About this event

  • Date and time Fri 9 Sep 2022 from 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Coloproctology, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

The RSM Coloproctology Section and the ACPGBI would like to invite you to a stimulating day of education, discussion, and debate around the challenges facing patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease.

Hear from experts in the fields of coloproctology, gastroenterology and tissue engineering. This meeting will provide an update on the current evidence as well as valuable insight into new technologies that can aid the management of this often debilitating condition.

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We would like to thank our sponsors BIOHIT Healthcare, Dr Falk Pharma and Premium Medical Protection 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.



Early bird pricing available until 04 August 2022.


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1: It's all about the mesentery

The theory behind the mesentery as a driver of disease

Dr Christianne Buskens, Colorectal Surgeon, Amsterdam University Medical Hospitals

Get that mesentery out. No to close rectal dissection and preservation of the ileocolic mesentery

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

Does the molecular science back this up?

Professor Alan Lobo, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

What about Kono’s theory?

Ms Laura Hancock, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Pot pourri

The role of pre-operative EEN in Crohn's

Miss Caris Grimes, Consultant Laparoscopic General and Colorectal Surgeon, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Pregnancy and IBD - the role of the gastroenterologist

Dr Rachel Cooney, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

IF and IBD

Dr Jeremy Nightingale,  Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician, St Mark's Hospital

Standardisation of surgical approaches in IBD

Mr Valerio Celentano, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Panel discussion

Session 3: Practicalities

Pouch without defunctioning. Foolhardy?

Professor Malcolm Dunlop, Specialist Colorectal Surgeon, The University of Edinburgh 

Dealing with the poorly functioning pouch, a simple algorithm

Professor Omar Faiz, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark's Hospital 

Segmental colectomy for UC

Mr Justin Davies, Colorectal Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital

The optimum pathway for dealing with perianal Crohn’s

Ms Nicola Fearnhead, Colorectal Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 4: The surgical-medical interface

The liver, UC and PSC: Timing of colectomy and liver transplant, role of TIPSS

Dr Palak Trivedi, Consultant Hepatologist, University of Birmingham

Abdominal surgery in the PSC & post-liver transplant patient - practical considerations

Professor Thomas Pinkney, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University of Birmingham

A simple guide to medical options for IBD that surgeons can understand

Speaker to be confirmed

Will stem cells ever become mainstream treatment?

Mr Phil Tozer, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark's Hospital

Does balloon dilatation have any real world role?

Dr Naila Arebi, Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting
Drinks reception



Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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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