Dear Colleagues

We are delighted to invite you to ACPGBI’s 2017 Annual Meeting with our friends and colleagues from Scandinavia, in sunny Bournemouth. Bournemouth celebrities include: JR Tolkein, Tony Hancock, Bill Bryson, Max Bygraves and Amanda Holden to name but a few!

With seven miles of golden sands and sparkling sea, the vibrant cosmopolitan town of Bournemouth has it all – a variety of shops, restaurants and holiday accommodation, seafront hotels, quality B&Bs, a buzzing nightlife and endless countryside with beautiful award winning gardens and water sports galore.

Bournemouth is becoming known worldwide for its free festivals and events all year round - they are definitely not to be missed, so why not bring the whole family along to one of our world class events.

The varied scientific programme will include nine plenary sessions with our Scandinavian colleagues from Sweden, Norway and Denmark and as well as a number of pre-conference teaching courses.

Full details will be available in due course. We do hope you will put the date in your diaries for what will be an excellent meeting for you, your families and your guests.

Peter Dawson, President
Peter Sagar, Honorary Secretary
James Hill, President Elect
Par Myrelid, Swedish Society of Colorectal Surgery

The inaugural Patient Liaison Group session at ACPGBI 2017 – an interview with Prof Robert Arnott

At this years’ ACPGBI annual meeting in Bournemouth, 3-5 July, the association’s Patient Liaison Group (PLG) will for the first time host a session discussing their work and the importance...

Impact of personality and situation on decision-making about anastomosis and diversion – an interview with Susan Moug

At this year’s ACPGBI annual meeting in Bournemouth, 3-5 July, Ms Susan Moug (Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, UK) will present the final results...

Time to closure of diverting ileostomy – data from the National Bowel Cancer Audit – an interview with James Hill

James Hill outlines how the National Bowel Cancer Audit (NBOCA) is helping to improve clinical practice and the outcomes of patients with colorectal cancer in England and Wales.

Par Myrelid

Debate – reconstructive IBD surgery: ileoanal pouch, ileorectal anastomosis and Kock pouch – an interview with Pär Myrelid

Pär Myrelid will be debating the relative merits of ileoanal pouch, ileorectal anastomosis and Kock pouch when performing reconstructive IBD surgery.

Peter Dawson

An interview with ACPGBI President, Peter Dawson

Peter Dawson highlights some of the key sessions, presentations and speakers and encourages all with an interest in coloproctology to attend.

Abdominal surgery in the obese patient – an interview with Ahmed Ahmed

Ahmed Ahmed discusses some of the unique issues faced by a surgeon when performing abdominal surgery on obese patients.