Symposium Overview

Dr. Cajucom

Welcome Message

We invite you to join us on March 16-17 for the 9th Annual Congress and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons at the Diamond Hotel, Manila. With the theme, ‘Perspectives in Colon and Rectal Cancer’, we have structured a comprehensive scientific program which will cover emerging trends and expert insights in Colorectal cancer. Once again, we have invited eminent foreign and local speakers who have been acclaimed as the experts in each particular topic. Recognizing that colorectal cancer management should be multidisciplinary in approach, this scientific meeting promises to be of particular relevance even to other subspecialties involved in the management of colorectal cancer patients.


Apart from having a breathtaking view of the Manila Bay Sunset and relaxing environment, this year’s much-anticipated scientific meeting will again prove why the society is at the forefront in colorectal surgery education in the country.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Manila

Mabuhay at Maraming salamat po! 

Carlo Angelo C. Cajucom, MD, FPCS, FPSCRS

Overall Convention Chair


  • Pre-congress Workshop on Anorectal Surgery*
  • Dr. Porficio M. Recio Memorial Lecture
  • Distinguished International Academic Lecture
  • Sessions on Colon Cancer and Rectal Cancer including State of the Art Clinical Practice and Current Areas of Controversies
  • Meet the professors/Debates on controversial issues
  • Video Sessions
  • Endoscopic Management for Early Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery including Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery
  • Approaches to Advanced Colorectal Malignancies
  • Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
  • GI cancer for General Surgeons
  • Technology Symposiums

*The pre-congress workshop on anorectal surgery will provide an opportunity for participants to expand both the fundamentals and advanced techniques employed in anorectal procedures.

Pre-congress Workshop

Congress Location

Diamond Hotel

Roxas Boulevard, Corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila