About this event

  • Date and time Wed 7 Jun 2023 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Oncology

Join us for a comprehensive review of the latest management approaches for gastrointestinal cancer, including breakthroughs in diagnosis, assessment, and staging. Our distinguished international multi-disciplinary faculty will provide an in-depth presentation on cutting-edge treatments for all stages of gastrointestinal cancer, from early diagnosis to advanced disease.

In addition, two prestigious prizes will be awarded at this event. To learn more about the submission process for the Sylvia Lawler Prize for Scientific and Clinical categories, please click on the links below.

Sylvia Lawler Prize - Scientific

Sylvia Lawler Prize - Clinical

By attending, you will:

  • Understand current diagnostic and staging tests for gastrointestinal cancers
  • Have the ability to make appropriate decisions in the management of the full range and stages of gastrointestinal cancer
  • Explore the recent changes in practice and controversial areas in management

Can’t attend in person on the day? This event is available to watch on-demand for up to 60 days. Please register for the pre-recorded webinar here. The link to watch the webinar will be sent via email within a week of the live in-person event on Wednesday 14 June 2023 so that you can view it on-demand.  

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We would like to thank our sponsors Ariane Medical Systems, Bayer, Bristol Myers Squibb and MSD for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the main scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.


Standard pricing available until 06 June 2023.


RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£96.00 £57.00 £57.00 £57.00 £30.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£176.00 £105.00 £75.00 £55.00


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Chaired by: Professor Arthur Sun Myint, Professor of Oncology, Clatterbridge Hospital

Gastrointestinal cancer in the UK: Challenges for the future

Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Professor of Medicine, Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Honorary Consultant Physician, University of Liverpool Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Advances in pathology for GI cancers

Dr Nick West, Associate Professor of Pathology and Honorary Consultant in Gastrointestinal Pathology, University of Leeds

Advances in imaging for GI cancers

Professor Gina Brown, Professor of Gastrointestinal Cancer Imaging and Consultant Radiologist, Imperial College London 

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
UK bowel screening program

Professor Peter Sasieni, Professor of Cancer Prevention, King's College London 

Treatment options in early rectal cancer

Professor Simon Bach, Associate Professor of Colorectal Surgery, University of Birmingham

Organ preservation with radiotherapy

Professor Arthur Sun Myint

Panel discussion

Session 2

Chaired by: Professor Chris Nutting, President, Oncology Section, Royal Society of Medicine 

Surgery for oesophageal cancer

Professor Sir Mike Griffin, Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Royal Victoria Infirmary

Radiotherapy for upper GI cancers

Dr Katherine Aitken, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital

Advances in SACT/targeted therapy for inoperable upper GI cancers

Dr Lizzy Smyth, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Panel discussion
Tea and coffee break
What the patient wants?

Mark Davies, Author and patient representative

Systemic therapy for advanced colorectal cancer

Professor Ian Chau, Consultant Medical Oncologist, Royal Marsden Hospital

Panel discussion
Sylvia Lawler Prize
Close of day
Drinks reception



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

Registration for this event will close at 1:00am on Tuesday 6 June 2023. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the 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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