Dear colleagues and friends,

 We are excited to welcome you to the inaugural SingHealth Colorectal Congress taking place on the 9th and 10th December 2022. This hybrid congress will be held in Academia, Singapore General Hospital Campus.

 Our theme for the congress “Partnerships towards the Next Frontier” highlights the growing importance of collaboration between the various clinical and industry stakeholders to advance patient care and outcomes through adoption and refinement of multidisciplinary services, operative techniques, and surgical technology.

This landmark congress will include a series of presentations by leading local and international experts in the field of colorectal surgery as well as the inaugural Goh Hak Su Professorship lecture.

We are also honoured to have highly esteemed local and international speakers who are recognised giants in their fields. They include Paris Tekkis, Professor of Colorectal Surgery at Imperial College London, a renowned expert in advanced rectal cancer and restorative surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, and Gina Brown, Professor of Gastrointestinal Cancer Imaging at Imperial College London, who helped develop colorectal cancer staging criteria and establish international standards for reporting of oncological imaging.

We look forward to welcoming you at the 1st Singhealth Colorectal Congress in December 2022!

Assoc Prof Emile Tan Kwong Wei

Congress President, 1st SingHealth Colorectal Congress 2022

Head and Senior Consultant, Dept of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Dr Isaac Seow-En

Organising and Scientific Chairman, 1st SingHealth Colorectal Congress 2022

Consultant, Dept of Colorectal Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore