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Bowel Research UK Lectures (Previously BDRF Lectures)

The Programme Committee of the ACPGBI in association with BRUK will each year select a person of appropriate standing and expertise to deliver the BRUK lecture at the annual meeting. The lecturer needs to have an appropriate standing within the national or international colorectal community. The emphasis of the talk should be research. Bowel Research UK will provide the medal for the lecture and reasonable costs (not including registration) up to £1,500 upon submission of receipts. In addition they will receive a medal in recognition of this honour. The medal and vote of thanks will be presented by a Trustee of, or someone appointed by, Bowel Research UK. A recording of the lecture will be available for use by Bowel Research UK for publicity purposes.

Year Lecture
2015 Inaugural Lecture: John Northover: Randomisation or neigh? – Inspect the course, THEN choose the horse
2016 Sir David Lane: The molecular biology of colorectal cancer and its therapeutic implications
2017 Ismail Gögenur: Evidence based enhanced recovery
2018 Dion Morton: How have randomized trials benefitted patients with colorectal disease
2019 Ronan O’Connell: Papers that have changed colorectal practice
2020 Simon Bach: Harnessing the power of digital technology for surgical patients

ACPGBI Lecture from 2021

The Programme Committee of the ACPGBI will each year select a person of appropriate standing and expertise to deliver the ACPGBI lecture at the annual meeting.  The recipient of this honour will be given free registration to the meeting and have travel and accommodation expenses paid for by the Association up to the value of £1500.  In addition they will receive a signed and framed certificate in recognition of the honour.  It is tradition for this keynote lecture to not invite questions after the lecture is delivered.

BJS Lectures (1996 to 2020)

Year Lecture
1996 G D Steele: Is the NIH Consensus Document Right?
1997 Professor R L Nichols: Risks for Infection and Resistant Microbes – Major Factors for the Development of Surgical Infection
1998 Dr David Rothenberger: Continuous Quality Improvement in a Colorectal Surgery Practice
1999 Dr Peter Cotton: The Tunnel at the End of the Light
2000 Dr Roger Dozois: Restorative Proctocolectomy – the present position
2001 Dr Robin McLeod: Evidence-Based Coloproctology
2002 Dr Jeff Milsom: Laparoscopic Surgery for Benign Colorectal Conditions
2003 Dr Jim Fleshman: Local Excision of Rectal Cancer – Extending the Horizons
2004 Professor Vic Fazio: Predicting Pouch Failure
2005 Professor Richard Reznick: Why Does it Take Six Years to Teach a Brilliant Trainee to do a Colectomy?
2006 Professor Lars Påhlman: The Downside of Chemoradiotherapy – Justification for a Selective Approach
2007 Dr Doug Wong: Selection of Patients for Local Treatment of Rectal Cancer
2008 Dr Steven Wexner: Laparoscopic IBD Surgery: Tricks of the Trade
2009 Professor Werner Hohenberger: Radical Resection of Colon Cancer
2010 Professor Paul-Antoine Lehur: Real Results of Incontinence Treatment
2011 Dr Robert Rosenberg: Do all patients with rectal cancer need neoadjuvant radiotherapy
2012 Dr Francis Seow-Choen: Laparoscopic Surgery – more for fewer ports
2013 Professor Eric Rullier: Internal Sphincter Resection for Low Rectal Cancer – the Bordeaux experience
2014 Dr Torbjörn Holm: Extra-Levator Abdomino-Perineal Excision
2015 Professor Willem Bemelman: Has surgery for Diverticular Disease become obsolete?
2016 Professor Søren Laurberg: The Harm we Cause by Treating Rectal Cancer and How to Minimise It
2017 Mr Brendan Moran: Significant Polyps and Early Colorectal Cancer (SPECC)
2018 Dr John Monson: Rectal Cancer Surgery – are we on the Right Road?
2019 Professor Michael Solomon: Decisional conflict, equipoise and bias in the interpretation of randomized controlled trials in colorectal surgery
2020 Professor Steven Brown: Is IBD surgery really only a last resort?

Colorectal Disease (Journal) Lectures

The Programme Committee of the ACPGBI will each year select a person of appropriate standing and expertise to deliver the Colorectal Disease lecture at the annual meeting.  The recipient of this honour will be given free registration to the meeting and have travel and accommodation expenses paid for by Wiley on behalf of Colorectal Disease up to the value of £1500.  In addition they will receive a signed and framed certificate from Wiley in recognition of the honour.  It is tradition for this keynote lecture to not invite questions after the lecture is delivered.

Year Lecture
2013 Professor Emmanuel Tiret: Dysplasia, ALMs, DALMs; surgical decision making. Delivered at the 2013 Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting in Liverpool, UK
2014 Professor Paul Finan: Do Quality Measures in Colorectal Cancer Management Benefit Patients, Physicians or Politicians?
Delivered at the 2014 Tripartite Colorectal Meeting in Birmingham, UK
2015 Miss Sarah O’Dwyer: How far can we push the boundaries in the treatment of colorectal cancer?
Delivered at the 2015 DDF meeting at ExCeL, UK
2016 Dr James Church: Colonoscopy in the 21st Century. Delivered at the 2016 Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, UK
2017 Mr Thomas Pinkney: The value of European collaborative research
2018 Mr David Nott: Leaving a Legacy in War Zones
2019 Professor Per Nilsson : ‘Watch and wait’ and surgery for regrowth after neoadjuvant therapy for rectal cancer
2020 Professor Eva Angenete: Functional Outcomes after Rectal Cancer Treatment

Dukes Lecture

The Programme committee of the Dukes trainee section of the ACPGBI I will each year select a person of appropriate standing and expertise to deliver the Dukes lecture at the annual ACPGBI meeting.  The lecture should include the general theme of training.  The recipient of this honour will be given free registration to the meeting and have travel and accommodation expenses paid for by Dukes through ACPGBI up to the value of £1500.  In addition they will receive a medal in recognition of this honour.  It is tradition for this keynote lecture to not invite questions after the lecture is delivered.

John Goligher Lectures

John Goligher was a world renowned colorectal surgeon who died in 1998. Since then a lecture has been given in his name to a leading person from the UK and overseas.  This lecture is the most prestigious of the keynote lectures given yearly either at the ACPGBI annual meeting, an RSM meeting or the Tripartite meeting in rotation. The person giving the lecture is decided by the Executive of the ACPGBI and the Council of the RSM.  The recipient of this honour will be given free registration to the respective meeting that year and have travel and accommodation expenses paid for by the ACPGBI and RSM up to the value of £1500.  In addition, they will receive a medal in recognition of this honour. It is tradition for this keynote lecture to not invite questions after the lecture is delivered.

Year Lecture
1999 Dr Marvin Corman: Traditions, Trials and Treatises. Delivered at the 1999 Tripartite Meeting in Washington DC, USA
1999 Mr Peter W R Lee: Master Surgeon and Mentor: Delivered at the 1999 Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting in Southport, UK
2000 Professor Rune Sjodahl. Delivered at an RSM Section of Coloproctology Meeting Stockholm, Sweden
2001 Dr Victor Fazio: Management of Complications of Pelvic Pouch Surgery. Delivered at the 2001 Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting in Harrogate, UK
2002 Professor Norman Williams: Anorectal Reconstruction – An Emerging Sub-specialty. Delivered at the 2002 Tripartite Meeting in Melbourne, Australia
2003 Professor Michael Keighley: Quality of Life Amongst IBD Patients – Colorectal Surgeons Can Do Much to Help. Delivered at 2003 Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting in Edinburgh, UK
2005 Professor John Nicholls: The History of the Surgical Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. Delivered at the 2005 Tripartite Meeting in Dublin, Ireland
2006 Professor Neil Mortensen: The Challenge of Managing Very Early Cancers in the UK (English) Screening Programme. Delivered at 2006 Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Meeting in Gateshead, UK
2007 Professor Jeremy Jass: Colon Cancer: not just one illness. Delivered at the RSM Section of Coloproctology President’s Day in St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow
2008 Professor Michael Solomon: Radical Pelvic Exenteration for Advanced and Recurrent Rectal Cancer: techniques and outcomes. Lecture at 2008 Tripartite Meeting, Boston, USA (JOINT)
2009 Mr Paul Finan: Rising to the Challenge. Lecture at 2009 Annual Meeting, Association of Coloproctology Harrogate
2010 Mr Brian Hancock, Manchester: Obstetric Fistula Management in Africa. Delivered at a joint meeting of the Coloproctology and Obstetrics and Gynaecology Sections of the RSM at the RSM
2011 Mr Michael Parker: Optimizing the Odds for the Obstructed Patient. Lecture at 2011 Tripartite Meeting, Cairns, Australia
2012 Professor Robin Phillips: The Clinical Management of Familial Adenomatous Polyposis. Lecture at 2012 Annual Meeting, Association of Coloproctology Dublin, Ireland
2014 Professor Ronan O’Connell: Ileo-Anal Pouches. Lecture at Tripartite Meeting, Birmingham, UK
2015 Merv Rees: Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases – where are we now? Lecture at DDF 2015
2016 Professor John Hyland: Rectal Cancer in Ireland
2017 Mr Peter Dawson: Guidelines, Resources and Statements – the ACPGBI Position Lecture at 2017
2018 Professor Malcolm Dunlop: How is all this Genomics Nonsense Relevant to me as a Surgeon?
2019 RSM Section of Coloproctology to host
2020  
2021 Association of Coloproctology of GB & I to host
2022 Tripartite Meeting (Auckland, NZ). ACPGBI and RSM Section of Coloproctology to jointly organise lecture