About this event

  • Date and time Thu 12 May 2022 from 7:00pm to 14 May 2022 at 5:00pm
  • Location Harvey Besterman Education Centre
  • Organised by Coloproctology

We would like to welcome you to a compelling colorectal educational programme provided against the backdrop of the charming and laid back island of Jersey. The registration fee includes drink reception, lunch and dinner.

If you are planning to attend this event, please book your stay at your earliest convenience. Click here to view some hotel listings that we hope will be helpful for you.

This educational event seeks to provide updates on coloproctologists working with other specialties, state-of-the-art and future surgical oncology and super-specialised areas of coloproctology. This will also be a fantastic opportunity for participants to reflect on how they may do things differently in their careers.

This programme has a robust educational agenda. The first day is devoted to multidisciplinary working and how this can enhance outcomes. The second day explores the need for super-specialisation. Lastly, the final session will allow a summary of both modern advances in colorectal surgery and a reflection of how careers may be done slightly differently. The most important aspect of the meeting is the ability to network with both senior colleagues and trainees in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. 

During this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Learn how to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Updates in super-specialist areas by experts in the field
  • Gain a flavour of how their careers may aspirations may be taken in a different direction

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We would like to thank our sponsors Applied Medical, Axonics, Ethicon, Medtronic, Medical Billing & CollectionOstomycure and THD UK Ltd for their support of this meeting. Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

We would also like to thank our drinks reception sponsor, Medical Billing & Collection, for their sponsorship of the Friday evenings drinks reception.

Key speakers

Mr Charles Maxwell-Armstrong

Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, BMI The Park Hospital

Professor Mike Parker

Retired Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Professor Omar Faiz

Clinical Director and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital and Professor of Practice in Colorectal Surgery, Imperial College London

Mr Richard Brady

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


View the social programme- Thursday 12 May 2022

Drinks reception

Venue: Elisabeth Room, Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Jersey. Rue de L'Etau, St. Helier, JE2 3WF


View the educational programme- Friday 13 May 2022

Educational Sessions held: Harvey Besterman Education Centre, Peter Crill House, Gloucester Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 3QS

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session one: Multidisciplinary care of benign colorectal conditions

Working with geneticist

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

Working with the anaesthetist

​Dr Caroline Jenkins, Consultant Anaesthetist, Jersey General Hospital 

Working with the gastroenterologist

Professor Omar Faiz,  Clinical Director and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital and Professor of Practice in Colorectal Surgery, Imperial College London

Working with urogynaecologist

Mr Shahab Siddiqi, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Springfield Hospital 

Sponsored Symposium by Axonics - Sacral Neuromodulation: Past, present and future

Mr Keith Chapple, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Sheffield

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

Dr Sarah Hassan, Senior Clinical Fellow, Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre, Christie NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session two: Multidisciplinary care of colorectal malignancy

The direction of gynae oncology and how it affects the colorectal surgeon

Mr Charles Maxwell-Armstrong, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Total neoadjuvant treatment of colorectal cancer. What is new?

Dr Rubin Soomal, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Jersey General Hospital 

Stomas in the modern era

Mr Richard Brady, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Non-surgical management of rectal cancer. Is there a role?

Professor Arthur Sun Myint, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust 

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

Dr Hayley Fowler, Colorectal Research Fellow and Speciality Trainee, University of Liverpool

End of educational sessions
View the social programme- Friday 13 May 2022

Coach to Jersey war tunnels
Tour of Jersey war tunnels
Coach to La Mare Wine Estate
Wine tasting

Venue: La Mare Wine Estate, St. Mary, Jersey, JE3 3BA 

Drinks reception

We would like to thank our drinks reception sponsor Medical Billing & Collection.

View the educational programme- Saturday 14 May 2022

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session three: The super specialist

Pelvic mesh removal: Experiences from Bristol

Miss Kathryn McCarthy, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, North Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

How I deal with those really difficult fistulae

Mr Phil Tozer, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, St Mark's Hospital

Complex pelvic surgery. Can anyone do it?

Professor Alex Mirnezami, Professor of Surgical Oncology, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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

Ms Sarah Daniels, General Surgery Speciality Trainee Year 4, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session four: The past and the future

Using the faecal immunochemical test in patients with rectal bleeding

Dr Georgina Hicks, Speciality Trainee Year Six Colorectal Surgery Registrar, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

The pros and cons of a remote colorectal service

Mr Miklos Kassai, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Jersey General Hospital

Sponsored symposium by Medtronic - Introduction to Medtronic Hugo RAS: Breaking down barriers to robotic surgery

Mr Modar Ousta, Business Developer Surgical Robotics UK, Medtronic

Artificial Intelligence in gastrointestinal radiology

Dr Chris Hare, Consultant Radiologist, Jersey General Hospital

30 years of service: My life hacks

Professor Mike Parker, Retired Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

End of educational sessions
View the social programme- Saturday 14 May 2022

Tour of St Elizabeth's Castle

For guests only 



Harvey Besterman Education Centre, Peter Crill House, Gloucester Street, St Helier, JE1 3QS, Jersey

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

Registration for this event will close on 26 April 2022 at 1am. Late registrations will not be accepted.

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