2024

DateEventLink
8 Jan
7:30pm

Open Forum
5 Feb
7:30pm
Open Forum
4 March
7:30pm
Open Forum
18 March
7:00 pm
Introductory discussion on J Pouch related fistula study

Dr. Easan Anand of St. Mark’s Hospital, is conducting a study into J Pouch related fistula. If you have been diagnosed or treated for a pouch related fistula and are interested in taking part, then you may be interested in attending this session which will be an introductory discussion about the study. See details for further information and how to register to attend this session.
Details
1 April
7:30 pm
Open Forum
16 April
7:30 pm
Prof. John Nicholls, Emeritus Consultant Surgeon to St Mark’s Hospital, London and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London and recognised as the co-creator of the ileo-anal pouch.

Subject: “40 Years of colorectal surgery
Register
6 May
7:30pm
Open Forum

An opportunity for friendly supportive informal discussion on all matters pouch related for people with a pouch or considering pouch surgery.

Open Forums are not recorded and if you prefer you can submit questions in advance to info@pouchsupport.org
Register
29 May
7:30 pm
Ellie Bradshaw, formerly gastrointestinal specialist nurse and biofeedback specialist at St Mark’s Hospital, now at Princess Grace. Ellie is returning to St. Mark’s in March 2024 as a member of the stoma/pouch nurse team.

Subject: “Using Biofeedback to help with Pouch emptying problems”.
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21 June
5:00 pm.
Dr Sonya Frearson, consultant clinical psychologist and head of the St Mark’s Psychological Medicine Unit (PMU).

Subject: “To be confirmed, but will cover pschological issues preparing for pouch surgery, and living with a pouch.
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10 July
7:30pm
The link between surgeon and pouch patient is a very special one – verging on the symbiotic. St Mark’s Hospital consultant surgeon Janindra Warusavitarne and Red Lion Group pouchee Ben Barbanel discuss this closeness and how it aids recovery.

Subject: “Surgeon/Patient – a special relationship
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24 July
7:30 pm
This Q&A webcast will feature Uchu Meade, Head of Pharmacy at St. Mark’s Hospital, and Gabriella Poufou, Dietician at St. Mark’s Hospital, who will be answering questions on the subject of medication and diet for pouch patients. Attendees will be invited to submit questions in advance of this session.

Subject:Dietary and medication Q&A for Pouch patients“.
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Check back for further events.

2023

DateEventLink
9 Jan
7:30pm
Open Forum
21 JanIa Pouch Information Day featuring Richard LovegroveDetails
6 Feb
7:30pm
Open Forum
6 Mar
7:30pm
Open Forum
9 Mar
7:30pm
Valerio Celentano, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Subject: “Ileoanal pouch formation and revisional surgery for pouch problems
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Recording
3 April
7:30pm
Open Forum
26 Apr
7:30pm
Ellie Bradshaw, formerly gastrointestinal specialist nurse and biofeedback specialist at St Mark’s Hospital, now at Princess Grace.

Subject: “Using Biofeedback to help with Pouch emptying problems”.
View Recording
2 May
7:30pm
Open Forum
13 May
10:00am-
1:00 pm
Celebrating World IBD Day
This is an in person event at St. Mark’s Hospital Central Middlesex, featuring talks from members of the St Mark’s specialist IBD team, St Mark’s Surgeons and Consultants. Admission is free but registration is required.
16 May
7:30pm
Janindra Warusavitarne, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St. Mark’s Hospital.

Subject: “Advances in laparoscopic approach to pouch surgery”
View Recording
24 May
7:30pm
Presentation and Q&A with the St. Mark’s Hospital pouch nurses.

Subject: St. Mark’s hospitals award winning pouch nurse team will be talking about Pouch Nursing Service – new trends, Innovation in Pouch Care and Ongoing support followed by a Question & Answer session.

You will be invited to ask any questions in the meeting, but if you prefer, or wish to remain anonymous, you can submit questions by email to info@pouchsupport.org
View Recording
12 June
7:30pm
Open Forum on Zoom
3 July
7:30pm
Open Forum on Zoom
11 July
7:30 pm
Jason Bacon, CEO of St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation and Kapil Sahnan, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St. Mark’s Hospital.

Subject: “Advances in Robotics in Colorectal Surgery

St Mark’s Hospital has been pioneering a research programme into robot technology in colorectal surgery, financially backed by a St Mark’s Hospital Foundation. In this talk, Kapil Sahnan (Consultant colorectal surgeon) and Jason Bacon (CEO of St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation) will give an update on this fascinating project.
View Recording
7 August
7:30 pm
Open Forum on Zoom
10 Aug
7:00pm
AGM

7:30pm
Uchu Meade
Annual General Meeting of the Red Lion Group at 7:00 pm to be followed at 7:30 pm by the webcast featuring Uchu Meade as below. If you are a Red Lion Group member, we encourage you to join us for the AGM. The same zoom link will apply to both meetings so attendees of the AGM can just remain online.

Uchu Meade is Head of Pharmacy at St. Mark’s Hospital

Subject: “Pharmacy advice for pouch patients
View Recording
4 Sept
7:30 pm
Open Forum on Zoom
Saturday
16 Sept
Kangaroo Club – Annual Pouch Information day 2023

The annual Information day of the Kangaroo club will take place on 16th September 2023, at Leonardo Royal Hotel (formerly Jurys Inn), Oxford.

See details for further information and registration.
Details
9 Oct
7:30 pm
Open Forum on Zoom
6 Nov
7:30pm
Open Forum on Zoom
9 Nov
7:30pm
Birmingham Ileostomy Association (ia) Zoom Meeting

Subject: “To pouch or not to pouch? That is the question. A Surgeon’s view of internal pouch surgery”.

Featuring Miss Melissa Cunha, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and President of Birmingham IA (Ileostomy Association)

If you are interested in attending this meeting, please contact mike.jameson@iasupport.org
30 Nov
7:30 pm
St. Mark’s in Concert featuring performances by accomplished patients and consultants of St. Mark’s Hospital.

Join St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL for a unique celebration of St Mark’s in the beautiful setting of St James’s Church in Piccadilly. Tickets £30.00.
Details
4 Dec
7:30pm
Open Forum on Zoom

An opportunity for friendly supportive informal discussion on all matters pouch related for people with a pouch or considering pouch surgery.

Open Forums are not recorded and if you prefer you can submit questions in advance to info@pouchsupport.org
Look out for our new events schedule for 2024!

2022

DateEventLink
7th February 7:30 pmOpen Forum
23rd February
7:30 pm
Professor Sue Clark , Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital.

Subject: “Pouch Dysfunction

View Recording
7th March
7:30pm
Open Forum
4th
April
7:30pm
Open Forum
9th May
7:30pm
Open Forum
6th June
7:30 pm
Open Forum
26th JuneLondon Bridges Walk

Join us on Sunday June 26 2022, for a fun, family-friendly walk across London’s iconic Bridges.
Details
4th July 7:30 pmOpen Forum
8th Aug
7:30 pm
Open Forum
5th Sept
7:30 pm
Open Forum
3rd October
7:30 pm
Open Forum
8th OctoberKangaroo Club Information DayDetails
7th Nov
7:30 pm
Open Forum
5th Dec
7:30 pm
Open Forum
Further events for 2022 to be confirmed. Check back for updates.

2021

DateEventLink
5 May 2021Janindra Warusavitarne, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St. Mark’s Hospital.

SubjectThrough the keyhole – latest developments in pouch surgery 
View Recording
19 May 2021Prof. John Nicholls, Emeritus Consultant Surgeon to St Mark’s Hospital, London and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London

SubjectEvolution of Modern Surgery 
View Recording
26 May 2021Uchu Meade, Head of Pharmacy at St. Mark’s Hospital.

SubjectKeep taking the tablets: a guide to the best drugs and when to take them. 
View Recording
7 June 2021
7:30 pm 
Open Forum   
14 June 2021
7:30 pm
Professor Ailsa Hart, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Sub-Dean (St Mark’s Academic Institute)

SubjectProfessor Hart will be speaking on the subject “Management of a pouch behaving badly”.
View Recording
28 June 2021
7:30 pm
Jason Bacon, CEO of St. Mark’s Hospital Foundation

Subject: St Mark’s Hospital’s clinical services at Northwick Park, Central Middlesex Hospital and Beyond 
View Recording
5 July 2021
7:30 pm 
Open Forum
4 August 2021
7:30 pm
Gabriela Poufou, Dietician St. Mark’s Hospital

SubjectHealthy eating for Patients with an Internal Pouch 
View Recording
9 August 2021
7:30 pm
Open Forum
6 September 2021
7:00 pm
AGM followed by Open Forum at 7:30 pm
22 September 2021 7:30 pmPetya Marinova, Pouch and Stoma care specialist nurse, St. Mark’s Hospital. 

SubjectSt Mark’s Hospital: Life after the Pandemic
 View Recording
4 October 2021
7:30 pm
Open Forum
13 October 2021 7:30 pmEllie Bradshaw, formerly gastrointestinal specialist nurse and biofeedback specialist at St Mark’s Hospital, now at Princess Grace.

Subject: “Crouch for your pouch – key emptying tips!”
View Recording
1st November 2021 7:30 pmOpen Forum
25th November 2021St. Mark’s Hospital Stoma & Pouch Care Virtual Information DayView Recording
6th December 2021 7:30 pmOpen Forum
8th December 2021 7:30 pmPhil Tozer (consultant colorectal surgeon – St. Mark’s Hospital) & Lillian Reza (St. Mark’s Academic Institute)

Subject: Treatment of Fistulas associated with Pouches.
View Recording

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