Digestive Diseases Wales
2018 Programme

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Provisional Programme

Venue: Mercure, Holland House, Cardiff

Thursday, 1st March 2018
TIME MAIN HALL CHAIR / SPEAKER BREAKOUT
09.00-09.30 Coffee and registration    
09.30-11.10 SESSION 1: POT POURRI CHAIRS: JARED TORKINGTON & CATHRYN EDWARDS  
  The microbiome – time to adjust your thinking Julian Marchesi (Cardiff)  
  Things we don’t yet know about coeliac disease David Sanders (Sheffield)  
  ‘The nose knows ...’ Chris Probert (Liverpool)  
  Improving safety in endoscopic practice Siwan Thomas-Gibson (London)  
11.10-11.40 Coffee    
11.40-13.20 SESSION 2: AUGIS SESSION CHAIRS: ASHRAF RASHEED & MILES ALLISON  
  Where are we with achalasia in 2018? Luigi Bonavina (Milan)  
12.10 Upper GI Free Papers x2    
12.30 Predictors of good outcomes from anti-reflux surgery Abrie Botha (London)  
  Managing complications of anti-reflux interventions Luigi Bonavina (Milan)  
12.55 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC STATE-OF-ART LECTURE    
  Common bile duct stones Attila Nakeeb (Indianapolis)  
13.20-14.15 Lunch    
14.15-15.45 SESSION 3: HEPATOBILIARY SESSION CHAIRS: STUART MACPHERSON & DAVID O’REILLY 14.15-15.45
WELSH SURGEONS PRIZE SESSION


CHAIR: Chris Gately President of WSS

PLACE: CAERNARFON
Alcohol-related liver disease Martin Lombard (Liverpool)
What’s new in varices and portal hypertension? Dhiraj Tripathi (Birmingham)
Hepatic Encephalopathy Mark Hudson (Newcastle)
Hepatobiliary Free Papers x2  
Direct biliary cholangioscopy George Webster (London)
Advances in cholestatic disorders Gideon Hirschfield (Birmingham)
15.45-16.30 Tea    
16.30-17.00 BIG DEBATE Chair: Jared Torkington  
  This house recommends that people over aged 50 should take low-dose aspirin for cancer prevention FOR: Mangesh Thorat (London)

AGAINST: Miles Allison (Newport)
 
18.30 Reception and Dinner    

Friday, 2nd March 2018
TIME MAIN HALL CHAIR / SPEAKER BREAKOUT
08.00-09.30 BREAKFAST SYMPOSIUM: COURTESY OF JANSSEN
CHAIR: DHARMARAJ DURAI
 
Where are we now and how did we get here? Chris Probert (Liverpool)
Ustekinumab – real world evidence Mark Samaan (London)
09.40-11.00 SESSION 4: GI RESEARCH SESSION CHAIRS: SUNIL DOLWANI & WYN LEWIS NURSING SESSION

PLACE: CAERNARFON

09.10 Tara Rees (Cardiff)
Role of CNS in Hepatology

09.35 Allyson Lewis
(Newport)
Developing IBD CNS role

10.00 Lindsay Ritchie
(Bangor)
Bowel Screening Wales
– Ten Years On

10.25 John Green (Cardiff)
JAG Update
Update on the CONSCOP trial Sunil Dolwani (Cardiff)
Polyp cancers: what does the evidence tell us, and where to from here? Doug Speake (Edinburgh)
Lessons from the National Research Collaborative Rhiannon Harries (Cardiff)
Becoming research-active in your hospital Dale Vimalachandran (Chester)
11.00-11.25 STATE-OF-THE-ART (Courtesy of Mylan)
What’s new in pancreatic disease
Enrique Dominguez-Muñoz (Santiago de Compostela)  
11.25-11.50 Coffee    
11.50-13.20 Session 5: ACPGBI SESSION CHAIRS: MIKE DAVIES & JOANNA HILTON  
  Getting the most from an MDT in IBD Pär Myrelid (Linkoping)  
  Are outcomes the same for patients, physicians and surgeons? Nicola Fearnhead (Cambridge)  
  Colorectal free papers x2    
  The Epidemiology of IBD in South Wales Barney Hawthorne (Cardiff)  
  Restorative alternatives for surgery in ulcerative colitis Pär Myrelid (Linkoping)  
13.20-14.10 Lunch    
14.10-15.15 SESSION 6: CONSULTANTS CORNER
JARED TORKINGTON & MILES ALLISON
Pär Myrelid
Nicola Fearnhead
Barney Hawthorne
Craig Parry
Meleri Morgan
 
15.15 Awarding of prizes

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