President's teaching day: Leadership and training in colorectal cancer


Friday 6 April 2018


Venue Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Trust
Postgraduate Education Centre
Guildford Road
KT16 0PZ
Organised by

Coloproctology Section


6 CPD Points

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about this event

book your place to review best management of rectal cancer and best approaches to effective training, with a focus on the operative techniques of colorectal cancer.

you will learn:

  • Modes of treatment for rectal cancer
  • To appreciate the learning modalities for rectal cancer
  • The importance of leadership and training in rectal cancer
  • Challenging clinical pitfalls and how to avoid them

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See the programme below for our impressive list of speakers, including:

  • Professor Nuno Figueiredo, Colorectal Surgeon and Head of Champalimaud Centre, Lisbon
  • Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's Hospital @SiwanTG
  • Professor Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, CEO, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization, Queen’s University, Canada @DeanOnCampus
  • Professor Chris Imray, Professor Vascular and Renal Transplant Surgery, Director of Research and Development, President Elect of the Vascular Society 2020-21 @chrisimray 


St Peter's Hospital
Guildford Road,
KT16 0PZ

Bursary places for trainees

There are limited £10 bursary places are available for trainees on a first come first serve basis. 

Please note that if you select this rate, you will need to state your deanery name in the questions box to verify your trainee status. If we are unable to verify your status your place will be cancelled and you will be notified by email.

The Coloproctology Section would like to thank Ethicon for supporting the Academic Year 2017 to 2018.

Please note that none of the company/ies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting. 

*Please note that the programme is subject to change

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8.20 am

Registration, tea and coffee

8.55 am

Welcome and introduction

Professor Humphrey Scott, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.00 am

Colorectal training in rectal cancer: The UK option

Mr James Wheeler, Consultant Surgeon, Specialty Lead Colorectal Surgery, Addenbrooke's Hospital

9.40 am

Surgical training - changes in the wind

Mr Craig McIlheney, Surgical Director, Faculty of Surgical Trainers, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

10.20 am


Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark’s Hospital

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

11.30 am

Treatment of mesenteric ischaemia

Mr David Gerrard, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, NHS Frimley Health Foundation Trust

12.10 pm

Training in laparoscopic and robotic approaches to rectal cancer (Europe)

Professor Nuno Figueiredo, Head and Colorectal Surgeon, Champalimaud Surgical Centre

12.50 pm

Lunch with x-ray quiz

Lunch and optional masterclass and Q&A on laparoscopic approaches to rectal cancer with Professor Nuno Figueiredo


Chair: Mr Ian Jenkins, Honorary Secretary, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

1.50 pm

Changing training across an entire medical school: Go big or go home

Professor Richard Reznick, Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, CEO, Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization, Queen’s University, Canada

2.30 pm

Climbing Everest and surgical leadership

Professor Chris Imray, Professor Vascular and Renal Transplant Surgery, Director of Research and Development, President Elect of the Vascular Society 2020-21, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Warwick Medical School, Coventry University and Exeter University

3.10 pm

Challenging cases in colorectal rectal cancer

Dr Antoni Sergot, Consultant Radiologist and Mr Jonathan Trickett, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

3.50 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.10 pm

Panel discussion and trainee Q&A with presenters including key note speaker

Professor Nuno Figueiredo and Professor Richard Reznick

4.50 pm

Close of meeting

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  • Non member rates from £55
  • RSM member rates from £45


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organiser's details

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