About this event

  • Date and time Sat 19 Nov 2022 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Coloproctology, Surgery, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Tune into this on-demand recording of an 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. 

This on-demand recording will focus specifically on helping surgeons and physicians work together in the management of terminal ileal Crohn’s disease, constipation, bowel cancer and post-operative ileusThis recording 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   

This is a pre-recorded event that will be available within seven days after the in-person event on Wednesday 16 September 2022. Event participants can access the recording for up to 60 days after the link has been made available.

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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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

Comfort 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, University Hospital Wishaw


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

Panel discussion
Comfort 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





Registration for this event will close on Friday 18 November 2022 at 08:00am. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion. This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.