Dear Colleagues,

We are honored to invite you to the XX. National III International Turkish Colon and Rectal Surgery Congress and XIII National and II International Colorectal Surgery Nursing Congress that will be held between 16-20 May 2025 at one of the most popular venus in Antalya Susesi Hotel.

The theme of the congress is ''Past… Present… Future!''. The scientific program which will cover innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the field of colorectal surgery, the new developments in the treatment of colon and rectum cancer as well as critical topics such as the basic principles of colon and rectum surgery, proctology, inflammatory bowel diseases, nutrition, same-day discharge after major colorectal operation and the latest developments in basic and advanced endoscopic interventions.

As in every congress the researches that will enrich the scientific content of our congress will be evaluated and rewarded in their own categories.

As always, our congress will continue to be a platform where our young colleagues can meet with national and international professors and start a fruitful atmosphere for future collaborations.

Our congress will continue to bring the medical industry and the health care professionals together and keep them up to date on the latest developments in colon and rectum surgery.

The nursing congress will be held simultaneously with a comprehensive program and will focus on the latest developments, best practices and multidisciplinary care strategies in colorectal surgery nursing. Designed specifically for nurses, these sessions will provide professional development opportunities on patient care, innovative nursing practices.

This year our congress also offers the opportunity to celebrate 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day. We will celebrate this special day with a special program which will be suitable for its historical importance.

Our congress is also enriched with social events that will provide the opportunity to discover the historical and natural beauties of Antalya. Dinners, cultural tours and networking events will be an excellent opportunity to meet your colleagues and share your knowledge in the friendly environment of the city.

Your attendance will be an essential contribution to encourage professional knowledge and experience exchange. We would like to emphasize that it will be great pleasure to meet you all in our congress.

Look forward to meeting you in Antalya.

Emre BALIK, M.D.
Professor of Surgery Congress President