About this event

  • Date and time Fri 29 Mar 2019 from 9:30am to 5:15pm
  • Location Arrowe Park Hospital
  • Organised by Coloproctology

This event is FREE for Students and Trainees

Attend this event in Wirral to join an excellent faculty who will take delegates through decision making in Crohns disease surgery and surgery of the abdominal wall in both the elective and emergency settings.

Update your knowledge on new techniques and approaches to Crohns disease surgery and surgery of the abdominal wall. 

Topics include:

  • Reducing surgical site infections 
  • Understanding how to reduce recurrence of ileocolic crohns disease 
  • How best to close abdominal wounds in both elective and emergency settings in order to reduce infection and incisional hernias


We would like to thank our exhibitors:

W. L. Gore & Associates and Medtronic.

Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Dr Hugh Gallagher

Consultant laparoscopic and colorectal surgeon

Mr Brendan Moran

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Professor Steven Brown


Mr Neil Smart

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon & Honorary Associate Professor

Mr Dominic Slade

Consultant Surgeon


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Ciaran Walsh, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Mr Brendan Moran, President, The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI)

Surgical site infection

Chairs: Nagarajan Pranesh & Dominic Slade

Preventing surgical site infection

Mrs Sarah Duff, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust

Results of ACPGBI survey on oral preoperative antibiotics in elective colorectal surgery

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

The microbiome and Wicked Leaks

Mr James Kinross, Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery and Consultant Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Trade exhibition

Emergency Surgery

Mr Justin Davies, Consultant Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Mrs Caroline Bruce, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Leighton Hospital

Take home lessons from National Audit of Small Bowel Obstruction (NASBO): Whats next? Do we need a TONIC?

Mr Matthew Lee, Clinical Research Fellow, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Why to do everything in your power to avoid a Hartmann’s operation? But how to if you have to.

Mr Richard Guy, Emergency General Surgeon, Arrowe Park Hospital 

How and when to close an emergency laparotomy. Is there any evidence for anything?

Mr Andrew Miller, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary NHS Trust

Emergency surgery for parastomal hernias

Ramya Kalaiselevan

Panel discussion

Trade exhibition

Non Emergency Abdominal Wall Surgery

Toby Hammond & Christian West

How to close the abdomen and prevent incisional hernias. Lessons from AWR north west.

Mr Dominic Slade, Consultant Surgeon, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Parastomal hernia prevention: What do we really know and what should we actually do in March 2019?

Mr Neil Smart, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon & Honorary Associate Professor

Robots, MIS and a whole new breed of hernias. How do you to prevent and treat them

Dr Hugh Gallagher, Consultant laparoscopic and colorectal surgeon

My strategy and techniques for midline and parastomal hernias at Hartmann’s reversal

Nigel Suggett

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Trade exhibition with demonstrations on Israelsson and Aberdeen

Crohn's Disease

Mr Paul Rooney, Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and Mr Darren Smith, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Decision making in Crohn’s disease

Mr Nigel Scott, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Preston Hospital

New resectional and anastomotic techniques in Crohn’s disease

Professor Steven Brown, Consultant

Discussion including tips for occasional Crohn’s surgeons
Close of meeting




Arrowe Park Hospital, Arrowe Park Road, Upton, Wirral, CH49 5PE, Merseyside, United Kingdom