About this event

  • Date and time Fri 13 Sep 2024 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Coloproctology, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Join us for an event centred around IBD multidisciplinary services, where you'll learn about cutting edge developments and innovations in the multidisciplinary management and surgical care of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 2024.

It will be a full day packed with keynote insights on current and future IBD surgical developments and will consist of 6 packed main sessions, each with 3-4 high profile keynote speakers with time for audience participation, debate and discussion.

Through a series of sessions, you will learn hear new insights into the aetiology and epidemiology of IBD (diet, immunology, microbiome, epidemiology), robotic surgery in IBD surgery, an overview of pathology and management of the IBD rectal and perianal disease, and more.

By attending, you will:

  • Gain an increased understanding of the contemporary aetiology and epidemiology of IBD
  • Learn about recent advances in delivering IBD services and care.
  • Understand the current training landscape for new surgical techniques and robotics.
  • Hear about the latest insights on the sequence of IBD surgical treatments.
  • Learn about new surgical techniques and their impact on patient outcomes.
  • Learn about specific developments in managing complex IBD rectal disease.
  • Learn about contemporary recommendations and future management of the permanent stoma.

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Early Bird pricing available until 07 August 2024.


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

Professor Thomas Pinkney, Senior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Professor Richard Brady, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Session 1 - Aetiology and epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

The aetiology of IBD in 2024 and the role of diet

Speaker to be confirmed 

The role of microbiome in IBD

Dr James Kincross, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust 

Incidence - Are surgery rates really decreasing or are we just kicking the can down the road

Professor Nalia Arebi, Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's National Bowel Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Getting in the way of the knife: What can medical therapy offer patients with IBD in 2024

Professor Tim Raine, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Session 2 - The robot in IBD

Benefits of the robot in IBD: Why everyone should be doing this

Katie Adams, Colorectal Surgeon and Clinical lead for gastrointestinal surgery, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust 

State of the nation with the Robot and what happens in Europe in terms of training and roll-out?

Mr Samson Tou, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Are we all on this IBD robotic bandwagon? Is there an NHS kickback against robotics?

Professor Farhat Din, Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 3 - The pesky rectum

Managing the hot rectal stump after skin tunnelled catheter - Drugs? Surgery?

Christianne Buskens, Colorectal Surgeon, Amsterdam Medical Centre, Amsterdam  

Outcomes after completion proctectomy in Crohn's

Dr Laura Hancock, Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Wythenshawe) 

Filling the hole - Plastics options in pelvic IBD reconstruction

Speaker to be confirmed 

Something on perianal Crohn's and new ECCO guidelines and ADMIRE-CD 2

Speaker to be confirmed 

Panel discussion


Session 4 - Modernising your IBD service

Post-op surveillance in IBD - Who, when, how?

Dr Ally Speight, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

Enhanced recovery after surgery in IBD patients: What works

Mr Austin Acheson, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust 

The role of the surgical IBD nurse in the treatment pathway for IBD patients

Paula Harrison, IBD Nurse, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

A world-class pouch service

Mr Valerio Celentano, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust 

Every patient should complete the IBD wheel before every appointment

Dr Rachel Cooney, Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 

Patient reported outcome measures in IBD - the PROMISE-IBD study

Speaker to be confirmed 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break

Session 5 - The sequence of treatment in IBD

The role of the appendix in ulcerative colitis and where might therapeutic appendicectomy fit in the pathway

Professor Thomas Pinkney 

Profile - Treating earlier and not stopping biologics around surgery (ECCO, BSG guidelines)

Professor Alisa Hart, Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's National Bowel Hospital, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust 

LIRIC and sequencing - Early surgery and where does the surgeon fit in the sequence]

Professor Steven Brown, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Spire Claremont Hospital, Sheffield 

Defuctioning stoma in IBD

Mr Matthew Lee, Colorectal Surgeon, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust 

Panel discussion

Session 6 - The perfect permanent stoma

The optimal stoma creation technique - results from CIPHER

Speaker to be confirmed 

Adjuncts to stomas and their creation and what we'll be doing in 2030

Professor Richard Brady 

Management of problem IBD stomas

Terri Porrett, Stoma Nurse, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

What patients want

Jenny Pipe 

Panel discussion
Closing remarks

Mr Justin Davies, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Valerio Celentano 

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 Friday 13 September 2024. 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.