About this event

  • Date and time Fri 1 Apr 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Crowne Plaza
  • Organised by Coloproctology

This is a free event taking place in Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield. Please contact Lesley.izzard1@nhs.net for further information and to register for this event.

The RSM Coloproctology Section and the ACPGBI (Yorkshire Chapter and East Midlands chapter) would like to invite you to the Presidents Day.

Location: Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield, Victoria Station Rd, Sheffield, S4 7YE

In this event, a carefully selected group of regional experts will be speaking about topics that are not really covered well in any other forums. This will provide a succinct summary of issues ranging from the management of very common conditions that are managed badly, to rarer conditions that may be managed very well with even more specialist input. 

There will also be a section on common requirements of the colorectal surgeon including training, management and well being. Each talk is designed to assist the attendees in developing the skills to provide high standard service and/or to stimulate them to consider more specialist practice or even diversification into more non-clinical roles. 

This educational programme includes lectures from around the North of England incorporating specifically insights into:

  • Novel methods of commonly managed conditions including non-surgical perspectives 
  • Cutting edge management of rarer conditions 
  • Novel methods of learning both for consultants and trainees 
  • Consideration of managerial roles 
  • Looking after yourself

We would like to thank our sponsors Applied Medical, Ethicon, Elemental Healthcare, Medtronic and TELABio for their support of this meeting. Please note that the meetings scientific programme, content or organisation has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

Key speakers

Dr Imran Azziz

Senior Clinical Lecturer, The University of Sheffield

Mr Jim Tiernan

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Ms Laura Hancock

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Paul Skinner

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Kirsten Major, Chief Executive, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Steve Brown, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Session one

Chairs: Miss Katie Walters, East Midlands Chapter Representative, The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Mr Wal Baraza, Honorary Secretary, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy: Consensus, controversies and the way ahead

Mr Johnathan Wild, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Lateral lymph node dissection - The who, the how and the why?

Mr Jim Tiernan, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Abdominal wall repair - The superspecialist is essential

Mr Jeff Garner, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

New horizons in emergency general surgery

Ms Sonia Lockwood, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Chairs: Miss Rina George, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Peter Sagar, President, The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland 

How do you learn as a consultant

Ms Laura Hancock, Consultant, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

C-SATS: The future of operating room training?

Sarah Jones, Ethicon Representative

How and why to get into and out of management

Mr Paul Skinner, Consultant, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Lesley Hunt, Consultant, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Lunch and networking

Session three

The fistula plug - A waste of time?

Dr Adele Sayers, Clinical Fellow

The mish-mash that is emergency hernia surgery in the UK

Dr Victoria Proctor, Specialty Trainee Year 8, Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Irritable bowel syndrome for surgeons

Dr Imran Azziz, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sheffield

Rectovaginal endometriosis – the current evolution in management

Mr Ian Adam, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



Crowne Plaza, Victoria Station Rd, Sheffield, S4 7YE

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

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