Information Day 2020 – book your place now!

Hopefully, you have already saved the date for the Red Lion group Information Day and AGM, 2020, which will take place on Saturday 25th April at St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow. The Red Lion Group Information Day is one of the most informative events for patients, prospective patients, friends family and health care professionals with an interest in Pouch Surgery.

(The information day is open to ALL, not just patients of St. Mark’s Hospital)

You will have the opportunity to hear from some of the leading professionals in the field of Pouch Surgery practise and research and interact with fellow pouchees, prospective pouchees and health care professionals. You can see highlights and download presentations from last years (2019) Information day here.

Spaces are limited and you are recommended to register your intention to attend as soon as possible. Attendance fee (which includes refreshments and lunch) is £10.00 for non-members and £8.00 for members.

You can book your place using the link below.

You will be sent regular updates on the agenda as they become available and payment instructions in due course.

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Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Yoram Inspector

We are delighted to confirm that Dr Yoram Inspector will be speaking again following his hugely popular presentation at the Information Day in 2018. He will be speaking on “The psychology of bowel (pouch) surgery”.

Dr Yoram Inspector M.D is a consultant Psychiatrist and a Psychotherapist and the Head of the Psychological Medicine Unit of St Mark’s Hospital which provides psychological treatment and support for people who cope with various gastrointestinal diseases and disorders.

Zarah Perry-Woodford
Many of you will be acquainted with Zarah Perry Woodford who will be speaking on the subject “Post-operative and long-term care of pouch patients“. Zarah has worked at St Mark’s hospital since 2002 and as the lead pouch nurse and practitioner since 2005 providing expert care to patients with ileo-anal pouches. She is also the author of the acclaimed book “Ileo-Anal Pouch Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis – A Guide for Patients“.

Zarah Perry-Woodford

Zoey Wright
We are also pleased to announce that we will have a Zoey Wright as a speaker. Zoey is a fitness model and media celebrity who will be celebrating one year to the day of her J-Pouch connection. She will be discussing her J-Pouch journey and training with a J-Pouch.

You can view Zoey’s website by clicking here or on the picture below.

Lucia Braz (Research Fellow at St. Mark’s Academic Institute)
Lucia Braz is a Registered Dietitian, trained at the University of Porto where she received a BSc Honours Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and became a member of the Federation of Nutrition Therapy Practitioners (FNTP) and British Dietetic Association (BDA) in the UK.
In 2017, she stepped out to undertake a PhD programme under supervision of Professor Ailsa Hart and Professor Gary Frost splitting her time between St Mark’s Hospital and Imperial College London. Her main research interest is the role of diet and Short-chain fatty acids in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Pouchitis.


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