I had the pleasure and honor to participate in the first edition of the Rectal Cancer Symposium of September 2017 organized at Palkonya by my friend, Dr. Ferdinand Bauer. Organized with perfect professionalism, surrounded by the wonderful landscapes of Villany and Palkonya, the conference was a debate about the medical problems and the new developments in rectal cancer. The discussions brought to the fore the need for interdisciplinary collaboration, the role of the Oncological Committee and the importance of co-opting the clinician, surgeon and radiotherapist, and the imaging and Anatomo-pathologist in the Diagnosis and treatment plan in this disease.
This conference highlighted the need for continuously implementing the latest information on rectal cancer and interdisciplinary debates.
PD Dr. Constantin Volovat