There have been advances in approach to the management of intestinal ischaemia, sigmoid volvulus and acute diverticulitis in recent years. The meeting will focus on these, and in particular invite a vascular MDT to speak on current management of ischaemic bowel.
As Chapter rep I have presented a paper on re-organisation of colorectal training in the North West to the specialist training committee and the head of the school of surgery. This has met with a hugely positive response, and by October this year we will finalise a template for colorectal training which will allow trainees more choice, allow streamlined ‘tracks’ and a Regional Colorectal training lead who will facilitate and advise the colorectal trainees.
Arnab Bhowmick, February 2017