Events

Zoom into Summer series of Pouch webcasts 2021
(Updated 19 November 2021)

Fistulas associated with Pouches

We have just confirmed another webcast to be co-presented by Phil Tozer (Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St. Mark’s hospital) and Lillian Reza (St. Mark’s academic institute).

Lillian is currently undertaking a period of out-of programme research at St Marks Hospital under the supervision of Mr Phil Tozer, Professor Sue Clark and Professor Ailsa Hart. Her research is looking at the various aetiology of fistula disease in ileal pouch anal anastomosis and aims to define characteristic features and specific management for these.

As you can guess, their talk on Wednesday 8th December at 7:30 pm will be on the subject of Fistulas associated with Pouches.

And don’t forget to register for our regular monthly open forum on Monday 6th December at 7:30 pm.

Pre-registration is required. To register for all RLG webcasts and forums, go to https://pouchsupport.org/events

You can see recordings of past events and details of upcoming events below.


Following last years highly succesful Zoom into Summer Series, we are delighted to announce that we will be repeating it this year. Red Lion Group will be hosting a series of Pouch related webcasts (using the ZOOM facility), with guest speakers talking on a variety of subjects that will be of interest to our community.

Attendance is FREE and is open to Red Lion Group members and non-members alike.

As you may know, we have previously hosted an annual in-person Information Day at St. Mark’s hospital, but due to COVID, for the time being we not able to hold an in-person event. However, our Zoom into Summer series will be a chance to catch up with some of the speakers you would have heard from at the Info day and meet online with other Pouchees!

Keep an eye out for updates, including additional speakers and dates and times.

The following speakers are currently confirmed.


Janindra Warusavitarne, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St. Mark’s Hospital.

Subject: Through the keyhole – latest developments in pouch surgery
Recorded: Wednesday, 5 May 2021. 07:30 pm (London time)


Prof. R. J. Nicholls, Emeritus Consultant Surgeon to St Mark’s Hospital, London and Visiting Professor at Imperial College, London

Subject: Evolution of Modern Surgery
Recorded: Wednesday, 19 May at 7.30 pm (London time).


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

Subject: Keep taking the tablets: a guide to the best drugs and when to take them.
Recorded: Wednesday, 26 May at 7.30 pm (London time).


Professor Ailsa Hart, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Sub-Dean (St Mark’s Academic Institute)

Subject: Professor Hart will be speaking on the subject “Managing a pouch behaving badly”

Recorded: Monday 14, June 2021 at 07:30 PM (London time)


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

Recorded: Monday, 28 June 2021 at 7.30 pm (London time)

To Register for events go to https://pouchsupport.org/events



Gabriela Poufou, Dietician St. Mark’s Hospital

Subject: Healthy eating for Patients with an Internal Pouch

Recorded: Wednesday 4 August 2021 at 7:30 pm (London Time)

To Register for events go to https://pouchsupport.org/events


Petya Marinova, Pouch nurse specialist, St. Mark’s Hospital

Subject: St Mark’s Hospital: Life after the Pandemic

Recorded: Wednesday 22 September 2021 at 7:30 pm (London time)

To Register for events go to https://pouchsupport.org/events


Ellie Bradshaw, formerly gastrointestinal specialist nurse at St Mark’s Hospital, now at London’s Queen Charlotte Hospital.

Subject: Crouch for your pouch – key emptying tips

Recorded: Wednesday 13th October at 7:30 pm (London time)

To Register for events go to https://pouchsupport.org/events


Phil Tozer
Lillian Reza

Phil Tozer (Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, St. Mark’s hospital) and Lillian Reza (St. Mark’s academic institute).

Subject: Fistulas associated with pouches.

Date: Wednesday 8th December at 7:30 pm (London time)

To Register for events go to https://pouchsupport.org/events


For a review of last years Zoom into Summer series webcasts , click HERE.

GaryB