About this event

  • Date and time Wed 14 Jun 2023 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Oncology

Attend this meeting to review the current management of gastrointestinal cancer, including the advances in diagnosis, assessment, and staging. An international multi-disciplinary faculty will present the current state-of-the-art treatment of early-stage gastrointestinal cancer to advanced disease.

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

This pre-recorded webinar will be available seven days after the in-person event on Wednesday 7 June 2023. Registered event participants will receive the link to the recording via email on Wednesday 14 June 2023  to watch on-demand for up to 60 days. 

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We would like to thank our sponsors Bayer and Bristol Myers Squibb 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.


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Welcome and introduction

Session 1

Chaired by: Dr Robert Logan, President, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and 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
Comfort 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: Dr Jeremy Nightingale, President, Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Professor 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
Comfort 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




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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