About this event

  • Date and time Wed 20 Oct 2021 from 3:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Coloproctology

Join us for the prestigious John of Arderne Prize for a chance to hear surgical trainees and medical students present their colorectal research papers, followed by the annual Presidential Address.

Participants will be able to improve their skills in critiquing research methodology and appraising research methods. This will also be an opportunity to demonstrate improved knowledge of the described advances in coloproctology. 

The prize meeting will be followed by the Presidential Address with RSM's President-Elect, Professor Steven Brown. Professor Brown is a consultant colorectal surgeon at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield

Learning objectives include:

  • Give trainees a national forum in which to disseminate new research
  • Give an educational update in the practice of coloproctology

There is a limited number of places available for this in-person event. You can now live stream this meeting from anywhere. Click here to book the live stream.

We would like to thank our sponsors Medtronic and Raise Healthcare for their support of this meeting. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors. 

Coloproctology Section: John of Arderne Medal


The John of Arderne medal and a travelling fellowship of £500 to the following year's overseas meeting to Jersey will be awarded to first place along with 1 year membership in the Coloproctology council and all the shortlisted candidates will receive 1 year of membership.

Submission deadline

Submission closed

Meeting date

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Open to

All coloproctology and surgery trainees and medical students

Application guidelines

This award is made annually to recipients selected by the Council of the Coloproctology Section for the best research paper presented at a Section meeting. Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work and must not exceed 200 words.

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Key speakers

Professor Steve Brown

President, Section of Coloproctology

Mr Wal Baraza

Honorary Secretary Elect, Section of Coloproctology


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction Presentation of 2020-21 session John of Arderne medal

Professor Sue Clark and Professor Steve Brown

John of Arderne prize session

Prospective observational study to identify factors predictive of poor functional recovery after major gastrointestinal surgery and strategies to enhance uptake of peri-operative optimisation: single centre results from the OCTAGON study

Dr Sarah Daniels

Myoferlin: A predictive marker of response to radiotherapy and survival in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer

Dr Hayley Fowler

Systematic review and Delphi prioritisation process to develop global guidelines for emergency general surgery

Dr James Glasbey

Radiological patterns and timing of recurrence following complete cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in patients with colorectal cancer peritoneal metastases

Dr Sarah Hassan

Development of a core descriptor Set for Crohn's Anal Fistula: The ENiGMA CODE Study

Dr Matthew Lee

International variation in intraperitoneal drain placement and outcomes after elective colorectal surgery: a matched, prospective, cohort study

Dr Alessandro Sgrò

Tea and coffee break
Annual general meeting

Section members only

Comfort break

Presidential address

Review of the programme of 2020-21

Mr Henry Tilney, Honorary Secretary, Section of Coloproctology

Programme for 2020-21

Mr Wal Baraza, Honorary Secretary Elect, Section of Coloproctology

Official handover of the President’s chain of office

Professor Sue Clark, President, Section of Coloproctology

Presidential address – How to con your way through a coloproctology career

Professor Steve Brown, President, Section of Coloproctology

Drinks reception
Presidential dinner

Black tie



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