About this event

  • Date and time Thu 1 Jun 2023 from 9:00am to 3 Jun 2023 at 5:00pm
  • Location Ersta Conference Venue, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Organised by Coloproctology

Join us in Stockholm for an upcoming coloproctology event where experts from the UK and Sweden will share their expertise, best practices, and innovative ideas.

This event offers an exceptional opportunity to connect with international peers and participate in a fantastic program filled with engaging, topical sessions. 

View the exciting social programme.

If you would like to attend the social programme, please email Jeremy Nightingale, President of the RSM Coloproctology Section, at jeremy.nightingale@nhs.net

If you or your guest would like to attend the dinner only, please contact customer service at +44 (0)20 7290 3941

Please note that you will need to arrange your own flights and accommodation for this meeting. Please scroll down to find more information about the recommended hotels where we have secured exclusive rates for attendees.

By attending, you will:

  • Learn about restorative surgery for colitis and polyposis, and the surgical strategies for Crohn’s disease
  • Explore new treatments for faecal incontinence and locally advanced rectal cancer
  • Understand how to manage patients with a short bowel, including when to give growth factors and distal feeding, and when surgery is appropriate
  • Have the opportunity to hear the renowned John Goligher lecture by Carolynne Vaizey

Don't miss out on this exciting event. Register today and gain valuable insights into the latest advances in coloproctology while networking with fellow professionals from around the world.

We also have a travelling fellowship available for this meeting. There are four prizes of £500 towards the cost of travel to this meeting available to trainees! All you need to do is send a paragraph of a maximum of 200 words to coloproctology@rsm.ac.uk stating your current year of training, your current post, and the benefits you hope to gain from attending. The deadline is midday Friday 19 May 2023 and the money will be awarded once the winner has completed the journey and submitted a receipt of travel expenses. 

Hotel Reisen

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Grand Hotel

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Ersta Diakoni

Please email konferens@erstadiakoni.se and state the reservation number of 136717.

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We would like to thank our sponsors Axonics, Intuitive and The Insides Company 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.


View the social programme - Thursday 1 June 2023

Welcome drinks reception

Venue: Hôtel Reisen, Skeppsbron 12, 111 30 Stockholm

If you have registered for the full event, this is included in your ticket. The price for a guest is £50.

View the academic programme - Friday 2 June 2023

Registration tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Jeremy Nightingale, Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's Hospital and Dr Mattias Soop, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Head of Department of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Intestinal Failure Surgery at Karolinska University Hospital

Session one: Restorative surgery for colitis/polyposis

Chairs: Dr Mattias Soop and Mr Gordon Buchanan, Colorectal Surgeon, Lister Hospital 

Case presentation

Miss Rebecka Ahl-Hulme, General Surgeon, Karolinska University Hospital

Current role of ileorectal anastomosis

Miss Caroline Nordenvall, Consultant Surgeon and Associate Professor, Department of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Intestinal Failure Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital

Robotic restorative proctocolectomy

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

When not to do a pouch

Miss Sue Clark, Consultant colorectal surgeon, St Mark's Hospital, Honorary senior lecturer, Imperial College

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session two: Locally advanced rectal cancer. When to:

Chairs: Mr Peter Sagar, Professor of Colorectal Surgery, The John Goligher Department of Colorectal Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Mr Henrik Iversen, Consultant Surgeon and Associate Professor, Department of Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital

Case presentation

Professor Arthur Sun Myint, President of International Contact Radiotherapy Society, Honorary Professor (Gastro) Translation Research Unit, University of Liverpool

Give radiotherapy

Mr Per Nilsson, Consultant Surgeon and Reader, Department of Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital

Watch and wait

Professor Anna Martling, Consultant Surgeon, Department of Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Professor of Surgery, Dean of Karolinska Institute North


Mr Ian Jenkins, Consultant Surgeon, St. Mark’s Hospital

Panel discussion

Session three: Trainee presentations and John Goligher Lecture

Trainee presentation: Could refining the design of the colostomy reduce parastomal herniation? A simulation based study on bio-mechanics of parastomal hernia and mesh reinforcement

Mr Omar Aly, Surgical Resident

Trainee presentation: The risk of inflammatory bowel disease after bariatric surgery

Mr Ali Kiasat, PhD Student, Karolinska Institutet

Trainee presentation: Difficult colorectal resections: Is robotic better than laparoscopic?

Mr James Wyatt, Speciality Trainee 6, Colorectal Trainee

Trainee presentation: TBC
John Goligher lecture: How to get the best out of the struggling gut and anus

Miss Carolynne Vaizey, Consultant Surgeon, Co-Clinical Director of St Mark's Hospital 

Tea and coffee break

Session four: Treatments for intestinal failure

Chairs: Dr Jeremy Nightingale and Dr Mattias Soop

Management of a high output stoma

Dr Jeremy Nightingale

Distal feeding

Miss Kirstine Farrer, Consultant Dietitian Intestinal Failure, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Surgery for a short bowel

Dr Mattias Soop

The Insides Company sponsored symposium session - chyme reinfusion using the Insides System, a clinical experience

Dr Christian Hvas, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark

Panel discussion
Close of day
View the social programme - Friday 2 June 2023

Meet at Hotel Reisen reception
Visit to the Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

Dinner at the National Museum

The highlight of the academic and social program for the event. Tickets cost £140.

View the academic programme - Saturday 3 June 2023

Registration tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Mattias Soop

Session five: Faecal incontinence

Chair: Miss Carolynne Vaizey and Professor Ulrik Lindforss, Consultant Surgeon and Associate Professor, Karolinska University Hospital

Case presentation

Miss Chih Ying Tan, Registrar, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Mr Gregory Thomas, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital

Sphincter repair

Mr Wilhelm Graf, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Department of Colorectal Surgery, Uppsala University Hospital

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session six: Surgical strategies for Crohn’s disease

Chair: Mr Björn Bolmstrand, Consultant Surgeon, Department of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Intestinal Failure Surgery,  Karolinska University Hospital and Mr Steve Brown, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Professor of Surgery, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and the University of Sheffield

Nutritional support

Dr Jeremy Nightingale and Miss Kirstine Farrer

When to do an anastomosis (why do leaks occur)

Mr Par Myrelid, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Linköping

Robotic right hemicolectomy

Mr Henrik Iversen

Update on surgical techniques

Dr Mattias Soop

Panel discussion
Close of meeting
View the social programme - Saturday 3 June 2023

Free time

Visit one of the local attractions, options include the Moderna Museet or the famous store NK

Meet at Hotel Reisen reception
Guided tour of the Old Town to the Royal Palace, Cathedral and Nobel Museum



Ersta Conference Venue, Stockholm, Sweden

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Wednesday 31 May 2023.  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.