4th Preceptorship in Colorectal Cancer


The 2016 AGITG Preceptorship in Colorectal Cancer was held on  Friday 11th and Saturday 12th November 2016 in Melbourne.

36 Senior trainees and Junior  consultants attended a  two day intensive learning course based on a complete review of literature to understand evolution of treatment for colorectal cancer in the adjuvant and metastatic setting, in the context of current treatment paradigms.

The preceptorship was convened by A/Professor Eva Segelov and Preceptors included  A/Prof Eva Segelov,  A/Prof Peter Gibbs, Dr Chris Jackson, A/Prof Chris Karapetis.

Learning was in small group interactive sessions along the Harvard short course model. Aimed at advanced trainees/junior consultants in Medical, Radiation and Surgical Oncology, the format will be that of a short course (retreat) with learning in small groups, active participation from attendees with regard to reviewing papers, presenting cases etc.

Topics covered were:

  1. Basic biology and translational science of CRC and current therapies
  2. Seminal papers in adjuvant therapy of CRC
  3. Seminal papers in therapy of mCRC
  4. Treatment paradigms for mCRC
  5. Treatment pathways involving liver resection to achieve cure

In 2017 there will be an Upper GI Preceptorship to be held  on Friday 5th May and Saturday 6th May.
To apply for the Upper GI Preceptorship click here.

“I was delighted to be invited to be a preceptor at the 2016 AGITG Preceptorship in Colorectal Cancer. This was a fantastic experience, and I would seize the opportunity to be involved again.  The group led discussion was excellent, the registrars were well prepared, thoughtful, and highly engaged. It was also an excellent stimulus to re-read many of the papers and trials that I hadn’t looked at for years, so a real refresher for me also. In addition to this, I greatly valued hearing the insights and thoughts of other preceptors about their interpretation of the evidence as well as their personal involvement in the development of the studies. It is a rare opportunity to learn so much from knowledgeable colleagues. Overall the event was one of the highlights of my year and I hope I get invited back again!”
Dr Chris Jackson, Preceptor, 2016

The AGITG Preceptorship in Colorectal Cancer is supported by an educational grant from Roche Products Pty Limited.