Broaden your professional network through ACPGBI sister organisations and research initiatives, and other associations, societies and institutes.
ACPGBI sister organisations
ACPN is dedicated to supporting the professional development and education of nurses and allied health professionals specialising in any area of coloproctology.
BDRF which funds practically-oriented research across Great Britain and Ireland, aiming to increase understanding while delivering direct and demonstrable improvements in the treatment of and survival rates for people with bowel disease.
Colorectal surgical registrars (trainees) have their own group known as The Dukes’ Club. They have an active membership with regular meetings several times per year.
Funded by members with an interest in the pelvic floor from a broad range of health specialisms, the society provides a forum for members and an information interchange. It also supports trials, sets and monitors standards, organises and funds fellowships and develops educational initiatives.
ACPGBI collaborative research projects
The aim of the Ileal Pouch Registry is to improve standards in ileal pouch surgery through a process of continuous national audit of activity and outcome using an observational registry.
Aims to collect individual patient records and track these procedures as a bridge to surgery and for palliative care. It will be used to report on the use of colorectal stents for the treatment of lower bowel obstruction due to colonic malignancies.
Run jointly by ACPGBI and the NHS Information Centre, NBOCA is the most up to date information from England and Wales on the care and outcomes of colorectal cancer patients.
Other medical associations and societies
ASCRS is the main society for colon and rectal surgeons in the USA. It advances and promotes the science and practice of the treatment of patients with colorectal conditions.
ALSGBI fosters developments in laparoscopic surgery, provides a structure for training and promotes educational and academic objectives.
ASiT is an independent professional body which works to promote the highest standards in surgical training. Members come from all ten surgical specialties.
ASGBI represents all surgeons involved in the general surgical care of patients, from training to consultant practice.
AUGIS focuses on high quality training programmes throughout the UK, aiming to improve the surgical treatment of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver and biliary tract.
BSG promotes the development of gastroenterology within the UK. Its members are physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field.
BSGAR is a special interest group of the Royal College of Radiologists and provides a forum for imaging, intervention and research in the care of patients with abdominal disease.
ESCP is a membership organisation dedicated to promoting and advancing the science, knowledge and practice of coloproctology in Europe. It organises multi-disciplinary clinical events and focuses on training, standards and accreditation.
One of the UK’s major providers of postgraduate medical education. The Society promotes an exchange of information and ideas on the science, practice and organisation of medicine.
Offers evidence-based guidance and other products to help resolve uncertainty about which medicines, treatments, procedures and devices represent the best quality care and which offer the best value for money for the NHS. Also produces public health guidance. Register for NICE alerts on their website.
NELA aims to enable the improvement of the quality of care for patients undergoing emergency laparotomy, through the provision of high quality comparative data from all providers of emergency laparotomy.
Centre of education and research at St Mark’s Hospital, the only specialist bowel hospital in the UK. Has a programme of postgraduate courses in intestinal and colorectal disease. Videos, course presentations and talks are available to view online.