About this event

  • Date and time Thu 22 Nov 2018 from 12:30pm to 22 Nov 2018 at 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Coloproctology

The UK does not routinely use preoperative oral antibiotics to prepare the bowel prior to elective colorectal surgery despite large US trials suggesting we should.

There is great interest in the UK in introducing this practice but there is no uniform view on how to go about this. This meeting will bring together leaders in colorectal surgery, microbiology and enhanced recovery after surgery along with two world experts on the microbiome with the aim of introducing preoperative oral antibiotics into routine UK colorectal practice.

The novel interactive format with one world expert quizzing another for the benefit of the audience in an attempt to drive home the message and explore the issues in depth with one entire afternoon dedicated to one important topic.

Agenda

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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Ciaran Walsh, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Enhanced recovery after surgery: How to reduce the septic sequelae of elective colorectal surgery

Mr Ciaran Walsh, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Microbiome Medicine: Separating hope from hype

Professor Fergus Shanahan, Director, APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, National University of Ireland

Preoperative oral antibiotics in elective colorectal surgery

Mr James Kinross, Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Imperial College London

Question and answer session

Mr Michael Powar, Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon and Mrs Sarah Duff, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break
Preoperative combined mechanical and oral antibiotic bowel preparation for colorectal surgery – A survey of UK practice

Mr Christopher Battersby, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Wrexham Maelor Hospital

Kinross in the dock

Professor Fergus Shanahan, Director, APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork, National University of Ireland

Views and opinions from the floor including invited microbiology and ERAS colleagues

Mr Michael Powar, Consultant Colorectal, Laparoscopic and General Surgeon and Mrs Sarah Duff, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Pre-operative oral antibiotic bowel preparation in elective resectional colorectal surgery reduces rates of surgical site infections: a single centre experience with a cost-effectiveness analysis

Miss Bhamini Vadhwana, PhD Clinical Research Fellow, Imperial College London

The Cambridge approach. How to go home and do it?

Dr Simon Buczacki, Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Cancer Research UK and Royal College of Surgeons of England, Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellow, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Final round up, questions and thoughts on how to drive change in UK practice
Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St,, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom