About this event

  • Date and time Wed 16 Nov 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Coloproctology, Surgery, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Join this extraordinary meeting as we explore four conditions commonly managed by surgeons and physicians together. Three of the conditions will be based on a case which attendees will be able to participate and vote in. In each session there will be a medical and surgical presentation of their respective management options. The session on bowel cancer will partly draw upon the experience in Scotland, exploring how services could be set up. 

The purpose of this meeting is to help surgeons and physicians work together in the management of terminal ileal Crohn’s disease, constipation, bowel cancer and post-operative ileusThis event will educate, inform and influence gastroenterologists, abdominal surgical consultants and trainees.

Benefits of attending: 

  • Identify the difficulties in diagnosis and assessment
  • Understand the importance of electively planning treatments
  • Know what and when medical or surgical treatments are appropriate
  • Appreciate that surgeons and physicians working together can lead to better outcomes for patients


We would like to thank our sponsors Dr Falk Pharma, Galapagos Biotech Ltd and Norgine 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.

Please be aware that under the ABPI guidelines medical students and retired HCPs cannot discuss prescription-only medicines with the drug companies in attendance. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Early bird pricing available until 05 October 2022.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£77.00 £46.00 £46.00 £46.00 £24.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£141.00 £84.00 £84.00 £44.00


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1: Terminal ileal Crohn’s disease

Chair: Professor Steve Brown, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Medical management

Dr Gareth Parkes, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Surgical management

Dr Rachel Hargest, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery, Cardiff University

Case presentation

Dr Meera Dean

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Slow transit constipation

Chair: Mr Shahab Siddiqi, Consultant Surgeon, Broomfield Hospital

Medical management

Professor Anton Emanuel, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Surgical management

Professor Charles Knowles, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Cleveland Clinic

Case presentation

Pam Chaichanavichkij


Session 3: Bowel cancer on a budget

Chair: Dr Robert Logan, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Kings College Hospital


Dr Michelle Thornton, Consultant Surgeon


Dr Mark Feeney, Gastroenterologist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 4: Post-operative ileus

Chair: Mr Joe Ellul, President, Surgery Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Surgical causes and treatments

Professor Dilip Lobo, Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery, University of Nottingham

Medical management

Dr Simon Gabe, Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's Hospital

Case presentation

Mr Josef Watfah, Consultant Surgeon, St Mark's Hospital

Closing remarks
Close of meeting


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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Tuesday 15 November 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted. 


  • The agenda is subject to change at any time 
  • If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM discretion. 
  • All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 
  • This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 
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