Speakers

Austin Acheson

Austin Acheson

Austin Acheson is a colorectal surgeon in Nottingham. He is presently ACPGBI Trent Chapter Lead, Member of the Research and Audit committee and a member of Council.

Eva Angenete

Eva Angenete

Eva Angenete is an associate professor in surgery and consultant surgeon with focus on rectal and anal cancer at the colorectal unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Robert Arnott

Robert Arnott

Professor Robert Arnott of Green Templeton College, Oxford, is Deputy Chairman of the ACPGBI Patient Liaison Group and a Trustee and Secretary of the Bowel Disease Research Foundation.

Phil Ayres

Phil Ayres

Phil is Associate Medical Director, Responsible Officer (Revalidation) and Consultant in Public Health at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and has been in similar roles since 1998.

Sarah Beck

Sarah Beck

Sarah Beck is a Registered Genetic Counsellor based at the Wessex Regional Genetics Service in Southampton.

Mattias Block

Mattias Block

Mattias Block is a senior consultant surgeon and head of the Colorectal Unit in Östra/Sahlgrenska, Gothenburg, Sweden. His main interests are advanced reconstructive IBD-surgery and laparaoscopic surgery.

Gina Brown

Gina Brown

Gina Brown is a Radiologist at The Royal Marsden and Imperial College. She developed and validated imaging prognostic factors in colorectal cancer, and post radiotherapy MRI criteria to identify complete responders now being tested in the prospective randomised clinical trial, TRIGGER.

Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Consultant colorectal surgeon and Professor of Surgery at University of Sheffield. Interests in IBD and pelvic floor surgery. Chair of IBD CAG.

Dermot Burke

Dermot Burke

Dermot Burke is a consultant colorectal surgeon and Associate Professor in Clinical Surgery at St James’s Hospital, Leeds. He has an interest in intestinal failure and parenteral nutrition.

Jo Church

Jo Church

Jo Church is chair of ACPGBI’s Patient Liaison Group. She was patient representative on ACPGBI Council, and a member/vice-chair of the Patient Liaison Group, Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Karen Curran

Karen Curran

Senior Specialist Nurse, Pelvic Floor Nursing Team, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with a particular interest in Colorectal Pelvic Floor Disorders especially in Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS).

Richard Day

Richard Day

Research focusses on development and translation of regenerative medicine technology. This includes mechanistic studies investigating progenitor cell delivery and early phase clinical studies of biomaterials.

Nicola Fearnhead

Nicola Fearnhead

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Cambridge. Chair ACPGBI Research & Audit Committee. Chair of Clinical Advisory Group to NBOCA. Honorary Secretary to IBD Clinical Advisory Group.

Tina Gaarder

Tina Gaarder

Tina Gaarder, PhD, consultant general/upper GI and trauma surgeon, and head of the Department of Traumatology at Oslo University Hospital, one of Europe’s busiest trauma centers.

Pasquale Giordano

Pasquale Giordano

Pasquale Giordano is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London.

Ismail Gögenur

Ismail Gögenur

The major area of research is surgical pathophysiology in the patient with colorectal cancer with a focus on perioperative modifiable factors that can affect risk of recurrence.

Najib Haboubi

Najib Haboubi

Najib Haboubi was born in Iraq and has lived in the UK since 1976. He has been an ACPGBI Council member for 21 years, then President of ACPGBI. He has authored and co-authored 3 books, 2 supplements, 140 papers, 25 editorials, 20 chapters.

James Hill

James Hill

James Hill is Clinical Professor of colorectal surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Manchester Academic Health Science Centre. He is President elect of ACPGBI.

Charles Knowles

Charles Knowles

Charles Knowles is Professor of Surgery at Queen Mary University of London and consultant colorectal surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust. His main interests are the surgical management of benign coloproctological and pelvic floor disorders.

Peter-Martin Krarup

Peter-Martin Krarup

Peter-Martin Krarup is a consultant colorectal surgeon at Zealand University Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark. He is an active member of the database stearing committee of the Danish Colorectal Cancer

Gerald Langman

Gerald Langman

Gerald Langman trained as a Histopathologist in Cape Town South Africa before joining the Heart of England Foundation Trust in Birmingham. He is the pathology representative for the ACPGBI.

John MacFie

John MacFie

John MacFie is a colorectal surgeon with a longstanding interest in medicolegal matters. He is current President of the FSSA.

Brendan Moran

Brendan Moran

Brendan Moran is a consultant surgeon. He qualified in University College Cork in 1980. He established the peritoneal malignancy programme in Basingstoke, now the largest in the world, and is the lead clinician for the English Significant Polyp Early Colorectal Cancer program.

Susan Moug

Susan Moug

Consultant colorectal surgeon at the Royal Alexandra Hospital Paisley and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow. Currently a CSO, BDRF and CRUK grant holder.

Pär Myrelid

Pär Myrelid

Pär Myrelid is consultant colorectal surgeon at Linköping University Hospital. He has a focus on IBD and been IBD fellow in Oxford. At present he is president of the Swedish Society for Colorectal Surgeons as well as the Swedish National IBD Registry – SWIBREG.

John Nicholls

John Nicholls

John Nicholls is emeritus Consultant Surgeon to St Mark’s Hospital and Professor of Colorectal Surgery in Imperial College, London. He is Past President of the ACPGBI and EACP.

Per Nilsson

Per J. Nilsson

Per J. Nilsson is currently head of Division of Coloproctology at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. He has previously been President of the Swedish Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and is presently President in waiting in ESCP.

Tom Øresland

Tom Øresland

Tom Øresland trained at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. PhD and colorectal training in Gothenburg, left for Oslo in 2007. Presently head of the university campus at Akershus University Hospital. Main research interest in IBD, pouch surgery, pelvic floor problems and diverticular disease.

Maria Pettman

Maria Pettman MSc, dip onc, RGN. Colorectal Nurse Consultant, Circle Healthcare, Nottingham. Main interests: lower GI endoscopy, endoscopy training, education and service improvements.

Robin Phillips

Robin Phillips

Robin Phillips is a consultant surgeon and Clinical Director at St Mark’s Hospital, and Professor of Colorectal Surgery in Imperial College, London.

Thomas Pinkney

Thomas Pinkney

Senior Lecturer & Consultant Colorectal Surgeon in Birmingham, UK. He chairs the Cohort Studies sub-committee of ESCP, and is a member of the ACPGBI R&A committee.

Jenny Pipe

Jenny Pipe

Jenny Pipe is a member of the Patient Liaison Group and was an elected representative on the Executive Committee of IA, the Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group. She is an IA trained visitor supporting patients pre and post op.

 Alison Proudfoot

Alison Proudfoot

Alison Proudfoot is a Schwartz Community Consultant at The Point of Care Foundation. She been working for over 32 years in the NHS. Alison now supports organisations to create open and compassionate cultures leading to improved staff and patient experience.

Pete Sagar

Pete Sagar

Pete Sagar trained in Leeds, Liverpool and the Mayo Clinic before joining the staff at St James’s University Hospital, Leeds where he has developed laparoscopic surgery as well as a tertiary practice in advanced/recurrent colorectal cancer.

Asha Senapati

Asha Senapati

Asha Senapati is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. Her special interests are cancer, diverticular disease, rectal prolapse, fistula and pilonidal sinus.

Baljit Singh

Baljit Singh

Consultant colorectal surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University Hospitals Leicester. He is active in several UK surgical societies in developing educational and research programmes.

Azmina Verjee

Azmina Verjee

A patient representative with over a decade of experience partnering in clinical research, audit and quality improvement initiatives in both colorectal surgery and gastroenterology.

James Wheeler

James Wheeler

Consultant colorectal surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University Hospitals Leicester. He is active in several UK surgical societies in developing educational and research programmes.

Andrew Williams

Andrew is a consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals specialising in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, inflammatory bowel disease and complex anal fistulae.