The multidisciplinary approach to lower gastrointestinal cancer management remains the cornerstone of the approach of the conference involving medical practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals and laboratory researchers. The program will cover state of the art clinical practice, including current areas of controversy and consider cutting edge translational research that may change practice going forward. Topics will include watch and wait, immunotherapy, tumour heterogeneity in colorectal cancer, rectal cancer, survivorship and prehabilitation.