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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

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Professor Steven R Brown
Dr Jeremy Mark Darby Nightingale
President Elect
Mr Wasilwa Baraza
Honorary Secretary

Upcoming coloproctology events and webinars

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

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Prizes & awards

Coloproctology Section: John of Arderne Medal


The John of Arderne Medal, a Travelling Fellowship of £500 to the following year's overseas meeting to Jersey and a position on the RSM Coloproctology Council; all shortlisted candidates will receive free one year membership of the RSM with associated benefits.

Submission deadline

Monday 16 August 2021

Meeting date

Wednesday 20 October 2021

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.
Submission closed

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