About this event

  • Date and time Wed 11 Oct 2023 from 3:30pm to 11 Oct 2023 at 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Coloproctology

Join us for the prestigious John of Arderne prize for a chance to hear surgical trainees and medical students present their colorectal research papers, followed by the annual Presidential Address.

By attending, you will:

  • Learn from novel colorectal research projects across coloproctology topics
  • Learn about the aspects of a surgical career that encompass clinical work in colorectal cancer and IBD, education, research, and leadership

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Standard pricing available until 10 October 2023.


RSM Fellow
Day 1
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
£58.00 Meeting
RSM Associate
Day 1
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
£34.00 Meeting
RSM Retired Fellow
Day 1
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
£34.00 Meeting
RSM Trainee
Day 1
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
£34.00 Meeting
RSM Student
Day 1
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
£18.00 Meeting

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors
Day 1
£106.00 Meeting
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
AHP / Nurse / Midwife
Day 1
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
£63.00 Meeting
Day 1
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
£63.00 Meeting
Day 1
£65.00 Presidential Dinner
£33.00 Meeting


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Dr Jeremy Nightingale, President, Coloproctology Section 2022-2023, Royal Society of Medicine, Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark’s The National Bowel Hospital and Academic Institute, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

John of Arderne prize session

Abstract 1: Serum raman spectroscopy a novel technique for disease monitoring during chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

Susan Chandler

Abstract 2: Robotic assisted surgery reduces surgeons intraoperative ergonomic risk scores for major colorectal resection when compared to laparoscopic surgery: A report of the volcano randomised controlled trial

Frances Dixon

Abstract 3: Enhancing sensitivity to radiotherapy by manipulating the hypoxia-induced resistance in rectal cancer

Matthew Fok

Abstract 4: Deep learning-driven, three-dimensional body composition analysis from preoperative computed tomography reveals novel predictors of complications and survival in complex rectal cancer

Dinh Mai

Abstract 5: The impact of lifestyle factors on survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis: A platform for behavioural change

Katherine Suter

Abstract 6: A randomised placebo controlled trial (RCT) on prophylactic endoscopic clipping of colonic diverticula

Sophie Williams

Drinks reception

Annual general meeting

Section members only

Comfort break
Review of the 2022-2023 programme
Programme for 2023-2024
Official handover of the President's chain of office

Presidential address

Leaving no stool unturned in the circle of life

Mr Justin Davies, Incoming President, Coloproctology Section 2023-2024, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Deputy Medical Director, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Affiliated Associate Professor, University of Cambridge 

Presidential Dinner

Black tie


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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Tuesday 10 October 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.

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