We will meet in Courchevel in the French Alps. It is part of “Les Trois Vallées”, the largest linked ski areas in the world. Courchevel also refers to the towns of Courchevel 1300, 1550, 1650 and 1850 which are named for their altitude. The Mercure Courchevel 1850, where most participants will stay is ski-in ski-out and welcomes you in a warm & mountain chalet-style offering a nice view over the mountains. The hotel has a convention centre with a large and modern auditorium well equipped with 360 seats to make your meeting a successful one. Local dishes are served in the two traditionnal restaurants with a mountain lifestyle atmosphere.
We hope this congress venue will contribute to both the scientific and social quality of the meeting. It will give everyone the opportunity to reach the session hall easily and to spend time discussing the issues both inside and outside the conference hall.
The scientific content is chaired for the 2nd year by Justin Davis and our excellent Program Committee. The sessions will include a video session on operative challenges, sessions on new technologies in training and mentoring, challenging colorectal dogmas and many more. Of course we will have again all the usual great case presentations and BIG DEBATE.
At a time when there are many competing symposia, the Alpine Colorectal Meeting has a very special appeal. The relatively small group includes some of the major opinion formers in this area, with an opportunity for lively discussion and comment not possible in the big meetings.