Association of Coloproctology Nurses Programme

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

Day 1

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

Time Session
14:00 Mr Brendan Moran, ACPGBI President
14:10 – 14.40 Edward Salt Lecture: The role of the ANP in emergency colorectal surgery – Mrs Jenny Stewart (Senior Lecturer, University of Chester)
14:40 – 15.10 Emergency care in patients with colorectal disease – Mr Richard Guy (Emergency General Surgeon at Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals)
15:10 – 15.30 Short Papers
15:10: Physician Associate delivered Telephone Assessment Clinics (TAC): A Novel Method to manage Colorectal Fast-Track referrals

15:20: Development of an intravenous Iron infusion service in a Colorectal Department

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 16:30 Bowel cancer screening: update and prospective changes in the future – Ms Deborah Alsina, MBE (Chief Executive, Bowel Cancer UK)
16:30 – 17:30 Case studies in colorectal nursing
to include a presentation from Ms Oonagh Staunton, Colorectal Cancer Nurse Coordinator (Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, Mater Hospital, Dublin)

Day 2

Date: Tuesday 2 July 2019
Time: 09:00 – 15:30

Time Session
09:00 – 09:15 Annual General Meeting
09:15 – 09:40 Managing IBS – Dr Nina Lewis (Consultant Gastroenterologist University of Nottingham)
09:40 – 10:05 The role of faecal microbiota in colorectal surgery – Professor Dean Harris (Singleton Hospital in Swansea, Wales)
10:05 – 10:45 Diet-related quality of life in people following colorectal surgery – Dr Sophie Medlin (Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, King’s College, London)
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 Management of diverticular disease – Mr Dale Vimalachandran (Consultant colorectal surgeon, Countess Of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
11:45 – 12:15 National Survey: Physical activity advice for colorectal patients – Dr Caroline Forde (Medical Oncology Registrar, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust)
12:15 – 13:00 Short papers
12:15: Can the method of digitation predict pathology in anorectal dysfunction patients? The case of the Scooper, Splinter, Stretcher and Reducer

12:30: Integration of Physiotherapy in a Colorectal Multidisciplinary Team12.45: A review of rectal irrigation as a treatment for functional bowel conditions
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
16:00 ACPN 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 to reserve a place.

Download the PDF version of the programme