About this event

  • Date and time Fri 9 Dec 2022 from 8:15am to 5:00pm
  • Location Post Graduate Centre St Peter's Hospital
  • Organised by Coloproctology, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Join us for the annual winter colorectal meeting. Now in its 11th year, this joint meeting between the Coloproctology Section of the RSM, the ACPGBI and St Peter’s Hospital is attended by all Colorectal Surgeons in the South West Thames Chapter and colleagues from London, Oxford and the South of England.

Whilst this is the annual colorectal training day for trainees in general surgery at these deaneries, it is also aimed at SpR and Consultant level. It is open to clinicians in associated fields including gastroenterologists, GI radiologists and nurse specialists. 

The purpose of this meeting is to review the current best practice in the management of colorectal disorders. Attendees can anticipate keynote addresses from recognised world experts, plenty of debate discussions on controversial subjects and academic presentations by trainees.

Benefits of attending: 

  • Learn about the latest research on influence of the microbiome on bowel disease
  • Find out how to manage bowel dysfunction post spinal injury
  • Take part in a state of the art lecture on rectal cancer treatment in Europe 
  • Hear updates on the future of colonoscopy training and service development

Call for abstracts

Colorectal papers for oral session – abstracts to be submitted by 21 November 2022. Please email abstracts (max 250 words) to: prateesh.trivedi@nhs.net and pasha.nisar@nhs.net

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Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction and welcome

Mr Philip Bearn and Mr Pasha Nisar, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals 

Trainee short paper prize session

Chairs: Miss Alison Hainsworth, Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Mr Prateesh Trivedi, Ashford and St Peter’s 

Tea and coffee break

Royal Society of Medicine lecture

Chair: Dr Jeremy Nightingale, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

The colorectal sequelae of spinal injuries

Mr Arnold Goede, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland lecture

Chair: Mr Charles Maxwell-Armstrong, President, The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Engineering the microbiome to improve surgical outcomes

Mr James Kinross, Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery, Imperial College Healthcare  

Colorectal Disease lecture

Chair: Professor Neil Smart, Editor in Chief, Colorectal Disease 

Rectal cancer is Europe ahead of the game?

Professor Sebastiano Biondo, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Department, Bellvitge University Hospital, University of Barcelona

Tea and coffee break

Endoscopy 2022 and beyond

Chairs: Professor Neil Smart and Miss Shirley Chan, Medway Maritime Hospital

Quality in colonoscopy: Are the traditional KPI’s still of value

Dr John Anderson, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Gloucestershire Hospitals

The work of the Colonoscopy Sub-committee of the The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and the JAG Training QA Committee

Miss Sarah Mills, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

The Southeast Regional Endoscopy Training Academy; work at the Oxford Hub

Dr Rebecca Palmer, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Oxford University Hospitals

The National Endoscopy Transformation programme

Mr Neil Cripps, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Western Sussex Hospitals 

Short Paper prizes and closing remarks
Closing remarks
Evening drinks and dinner

Devere Beaumont Estate, Windsor, SL4 2JJ

If you would like to attend the dinner, please email Mr Philip Bearn by 21 November 2022 (philip.bearn@nhs.net)


Post Graduate Centre St Peter's Hospital, Post Graduate Centre St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, KT16 0RQ, Surrey, UK

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Thursday 1 December 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 presenter’s and RSM’s 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.