Posted on: October 14, 2015

IBD: From Bench to Bedside

The St Mark's / Dr Falk SpR Training Day with poster presentation will take place on 11 December 2015 at the RCGP, 30 Euston Square, London.

The specialist registrar training day is an exciting new educational event which promises to deliver the highest quality teaching from experts in the field of IBD to gastroenterology SpRs. IBD from Bench to Bedside has been organised by two of our very own Research Fellows – Dr Philip Hendy and Dr John Nik Ding.

Phil Hendy has been with St Mark’s since 2013; his research is on the immunological and microbiological factors influencing the response to medical therapy in IBD. John Ding joined us in 2014 and focuses on personalising medical therapy in Crohn’s disease with current and future technologies. They both work closely with our Consultant Gastroenterologist Dr Ailsa Hart.

“This day will prove to be an exciting event. We are really trying to bring current gastroenterology trainees together to excite them about a future in research.”
Dr John Nik Ding

IBD from Bench to Bedside aims to combine the crucial stream of clinical practice together with the basic science underpinning it. The day is organised into three main sections, each with a different focus:

Which field rules in IBD? You decide! will include four talks covering immunology, microbiota, genomics and metabonomics. Each speaker will promote their topic and the audience will vote for the winner via an interactive question and panel discussion session.

Old drugs, new tricks will include talks on methods to optimise established therapies (steroids, 5-ASAs, thiopurines, anti-TNF) and the evidence behind these strategies.

New drugs – where do they fit in? will give an overview of vedolizumab and the biosimilar drugs.

Lunch is provided, during which SpRs have the opportunity to present a poster of their most recent research. The winner of the best poster will receive a fully sponsored place at a selected Falk Symposium in Europe in 2016*.

“There has not been a day like this before with experts so available and excited to deliver world-class teaching and training.”
Dr Philip Hendy

For the full timetable, including speakers, view a PDF of the IBD from Bench to Bedside agenda. If you are interested in attending get in touch with [email protected] by the 30th of November. Posters should also be submitted to the same email address by the 30th of November.

This day has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Dr Falk Pharma.

*The poster prize winner will have registration, travel and social programme fully covered to a Falk Symposium in Europe 2016.