About this event

  • Date and time Fri 27 Mar 2020 from 9:20am to 5:00pm
  • Location Postgraduate Centre, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
  • Organised by Coloproctology

Please note this event has been cancelled.

Join us for an interactive meeting where you'll explore working relationships from the beginning of a consultant's career, and hear from an award-winning internationally recognised consultant, Professor Sue Clark of St Mark's Hospital.

Calling on all consultants, trainees, plastic surgeons, medical geneticists, and nursing staff, this meeting will hold a "beginnings of a consultant's career" symposium where we'll discuss fellowships, translation of evidence-based research into implementing change.

Hear directly from a trainee currently researching FOT testing and finally from a consultant one year onto his post. This will be followed by an "Unfavourable Conditions" section where we will review the treatment of conditions where there is often confusion about management plans.

Attendees can expect to:

  • Understand the challenges faced by new consultants
  • Understand the management of some challenging conditions such as parastomal hernias, pilonidal sinus disease and AIN/VIN
  • Acknowledge the potential role of plastic surgeons in coloproctology
  • Demonstrate an understanding in the relevant genetics for coloproctology
  • Appreciate different individual contributions to the care of patients

Free tickets are available for first 20 RSM Trainees on a first come first served basis. To take advantage of this offer, please email coloproctology@rsm.ac.uk.

Salisbury is well known for the joint network with the plastic and reconstructive surgeons and a session will be dedicated to a review of their current practice. Hear from our internationally known key speaker, Professor Sue Clark, who will be reviewing the relevant genetics that a practicing Colorectal Surgeon needs to know.

This meeting is being held at the Education Centre (also known as Postgraduate Centre), Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. There is a car park facility and the directions to the venue from the car park is as follows:

Best place to park: Car park 8

Sarum Entrance: The stairs and life are just inside on the right hand side. Lift No.5 is the only lift that goes to Level 5.

Springs Entrance: Here you will enter on Level 2, please take the stairs or lift to Level 4 and turn right. Please find lift No. 5 or the stairs at the end of the corridor before the link bridge.

Main Entrance: Go past the Reception and turn right, the stairs and lift No. 5 are at the end of the corridor on the left hand side.

We would like to thank our exhibitors:  

Medtronic and Wesleyan

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

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Key speakers

Professor Sue Clark

MA MB BChir MD FRCS (Gen Surg) Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark's Hospital. Professor of Practice (Colorectal Surgery), Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College, London. Professor Clark's MD thesis won the Raymond Horton-Smith Prize for the 'Best Thesis of the Year' at Cambridge University, and won the Leeds Castle Polyposis Group Young Investigator Award.

Speaker's biography

Professor Clark spent two years in full time research at St Mark's Hospital with an Imperial Cancer Research Fund Fellowship. She was based in the Polyposis Registry and worked on various clinical aspects of desmoid disease in familial adenomatous polyposis as well as studying the genetic changes within these rare tumours.

She worked as a consultant at the Royal London Hospital for three years before returning to St Mark's. During this time she set up a family cancer clinic to provide services for inherited or potentially inherited colorectal cancer in the North East London Cancer Network.


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Welcome and introduction

Miss Helen Chave, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

First foot on the ladder

Ellison Cliffe travelling fellowship

Mr Frank McDermott, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Winner of Ellison Cliffe Travelling Fellowship, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust

Translating research into practice

Mr Ben Byrne, Senior Clinical Fellow at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Research Fellow at University of Bristol

FIT testing

Mr Nigel D’Souza, Research Registrar, Royal Marsden Hospital

Fitting into a “dysfunctional” team

Mr Rob Padwick, , Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Challenges along the way

Parastomal hernia

Mr Neil Smart, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust

Pilonidal Sinus

Miss Asha Senapati, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Token Gynaecologist

Miss Abigail Kingston, Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon, Salisbury NHS foundation Trust


Miss Tamzin Cuming, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust

Panel Discussion

Exploring new horizons – Plastic and reconstructive surgery


Miss Alex Crick, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Marios Nicolau, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust


Paul Stephens, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
Key Speaker: Genetic and the colorectal surgeon

Professor Sue Clark, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital, Professor of Practice (Colorectal Surgery), Imperial College, London

Close of meeting


Postgraduate Centre, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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