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.

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.

Miss Helen Sally Chave
President
Professor Steven R Brown
President Elect
Professor Susan Clark
President Elect
Mr Gordon Buchanan
Honorary Secretary

Upcoming coloproctology events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Coloproctology Section.

Prizes & awards

Coloproctology Section: Irish Travelling fellowship

Prize

Irish Travelling Fellowship to attend an Annual Meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology. The Fellowship (in value up to an amount of £1,000 to cover travel costs) is to be administered by the Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine to cover travel during the meeting and a visit to a Colorectal Unit in Ireland.

Submission deadline

Sunday 2 August 2020

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 held at the Fitzpatrick’s Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin on 12 - 13 November 2020. 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 from 9 – 13 November 2020, therefore will be required to arrive in Dublin by 8 November 2020. The candidate is responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

Apply here

Coloproctology Section: John of Arderne Medal

Prize

The John of Arderne medal and a travelling fellowship to the following year's overseas meeting

Submission deadline

Wednesday 22 July 2020

Open to

All coloproctology and surgery trainees and medical students

Application guidelines

This award is made annually to recipients selected by the Council of the Coloproctology Section for the best research paper presented at a Section meeting. Abstracts should state briefly and clearly the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of the work and must not exceed 200 words.

Apply here

Coloproctology Section: Irish Travelling fellowship

Prize

Irish Travelling Fellowship to attend an Annual Meeting of the Irish Association of Coloproctology. The Fellowship (in value up to an amount of £1,000 to cover travel costs) is to be administered by the Coloproctology Section, Royal Society of Medicine to cover travel during the meeting and a visit to a Colorectal Unit in Ireland.

Submission deadline

Sunday 2 August 2020

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 held at the Fitzpatrick’s Hotel, Killiney, Co Dublin on 12 - 13 November 2020. 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 from 9 – 13 November 2020, therefore will be required to arrive in Dublin by 8 November 2020. The candidate is responsible for their own accommodation arrangements.

Apply here

Join the RSM today

Become a member today and get discounted rates on our education programme.

Fellow

For professionals with a medical, dental or veterinary qualification recognised by GMC, GDC or RCVS.

Fellow

Associate

For professionals working in the healthcare sector or with an interest in healthcare issues and do not qualify for a Fellow membership. 

Associate

Student

For students studying medicine, dentistry or an undergraduate qualification at an approved UK university. 

Student