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ACPGBI held a virtual annual meeting from 5th to 8th July 2020. The theme of the meeting was TIME – Thoughtful Inspiring Motivational Exciting - of our time, your time, looking beyond our times…
The closing plenary was held on Wednesday 8th July at 5pm started with the PRESIDENTAL handover ceremony to incoming President Steven Brown and was followed by “Tomorrow’s World Today” with five inspirational speakers including Elmi Muller from Cape Town.
In ASGBI’s centenary year, ACPGBI salutes ASGBI @100 with The Art of the Appendix symposium held on Wednesday 8th July
The first plenary on Wednesday 8th July at 3pm opened with the final TIME talk from Tamzin Cuming on “An eagle's eye, a lion's heart, and a lady's hand”. The Research Symposium followed and the session closed with the Dukes' Keynote Lecture from Nancy Baxter, Toronto & Melbourne entitled “Reflections on a career training tomorrow’s colorectal surgeons”.
The second plenary on Tuesday 7th July at 5pm begun with a TIME talk from Angus Watson entitled “Home sweet FitHome” before a symposium on International Perspectives on Colorectal Recovery with Patricia Sylla, New York, Antonino Spinelli, Milan and Omar Faiz, London. The plenary closed with the BDRF Keynote Lecture on “Harnessing the power of digital technology for surgical patients” from Simon Bach.
The Pelvic Floor Society hosted a plenary at 3pm on Tuesday 7th July. Charles Knowles delivered a TIME talk on “Three chords and the truth”. The pelvic floor symposium concentrated on LARS and RVF with patients David Jillings and Sarah Squire spoke about their experiences alongside experts Ian Bissett, Auckland and Carolynne Vaizey. TPFS Keynote lecture was delivered by Liliana Bordeianou, from Boston on “Measuring pelvic floor symptoms with patient-reported instruments”.
The second plenary on Monday 6th July at 5pm opened with a TIME talk from Jared Torkington called “Walking on the moon”. The Getting It Right in Rectal Cancer Symposium followed and included a live talk on lateral pelvic lymph node dissection from international guest speaker Alexander Heriot, Melbourne. The session rounded off with the Colorectal Disease Keynote Lecture from Editorial Board member Eva Angenete, Gothenburg on “Functional Outcomes after Rectal Cancer Treatment”.
Susan Moug kicked off with the first of five specially commissioned TIME talks. The first one was entitled “Too fab for prehab?”. The colonoscopy symposium followed and then Steven Brown delivered the BJS Keynote Lecture on “Is IBD surgery really only a last resort?”