About this event

  • Date and time Fri 6 Dec 2019 from 8:15am to 10:00pm
  • Location Post Graduate Centre St Peter's Hospital
  • Organised by Coloproctology

This meeting aims to review the current best practice in the management of colorectal disorders.

We look forward to keynote addresses from recognised world experts, including Professor Andre D'Hoore, plenty of debate discussions on controversial subjects and academic presentations by trainees. 

Meeting topics:

  • The latest research on stem cell models for tissue regeneration
  • How to set up an ambulatory pathway for colonic resection
  • The role of complete mesocolic excision
  • Controversies around laparoscopic ventral rectopexy
  • Updates on the future of trauma surgery and service development

Now in its 8th year, this joint meeting between the Coloproctology Section of the RSM, the ACPGBI and St Peter's Hospital is attended by all Colorectal Surgeons in the South West Thames Chapter and colleagues from London, Oxford and the South of England.

Whilst this is the annual colorectal training day for trainees in general surgery at these deaneries, it is also aimed at SpR and Consultant level. It is open to clinicians in associated fields including gastroenterologists, GI radiologists and plastic surgeons. Please note this meeting takes place out of house.


Evening drinks and dinner at Foxhills Country Club

We invite you to join us for a drinks reception and dinner following the meeting. Please email Mr Philip Bearn philip.bearn@nhs.net if you wish to book your place.

Venue: Foxhills Country Club, Stonehill Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0EL. Directions to the venue can be found here.

There will be a nominal charge for the dinner.  Please note that dinner places are limited to 60 people, we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Colorectal papers for oral and poster session

Abstracts to be submitted by Monday 25 November 2019. Please email abstracts (max 250 words) to pasha.nisar@nhs.net or gregorythomas1@nhs.net.


Standard pricing available until 06 December 2019.


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Key speakers

Professor Andre D'Hoore

University Hospital Leuven, Belgium

Speaker's biography

Professor D’Hoore is a founding member of the European Section of Coloproctology (ESCP) and is the founder of the surgical branch of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (S-ECCO). He has a named chair at the University Leuven. His main interest is the role of minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer and benign disease.


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction and welcome

Mr Philip Bearn, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon and Mr Pasha Nisar, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust

Session one

The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and RSM trainee short paper prize session

Chair: Mr. Henry Tilney, Consultant, Colorectal Surgeon, NHS Frimley Health Foundation Trust and Mr Andrew Day, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break

Poster presentation

Session two

Muscle regeneration

Professor Richard Day, Professor of Regenerative Medicine Technology, Department of Regenerative Medicine and Experimental Therapeutics, University College London

RSM section of coloproctology lecture: Day case colonic resection

Dr. Benoit Gignoux, Surgeon, Centre Lyonnais de Chirugie Digestive, Lyon


Poster presentation

Session three

ACPGBI invited lecture: Laparoscopic VMR past, present and future?

Professor Andre D'Hoore, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven

The debate: Is complete mesocolic excision the new TME?

Chair: Mr. Ian Jenkins Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St. Mark's Hospital, London and Mr. Neil Smith Consultant Surgeon, Surrey and Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust and Mr. Danilo Miskovic, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark's Hospital

Tea and coffee break

Session four

Trauma Care and Training - What is the standard?

Professor Mansoor Khan Clinical Theme Lead Emergency, Trauma and Acute Care, NIHR DEC London, Imperial College London

Sleep deprivation in surgeons

Dr Jamie Coleman, Associate Professor of Surgery, Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health, Denver, Colorado

ACPGBI short paper prize presentation

President, ACPGBI 

RSM poster prize presentation

Helen Chave, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Close of meeting
Evening drinks and dinner

We invite you to join us for a drinks reception and dinner following the meeting. Please email Mr Philip Bearn philip.bearn@nhs.net if you wish to book your place.

Venue: Foxhills Country Club, Stonehill Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0EL.



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