Developing a national network of proctors trained in Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME)

The 2018 TATME Proctorship Network has been cancelled.


We are pleased to invite you to the Canadian TaTME Proctorship, a community created in response to the enormous success of the Canadian Congress on Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME).

The proctorship is a platform that delivers several periodic one-day cadaveric courses on this innovative technique. It will develop a national network of trained proctors with a preset curriculum in order to nationally disseminate this technique in a safe and effective manner.

High volume rectal cancer surgeons from across the country are invited to our one day cadaveric courses, as well as to meet their local proctors to develop technical expertise in this procedure.

TaTME offers the potential to resolve limitations found in both the laparoscopic and robotic platforms. With enhanced intraluminal and intraperineal visualisation, the potential benefits of such an approach are profound.

This is a very exciting time in the surgical management of rectal cancer and we are thrilled to introduce a nationally organized network of TaTME surgeons. This initiative will set a new standard for the organized, safe, and effective dissemination of surgical innovation.

Target Audience

  • Rectal Cancer surgeons