About this event

  • Date and time Wed 23 Oct 2019 from 2:20pm to 10:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Coloproctology

Join us for the annual presidential address and the chance to listen to original colorectal research papers submitted by surgical trainees and medical students for the prestigious John of Arderne medal. This half-day meeting is a celebration of trainee and student research and collaborative working in coloproctology. 

The medal award will be followed by the presidential address, "Aiming for gold". RSM's new Coloproctology Section President, Helen Chave, will talk us through her experiences in colorectal surgery, her fascinating career-path and the role the RSM has played for her along the way. Prior to her career as a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Chave was part of Great Britain's Olympic Archery team. She draws parallels between the two careers with the theme of aiming for gold in care, looking at patient-centred and best evidence-based care. She will also outline the details of the academic programme for the year.

Presidential dinner

We invite delegates and guests to join us for the presidential dinner following the meeting. 

Key speakers

Helen Chave

Helen Chave

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


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Registration, tea and coffee
Annual general meeting

Members only

Welcome and introduction

Mr Ciaran Walsh, Coloproctology Section President 2018-19, Royal Society of Medicine

John of Arderne prize presentations

Acid ceramidase: A potential biomarker for locally advanced rectal cancer?

Rachel Clifford, Colorectal research fellow, The Institute of Translational Medicine, The University of Liverpool

Prevalence of low anterior resection syndrome improves with time after ileostomy closure

Stella Dilke, ST4, St Mark's Hospital

Long-term outcomes for patients with peritoneal acellular mucinosis secondary to low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms

Tobias Evans, Locum Consultant, The Christie Hospital

Non-attendance in two-week wait and urgent colorectal cancer referrals

Harpreet Kaur Sekhon Inderjit Singh, CT2, West Middlesex Hospital

MRI-Diagnosed tumour deposits and EMVI status have superior prognostic accuracy to current clinical TNM staging

Amy Lord, Research Registrar, Royal Marsden 

Tea and coffee break

John of Arderne prize presentations

Peritoneal metastases in colorectal cancer in vitro and in vivo: targeting hyaluronic acid dependent adhesion

Faris Soliman, ST5, Cardiff China Medical Research Collaborative, Cardiff University

Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for colorectal peritoneal metastases: Evolution of a service over 19 years

Nicholas Symons, Peritoneal Malignancy Fellow, Basingstoke Peritoneal Malignancy Institute

Vitamin D influences gene expression in normal rectal mucosa and impacts on biological mechanisms relevant to cancer prevention

Peter Vaughan-Shaw, ECAT SCREDS Clinical Lecturer & Honorary StR in Colorectal Surgery, The Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh and Western General Hospital

A trimodal prehabilitation programme using smartwatches and mobile applications in undergoing major colorectal surgery: a randomised controlled pilot study

Ellen Waller, Medical Student, University of Manchester

Comfort Break
Overview of 2018-2019 academic year and handover

Mr Ciaran Walsh, Coloproctology Section President 2018-19, Royal Society of Medicine and Miss Helen Chave, President of the Coloproctology section, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Presidential Address: Aiming for GOLD
Drinks reception
Presidential dinner - Pre-booked only


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