February 2010

Anglia Ruskin University Anaesthesia Meeting – March 2010

Tan Arulampalam is an invited speaker at this meeting along with his colleagues Dr. Catherine Brosnan and Mrs Jane Hendricks. The Postgraduate Medical Institute (PMI), an ambitious project launched by the dynamic Anglia Ruskin University has led the way in postgraduate education in the region.

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Mr. Arulampalam will be talking about his and the team at Colchester Hospital’s experience with the management of patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer. This form of surgery with a TEAM approach has led to many benefits to patients including fewer complications, less pain and faster recovery. The median length of stay following this surgery is 5 days compared to the National average of 11 days.

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Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES)

In September 2009 Tan published a Consensus statement on NOTES on behalf of The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI), Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS), British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS), British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE), British Obesity & Metabolic Surgical Society (BOMSS) and British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).

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Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Wales

Mr Arulampalam has served on the editorial board of the Annals for almost 8 years initially on the board of the Bulletin as Trainees representative and then on the main Editorial Board. His term has now come to an end and he will step down to focus on the launch of the Anglia Ruskin University Colchester hospital ICENI Centre.

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.