About this event

  • Date and time Fri 11 Sep 2020 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Coloproctology, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

This interactive webinar aims to provide some challenging colorectal clinical cases and VIVA practice to engage both established consultants as well as trainees.

The aim is to enhance learning for Part III FRCS by watching experienced consultants having VIVA by trainees. This is a unique opportunity for the audiences to ask questions directly to the panel of experts.

For the Part III VIVAs session, we will be joined by a faculty of top colorectal surgeons, including Andrew Miles from Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Professor Sarah O’Dwyer from The Christie Hospital Foundation Trust, Professor David Jayne from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Professor Sue Clark from St Mark's Hospital, and Justin Davies from Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

During this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Share and explore clinical experiences in managing complex clinical cases
  • Know the type of questions that may be asked in the PART III FRCS
  • Discuss exam techniques

This meeting is organised by RSM's Coloproctology Section and is in association with the Dukes' Club.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

We would like to thank our sponsor Medical Billing & Collection for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Key speakers

Carl Richardson

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Neil Smart

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Rachel Hargest

Senior Clinical Lecturer, University hospital of Wales

Tamzin Cuming

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Homerton University Hospital Foundation Trust


View programme

Welcome and introduction

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

Interactive challenging cases

Chairs: Miss Helen Chave and Mr Gordon Buchanan, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

The catastrophic abdomen

Ms Rachel Hargest, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University Hospital of Wales

A complex case

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

AIN dilemmas

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

Complex Crohn's

Mr Carl Richardson, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Comfort break

Clash of the titans – Part III VIVAs (trainees get to ask the questions)

Welcome and introduction

Miss Helen Chave and Mr Andrew Miles


Professor Sarah O’Dwyer, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Christie Hospital Foundation Trust and Mr Nigel Day, Trainee, Colorectal Surgery, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Professor David Jayne, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Mr Mohamed Rabie, ST6 Colorectal Surgery, Dukes’ Club, East of England Trainee Rep


Professor Sue Clark, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark's Hospital and Mrs Julia Merchant, ST8 Colorectal Surgery Registrar, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust


Mr Justin Davies, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Ms Katie Siggens, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
End of webinar




All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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