About this event

  • Date and time Fri 22 May 2020 from 8:30am to 23 May 2020 at 12:10pm
  • Location Guernsey Museum and Galleries
  • Organised by Coloproctology

Please note this event has been cancelled.

Join the Coloproctology Section at Guernsey with a group of Clinicians to discuss challenging clinical situations.

This will be the meeting of minds across the water with an appreciation of working within differing health care systems while examining the pro and cons of this.

Attendees can expect to:

  • Understand priorities in an emergency situation
  • Appreciate the advantages of working within a well functioning team
  • Learn how to avoid common pitfalls in the management of Crohn's disease
  • Value effective communication and mutual respect
  • Be able to balance individualised care in an organisation
  • Value peer revue as a useful tool for change management

The rates include access to attend both Day 1 and Day 2, and it is mandatory that you attend both days.

To access a list of our recommended travel and accommodation options, click hereIf you would like further information on accommodation or travel, please email coloproctology@rsm.ac.uk.

All delegates are cordially invited to our seated three course conference dinner which provides an ideal opportunity to network and connect, held at restaurant Pier 17 - Friday 22 May at 7 pm. If you would like to bring a guest along with you, please call our customer service team on 020 7290 3941.

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Key speakers

Rachel Hargest

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wale and senior Clinical Lecturer, Cardiff

Speaker's biography

Rachel will talk eloquently about the management of severe acute emergencies which may help save lives in the future

Mark Coleman

Chairman of JAG

Speaker's biography

Coleman will be discussing peer review and how to make it work for your service.


Day one - Friday 22 May 2020 - Guernsey Museums and Galleries, GY1 1UG

Venue: Guernsey Museums and Galleries, Frossard Lecture Theatre, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1UG

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Miss Helen Chave, President of Coloproctology Section of RSM

Session one: Challenging conditions

The abdominal catastrophe

Miss Rachel Hargest, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital of Wale and senior Clinical Lecturer, Cardiff University

The challenges of Crohn’s disease

Mr Andrew King, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Gynaecological proctology

Professor Robin Phillips, Retired Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Director, St Mark’s Hospital

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two: Team work

Picking the right team

Dr Kate Jenkins, Professor of Psychology, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Do no harm

Mrs Julie Austin, Head of Legal Services, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Session three: John of Arderne medal winners

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

Ms Amy Lord, Honorary Research Fellow, Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and ST7 Colorectal Registrar, Royal Hampshire County Hospital

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

Rachel Clifford, Colorectal Research Fellow, The Institute of Translational Medicine, The University of Liverpool

Panel Discussion

Session four: We can’t all be above average

Do we really need JAG (Joint Advisory Group)?

Mr Mark Coleman, Chair of JAG Committee, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT)

Mr John Abercrombie, Clinical Lead for General Surgery GIRFT and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session five: From the developed to the developing

Knowing the boundaries

Professor Peter Sagar, Consultant Surgeon, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds

Swallows and africans

Mr Mark Szymankiewicz, Colorectal Surgeon, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Concluding remarks
Close of meeting

Optional conference dinner

Pier 17 restaurant

Location: Albert Pier, Saint Peter Port, GY1 1AD

Pre-booked only

Seated three course meal plus wine

**If you would like to bring a guest to dinner, to book their place please contact our customer service team on 020 7290 3941 **

Day two - Saturday 23 May 2020 - Princess Elizabeth Hospital, GY6 8TW

Venue: Emma Ferbrache Room, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Rue Mignot, St Andrews, GY6 8TW

Welcome and introduction
Doctor in the middle of Guernsey’s unique health service

Dr Peter Rabey, Medical Director, Guernsey

Consultants in chambers

Dr Steve Evans, Consultant Physician, Medical Specialist Group LLP

Transforming the emergency department

Dr Aruni Sen, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey

Introducing a colorectal laparoscopic service to Jersey – clinical consequences

Mr Miklaus Kassi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Jersey

Tea and coffee break
Advantages of working in a small offshore community

Ms Carol Makin, Retired Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon

Novichok – the show must go on

Dr Christine Blanshard, Medical Director, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Guernsey during the German occupation

Mr Nigel Allen, Retired Consultant Urologist

Close of meeting


Guernsey Museum and Galleries, Frossard Lecture Theatre, St Peter Port, Candie Gardens, Guernsey, GY1 1UG

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