision™ - Advanced Energy Devices for Colorectal Surgery
Dr. Patrick LauLapro-Clip™ - The use of Absorbable Clip in Colorectal Surgeries
Dr. Linda FarkasiDrive™ Ultra & Radial Reload - My Experience with New Technologies in Deep Pelvic Procedures
 "International Friendships in Colorectal Surgery" By Prof Fumio Konishi
title:"International Friendships in Colorectal Surgery" By Prof Fumio Konishi
date:20 Mar 2013
venue:Parco Caffe, 10 Raeburn Park
details:Prof Fumio Konishi will speak on "International Friendships in Colorectal Surgery".

Time: 6.30pm - 9.00 pm
 The Neurogastroenterology & Motility Forum 2013
title:The Neurogastroenterology & Motility Forum 2013
date:26 Jan 2013
venue:Level 2, Kent Ridge Wing, NUH Advanced Surgical Training Center (ASTC)
details:Why Should I Attend…
• Comprehensive lectures discussing the current clinical issues in the realm of Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

• How is it done: Live demonstration on High Resolution Manometry

• Multi-Disciplinary Faculty: A panel of International & Local experts providing Medical, Surgical and Pediatric Perspectives

Lecture Topics:
• Neuro-Gastroenterology & Motility: How Far Have We Come?

• Barrett’s Esophagus in the East: Is it Overhyped?

• Choosing the Right Reflux Study: pH vs. pH-Impedencevs. Bravo

• From Theory to Practice: Performing and Interpreting a High Resolution Esophageal Manometry Study (incorporating a HRM LIVE study patient)

• Making Sense of the Colors: What’s new in the Chicago III Classification

• Making Sense of the Waves: Interpreting a pH-Impedance Study

• Reflux Testing in Children: Are they Just Small Adults?

• Splits & Wraps: The Role of the Surgeon in Reflux and Achalasia

• EosinophilicEsophagitisin Asia –Underdiagnosedor Overhyped?

• Refractory Dyspepsia and Bloating: Is there Hope?

• Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders : East vs West - Neighbors or Poles Apart

• The Diagnostic Utility of High Resolution Anorectal Manometry

Expert Faculty
Prof KANG Jin-Yong, St George’s Hospital London
Prof Justin WU, Chinese University Hong Kong
Dr ArjanBREDENOORD, St Antonius Hospital Nieuwegian
A/Prof GWEE KokAnn, National University of Singapore
A/Prof Jimmy SO, National University Hospital Singapore
A/Prof Marion AW, National University Hospital Singapore
Dr LIM JitFong, Fortis Colorectal Hospital
Dr Daphne ANG, ChangiGeneral Hospital
Dr VikneswaranNAMASIVAYAM, Singapore General Hospital

Organized By
Dr Reuben WONG, Clinical Director GML
The Gastrointestinal Motility Laboratory and Dept of Gastroenterology & Hepatology NUH

Who Should Attend…
Clinicians with an interest in Functional and Motility disorders affecting the Gastrointestinal tract

Where and When
26th January 2013 Saturday
9:30am –5:00pm (coffee breaks & lunch provided)
Advanced Surgical Training Center (ASTC)
Level 2, Kent Ridge Wing, National University Hospital SINGAPORE

How do I register?
Admission is FREE and CME points will be accredited
Do write-in to or call 6772-4046to register your interest
 SCRS Quaterly Meeting
title:SCRS Quaterly Meeting
date:16 Feb 2013
venue:Conference Room 1 & 2, Basement 1, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital
details:The Exco 2012/2013 cordially invites you to the next society meeting. The format of the meetings over the past year has been favourably accepted by most of you and we have elected to continue with this type of informal discussion sessions on relevant issues in coloproctology in Singapore.

Please feel free to furnish us with your suggestions on future topics for discussion.

Venue: Conference Room 1 & 2, Basement 1, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, 38 Irrawaddy Road Singapore 329563.


1pm     Lunch

2pm     Discussion Update

"Pelvic exenteration for locally recurrent rectal cancer: how aggressive should we be?" Chew Min Hoe

We look forward to your support and attendance.

Please RSVP to me at
 SCRS quarterly meeting
title:SCRS quarterly meeting
date:17 Nov 2012
venue:Fortis Colorectal Hospital
details:The Exco 2012/2013 cordially invites you to the next society meeting. The format of the meetings over the past year has been favourably accepted by most of you and we have elected to continue with this type of informal discussion sessions on relevant issues in coloproctology in Singapore.
Please feel free to furnish us with your suggestions on future topics for discussion.

Date: 17th November 2012 , Saturday
Time: 1-3.30 pm
Venue: Fortis Colorectal Hospital


1pm     Lunch
2pm     Discussion Update

a. Total mesocolic excision - are we doing it right ? - Evidence presentation and moderator : Lim Jit Fong
b. THD - current adoption and preference - Evidence presentationand moderator : Chew Min Hoe
 Dinner Talk: Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, Japanese approach
title:Dinner Talk: Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, Japanese approach
date:4 Sep 2012
venue:HOUSE @ Dempsey
details:On behalf of Dr Tan Kok Yang and KTPH:

We would like to invite all SCRS members to a dinner talk by Prof Konishi who has been invited as an HMDP expert.

Venue: HOUSE @ Dempsey, 8D Dempsey Road, Singapore 249672, (Wassily Room)
Agenda:  "Laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery, Japanese approach"
Time: 1930 hrs

Please RSVP your attendance to Kok Yang
 SCRS Annual AGM
title:SCRS Annual AGM
date:1 Sep 2012
venue:Singapore General Hospital, Lecture Room outside Ward 47, Block 4, Level 7
details:The SCRS EXCO would like to invite you to the 2012 AGM of the SCRS which will be held on Saturday, 1st September 2012 from 1pm to 4pm. Please send in your items (if any) for the agenda to the SCRS Secretary, no later than the 25th August 2012.

The tentative agenda:
  1. Lunch
  2. Annual Report for 2011/2012
  3. Ratification of Complications List For Consent taking
  4. Treasurer's report
  5. Discussion on SCRS's role in the 2013 ECTA scientific meeting and the 2014 ASCS scientific meeting, both of which will be held in Singapore
  6. Election of Office Bearers and Honorary Auditors

The EXCO would like to appeal to you to avail yourselves for this meeting, please RSVP.
 Annual Combined Surgical Meeting – Surgical Sub-specialization: A New Paradigm in Singapore
title:Annual Combined Surgical Meeting – Surgical Sub-specialization: A New Paradigm in Singapore
date:4 Aug 2012
venue:Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel
details:Jointly organised by
   Chapter of General Surgery, College of Surgeons, Academy of Medicine Singapore
    Society of Colorectal Surgeons (Singapore)
    Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia
    Obesity and Endocrine Surgery Society of Singapore

Contact – Chapter of General Surgeons, College of Surgeons
    81 Kim Keat Road, #11-00 NKF Centre, Singapore 328836
    Tel : 65937807
    Fax : 65937860
    Email :
 Pelvic Floor Topics for upcoming SCRS Quarterly Meeting
title:Pelvic Floor Topics for upcoming SCRS Quarterly Meeting
date:12 May 2012
venue:Training Room 1, Traning Centre, Alexandra Hospital
details:The next SCRS quarterly meeting will be held on the 12th of May. Details are as below. Thank you for all your support this  past year. We look forward to seeing you for a fruitful discussion.

Time: 1pm lunch (Talks start at 2pm)
Theme: Pelvic Floor Symposium

1. Do we really need anorectal physiology or ultrasound assessment in faecal incontinence and dys-synergic defaecation? Role of dynamic transperineal S.  -  Wong SK

2. Biofeedback. What does it entail? When should we use it?   -  Quah HM

3. Role of anal sphincteroplasty in faecal incontinence? Preference of sphincteroplasty?  -  Lim JF

4. What would you do for severe faecal incontinence?   -  Mark Wong
 International Trends and Variations in Colorectal Practice
title:International Trends and Variations in Colorectal Practice
date:28 Mar 2012
venue:Metro Manila, Philipines
details:6th Biennial Congress ASEAN Society of Colorectal Surgeons
and the
3rd Scientific Meeting, Philippine Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons

ASCS 2012 Congress Secretariat:
  Advocacies Convergence & Events Strategists (ACES)
  3010 Jollibee Plaza Building, F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center,
  Pasig City Philippines

Tel. No. (+632)7108675
Fax No. (+632)4701486

 Society of Colorectal Surgeons' Quarterly Meeting 2012
title:Society of Colorectal Surgeons' Quarterly Meeting 2012
date:25 Feb 2012
venue:NUHS Tower Block, Level 8, Meeting Rooms T08-03 & 04
details:This is the 1st Quarterly Meeting of the Society of Colorectal Surgeons' Meeting for 2012. We are continuing with the theme of evidence based, discussion type meetings similar to that of the last meeting on anal fistulae. This meeting’s topic will be on diverticular disease.

Details of the meeting are as follows:

1-2pm              Lunch
2-4pm              Open Debate

1. Elective surgery for recurrent diverticular bleeding
Proposition: Kevin Sng
Opposition:  Ng Chee Yung

2. Elective surgery for recurrent diverticulitis
Proposition: Seow Choon Seong
Opposition: Koh Poh Koon

We encourage you to avail yourselves for this time of discussion and sharing of experience. For catering purposes please RSVP to Ms Zoey Ong.
 SCRS Annual AGM
title:SCRS Annual AGM
date:3 Sep 2011
venue:Changi General Hospital (Training Centre - Lecture room)
details:The EXCO of the SCRS would like to announce the date of conduct of our annual AGM.

Details are as follows:
Date:3 Sep 2011 (Saturday)
Venue:Changi General Hospital
Training Centre
Lecture room
Level 1 (Next to the hospital canteen)
Take lift in Lobby D basement carpark

1300-1400Lunch (sponsored by Ethicon-EndoSurgery)
1400-1500Symposium on Complications of Colorectal Surgery and its Implications on Informed Consent – A Society Consensus
Discussion and adoption of standard complication list as society standard
1500-1700Annual General Meeting
President’s Report
Treasurer’s report
Any other business
 Call For Abstracts & Early Registration for 2nd Biennial Meeting - ECTA (April 15th, 2011 and March 1st, 2011)
title:Call For Abstracts & Early Registration for 2nd Biennial Meeting - ECTA (April 15th, 2011 and March 1st, 2011)
date:15 Jun 2011
venue:Turin, Italy
details:Abstracts Submission Deadline: April 15th, 2011, Abstract Submission Page

Early Registration Deadline: March 1st, 2011, Registration Page

Conference Website: 2nd Biennial International Meeting of the Eurasian Colorectal Technologies Association
 2nd Biennial Meeting - ECTA
title:2nd Biennial Meeting - ECTA
date:15 Jun 2011
venue:Turin, Italy
details:General Information
2nd Biennial Meeting
New technologies in colorectal surgery
June 15-18th, 2011 - Turin, Italy
Lingotto Congress Center
Congress President: Mario Morino

- Local treatment of early rectal cancer
- From open to robotics in colorectal surgery (Open, Lap, NOTES)
- Prevention and management of complications of Lap CR Surgery
- Novelties in digestive endoscopy
- Surgery with and without neoadjuvant treatment for Colorectal Cancer (TEM, TME, Extended lymphade-nectomy)
- Hemorrhoids (conventional, PPH, THD, HAL, suture and plication)
- Fistulas (seton, glue, anal plug, LIFT)
- Anal Incontinence and Obstructed Defecation (physi-ology and treatment)
- New technologies in emerging countries
- Bioethics in colorectal surgery

Abstract Submissions
A structured abstract should be sent within March 1st, 2011 to
Abstracts (up to 250 words) should be provided in a structured format and should briefly describe: the problem being addressed in the study, how the study was performed, the results, and what the authors conclude from their results, using the following sections in sequence: Back-ground, the exact question(s) addressed by the article. The basic design of the study. The location and level of clinical care; Methods, the man-ner of selection and number of patients or participants who entered and completed the study; the exact treatment or intervention, if any; Re-sults, the methods of assessing patients and key results; Conclusion, key conclusions including direct clinical applications.
 10th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
title:10th Asia Pacific Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
date:11 Aug 2011
venue:Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre
details:The theme will be “So Radical Today, So Obvious Tomorrow”. New approaches like NOTES, NOTUS, and SILS will be scrutinized under an ‘academic microscope’. By then there will be enough patients to address issues of safety, feasibility and outcome. Consensus on who should do it and who to train will also be sought. The impact of Robotic Surgery will be clearer in the next few years. Cost effectiveness and patient selection will be discussed. Longer term results of using the laparoscopic approach for cancer (stomach, colon, liver, kidney, prostate, uterus, etc) should be available. The possibility of combining novel Stem Cell therapies with the minimally invasive approach will be one of the plenary lectures. The prospect of Metabolic Surgery in managing weight and as a way of ‘curing’ diabetes mellitus will be exciting.

This 10th Asia Pacific Congress organised by ELSA in Singapore will also be unique in two ways. There will be four national societies participating making it the biggest surgical congress in Singapore in 2011.  They include the Society of Colorectal Surgeons (Singapore), Obstetrics and Gyneacological Society of Singapore, Singapore Urological Society and the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore. There will also be special sessions for pediatric surgery and thoracic surgery. Another unique feature is a one day symposium in Mandarin to cater to non-English speaking delegates.

Participants will have ample opportunities to improve their skills in various hands-on pre- and post- congress workshops conducted by world experts. There will be at least 2 plenary lectures per day to shed light on latest innovations that can benefit doctors from all disciplines. Symposia will aim to be interactive and include differing views on various topics. We are confident that this conference will prove to be both educational and enjoyable. For a list of the topics, check out for more details.
 SCRS Scientific Congress and Meeting 2011
title:SCRS Scientific Congress and Meeting 2011
date:13 Aug 2011
venue:Symposium room 326, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre
2:00pm- 2:10pmsmall (tablet) is beautiful : is there a role for aspirin following adjuvant therapy in the management of colorectal cancer?
Dr Toh Han Chong
2:10pm – 2:20pmMolecular/ genetic basis of  colorectal cancer
Dr Koh Poh Khoon
2:20pm – 2:30pmProgress of robotic colorectal surgery
Dr Dean Koh
2:30pm – 2:40pm Paradoxes in Colorectal Surgery -  Local Perspective
Dr Tan Kok Yang
2:40pm-3:00pmQ & A
3:00pm- 3:30pmTea Break
3:30pm- 5:15pmOral and video presentations by Trainees /  Residents
 SCRS Quarterly Meeting
title:SCRS Quarterly Meeting
date:9 Apr 2011
venue:KTPH Learning Centre, Tower B
details:The  society is pleased to invite you to attend our quarterly meeting next month. It  will also be an opportunity to tour the new premise.

12:30-13:00Tour of KTPH by Dr Tan Kok Yang
14:00-15:00Significance of Lateral Node in Lower Rectal Cancers
Dr  Tan Kok Yang
15:00-16:00Discussion of Society Consensus Statement Project Dr  Ho Kok Sun
1.  Early colorectal cancer statement
2.  Role of colon cleansing statement
3.  Fibre and colon cancer prevention statement

Please RSVP to Ms Alice Ho at 67724249, Email: Click here for a map to get you to the new complex.

Do join us !
 Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) Exploratory Fest
title:Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD) Exploratory Fest
date:20 Jun 2010
venue:Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, Yishun, Singapore
         Tan Kok Yang, Surgery, Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital
         Richard Sim, Surgery, Tan Tock Seng Hospital

         1. Explore the development of ESD for early colonic lesions in Singapore
         2. Understand difficulties of ESD
         3. Familiarisation with available equipment in Singapore and identify new tools
         4. Hands-on practice on porcine organs

1400:Opening Address by SCRS President:A/Prof Tang Choong Leong
1405:Difficulties in Pioneering ESD in Singapore:Ang Tiing Leong
1420:Differences between Stomach and Colon ESD:Poon Pak Leng
1435:Pathological Considerations for colonic ESD:Tan Kok Yang
1450:Technical Tips for ESD:A/Prof Lawrence Ho
1505:SCRS as a Vehicle to Facilitate Colonic ESD Development:
       Tang Choong Leong,
       Richard Sim, Tan Kok Yang
Group Discussion
1525:Tea break
1545:Hands-on session:
Group 1: Hands-on on porcine stomach
Group 2: Hands-on on porcine colon
Group 3: Hands-on using Erbe Jet
Group 4: Equipment familiarisation
1750:Summary and closing
 GIHep Singapore 2010
title:GIHep Singapore 2010
date:17 Jun 2010
venue:Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore
details:This meeting is a joint collaboration between the Gastroenterological Society of Singapore (GESS), the Chapter of Gastroenterologists, College of Physicians, the Society of Colorectal Surgeons (SCRS), and the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Singapore General Hospital.

The meeting will incorporate the Singapore Live Endoscopy Workshop, the Third Asia Pacific Inflammatory Bowel Disease Meeting, as well as the Annual Scientific Meetings of the GESS and SCRS.

Further information can be found in the conference's website at and in the official announcement (PDF).
 SCRS Annual General Meeting
title:SCRS Annual General Meeting
date:22 Aug 2009
venue:TTSH Boardroom (Level 1)
details:1.30 - 2.00pm Lunch
2.00 - 3.00pm Quarterly Scientific Meeting
3.00 - 4.00pm AGM
 International Colorectal Symposium 2009
title:International Colorectal Symposium 2009
date:15 Jul 2009
venue:National University Hospital
details:Event Title : International Colorectal Symposium 2009 ( In conjunction with Quarterly SCRS Meeting)

(i)  NUHS Masterclass in Hemorrhoid and Fistula Surgery
(ii) NUHS Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic
(iii) NUHS Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Course 2009   

Event Details : Lectures are free for SCRS members ( Registration on first come first basis)


Past events can be accessed here