An initial announcement that the Red Lion Group Information Day and AGM, 2019, will take place on Saturday 27 April at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow. This will be another action-packed day catching up on the latest topics of interest to pouchees, potential pouchees and relatives and friends of pouchees! All welcome but numbers will be limited. Please keep the date free! More information will follow as the agenda firms up.
The Kangaroo Club – a pouch support group based in Oxford – is holding its next annual Information Day on Saturday 6th October 2018.
Cost: Free of charge
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The aim of the Kangaroo Club Information Days is to give a chance to meet other people who have had colorectal surgery or who are eligible for such surgery. As well as time being given for informal discussion with other attendees, there is a full programme of more formal sessions led by medical staff from the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust .
The Information Day on 6th October 2018 will include a full programme of sessions covering:
- Colorectal surgery as a specialty
- Pouch surgery: developments and variations
- What is normal?
- About Occtopus and The Kingston Trust
- Round table discussions – as suggested by pouch owners and for their supporters
- Questions and answers with the Colorectal Nursing team
For more information and to register to attend please click here
We look forward to seeing you there.
The 2018 Information Day took place on Saturday 12 May 2018 at the St. Mark’s Hospital in Harrow.
We were delighted to welcome over 80 attendees including pouchees, potential pouchees and medical specialists
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the invention of the Pouch at St. Mark’s hospital and we were delighted to have Professor John Nicholls one of the pioneers and foremost experts on the subject as keynote speaker giving his personal reflections on 40 years of the pouch operation.
David Davies with Stephen Want, RLG member, who gave a talk about his experience as one of the earliest recipients of the pouch
David Davies with Lisa Allison after her presentation on the subject “Pouch Surgery Complications“. Lisa is a Pouch nurse specialist at St. Mark’s hospital and former Chair of the Red Lion Group.
David Davies with Dr Jonathan Segal of St. Mark’s hospital, after his presentation “Pouch Research Update – medical & surgical perspectives” .
David Davies with Mr Janindra Warusavitarne of St. Mark’s hospital, after his presentation on the subject “Modern developments in Pouch Surgery“.
David Davies with Miss Sam Evans after her presentation of “Fertility, fecundity and pregnancy with a pouch“. Sam is a Clinical Nurse specialist in pouch care at St Mark’s hospital.
There were also a number of work shops and of course food & beverage.
You can find recordings of the presentations from this years event here on the RLG web site.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year!