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



  • A live, interactive masterclass to enhance learning.

  • A masterclass covering practical issues faced by physicians and surgeons managing patients with IBD.

  • Discuss current new IBD treatments and management strategies.

  • Consider the current successful medical and surgical treatment of perianal manifestations in patients with IBD.

  • Discuss the development and delivery of consistent care models for monitoring patients, diets, and IBD.

  • Cover all practical aspects of pouch surgery.

  • Explore current and future treatments for pouchitis and pouch-related disorders.

  • Examine new approaches to the management of dysplasia in patients with IBD.



CPD/CME points for attendance will be requested from the Association of surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland.



  • Gastroenterologist (Consultants & Trainees)

  • Surgeons (Consultants & Trainees)

  • General practitioners

  • Specialist health care workers

07:45 - 08:20 Registration & Coffee

08:20 - 08:30 Welcome address: Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, London, UK & Alex Kent, London, UK

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

Moderators: Mr Pasquale Giordano, London, UK, Dr Alex Kent, London, UK & Dr Gareth Parks, London UK

  • NICE approval of positioning biologics and appropriate use of medical therapy. Prof Naila Arebi, IBD Clinical Lead, St Mark’s National Bowel Hospital, London, UK

  • Disease monitoring & treatment targets in inflammatory bowel disease: Evolving principles and possibilities. Dr Lucy Hicks, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK

  • Advances in imaging modalities for decision-making in IBD. Dr Gauraang Bhatnagar, Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, UK

  • When is it time to call a surgeon? Balancing medical and surgical treatment in inflammatory bowel disease. Prof Amy Lightner, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • Artificial intelligence for disease management in inflammatory bowel disease: How will it change our practice? Dr Nick Kennedy, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK  

  • Panel discussion

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

Moderators: Dr Nick Kennedy, Exeter, UK, Mr Piero Nastro, London, UK & Prof Steve Brown, Sheffield, UK

  • Is there a future for successful medical management of perianal Crohn’s fistula? Prof Seb Sebastian, Chair : Research Committee - British Society of Gastroenterology, Hull University Teaching Hospitals, Hull, UK

  • Surgical repair to close Crohn’s perianal fistulas! Is this achievable? Dr David Zimmerman, ETZ (Elisabeth - TweeSteden) Hospital, Tilburg, Netherlands

  • Everything we need to know about stem cells for perianal Crohn’s fistula. Mr Phil Tozer, St Mark's Hospital, London, UK

  • When is it time to call it a day. A proctectomy & stoma is all we have left? Dr Stefan Holubar, IBD Surgery Section Chief, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, Cleveland, OH, USA

  • 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? Dr Gareth Parks, Barts Health NHS Trust (For Medical Treatment) vrs Mr Kapil Sahnan, St Marks Hospital, (For Surgical Treatment)


Moderators: Dr Sami Hoque, London, UK & Mr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, London, UK

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

Moderators:  Prof Seb Sebastian, Hull, UK, Dr David Zimmerman, Tilburg, Netherlands & Ms Emma Carrington, London, UK

  • The Mesentery - Deciphering the role of mesenteric fat in inflammatory bowel disease or is there something else to consider? Ms Tara Connelly FRCS, PhD University Hospital Limerick,  Limerick, Ireland

  • Preoperative nutritional and medical conditioning for optimal patient outcomes. Dr Rachel Cooney, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK

  • How I do it - Management of Crohn’s disease strictures from an endoscopic perspective. Dr Adam Humphries, St Mark's Hospital, London, UK

  • Preventing postoperative Crohn's disease recurrence through medical strategies. Dr Kamal Patel, St. George’s Hospital, London, UK

  • Surgical management of Crohn's disease strictures. Mr Amir Darakhshan, St Thomas Hospital, London, UK

  • The Kono-S anastomosis. Is it a viable approach to preventing recurrence of Crohn's disease postoperatively? Prof Steven Brown, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK. Past President of ASCPGBI 2020-2021, Chief investigator - MEErKAT MEsenteric Excision and Kono-s Anastomosis Trial

  • Panel discussion

13:00 - 14:15 Lunch

14:00 - 14:15 Guest Lecture

Indeterminate Colitis. Is it Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis? I know what it is. Prof Amosy E. M'Koma, Surgical Sciences, Pathology and Cancer BiologyDivision of Biomedical Sciences, Meharry Medical College and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA

Moderators: Mr Joseph Nunoo-Mensah, London, UK & Dr Rachel Cooney, Birmingham, UK

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

Moderators:  Dr Patrick Dubois, London, UK, Mr Pasquale Giordano, London, UK, Dr Stefan Holubar, Cleveland, USA

  • Ileoanal pouch & redo surgery. Prof Feza Remzi, Center for Advanced IBD Care Northwell Health, New York, USA

  • Pre-pouch considerations and who to avoid? Mr Niroo Rajendran, Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, Romford, London

  • Early IPAA operative complications. Prof Paris Tekkis, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  • Management of pouchitis - The gastroenterologist and surgeons working together. Hannah Gordon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, UK

  • The dysfunctional pouch - identifying and managing it. Mr Valerio Celentano, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London UK

  • Is there still a place for the continent ileostomy? Prof. Gabriela Möslein, Chair EHTG - European Hereditary Tumor Group, Bethesda Lutheran Hospital, Duisburg, Germany

  • 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. Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford UK


Moderator: Dr Alex Kent, London, UK & Mr Andy Williams, London, UK 

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

Moderators: Dr Hannah Gordon, London, UK, Prof Gabriela Möslein, Duisburg, Germany & Mr Philip Bearn, London, UK

  • How I to do a good surveillance colonoscopy. Dr Misha Kabir University College London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

  • Help, I’ve found dysplasia – What next? Mr Andy Williams, London Bridge Hospital, London

  • EMR & ESD for IBD dysplasia – How to do it? Prof Bu Hayee, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  • When to give up and surgery is needed. Segmental or proctocolectomy? - Prof Amy Lightner, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • Panel discussion

17:45 - 18:00 Closing statement

7 CPD points will be provided by

The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) for attendance

For more information about the scientific programme please see provisional programme.


We will continue to have a ‘patient and relatives colorectal cancer support group’ session on the Wednesday 6th December at the Macmillan Cancer Centre, Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College Hospital. We hope to offer some complimentary alternative therapeutic treatments to patients attended the meeting. 


To make attendance to the conference easy and stress free, we have held a number of hotel reservations at hotels located within easy access to the conference venue. These may be purchased directly online together with your registration ticket.


So why hesitate? Join us in December 2017 in the heart of London for not only another fantastic educational meeting, a great networking opportunity and also an opportunity to enjoy London with pre-Christmas shopping or perhaps a theatrical show at the West End!


Yours sincerely,

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None of the sponsors have been involved in the educational content of the meeting. 

Promotional/Educational materials from all companies attending will be available for delegates at stands during breaks.

Mr Joseph W Nunoo-Mensah                              

Consultant Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgeon

King’s College Hospital, London, UK                 
Regional Vice President (ISUCRS) -  England

Member of Council (ISUCRS)  

Professor Narimantas E. Samalavicius

Chief of Clinic of Oncosurgery
Oncology Institute of Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
President of the Lithuanian Society of Coloproctologists

Regional Vice President (ISUCRS) - Lithuania

Member of Council (ISUCRS) 

Mr Pasquale Giordano
Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon
Department of Colorectal Surgery Clinical Lead - Barts Health NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer - Queen Mary University of London
Chairman of the North East Chapter of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

Professor Philippe Rouanet

Institut du Cancer de Montpellier

Val d'Aurelle, Montpellier

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