About this section

The Coloproctology Section’s purpose is the promotion of the study of diseases of the rectum and colon by the reading and discussion of papers and by the exhibition and examination of clinical cases, specimens, instruments and appliances.

Upcoming events

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Presidential address and John of Arderne prize meeting

Join us for the annual presidential address and the chance to listen to original colorectal research papers submitted by surgical trainees and medical students for the Coloproctology Section: John of Arderne prize.

  • Price £20 - £30
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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8th winter colorectal meeting: Teaching day at St Peter's Hospital

Now in its 8th year, this joint meeting between the Coloproctology Section of the RSM, the ACPGBI and St Peter's Hospital is attended by all Colorectal Surgeons in the South West Thames Chapter and colleagues from London, Oxford and the South of England. This meeting aims to review the current best practice in the management of colorectal disorders.

  • Price Free
  • Location Post Graduate Centre St Peter's Hospital, Post Graduate Centre St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, KT16 0RQ, Surrey, UK
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Prizes

Coloproctology Section: Irish Travelling Fellowship

Prize

  • Up to £1,000 to cover travel to attend the Annual Meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology in Belfast, and an arranged visit to a colorectal unit in Dublin

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All coloproctology trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 400-word case report of a research-based abstract on any coloproctology topic. The winning candidate will be required to make a short presentation at the meeting and provide a copy of their CV prior to the visit.

The winner will receive a bursary to attend the Annual Meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology in Belfast which on 17 - 18 May 2019. He or she will also be hosted by Mr John Burke, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Secretary of the Irish Association of Coloproctology at the Department of Colorectal Surgery in Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, therefore will be required to arrive in Dublin by 13 May 2019. The candidate is responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. 

Submission closed

Coloproctology Section: John of Arderne Award

Prize

  • First prize - The John of Arderne medal, one year free RSM membership, invitation to council for the 2019-20 academic year and £500 towards a travelling fellowship to the Coloproctology Section's overseas meeting in Guernsey
  • Second prize - £500 towards a travelling fellowship to the Coloproctology Section's overseas meeting in Guernsey
  • Runners up will be invited for a poster presentation of their research on the day of the Presidential Address, 23 October 2019. Each will be awarded £50.

The first and second prize winners will go to Guernsey and be sponsored to present in Fremantle meeting Saturday 7 November 2020 and the Tripartite meeting in Auckland, New Zealand Monday 9 - Thursday 12 November 2020 with £1,500 each.

Submission deadline

Tuesday 3 September 2019

Open to

All coloproctology and surgery trainees and medical students

Application guidelines

Submit a 200-word abstract on a coloproctology research paper. Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstract at the Presidential address Coloproctology meeting on 23 October 2019. The judges will select the best clinical and best academic presentations, both of whom will receive £500 towards a travelling fellowship to Guernsey. The overall winner of the John of Arderne medal will be selected from these two. 

Other applications will have the opportunity to be invited for a poster presentation of their research on the day of the Presidential Address, 23 October 2019. Each will be awarded £50.

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Coloproctology Section: Travelling Fellowship

Prize

  • First prize: Travelling fellowship to attend the coloproctology overseas meeting in Amsterdam

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

All coloproctology trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 400-word case report or research-based abstract on any coloproctology topic. The winning candidate will receive a travelling fellowship to attend the annual coloproctology scientific meeting and the opportunity to meet established consultants.

Submission closed

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

President

Miss Helen Chave