Complexities in Coloproctology

6 Sep 19
06 September 2019
10am – 4:40pm
The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE

This year’s theme is the microbiome and we’ll be exploring the impact of microbiomic medicine on colorectal surgical practice.

We are thrilled to bring together truly world-renowned authorities in Coloproctology, including:

  • Professor John Alverdy and Professor Hans Schardey, world experts on the microbiome
  • Mr Ian Jenkins, renowned authority on advanced rectal cancer
  • Professor Conor Delaney and Professor Sue Clark, world leaders in colorectal and ileoanal pouch surgery

Topics of discussion:

The role of selective gut decontamination prior to elective bowel surgery and the potential to introduce this in surgical practice to reduce septic complications

Why obese patients may respond differently after surgery

The role of radiotherapy in the management of rectal cancer

How to manage the failing ileoanal pouch in ulcerative colitis and alternatives to ileoanal pouch surgery

This meeting will also take place alongside a reunion of GB&I alumni of the Cleveland Clinic department of colorectal surgery.

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10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.30 Welcome from Ciaran Walsh RSM Coloproctology Section President

Wicked leaks: To be chaired by James Kinross & Sarah Duff

10.40 -11.20 Overview of microbiomic medicine in relation to anastomotic healing
Professor John Alverdy. Chicago

11.20 – 12.00 Lessons from experimental and upper GI surgery
Professor Hans Schardey, Munich

12.00 -12.20 What clinical trials do we need on selective gut decontamination?
Mr Colin Peirce RCSI

12.20 – 12.30 Discussion led by Chairs: Where to now in GB&I? Is translational research translatable?
Blame the bugs & let technique suffer?


BMI Baby: To be chaired by Henry Tilney and Gordon Buchanan

13.30 – 14.00 We are all obesity surgeons. Professor Conor Magee, Wirral UK

14.00 – 14.30 Microbiomic behaviour in obesity. Does altered collagenolysis explain anything? Professor John Alverdy Chicago

Rectal cancer: To be chaired by Brendan Moran and John Burke

14.40 – 15.00 The current state of watch and wait for rectal cancer in the UK
Fraser Smith Liverpool

15.00 15.10 Commentary by Ian Jenkins. St Marks Hospital London
Why to avoid radiotherapy at all costs

15.10 – 1530 Oncogenesis, precision cancer therapy and the radiomicrobiome
James Kinross Imperial College London


IBD Session: To be chaired by Conor Delaney and Justin Davies

16.00 – 1620 Ileorectal anastomosis in UC What do the Swedes know that we don’t. Guy Worley, St Marks Hospital

16.20 – 16.40 A bad pouch: when is enough and when and how to call it a day
Professor Sue Clark, St Marks Hospital

16.20 – 16.40 Discussion including commentary on the bad “good pouch” by Professor Alverdy on role of microbiome in pouch dysfunction