About this event

  • Date and time Tue 1 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Gastroenterology and Hepatology

This webinar will provide a look into three main aspects of delivering gastroenterology services as we enter the COVID-19 stabilisation phase. It will particularly focus on assessing the care of IBD patients and managing the psychological impact of COVID-19 in gastroenterology, especially in relation to patients suffering from IBD.

Aims for this webinar include:

  • To review the implications for care of IBD inpatients
  • To explore the data supporting various management strategies for acute severe colitis
  • To discuss the psychological impact of COVID in gastroenterology specifically with reference to IBD

Speakers include Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Peter Irving and Specialist Clinical Psychologist Dr Alexa Duff. Both experts will present an area of IBD medicine affected by COVID-19 as we move into the post-acute phase of the pandemic.

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We would like to thank our sponsor Takeda UK Ltd for the financial support covering the running costs of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Key speakers

Dr Alexa Duff

Clinical Psychologist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Speaker's biography

Dr Alexa Duff is a Clinical Psychologist currently working with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease team at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital, London. She completed her BSc with honours at Newcastle University, MSc from Kings College London and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology was awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University. She has experience working within haematology, chronic pain and HIV.

Alexa’s particular interests are around the mental and physical health cross-over and the use of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) in physical health population. She is involved in a number of research projects looking at ACT for managing symptoms in IBD and ACT for chronic pain in Crohn’s disease.

Alexa has been working with the multi-disciplinary team at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ hospital around identifying and supporting psychological difficulties in patients with IBD. She plans to continue to highlight the need for integrated psychology within IBD teams.

Dr Peter Irving

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Joel Mawdsley, President, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

In my shoes: 24 Hours with Crohn’s or Colitis

Dr Alexa Duff – sponsored session by Takeda

Dr Peter Irving, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital

Psychology and gastroenterology post COVID-19

Dr Alexa Duff, Clinical Psychologist in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Panel discussion
Close of meeting




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar 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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