Everything you wanted to know about your internal pouch but were afraid to ask

Are you aware of the wealth of information available on the Red Lion Group website about Pouch history and living with a Pouch?

Over the years, we have posted personal stories from pouch owners and  video recordings from the experts and pioneers in pouch surgery from St. Mark’s Hospital and academic institute.

You can find this information on our Stories page. Or look at the Resources page and browse recordings of  Information Days presentations.

Some highlights from previous Information Days:-

  • Personal reflections on 40 Years of Pouch Surgery by Professor R. J (John) Nicholls
  • Modern developments in Pouch Surgery by Janindra Warusavitarne
  • Fertility, fecundity and pregnancy with a pouch by Sam Evans – Pouch Nurse Specialist
  • Pouch emptying and Biofeedback by Ellie Bradshaw – Lead Nurse, Biofeedback Dept.

So, whether you have a j-pouch, s-pouch, w-pouch or considering pouch surgery, why not attend this year’s Information day and hear expert advice first hand on pouch related topics and meet other pouch owners and pre-pouch patients. This year we will be commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Red Lion group.

The  25th anniversary Information day will take place on Saturday 27th April 2019 at
St. Mark’s Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ.
See Getting here

Here is the Information day agenda (updated 20.03.2019)

10:00-10:30Registration with tea/coffee and biscuits
10:30-10:50Welcome and AGM
10:50-11:00Personal reflections on the Red Lion group 25 years on

Dr. Martin Peters, Pouchee and first Chairman of the RLG

11:00-11:10My parallel journeys – pouch and RLG

Tim Rogers, Founder RLG member, first editor of ROAR!

And still on the committee after all these years!

11:10-11:50Modern developments in Pouch Surgery

Professor Omar Faiz, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Clinical Director at St. Mark’s Hospital

11:50-12:20Pelvic floor perfection and the importance of proper emptying

Ellie Bradshaw, Lead Nurse, Biofeedback Dept, St. Mark’s Hospital

12:20-13:30Lunch – a selection of sandwiches and cakes
13:30-14:00Pharmacy Advice for Pouchees

Uchu Meade, St Mark’s Pharmacy Manager, Lead Clinical Pharmacist

14:00-14:30Diet and your pouch

Gabriela Poufou, Dietician, St. Mark’s Hospital

14:30-14:45Tea and coffee break
14:45-15:55Personal pouch journeys and workshops

1) Female pouch issues Theresa Parr

2) Male pouch issues Gary Bronziet

3) Pouch family and friends (TBC)

15:55-16:00Evaluation and close

You can download the agenda below.

Information Day Agenda 2019

If you would like to attend please download the registration form below. Note that the cost is only £8.00 for members and member’s guests and £10.00 for non-members (cost includes lunch and refreshments). Please complete the form and remit payment as soon as possible to guarantee your place as spaces are limited. If you have pre-registered, please send form and remit payment by 1 April to guarantee your place.

Information Day Registration 2019

If you are not already a member, why not join now and take advantage of the discounted rate and other member benefits. You can join here.

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We look forward to seeing you there. Come celebrate our 25th anniversary with us!