St Mark’s Association Day

St Mark's Association is an organisation which exists to maintain and develop links between current clinical and academic staff of St Mark's Hospital, and those who have previously worked with us.

Friday 3rd May 2024
9am - 5pm
This is a hybrid event, online and in person at Avery Jones Lecture Theatre, St Mark's Hospital, Central Middlesex Hospital

St Mark’s Association Day – Friday 3rd May 2024

Tickets available now!


The Association Day Meeting will be held at the Sir Francis Avery Jones Lecture Theatre, St Mark’s at Central Middlesex Hospital and also online.

St Mark’s Association President, Carolynne Vaizey


08:30 – Registration and coffee for face-to-face attendees
09:00 – Welcome – The President, Carolynne Vaizey 

Session 1 – Chair: Phil Tozer & Katie Devlin

09:05 – The current and future scope of endoscopic surgery- Brian Saunders
09:25 – Has the Tide turned? Teduglutide – How good is it? – Suzanne Donnelly
09:45 – Inheriting the FC service – What now? – Vicky Cuthill, Andy Latchford & Kevin Monahan
10:05 – Making abdomens better – Are new interventions better? Moving from mabs to nibs in IBD or combining biologic agents – Is it the future for difficult IBD? – Ailsa Hart & Uchu Meade
10:25Discussion (all)

10:45 Coffee / Tea break

Session 2 – Chairs: James Alexander & Manmeet Matharoo

11:15 – How fab is prehab? – Tomas Partington and Michael O’Connor
11:35 – Imaging reimagined – What is new and where is the future – Arun Gupta
11:55 – hEDS – Stretching the service to its limits – Gehanjali Amarasinghe & Calum Moulton
12:15 – Discussion: All

12:30 – LUNCH break / AGM for members only

Session 3 – Chairs: Lisa Younge & Kapil Sahnan

13:30 – A sad soul can be just as lethal as a germ – John Steinbeck – The future of our staff wellbeing – Siwan Thomas-Gibson & Sonya Frearson
13:50 – St Mark’s – The Fistula Hospital – Phil Tozer & Phil Lung
14:10 – Far and wide – Where to stop with exenteration – Ian Jenkins & Nicola Hodges
14:30 – Robot wars – What is possible vs What is sensible – Danilo Miskovic, Omar Faiz & Akash Mehta
14:50 – Discussion

15:10 – Coffee / Tea Break

15:40 – PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS – Chair: Kevin Monahan
St Mark’s – Still shaking and moving in 2024 – Carolynne Vaizey

16:10 – Handover of seal of office to Richard Guy
16:15 – Close

£25 for non-St Mark’s Association members
FREE for St Mark’s Association members

You are eligible to become a member of St Mark’s Association if you have worked with us in a clinical capacity for at least six months. For questions on how to become a member of St Mark’s Association, contact the Academic Institute on [email protected].

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