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Practical Skills in Pelvic Floor Surgery 23-24 February 2016

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that The Pelvic Floor Society are going to hold a practical skills in pelvic floor surgery course on 23-24 February 2016. This is being held at the RNLI & Poole Hospital. It is aimed at ST5-7 trainees with an interest in pelvic floor surgery. The programme includes live operating, a wet lab, SNS session and an interactive session including all aspects of assessment and management of patients with pelvic floor disorders. 

For a flyer click here and for a brochure including the application form, click here


Research position available in Adelaide, Australia

Research Fellow Position

Colorectal Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital

 

The Colorectal Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia offers a part time research/part time clinical position annually, which is still available for 2016. The position is best suited to a candidate who has the FRACS (or equivalent) and an interest in colorectal surgery. We offer the opportunity to undertake a research project, either leading to publications or, if desired, a Master of Surgery through the University of Adelaide. The clinical component involves attending the colorectal cancer MDT weekly and IBD MDT fortnightly,  working with the clinical fellow when required to cover theatre, leave cover, some  weekend ward rounds,  general surgical take one Sunday per month and regular colorectal assisting in private (usually three lists per week).

 

The Royal Adelaide Hospital is a 650 bed tertiary referral hospital in the centre of Adelaide. The RAH Colorectal Unit comprises five consultant surgeons, a colorectal fellow, an accredited advanced surgical trainee, an RMO and three interns. The unit provides specialist colorectal surgical services and contributes to the emergency general surgical cover. Per annum the unit performs approximately 275 major colorectal cancer resections (open, laparoscopic and robotic), 40 IBD resections, 50 TEMs procedures and around 250 -300 colonoscopies, as well as minor anorectal and pelvic floor procedures. We run a rectal bleeding clinic and a pelvic floor clinic.

 

This unit is extensively involved in a number of ongoing research activities including a prospective audit of colorectal cancer surgery, molecular biologic aspects of CRC (especially MSI and serrated pathways), serum biomarkers of colorectal malignancy (in conjunction with the CSIRO) and outcomes following rectal cancer surgery. We have several potential projects for a research fellow and the research infrastructure and experience to support the candidate towards a satisfying and productive year.

 

The position attracts a $30,000pa tax free scholarship. The private assisting and locum RAH covers provide an income of approximately $40,000 pa. If you are interested please contact me on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0417720080

ACPGBI/Dukes' Club travelling fellowships 2016

Applications are now open for the ACPGBI/Dukes' Travelling Fellowship.

The ACPGBI/Dukes’ Club Travelling fellowship is intended to allow senior colorectal trainees (ST 7 or above) to visit a colorectal unit overseas in order to enhance their training and increase exposure within their subspecialist area of interest. A written report will be required on completion of the fellowship, and a presentation of the fellowship will be expected at the Dukes’ Club session of the ACPGBI Annual Meeting. Applicants must be members of ACPGBI to be considered for this Fellowship

A total of 4 fellowships may be awarded for 2016, each up to a maximum of £2,500. Please include the information listed on page 2 in an application of no more than 2 sides of A4:

Please also include:

CV

Letter of approval from programme director

Letter of approval from host institution

Breakdown of costs applied for.

All applications should be submitted via email to ACPGBI Chair of Education and Training at:

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Closing date for applications: 31 December 2015

RSM Colorectal Cancer and the Host 4th December 2015

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The Royal Society of Medicine is hosting a coloproctology teaching day, being held at St Marks' Hospital - 'Colorectal Cancer and the Host' on Friday 4th December. Click here for a flyer, or book directly at www.rsm.ac.uk/events/cog02

5th Annual Endosurgery Masterclass 14-15th November 2015

A weekend of state-of-the-art interventional upper and lower GI endoscopy with 4 rooms of live demonstrations and tutorials by an international faculty including Professors Kudo, Inoue and Seewald. 

Topics include; POEM for achalasia, upper and lower GI EMR and ESD, High frequency endoscopic US, magnification endoscopy, endocystoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, ERCP, EUS and confocal endomicroscopy. 

For further details please click here for a flyer. 

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