Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease

St Mark's flagship four day annual international conference, with symposia covering many of the most important topics in intestinal and colorectal disease.

Tuesday 28th Nov - Friday 1st Dec 2017
9pm - 5pm
St Mark's Hospital, Harrow HA1 3UJ

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Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease
28th to 30th November 2017, St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow, HA1 3UJ
Professor Robin Phillips’ Festschrift
1st December 2017, The Royal College of Physicians – 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4LE

St Mark’s flagship four day international conference, with symposia covering many of the most important topics in intestinal and colorectal disease. This annual event is truly multidisciplinary and is attended by a large number of national and international delegates. We are delighted to welcome to St Mark’s our invited guest speakers for 2017: Professor Michael Kamm from Australia, our Sir Francis Avery Jones Visiting Professor, and Professor Søren Laurberg from Denmark, our Sir Alan Parks Visiting Professor.

The first three days (28th to 30th November) will take place at St Mark’s Hospital and will offer a variety of cutting edge symposia including:

  • ‘Food glorious food’
  • IBD at the margins – the young, the old and the pregnant
  • Biofeedback and beyond
  • Pouches behaving badly
  • Peritoneum – the forgotten organ
  • IBD and cancer
  • Getting the best outcomes for our colorectal cancer patients
  • Live endoscopy and operating

Our clinical director Professor Robin Phillips is retiring towards the end of 2017 and to celebrate his professional career and mark this milestone the last day on Friday 1st December will take place at the Royal College of Physicians in central London.

Celebrating a life in surgery symposia will include:

  • Complex fistula
  • Anorectal transplantation
  • Functional surgery
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissures
  • Haemorrhoids

some very interesting topics for breakfast sessions:


Colonoscopy – How I do it – Adam Haycock

Managing the high output stoma – Simon Gabe

Managing the poorly functioning pouch – Sue Clark, Sam Evans, Lisa Allison

Managing Haemorrhoids – Peter McDonald


Advances in the management of IBD and functional gut disorders – Michael Kamm

Approaches to faecal incontinence – Soren Lauberg

“Should I go or should I stay? – Robotics in colorectal surgery” – Danilo Miskovic

MRI for surgeons – Ian Jenkins and David Burling

For further information, view the programme Frontiers 2017 (PDF).

If you have any other queries please contact the Academic Institute.

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