About this event

  • Date and time Tue 6 Oct 2020 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Gastroenterology and Hepatology

This webinar will update participants on the recent major advances in minimally invasive endoscopic management of pre-malignant colorectal mucosal lesions. Expert speaker Edward J Despott will guide participants through an overview of the key techniques available for the minimally invasive resection of colorectal mucosal lesions.

The talk shall also highlight the use of modern optical enhancement technologies for the diagnosis and assessment of these lesions and how this influences further management. 

During this webinar you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the nature of colorectal mucosal lesions
  • Understand key advancements in endoscopic imaging technologies
  • Recognise how these allow clinicians to make decisions on the best course of management

To get an understanding of the actual, key, minimally invasive endoscopic techniques used to resect these lesions, their potential complications and how these are managed.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit(s) will be issued to those joining the webinar live. Certificates of attendance for CPD will be automatically issued after 7 days, but only where a delegate watches the webinar live in its entirety.

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Key speakers

Dr Edward J. Despott

Dr Edward J Despott

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Lead Interventional Endoscopist, The Royal Free Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor, University College London

Speaker's biography

Dr Edward John Despott is the Lead of Endoscopy Services and Honorary Associate Professor at the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust and University College London (Institute for Liver and Digestive Health) (Hampstead campus) in London. He is a consultant gastroenterologist and interventional endoscopist whose specialist interests include device assisted enteroscopy (double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE) in particular), capsule endoscopy (CE) and therapeutic colonoscopy (mainly wide-field EMR and ESD). He is also interested in transnasal upper GI endoscopy and in the diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel disease and related complications (such as endoscopic management of small bowel and colonic strictures). He instigated significant advances at the Royal Free Unit for Endoscopy by making it one of the only 2 centres in London (and one of a handful in the UK) to offer a comprehensive small bowel endoscopy service, now one of the busiest in Europe. His expertise is recognised and he is regularly invited to speak at national and international meetings and forms part of several international steering committees (including the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) guidelines committee for small bowel endoscopy and the World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO) committees for education and standards of practice. Dr Despott maintains an interest in endoscopic research; he is well published (peer-reviewed papers, several book chapters and review articles) and regularly acts as a referee for scientific journals of high impact. His group's work is also regularly accepted for oral presentation at national and international conferences and he is regularly invited to form part of the faculty at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) week. He also maintains an active interest in endoscopy education and teaches on several hands-on endoscopy courses, forms part of the faculty of the ‘European Capsule Endoscopy Course’ and is a co-director of the successful Royal Free International Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass (AEM), held annually in central London. His other interests include oil painting and deep-sea fishing.


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Welcome and introduction

Dr Sean L Preston, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Edward J Despott, Consultant Gastroenterologist and Lead Interventional Endoscopist, The Royal Free Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor, University College London

Question and answer session
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.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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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