Next Wednesday 19th May 2021, you have the opportunity to hear from one of the foremost experts on the ileoanal pouch worldwide. Professor John Nicholls will be the speaker on the next RLG Zoom into summer webcast!

John Nicholls is Emeritus Consultant Surgeon to St Mark’s Hospital, London and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London. He has made contributions to colorectal surgery in ulcerative colitis, rectal cancer and anal disease with over three hundred publications and four books

Many of you will know Professor Nicholls from personal experience. For those of you who have had your pouches for some time, there is a good chance that you were fortunate to have had your pouch surgery performed by him.

For those less aware – the ileoanal pouch as we now know it was first described in a seminal publication in 1978 in the British Medical Journal in an article by Sir Alan Parks and a young John Nicholls titled “Proctocolectomy without ileostomy for ulcerative colitis“.

The paper described a new procedure which they had pioneered and which we now refer to as an “internal pouch”, “J-Pouch“, “S-Pouch” or “ileal pouchanal anastomosis (IPAA)” and which has since changed many of our lives and binds us together as a group.

At the time, they had performed only a handful of operations and the paper described the procedure and the outcomes to date. Now, over 40 years after that publication and many 1000’s of successful operations later, you have the opportunity to hear from the man himself.

Next week, on Wednesday, May 19th at 7:30 pm, we are privileged to have Professor John Nicholls as our guest speaker. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from him and participate in the Q&A session which will follow.

We are also privileged to have Professor Nicholls as a patron of the Red Lion Group.

You can download that historic paper below.

Parks Nicholls Paper 1978
Parks Nicholls Paper 1978

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Gary Bronziet