It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the Saudi-International Colorectal Diseases Forum to be held on 24-26 March 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Forum is the Annual meeting of the Saudi Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. This year’s theme is "Complications in Colorectal Surgery", which will cover different aspects related to the complications in this field including intraoperative complications, postoperative and functional complications, stoma and wound related complications; complications related to different procedures such as anorectal surgeries, moreover litigations and medical errors also will be discussed.
With the emphasis on prevention, identifications and management of these complications. I hope to fulfill our aim to present the local experience paired with the international experience to help stimulate the concept of benchmarking through the participation of our local and international speakers who are experts in their fields.
Furthermore, this year we will run the 1st Endorectal Ultrasound Workshop in the Kingdom, which will be held on the 4th day (27 March). The workshop will cover the different applications and interpretations of endorectal ultrasound in variety of anorectal conditions followed by Awareness Day “Beat Colorectal Cancer” on
28 March to take place at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre-Riyadh.
I encourage everyone to take part in this event and make new collaborations. I look forward to meeting you all at the Forum. Lastly, on behalf of the Organizing Committee, I would like to thank all our sponsors and everyone who have contributed to ensure the success of this meeting.