As with the first International Forum on Rectal cancer Management I was fortunate enough to be part of the faculty of world leaders in the field of rectal cancer management. This is the second meeting on rectal cancer management in Sao Paolo and was inspired by Professor Angelita Habr-Gama. There were lively debates on all aspects of rectal cancer management and the multidisciplinary aspect of this meeting led to some interesting new approaches. I am fortunate to work in Colchester as part of a team able to offer some of the most cutting edge treatments and support for this condition. I am applying for approval of a study of non operative treatment for rectal cancer in certain patients where the disease may be cured by chemotherapy and radiotherapy alone. Watch this space
RSM Section of Coloproctology Meeting, Cracow, Poland
I have been invited to speak at The Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Coloproctology meeting in Krakow, Poland in June 2010.
This meeting will be in collaboration with our Polish colleagues and should be very interesting. I will be debating issues related to the treatment of Diverticular Disease
Beating Bowel Cancer
I will continue my work with the Charity Beating Bowel Cancer both sitting on the Medical Board but also aiming to raise money through charity events.
My thanks go to all those patients and colleagues who have kindly sponsored and supported such events throughout 2009. For more information go to www.beatingbowelcancer.org
Hot Topic: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Throughout 2010 I propose publishing a series of short pieces on common conditions that affect many patients that I see. I will also try and provide links to other resources on the web. IBS will be the first of these and I will upload the article shortly