Joint BSG-WAGE Symposium 2014 Programme

The BSG together with The Welsh Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (WAGE) are delighted to invite you to attend their Spring Conference 2014 in the vibrant city of Cardiff.

The conference is open to all involved with gastroenterology, hepatology and associated specialties working in the UK. Features of the programme are:-

- Updates on service development, hepatology and IBD
- Panel of national experts on gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver cancer

Course accommodation is at The Holland House Hotel where parking is available at a rate of £14 for 24 hours or £2.50 per hour. The Course Dinner will be held at The National Museum of Wales – dress code lounge suit/jacket and tie.


This conference has been awarded 10 CME points.

Thank You

BSG-WAGE would like to thank the following companies who are supporting this meeting:


Cook Medical

Dr Falk Pharma Ltd

Ferring Pharmaceuticals



Pentax Medical


Warner Chilcott

Medical Innovations Group

Aquilant Endoscopy





Tillotts Vifor Wesleyan

and special thanks go to Merck, Sharp & Dohme Ltd for their sponsorship of The State of the Art Lecture by Professor Paul Rutgeerts.

Book now! Online (incudes 3% surcharge). Alternatively you can download and print the booking form and pay by cheque, BACS or debit/credit card.

Thursday 27 March
11.00 - 11.05 Welcome and housekeeping Dr Ashley Roberts, Cardiff
11.05 - 12.30 SESSION 1 - HEPATOBILIARY Dr Chinlye Ch'ng, Swansea
11.05 - 11.15 Free paper: Is routine ascitic fluid analysis justified during theraputic paracentesis? Dr Arjun Sugumaran
11.15 - 11.35 Looking beneath the iceberg: Reversing the rising trend in liver mortality Professor Martin Lombard, Liverpool
11.35 - 11.55 Expanding curative options for HCC Dr Simon Olliff, Birmingham
11.55 - 12.15 Management dilemmas in metastatic neuroendocrine neoplasia Professor Graeme Poston, Liverpool
12.15 - 12.30 Panel discussion  
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch  
13.30 - 13.40 Free paper:Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy in Wales Mr David Chan
13.40 - 14.05 Oesophagogastric cancer Professor Mike Griffin, Newcastle
14.05 - 14.30 Pancreatic cancer Mr Richard Charnley, Newcastle
14.30 - 15.20 Panel discussion with 10 minute case presentations from Professor Wyn Lewis, Cardiff
Mr Bilal Al-Sarireh, Swansea
Dr Tom Crosby, Cardiff
15.20 - 16.00 Tea  
16.00 - 17.30 SESSION 3 - SERVICE DEVELOPMENTS Dr Miles Allison, Newport
16.00 - 16.10 Free paper: Impact of a Standardised Clinical management Network for complex BCSP polyps Dr Raji Ramaraj
16.10 - 16.30 Models for out-of-hours endoscopy provision  Dr John Morris, Glasgow
16.30 - 16.50 Managing demand for lower GI investigation Miss Karen Nugent, Southampton
16.50 - 17.10 The use of propofol to support endoscopy Dr Stuart Cairns, Brighton
17.10 - 17.30 Panel discussion  
All honoraria and logistical costs are supported by MSD


  The biologics revolution in IBD: current status and future objectives Professor Paul Rutgeerts, Leuven, Belgium

Friday 28 March
From 08.30 Coffee and croissants  
09.00 - 10.50 SESSION 4 - INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE Dr Barney Hawthorne, Cardiff
09.00 - 09.10 Free paper: Frequency of late GI side effects of radiotherapy and diagnostic yields of investigations for diarrhoea in pelvic radiation disease Dr Rhodri Stacey
09.10 - 09.35 Adolescent IBD - Optimising early management Dr Nick Croft, London
09.35 - 10.05 The interface between bacteria, gut mucosa, and the immune system: implications for therapy Professor Jon Rhodes, Liverpool
10.05 - 10.30 Fistulising Crohn's disease Dr Ailsa Hart, London
10.30 - 10.50 Panel discussion and Case Presentations  
10.50 - 11.30 Coffee  
11.30 - 13.00 SESSION 5 - GI EMERGENCIES Mr Ashraf Rasheed, Newport
11.30 - 11.40 Free paper: Emergency Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration and Primary Closure: A 10 year review from a single DGH Mr David Chan
11.40 - 12.00 Modern Management of Colorectal Emergencies Professor Des Winter, Dublin
12.00 - 12.20 Emergency Intervention for Complications of Weight Loss Surgery. How to Diagnose/ When and How to Treat? Mr Richard Welbourn, Taunton
12.20 - 12.40 Modern Management of Oesophago-Gastric Emergencies Professor Derek Alderson, Birmingham
12.40 - 13.00 Panel discussion and case presentations  
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch  
14.00 - 16.00 SESSION 6 - COLORECTAL CANCER UPDATE Dr John Green, Cardiff
14.00 - 14.10 Low rates of local recurrence with a highly selective approach to Preoperative Chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal cancer Dr Jeremy Williamson
14.10 - 14.30 CT colonography and implications of the SIGGAR trial Professor Steve Halligan, London
14.30 - 14.50 Polyp / T1 cancers – diagnostic and management dilemmas Professor Neil Shepherd, Gloucester
14.50 - 15.10 Surgical Innovation in the treatment of colorectal cancer Mr Jared Torkington, Cardiff
15.10 - 15.30 Facing the challenge of clonal evolution in colorectal cancer Professor Tim Maughan, Oxford
15.30 - 16.00 Questions and panel discussion with case presentation Professor Steve Halligan, London
Professor Neil Shepherd, Gloucester
Mr Jared Torkington, Cardiff
Professor Tim Maughan, Oxford
Dr Sunil Dolwani, Cardiff
16.00 - 16.10 Close, presentation of CPD certificates and awarding of prizes   

Book now! Online (incudes 3% surcharge). Alternatively you can download and print the booking form and pay by cheque, BACS or debit/credit card.

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