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Dear Colleagues,

It gives us great pleasure to inform you that our famous Dilemmas & Debates in Colorectal Surgery conference will now be held biannually beginning in January 2025. In between years, we will host masterclasses, and the 2024 programme will include three masterclasses.

Saturday 27th April 2024 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Where the gastroenterologist & surgeons gather together

Saturday 6th July 2024 - Proctology Masterclass - 'The best of the bunch’

Saturday 5th October 2024 - Abdominal Wall Surgery - From Simple to Complex Masterclass


Thursday & Friday 9-10th January 2025 - 12th Dilemmas & Debates in Colorectal Surgery conference 


The masterclasses/conference will be in collaboration with the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ISUCRS), Southeast London Chapter of The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) and King’s College London and will be held at Bush House, King's College London, WC2R 2LS.

Again, we look forward to seeing you in 2023/2024 for an educational and networking event in the heart of London.

Mr Joseph W Nunoo-Mensah, Professor Narimantas E. Samalavicius, Mr Pasquale Giordano, Mr Piero Nastro, Dr Alex Kent

10th DDCRS Co-Programme Directors

Promotional Video


08:30 - 09:40 Weighing the new approaches to treating IBD

  • NICE approval of positioning biologics and appropriate use of medical therapy.

  • Disease monitoring & treatment targets in inflammatory bowel disease: Evolving principles and possibilitie.s

  • Advances in imaging modalities for decision-making in IBD.

  • Is it time to call a surgeon? Balancing medical and surgical treatment in inflammatory bowel disease.

  • Artificial intelligence for disease assessment in inflammatory bowel disease: How will it change our practice?

  • Panel discussion.

09:40 - 10:30 Perianal Crohn’s disease: Is less more in complex perianal Crohn’s fistula?

  • Is there a future for successful medical management of perianal Crohn’s fistula?

  • Surgical repair to close Crohn’s perianal fistulas! Is this achievable?

  • Everything we need to know about stem cells for perianal Crohn’s fistula.

  • When is it time to call it a day. A proctectomy & stoma is all we have left?

  • Panel discussion.


10:30 - 11:10 Coffee Break


11:10 - 11:40 Debate ‘The right therapy for the right patient at the right time’

Treatment of ileal caecal Crohn’s disease. Bottom-up medical therapy or top-down surgical approach?


11:40 - 13:00 Intestinal Crohn’s disease

  • The Mesentery - Deciphering the role of mesenteric fat in inflammatory bowel disease or is there something else to consider?

  • Preoperative nutritional and medical conditioning for optimal patient outcomes.

  • How I do it - Management of Crohn’s disease strictures from an endoscopic perspective.

  • Surgical management of Crohn's disease strictures.

  • Preventing postoperative Crohn's disease recurrence through medical strategies.

  • The Kono-S anastomosis. Is it a viable approach to preventing recurrence of Crohn's disease postoperatively?

  • Panel discussion.

13:00 - 14:15 Lunch

14:15 - 15:45 All Things Pouch - Outcomes and Management of Pouchitis and Pouch-related Disorders

  • Pre-pouch considerations and who to avoid?

  • Early IPAA operative complications..

  • Management of pouchitis- The gastroenterologist and surgeons working together,

  • The dysfunctional pouch - identifying and managing itRedo ileoanal pouch - How to avoid and in which patients?

  • Is there still a place for the continent ileostomy?

  • Panel discussion.


15:45 - 16:15 Coffee Break


16:15 - 16:30 Guest Lecture

When the going gets short... when inflammatory bowel disease turns to intestinal failure. Medical and surgical options.


16:30 - 17:45 IBD Dysplasia in Clinical Practice

  • How I to do a good surveillance coloscopy.

  • Pros and cons of chrome endoscopy versus high-definition magnification endoscopy.

  • Help, I’ve found dysplasia – what next?

  • EMR & ESD for IBD dysplasia – How to do it?

  • When to give up and surgery is needed. Segmental or proctocolectomy?

  • Panel discussion.

PROGRAMME Saturday 27th April 2024 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Where the gastroenterologist & surgeons gather together
IBD Programme - 27th April 2024



  • Registration fees include refreshments and lunch

  • All active ISUCRS members are welcome to attend for free. To become a member of ISUCRS, please visit

  • A 50% discount will be offered to all active ACPGBI members.

  • There will be a 50% discount for all trainees

  • On the ISUCRS members-only platform, all ISUCRS members will be able to view footage after meetings. Other physical attendees will have access to the meeting recording for one week following its publication on the ISUCRS website.

  • If you wish to receive your discount, you must upload proof of your current membership or trainee status in the societies listed above at the time of your registration

  • After your uploaded information has been verified, your discount will be refunded back to your payment card.



Up to 13th April 2024 - 100% refunds will be available. Thereafter there will be no refunds except for exceptional circumstances

Conference Venue
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Bush House

King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS

The meeting will be held at Bush House, a Grade II listed building which is located in an ideal central location of London, The Strand. The building was recently acquired by King’s College London and was previously the headquarters of the BBC World Service.

The Campus is close to:


  • The Houses of Parliament

  • St Paul's Cathedral

  • Somerset House and the Courtauld Institute of Art (next door)

  • Royal Courts of Justice

  • West End theatres, cinemas and shops

  • Covent Garden, where you will find markets, shops and theatres

  • Trafalgar Square, home to the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery.


The Venue

Travel & Accommodation

Flights into London for September 2022 are also currently reasonably priced, so we recommend that you book early. To see flight options for your return trip to London, please CLICK HERE .



We have also held a number of hotel rooms at Hub Goodge Street and The Hub Kings Cross which may be purchased directly from our website.

The hub by Premier Inn is a new compact hotel chain that offers a stylish, great value stay in the best city centers. It offers the same level of comfort, in a more compact form. The compact rooms offer all the amenities of a Premier Inn room in about half the space. They are suitable for up to two persons.


  • Luxury Hypnos double bed

  • Free tea and coffee 24/7

  • Monsoon showers

  • 40” Smart TV

  • Free Superfast Wi-Fi 

  • Pull out desk and storage

We have currently pre-held rooms at & Hub London Covent Garden, Hub London Tower Bridge, Hub Tower Bridge, Hub King's Cross

Alternatively, you may book your accommodation through various search engines such as,, or Other conservatively priced hotel chains within London include Best Western, Premier inn, Travelodge, Accor Hotels, Holiday Inn, Britannia Days Inn.

London is a very convenient and easy place to travel within. There is a great network of underground tube trains and buses that generally allow contactless payments using your credit card or direct debit account. GoogleMaps will provide you with detailed information on how to plan your trip from your hotel to the conference venue.


1. Reservations are for room only with maximum of 2 persons.
2. If you would like a shorter stay at one of the hotels listed below please please contact us at for a quote.
Up to 4th April 2024 - 100% refunds will be available. Thereafter there will be no refunds except for exceptional circumstances

Sponsoring & Exhibition
Sponsoring & Exhibition

We are pleased to invite your company to sponsor the Dilemmas & Debates in Colorectal 2024 Masterclass Series. With its top program and faculty of renowned speakers, the Dilemmas & Debates in Colorectal Surgery has achieved an international reputation. The meeting offers an excellent opportunity for presenting colorectal surgery and gastroenterology-related products and services. Engage this highly influential audience during the exhibition industry break activities.

If you would like to sponsor or participate in the January 2023 event, please contact Ms Tolu Salako or Mr Charles Everard,

Conference Administrators at: or fill out the form below.

As a single day sponsorship of the 2024 Masterclass Series, we will be offering the following for £6000:

  • You will be recognized as a sponsor of the 2024 Masterclass Series by having your company logo displayed on the official websites of DDCRS and ISUCRS 

  • The logo of your company will appear on all preliminary conference marketing materials (subject to print deadlines).

  • Your company may provide company lanyards for delegates.

  • You will receive three complimentary delegate places for your invited guests for the entire event. 

  • There will be an exhibition stand or table for your company at the event. A maximum of three company representatives may be assigned to the stand.

  • In 2024, your company logo will appear on the ISUCRS and DDCRS websites as a sponsor of the DDCRS masterclass series & ISUCRS sponsor.

  • A final delegate list with contact information will be provided to you.


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