... ACP has particularly devoted itself to coloproctology training in Austria, with annual courses and finally in the form of a training certificate, which was prepared in collaboration with the European Society of Surgery and qualifies the holder for the European specialist examination in coloproctology. The office of the training officer was established within the ACP for this purpose, and the corresponding certificates are awarded annually in public (ÖCK or BÖC).
The officers of the ACP were appointed at the beginning of the founding session as follows:
President: M. Wunderlich (KH Hollabrunn)
Vice President: R. Schiessl (SMZ East)
Secretary: J. Karner-Hanusch (University Hospital I, Vienna)
Treasurer: A. Berger (University Hospital Graz)