About this event

  • Date and time Tue 5 Jul 2022 from 9:00am to 12:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Public Engagement Programme

Hosted by the Royal Society of Medicine and the Health Education Kent Surrey Sussex (HEKSS) Deanery, this webinar aims to provide topics to cover acute medical presentations focusing on gastroenterology.

This programme is most relevant for GIM trainees at specialist registrar level, but will also be relevant to internal medical trainees, international medical graduates and all grades of medical doctors working in the frontline.

Registration is free for RSM members and KSS trainees.

Topics include:

  • Management of upper GI bleed
  • Approach to the management of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Recognition and management of hepatic failure
  • Malabsorption and parenteral nutrition
  • Cirrhosis / portal hypertension


This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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Key speakers

Dr Mohammad Fawad Khattak

Dr Mohammad Fawad Khattak

Gastroenterology Registrar, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Khattak is a Gastroenterology Registrar currently working at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. He has an interest in hepato-pancreato-biliary medicine and has recently completed a Masters Dissertation centred around the use of simulation training in the development of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography skills.

Professor Sumita Verma

Professor Sumita Verma

Honorary Consultant in Hepatology, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Steven Fong

Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr Steven Fong graduated in 2006 from Bart’s and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. After developing comprehensive medical experience working in various hospitals in London, he entered Gastroenterology and General Medicine specialist training in 2010. He spent 4 years at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals where he undertook clinical research in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and participated as a sub-investigator in clinical trials. He also spent a year at King’s College Hospital Liver Transplant Unit where he developed experience in transplant medicine.


Dr Fong is currently completing his Ph.D. research regarding the use of metabonomics in IBD. He has published several peer-reviewed articles, authored many abstracts at international meetings, and has been awarded prizes from the American Gastroenterology Association Research Foundation and Royal Society of Medicine. He is currently appointed as a full-time consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine at Conquest Hospital, East Sussex NHS Trust.

Dr Ibrahim Masoodi

Dr Ibrahim Masoodi

Associate Professor of Gastroenterology, NSH UK

Speaker's biography

Dr Masoodi has been working as an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and moved from Saint Vincent University Hospital Dublin to NHS, UK.

Dr Masoodi has remained the principal investigator in a number of research projects, which are published in various indexed journals. He is well-published and has a keen interest in the teaching of GI fellows and medical postgraduates.

He publishes Case of the month and Image of the month in his e-magazine, The Health Guide.


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Nikhil Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust and Dr Sam Panthakalam, Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist, Eastbourne District General Hospital and Clinical Lead for Rheumatology, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Decompensated cirrhosis: Key steps in management

Professor Sumita Verma, Consultant in Hepatology, University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

Management of upper gastrointestinal bleed

Dr Olaolu Olabintan, King's College London

Interesting potpourri of gastro cases for the Medical Trainee

Dr Ibrahim Masoodi, Consultant Gastroenterologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Questions and answers
Comfort break
Managing inflammatory bowel disease in COVID times

Dr Steven Fong, Consultant Gastroenterologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Hepatobiliary disorders for acute medical take

Dr Mohammad Fawad Khattak, Gastroenterology ST4, Conquest Hospital Hastings, East Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust

Questions and answers
Close of meeting



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.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.  

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM 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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