Association of Coloproctology Nurses Programme

This year the Association of Coloproctology Nurses’ Annual Meeting runs over two days.

Day 1

Date: Monday 1 July 2019
Time: 14:00 – 17:30

Time Session
14:00 – 14:10 Welcome

Brendan Moran, ACPGBI President

14:10 – 14.40 Edward Salt Lecture

The role of the ANP in emergency colorectal surgery – Jenny Stewart, Senior Lecturer, University of Chester

14:40 – 15.10 Emergency Care in Patients with Colorectal Disease

Richard Guy, Emergency General Surgeon at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals

15:10 – 15.30 Short Papers

  • Physician associate delivered telephone assessment clinics (TAC): a novel method to manage colorectal fast-track referrals (15:10)
  • Development of an intravenous Iron infusion service in a colorectal department (15:20)
15:30 – 16:00 Tea break
16:00 – 16:30 Bowel Cancer Screening

Update and prospective changes in the future – Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive, Bowel Cancer UK

16:30 – 17:30 Case Studies in Colorectal Nursing 

Includes a presentation from Oonagh Staunton, Colorectal Cancer Nurse Coordinator, Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, Mater Hospital, Dublin

Day 2

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019
Time: 09:00 – 13:00 plus workshop 16:00 – 18:00

Time Session
09:00 – 09:15 Annual General Meeting

Chair: Maria Pettman

09:15 – 10:45 Symposium

  • Managing IBS – Nina Lewis, Consultant Gastroenterologist University of Nottingham (09:15 – 09:40)
  • The role of faecal microbiota in colorectal surgery – Dean Harris, Singleton Hospital in Swansea, Wales (09:40 – 10:05)
  • Diet-related quality of life in people following colorectal surgery – Sophie Medlin, Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College, London (10:05 – 10:45)
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Management of Diverticular Disease

Dale Vimalachandran, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

11:45 – 12:15 National Survey

Physical activity advice for colorectal patients – Caroline Forde, Medical Oncology Registrar, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

12:15 – 13:00 Short Papers

  • Can the method of digitation predict pathology in anorectal dysfunction patients? The case of the Scooper, Splinter (12:15)
  • Integration of physiotherapy in a colorectal multidisciplinary team (12:30)
  • A review of rectal irrigation as a treatment for functional bowel conditions (12.45)
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
16:00 – 18:00 Workshop

Abdominal examination and rigid/flexible proctoscopy – Jenny Stewart and Maria Pettman

Tuesday afternoon workshop

In addition to the usual programme, we are holding an interactive skills workshop, on Tuesday afternoon, in abdominal assessment and rigid/flexible proctoscopy. This is a brand new initiative in which attendees can begin to develop important nursing skills to extend their practice.

If you wish to attend this workshop, please email admin2@acpgbi.org.uk to reserve a place.

Download the PDF version of the programme