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Association of Coloproctology SW Thames Chapter / KSS & London Deanery 3rd Winter Colorectal Meeting

The Association of Coloproctology SW Thames Chapter / KSS & London Deanery 3rd Winter Colorectal Meeting will be held at St Peter's Hospital Chertsey, on the 12th December 2014.

The meeting will include prize session chaired by the President of the Association, Miss Asha Senapati and keynote lectures by, Professor John Nicholls & Professor Dion Morton.

Consultants and trainees with an interest in coloproctology are warmly invited to attend. Please see attached programme for more details.

The ACPGBI Short Paper Prize Session will take place in the morning. Please can trainees submit abstracts (maximum 250 words) in coloproctology to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday 14th November 2014 by 5pm. The top eight papers will be shortlisted for presentation at the meeting. The ACPGBI Short Paper Prize will be awarded by the Association President.

Click here for a programme and more information. 

Pelvic MRI for the Colorectal MDT: Anatomy, staging and decision making Interactive case based learning and discussions

A two-day interactive case-based multidisciplinary workshop aimed at practising rectal cancer surgeons, radiologists and oncologists who together wish to increase their understanding of MRI rectal cancer and anatomy of the pelvis.

By the end of the course delegates will be able identify the important anatomic landmarks and use MRI confidently to improve their pre-operative staging assessment and preoperative decision making.

For further information please click here for more details. 

The Pelvic Floor Society Meeting & AGM

The annual Pelvic Floor Society Scientific Meeting will be held on 30th January 2015 (09:30-16:00) at BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG. 

Registration £30.00 payable to “The Pelvic Floor Society”

Abstracts summarising original research, pilot-projects, audits, systematic reviews or meta-analysis on any pelvic floor related topic are invited from trainees, allied healthcare professionals and members of the society/allied societies.  All accepted abstracts presented may be published in Colorectal Disease.  Prizes will be awarded.

Invited speakers include - Dr Sarah Jane Richards of the Clinical Negligence Department @ Secure Law Solicitors who will speak about the legal implications of mesh complications here in the UK

•                  Abstracts must be no more than 200 words & submitted by the end of December 2014

•                  Each individual may only submit a maximum of 3 abstracts for consideration, irrespective of their authorship position on these.

•                  The submitting author should be the author presenting at the conference.

•                  Abstracts should be formatted.

•                  All authors have a responsibility to ensure that the data submitted is accurate, is not extrapolated and fairly represents the presentation to be given at the Annual Scientific Meeting.

•                  Please ensure your e-mail address is correct as you will be notified by e-mail if your abstract has been accepted.

Abstracts and registrations to:    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Upcoming Pelican Courses

Please find attached here the list of upcoming courses at the Pelican centre. 

UEA MS Coloproctoogy course starting in January 2015

The UEA’s Master of Surgery in Coloproctology e-learning course is the ideal route to formally qualify you as a practicing

coloproctologist. Delivered by leading UK coloproctologists within a multidisciplinary faculty, this course combines a highly flexible

learning approach with the most current thinking in coloproctology. The modular path offers either a Postgraduate Diploma (2 Yrs) or

Master of Surgery depending on submission of a third-year research-based thesis. Designed to suit the professional and educational

needs of a full-time surgeon in practice, our proven PBL approach generates deep theoretical knowledge and critical thinking within our

students. Practical management, leadership and research modules equip the modern surgeon for a demanding role within the NHS.

The Ethicon Mastership Award

The individual who attains the highest score in the previous module will have the cost of the next module covered by Ethicon.

Please click here for more information. 

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