This event is expected to be very popular, so please register in plenty of time to secure your place. To find out more, and register, please click on the image below. The registration fee is less than GBP 30. 


This event is expected to be very popular, so please register in plenty of time to secure your place. To find out more, and register, please click on the image below or use the QR code. There is a GBP 20 discount for ALSGBI members. 


On behalf of the colorectal team at Northampton University Hospital NHS trust, we would like to invite you to attend the Midlands Colorectal Symposium on the 5th and 6th of October 2023.

Keynote lectures:

  • A journey through “HOLY PLANE” – Prof. B Heald – UK
  • Training in Robotic Colorectal Surgery – Prof. Amjad Parvaiz, Director of European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS) – Portugal
  • Anatomy for colorectal cancer surgery – Prof. Mehmet Ayhan Kuzu – Turkey
  • Robotic approach for IBD resections – Mr. Valerio Celentano IBD & ileoanal pouch surgery centre – Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  • Concept of CME for right colonic cancer- Danilo Miskovic, St Mark’s Hospital, London, UK
  • Robotic Colorectal Surgery – Mr. Charlie Evans, Coventry, UK
  • Robotic Surgery: A pathway to the future- Ms Nuha Yassin UHB, Birmingham, UK

Other features:

Live Robotic TME

Live Lap/ Robotic CME

Video presentations and discussions

Latest Technology and Innovation

Robotic colorectal surgery for trainees

Tips and trick for robotic surgery and set up of service

Update of colorectal oncology

To find out more and register  for the event please scan QR code below


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Registration fee – £ 150

ALSGBI members – £130


We are looking forward to see you in October 2023.

Best wishes,

Organising Committee





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Altaf Awan, Javed Latif, Nanda Bandalamudi and Imran Bhatti would like to invite 60 delegates to the Midlands Hernia Symposium and the Trainee LapPass® competition with presentation of the ALSGBI LapPass® 1st Prize Medal on the Friday 6th of October 2023.
There will be an evening of talks including laparoscopic hernia surgery in the emergent and elective setting as well as robotic hernia surgery. We look forward to sharing videos, techniques, use of mesh as well as use of ICG.
Following the talks there will be a dinner with an opportunity to meet colleagues interested in hernia surgery.
All requests to enter the trainee competition and to attend should be sent to Applications will be awarded preferentially to ALSGBI members and then on a first come, first served basis.
There will be no cost to attend due to kind sponsorship from Karl Storz and Medtronic.
3 CPD points for Faculty conducting LapPass® assessment and 3 CPD points for delegates attending the symposium.

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Highlights of the Scientific Program

  • Theme for the Conference: Excellence and Safety in MAS
  • lndoUK Surgicon Consensus Guidelines meet on various subspecialties of MAS
  • Robotic surgery, Upper GI and Colorectal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery and Hernia
  • Award Free Paper presentation & Best Master Video presentation for Faculty / Delegates
  • Best E Poster presentation for Higher Surgical Trainees / Surgical postgraduates
  • State of the Art lectures, Panel Discussions and Debates.
  • lndoUK Surgicon Quiz with prize money of 1000 pounds for the lucky winner
  • Edinburgh City Tour for delegates / spouse
  • Optional Scottish tours (Highland tours, Classic Scottish self-drive distillery tour etc)

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The Congress will cover a broad range of topics, all of which are multidisciplinary, and encompass real issues that we deal with day-to-day in our clinics, presented by leading experts.

We will also present cutting edge research, and are honoured to have James East (UK) as our Sir Francis Avery Jones Visiting Professor, Eloy Espín Basany (Spain) as our Sir Alan Parks Visiting Professor, Rodrigo Perez (Brazil) delivering the Professor John Lennard-Jones State of the Art Lecture and Andrea Cercek (USA), who will be delivering the Basil Morson State of the Art Lecture.

We will combine medical, endoscopic, radiological, oncological, surgical, nursing and nutritional expertise throughout the programme, and also ensure that our patients’ voice is loudly heard.

The Congress is organised into a number of plenary sessions:

On Wednesday, we have sessions focusing on emergencies in colorectal cancer management, screening and diagnosis of colorectal neoplasia, endoscopic and surgical approaches to managing colorectal neoplasia, and the science of prehabilitation.

On Thursday, we will start with hearing the patients’ voice expressing their perspective on what is successful cancer treatment. This will be followed by how to best manage right-sided colorectal cancer, sessions on frontiers in colorectal cancer imaging, macro-management of colorectal cancer (is centralisation the solution?), cancer genetics and the role of immunotherapy.

Also on Thursday, we have a parallel meeting for inflammatory bowel disease, with sessions on ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and an afternoon dedicated to developing and delivering consistent models of care for monitoring patients, diet and IBD, and mental health issues in IBD patients.

On Friday, we will look at rectal cancer management, rare and complex cancers and the aftermath of colorectal cancer and its treatment.

We conclude our symposium with an interactive informal session with all the leading lights coming together for what should be an enlightening and entertaining discussion in ‘Have I got views for you’.

We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all sponsors for their support and contribution to this Congress.

We hope that you will find the next few days interesting, stimulating, educational and, at times, controversial.

We wish you an enjoyable time in London for the 21st Meeting of the Frontiers Congress.

Ailsa Hart website

Professor Ailsa Hart, Dean

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To learn more, and register, please click on the image immediately below, There is a 20% discount code available: HCUK20KH. If you cannot attend on the day, you will have full access to the recordings afterwards. 

Find out more about virtual attendance

By attending this conference you will learn how to offer high-quality, efficient ambulatory emergency surgery pathways, utilise the best technology available, for the benefit of our patients, and make the best use of our valuable and limited healthcare resources.

The UK has a very strong international reputation for excellence in day surgery care, which is driven by a number of factors including high quality research, an emphasis on efficient use of NHS resources including infrastructure and workforce and not least, dynamic clinical leaders, examples of which we will be hearing from today.

The rationale for effective elective day surgery is well understood and whilst work continues to improve care in this area, the provision of day case/ambulatory emergency & urgent surgical care has been a recent focus of research and healthcare reform. This is because outcomes in emergency surgery have been shown to be poor compared to other countries and compared to elective surgical patients. I believe that we can and should be offering high-quality, efficient ambulatory emergency surgery pathways, utilising the best technology available, for the benefit of our patients and making the best use of our valuable and limited healthcare resources.

This conference will enable you to:

  • Network with colleagues working to improve day case emergency general surgery care
  • Understand the fundamental principles of successful emergency surgery ambulatory care pathways
  • Appreciate what data is available to measure performance in emergency general surgery and how to use this for benchmarking
  • Identify key strategies for implementation of emergency surgery ambulatory care
  • Learn what technology is available and how this might improve surgical ambulatory care
  • Support your continuing professional development (CPD) and provide evidence for revalidation. This course provides 4 hours of education to support your appraisal process subject to peer group approval

About the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)

The British Association of Day Surgery (BADS) is a multidisciplinary organisation constituted from surgeons, anaesthetists, allied healthcare professionals including nurses, advanced nursing practitioners, operating department practitioners, anaesthetic practitioners, perioperative assistants, physiotherapists and hospital managers. It is committed to promoting excellence in day surgery via its educational activities and publications and collaboration with other organisations including Getting it Right First Time and The Centre for Perioperative Care. Membership benefits include: free online access to the Journal of One-Day Surgery and educational resources (e.g. previous annual conference presentations, tutorials and a day surgery unit directory, which is to launched later this year), discounted registration fees for the BADS Annual Conference and HCUK-BADS conferences, eligibility to apply for the BADS Educational Grant, and complementary membership of the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery.

Further information is available from the BADS website: