About this event

  • Date and time Fri 1 Feb 2019 from 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Queens Medical Centre
  • Organised by Coloproctology

This event is free for all trainees.

Attend this event in Nottingham to receive an excellent overview of current hot topics in colorectal surgery, with a focus on the introduction and role of FiT testing in the UK which will be discussed by Professor Steele.

Don't miss the talk on the Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT) programme from John Abercrombie designed to improve the quality of care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations in service and reducing unnecessary procedures. 

Topics include:  

  •  FiT testing in the UK in preventing colorectal cancer 
  •  RCS GIRFT program 
  •  Updates in medical oncology as they apply to colorectal cancer 
  • Principles of abdominal wall reconstruction

Key speakers

Professor Steele

Professor of Surgery

John Abercrombie

General and Colorectal Surgeon at Queen’s Medical Centre

Hugh Gallagher

Consultant laparoscopic and colorectal surgeon

Austin Acheson

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Associate Professor at Nottingham University


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee

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


Mr John Abercrombie

Improving outcomes in IBD

Professor Steve Brown

Tea and coffee break
Abdominal wall reconstruction

Mr Hugh Gallagher

Perioperative anaemia – transfusion or iron infusion

Mr Austin Acheson

The clinical outcome publication

Mr Charles Maxwell-Armstrong

Trainee presentations for the John of Arderne Medal
Getting FIT

Professor Bob Steele CBE

Update on medical oncology

Professor Anne Thomas

Final remarks and close of meeting


Queens Medical Centre, Postgraduate Education Centre, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospital, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, United Kingdom