Speakers & Faculty AllKeynote SpeakersSpeakersChairsFacultyAndrew MillerConsultant Colorectal Surgeon at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Leicester.Andrew WilliamsAndrew Williams is Consultant Colorectal Pelvic Floor Surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.Austin AchesonAustin Acheson is Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospital, UK and Chair of ACPGBI Research and Audit Committee.Baljit SinghBaljit Singh is Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester. He is Chair of ACPGBI's FIT group and member of NHSE FIT Pioneer Group.Bob SteeleProfessor Bob Steele, a colorectal surgeon in Dundee, is Director of the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme. He is also Independent Chair of the UK National Screening Committee.Brendan MoranConsultant Surgeon Basingstoke, is President Elect of ACPGBI. He convened and delivered the English Colorectal Multidisciplinary Team MDT-TME, LOREC and SPECC programmes. Charles Maxwell-ArmstrongCharles Maxwell-Armstrong is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham.Chris CunninghamColorectal Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS FT.Ciaran WalshConsultant surgeon at Wirral NHS Trust. Major interests include surgical nutrition, surgery for Crohn's disease and abdominal wall reconstruction.Dale VimalachandranConsultant colorectal surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Trust, and member of the ACPGBI Research and Audit and NCRI colorectal subgroup committees. Dion MortonBarling Professor of Surgery and Head of the Academic Department of Surgery at the University of Birmingham. Honorary consultant appointment at the University Hospital Birmingham in 1996.François QuenetProfessor François Quenet, Institut du Cancer de Montpellier Val d’Aurelle, Montpellier, France,Guy WorleyGuy Worley is trainee rep on ACPGBI's IBD Sub-committee and The Dukes' Club IBD rep. He is a St Mark's Research Fellow and PhD candidate investigating surgery for ulcerative colitis.Henry FergusonHenry Ferguson is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon working in Warwick with interests in IBD and colorectal cancer surgery. He is the Immediate Past President of The Dukes’ Club.Hugh PatersonHugh Paterson is Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Edinburgh and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh. He is Clinical Lead of the ALLEGRO trial.James HillJames Hill is Clinical Professor of colorectal surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, and past President of ACPGBI.James WheelerJames Wheeler is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Divisional Director at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. He is chair of ACPGBI's Education and Training Committee.Jared TorkingtonConsultant Surgeon in Cardiff and the Assistant Medical Director for Innovation for the Health Board, Member of ACPGBI Research & Audit Committee, ESCP National Representative for the UK.John MonsonDr John RT Monson is the Executive Director of Colorectal Surgery, Florida Hospital System, Director of the Digestive Health Institute, and Professor of Surgery at the University of Central Florida.Julie CornishConsultant Colorectal Surgeon in the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with a specialist interest in colorectal cancer and pelvic floor surgery.Maria PettmanMaria Pettman is a Nurse Consultant working at the Royal Derby Hospital, Chesterfield Royal and Nottingham Treatment Centre. The current focus of her work is endoscopy.Mark ChapmanConsultant Colorectal Surgeon at University Hospitals, Birmingham. Chair of External Affairs committee of ACPGBI and the NHSeng specialised colorectal reference group.Michael DaviesConsultant Colorectal Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. He is the South Wales Representative for the ACPGBI.Michael SolomonProfessor Michael Solomon is Consultant Surgeon and Academic Head of the Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney.Mike ThompsonMike Thompson is a consultant at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth. He was Chair of the Department of Health Committee in developing the first set of GP referral guidelines for the two-week clinic.Neil SmartConsultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Associate Professor at University of Exeter Medical School, and Associate Editor of Colorectal Disease.Nicholas VenthamClinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, and Honorary Speciality Registrar in General and Colorectal Surgery.Nicola FearnheadConsultant Colorectal Surgeon in Cambridge, ACPGBI President Elect, BDRF Trustee, Patient Champion, Lead IMPACT programme, Chair NBOCA Clinical Advisory Group, and Co-editor ACPGBI Guidelines IBD Surgery.Per NilssonProfessor Per Nilsson is Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Senior Lecturer at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden, and current President of the European Society of Coloproctology.Peter McDonaldPeter McDonald MBBS MS FRCS is Consultant Surgeon at Northwick Park Hospital and St Mark’s Hospital. He is a well-known medical journalist and has an extensive knowledge of medical defence.Richard GuyRichard Guy MD FRCS is a Consultant Emergency Surgeon at Wirral University Teaching Hospital. His interests include emergency abdominal surgery, IBD and intestinal failure.Robert ArnottRobert Arnott is a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, Trustee and Secretary of the Bowel Disease Research Foundation, and Chair of the ACPGBI Patient Liaison Group.Ronan O’ConnellProfessor Ronan O’Connell is Emeritus Professor of Surgery at University College Dublin School of Medicine, and Consultant Surgeon at St Vincent’s University Hospital Dublin, Ireland.Steve ChapmanSteve Chapman is a NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Leeds. He is interested in clinical trials, biotechnology, and patient recovery after surgery.Steven BrownSteve Brown is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield, with an interest in IBD and pelvic floor surgery.Sue BlackwellExperienced PPI representative, with a particular interest in PROMS and parastomal hernias. She is a Digital Marketing Manager for a Dispensing Appliance Contractor.Susan MougConsultant Colorectal Surgeon at Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley and an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Glasgow.Thomas PinkneySenior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Birmingham, UK. Clinical Director, Birmingham Surgical Trials Consortium. Member of ACPGBI and ESCP Research committees.