About this event

  • Date and time Wed 20 Oct 2021 from 3:55pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Coloproctology

This is the live stream of the prestigious John of Arderne Prize. Want to attend this meeting in person? Book your place here.

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

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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

Monday 16 August 2021

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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Standard pricing available until 20 October 2021.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£24.00 £18.00 £12.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee Student
£40.00 £30.00 £20.00

Key speakers

Professor Steve Brown

President, Section of Coloproctology

Mr Wal Baraza

Honorary Secretary Elect, Section of Coloproctology


View the programme

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

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

Presidential dinner

Black tie



Disclaimer: 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 weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain 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. 

Due to current government guidelines there is limited audience capacity. If UK government guidelines and restrictions change, the format of this event will be updated to comply, and all delegates will be notified via email. 

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