Challenges in the Surgical Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Category: Training - School of Surgery

Date: January 22nd 2013 9:00am until 5:00pm

Location: Engineers House, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3NB

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This one day masterclass, designed for colorectal surgeons, gastroenterologists and specialist IBD nurses, will provide an multi-disciplinary forum to discuss the surgical management of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

Delegates attending this course will benefit from:

  • Overview of emerging trends in medical treatment
  • Update on clinical trials on medical vs surgical treatment
  • Patient perspectives and experiences
  • Challenges for management of Crohns disease
  • Emergency surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • Surgical video demonstrations to compare and contrast technique
  • Multi-disciplinary discussions covering results and management of complications
  • Interactive discussions on typical scenarios


The multi-professional expert faculty, led by Mr Jamshed Shabbir (Bristol Royal Infirmary) will include:

  • Aileen Fraser, Bristol
  • Chris Vickery, Taunton
  • Ciaran Walsh, Wirral
  • Jonathan Tyrrell-Price, Bristol
  • Mike Williamson, Bath
  • Paul Sylvester, Bristol
  • Professor John Nicholls, St Marks
  • Professor Paris Tekkis, Royal Marsden
  • Simon McLaughlin, Bournemouth
  • Steve Mansfield, Exeter
  • Tom Creed, Bristol
  • Tony Dixon, Bristol
  • Walter Douie, Plymouth
  • Zara Perry-Woodford, St Marks

Plus other faculty members who may be confirmed.

Provisional Timetable

9a.m. to 5p.m. approximately

Registration / Coffee / Faculty Briefing--All
Welcome and Course Introduction--J Shabbir, Course Lead

Session 1--Paul Sylvester, Chair

  • Clinical Trials in IBD Update--Tom Creed
  • Role of maintenance therapy after surgery--Jonathan Tyrrell-Price
  • Intestinal Failure: Surgical Nutrition--Ciaran Walsh
  • Panel Discussion

Coffee / Networking

Session 2: Challenges in Crohns Disease--Ciaran Walsh, Chair

  • Surgery for small bowel Crohns: what, when, where--Paul Sylvester
  • Surgery for Large Bowel Crohns--Chris Vickery
  • Perianal Crohns
  • Role of Laparoscopic Surgery for Primary & Recurrent Crohns--Tony Dixon
  • Panel Discussion & Q&A

Buffet Lunch / trade exhibition

Session 3: Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis--Paris Tekkis, Chair

  • Acute Fulminant colitis update on medical RX-steroids, ciclosporin and biologics--Simon McLaughlin
  • Surgery in acute setting: damage limitation--Mike Williamson
  • Restorative Proctocolectomy: Patient Selection--Walter Douie
  • Surgical Technique: tips and tricks--John Nicholls
  • Panel Discussion & Q&A

Afternoon Tea/ Networking

Session 4: Challenges in Ulcerative Colitis--John Nicholls, Chair

  • Managing expectations--Zarah Perry-Woodford
  • What do patients expect?--IA Patient Representatives
  • Dysfunctional / failing pouch--Paris Tekkis
  • Sexual dysfunction and infertility after RPC: role of IBD nurse--Aileen Fraser
  • Sporadic colorectal cancer and cancer in UC: same disease--Steve Mansfield
  • Q&A and Panel Discussion

Summing up, feedback, certification and close

Booking Fees/Registration Information

Consultants £125
Trainees £100
AHP £50

This course carries 6 CPD points from the RCS Edinburgh.

For more information or to book a place, please contact the SWSTN Admin Office. Phone: 01935 384529. E-mail: Book online at: