SASES Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Course – Professor Tim Rockall

Event Description


Professor Rockall was first appointed as Consultant surgeon in 2000 and is currently a Consultant Surgeon at The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford and Professor of Surgery at Surrey University. He is immediate Past President of The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI) and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Academy of Surgical Educators.

He specialises in laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery and has a particular interest and expertise in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. The Royal Surrey County Hospital is a National Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Training Centre.

He was previously Senior Lecturer at Imperial College, London in the department of Surgical Technology and Oncology and Honorary Consultant at St. Mary’s Hospital London, where he directed the clinical robotics programme.

He has held the position of Director of the Minimal Access Therapy Unit (Mattu) in Guildford since 2003. The Mattu convenes over 50 laparoscopic courses each year and regularly transmits live surgery and lectures to an international audience. The Mattu has an active research programme within the field of laparoscopic colorectal surgery, enhanced recovery and minimally invasive technologies including 3D imaging.

Active MD / PhD research programme in a number of surgical fields including minimally invasive surgery, enhanced recovery after surgery and new technology.

PROFESSOR TIM ROCKALL will be visiting Cape Town on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September 2017 at the Surgical Skills Training Centre, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, Cape Town.

The Course will consist of 2 parts:

  • THURSDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER 2017: Didactic session Lectures and Cadaveric Dissection: Professor Tim Rockall
  • places are limited to 40 so registration is essential
    • Specialists: R2 500,00
    • Registrars : R1 7 50,00
  • FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017: Cadaveric “Hands On Dissection”
  • limited to 12 dissectors

The full programme is being finalised and will be published as soon as possible.

Thursday 14th September 2017

  • Cadaver Dissection demonstration by Professor Rockall
    • Right sided resection
    • Left sided resection
    • Low rectal cancer
  • Lectures/videos
    • Colorectal cancer
    • Diverticular Disease
    • Endmetriosis
    • Enhanced Recovery


Friday 15th September 2017

Hands on dissection – 2 doctors per station

Limited to 12 dissectors

Registration fee : R5 000,00


Dissector session is fully booked, please use the contact us form if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.



Course supported by:

SASES Advanced Colo-rectal Dissection Course - Professor Tim Rockall