Frontiers in Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Disease 2021

The St Mark’s 19th Annual International Congress, Frontiers in Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Disease. A 3-day online event with the opportunity to attend on Wednesday at the Royal College of Physicians, London

Wednesday 17th Nov - Friday 19th Nov 2021
9am - 5pm
A 3-day online event with the opportunity to attend on Wednesday at the Royal College of Physicians, London

Our 3-day event is now over but you can register online to watch all the fantastic talks and discussions by clicking here.

It is our pleasure to invite you to our Annual Frontiers in Colorectal and Gastrointestinal Disease Congress, on the 17th–19th November 2021. As always, we try to cover topics that we all come across on a day-to-day basis as well as some of those cutting-edge symposia that are likely to translate to clinical practice.

This year will consist of a face-to-face day at the Royal College of Physicians on Wednesday 17th November followed by two online days on Thursday 18th & Friday 19th November. All registration is free and CPD points have been applied for.

About the programme

Frontiers 2021 programme v1.9

St Mark’s Frontiers is organised into a number of plenary sessions, all of which are multidisciplinary and presented by leading experts, so expect some fascinating talks and insights from across the spectrum of gastrointestinal disease and care. We are sure you will find this 3-day event interesting, stimulating, educational and at times controversial.

Visiting Professors

  • Sir Francis Avery Jones Visiting Professor: Colin Rees, UK
  • Sir Alan Parks Visiting Professor: John C Alverdy, USA
  • Matthew Syed, Author of Black Box Thinking and Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking

Guest speakers

John Abercrombie, Willem Bemelman, Phil Berry, Ellie Bradshaw, Ander Cohen, Rachel Cooney, Nathan Curtis, Quentin Denost, Cathryn Edwards, Fiona Eldridge, Eduardo García-Granero, Laura Hancock, Deena Harji, Maria Hawkins, Misha Kabir, Michal Kaminski, Charles Knowles, Alison Leary, James Lee, Jimmy Limdi, Laura Neilson, Karen Nugent, Kitrick Perry, Terri Porrett, Nick Powell, Sarah Rehana, Bjorn Rembacken, Shaji Sebastian, Vinay Sehgal, David Sellu, Susanna Stanford, Johanne Sturridge, Patricia Sylla, Douglas Thorburn, George Webster, Malcolm West


Ahmir Ahmad, Ayesha Akbar, Laith Al-Rubaiy, Gehanjali Amarasinghe, Anthony Antoniou, Naila Arebi, Jennie Burch, David Burling, Elaine Burns, Grace Chan, Angela Chana, Sue Clark, Alison Corr, Vicky Cuthill, Sam Evans, Omar Faiz, Simon Gabe, Arun Gupta, Ailsa Hart, Adam Haycock, Adam Humphries, Ian Jenkins, Nik Kamperidis, Andrew Latchford, Gideon Lipman, Phil Lung, Peter McDonald, Sarah Marshall, Adriana Martinez, Tatenda Marunda, Moni Mannings, Manmeet Matharoo, Akash Mehta, Danilo Miskovic, Ravi Misra, Kevin Monahan, Henrietta Narh, John Nicholls, Nicola Pearson, Gabriela Poufou, Madhoor Ramdeen, Lillian Reza, Brian Saunders, Ashish Sinha, Mia Small, Noriko Suzuki, Edgar Swart, Claire Taylor, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Greg Thomas, Cynthia Tolosa, Phil Tozer, Carolynne Vaizey, Maggie Vance, Janindra Warusavitarne, Ana Wilson, Mehmet Yalchin, Lisa Younge

Abstract submissions

St Mark’s Frontiers 2021 is accepting abstracts and posters this year (now closed). Please observe the instructions in our supporting document here: Frontiers 2021 Abstract Guidelines 2021 v1.0

Our abstracts can be viewed HERE.

Wednesday 17th November

We look forward to welcoming you to our face-to-face day at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London. The programme will include two parallel sessions: ‘Fundamentals’, with interactive educational workshops, and ‘MDT’, with interactive clinically-focused workshops.

The sessions will cover a range of medical and surgical topics. We hope that delegates will attend as teams, including trainees, nurses, dietitians, gastroenterologists and surgeons. Every session will be based on real cases with an emphasis on practical management. It will include short talks from expert faculty and the opportunity for delegates to contribute from the floor or even as part of the panels!

As well as networking opportunities throughout the day, we will also host an evening reception at the RCP to give everyone a chance to mingle and reconnect after two years of virtual meetings. The College offers both elegance and state of the art venue to allow everyone to enjoy the evening in central London.

Please note that spaces are limited. If you are no longer able to attend the face-to-face day at the RCP please e-mail us to cancel your booking. This will allow us to reallocate your space to another delegate.

A full recording of the day will be made available following the event.

We would like to thank our sponsors for Frontiers 2021:



We are pleased to bring Frontiers to you free of charge thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. However if you would like to donate to support the academic and research activity of the St Mark’s Academic Institute please click below to donate:

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