25th Anniversary J-Pouch Information Day at St. Mark’s Hospital

Do you have a j-pouch, s-pouch, w-pouch or considering pouch surgery?  Have you ever attended a Red Lion Group J-Pouch Information day at St. Marks’s hospital? Whether you are a regular or first time attendee – you will be very welcome and I am sure you will find the day interesting and beneficial.

The J-Pouch Information Day on Saturday 27 April 2019 will celebrate the Silver Jubilee with an address by Dr Martin Peters, who was the first RLG Chairman way back in 1994.  Martin will be reflecting on RLG then and now and on his own reflections about living with a pouch for the last 25 years.

We are delighted to confirm that  Professor Omar Faiz, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Clinical Director at St. Mark’s Hospital will be speaking on Modern developments in Pouch Surgery.

Another highlight will be Elissa Bradshaw, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Biofeedback Therapy at St Mark’s Hospital, who will be speaking about the importance of efficient pouch emptying, the mechanics of pouch emptying and how you can empty your pouch more effectively.

Meet and mingle with other pouchees and pre-pouch patients and share your experiences in our interactive work-shops.

The cost is only £8.00 for Red Lion Group members and members’ guests, and £10.00 for non-members. Cost Includes lunch and refreshments.  Full details and registration form below.

The  25th anniversary J-Pouch Information day will take place on Saturday 27th April 2019 at
St. Mark’s Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ.
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If you are driving, FREE parking is provided to attendees in the St. Mark’s Hospital car-park (Please request a parking pass on the application form below).

Here is the full 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.  Please complete the form and remit payment as soon as possible to guarantee your place as spaces are limited.

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!

Gary Bronziet