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

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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


Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – Section 3 (Self Assessment)

This program is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, on 11/23/2016. Program expires 07/2017. Remember to visit MAINPORT to record your learning and outcomes. You may claim a maximum of 7.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

The American Medical Association

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at:

European Union for Medical Specialties

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Letters of Accreditation/Attendance

Letters of accreditation/attendance will be available online following the course. Participants will be emailed information within two weeks specifying how to obtain their letter online.

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