Webinar: Managing surgical risk during the COVID-19 era

Wednesday 27th May 2020
5pm - 6pm

Please register for this event HERE. This event is free to attend.


St Mark’s – The National Bowel Hospital begins a series of brand new FREE webinars and online discussion forums, inviting the colorectal GI community to an interactive and engaging hour of presentations, panel discussions, live polling and Q&A.

  • What are the commonalities and differences between London and New York – two cities massively impacted. How were services managed and what was the impact on patients?
  • Is there a consensus for patient pathways created in the immediate aftermath?
  • Mitigating risks for colorectal cancer patients. Have we agreed our treatment modalities?
  • What next? Will there be a new normal for colorectal cancer surgery and what is an acceptable level of patient care?

How to get involved?

We encourage all colleagues to watch the webinar and participate by comments and questions to the panel. We will tackle these questions as we go and seek your opinions on hot topics via simple polls. If you cannot join at the time of the webinar, the panel will aim to answer follow up questions in the week following the webinar.

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Mr Danilo Miskovic

St Mark’s Hospital

Mr Miskovic is a Consultant Colorectal surgeon. He has specialised in the surgical treatment of bowel cancer, with a focus on advanced minimally-invasive surgery, such as laparoscopic, transanal and robotic surgery.

Dr Patricia Sylla

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York

Dr Sylla has been a leader in developing minimally invasive approaches to the surgical treatment of colon and rectal cancer. Furthermore, Dr Sylla is highly trained and experienced in treating rectal prolapse and performing transanal endoscopic surgery.

Dr Claire Taylor

St Mark’s Hospital

Dr Taylor is a Macmillan Nurse Consultant with the complex cancer team at St Mark’s and also works as a lecturer and researcher. She has dedicated her career to developing colorectal cancer nursing for which she was awarded an MBE.

Mr Ian Jenkins

St Mark’s Hospital

Mr Jenkins was appointed as Consultant Surgeon to St Mark’s Hospital in 2008 following training in Coloproctology/ Surgical Oncology in the West of Scotland and St Mark’s Hospital.

Ms Elaine Burns

St Mark’s Hospital

Ms Burns is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Marks Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. Her area of clinical interest is colorectal surgery and in particular the surgical management of primary and recurrent colorectal cancer.

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