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Join us for a sandpit discussion event which will explore gaps in the current research agenda.

Expert professionals in the fields of colorectal cancer, gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease will come together with patients in this unique event. They will spend the day looking at the most urgent needs, concerns and challenges of all aspects of life with an ileostomy, and discussing how to tackle them.

We want to build research collaboratives and expand existing research teams, constructing a clear agenda and nurturing new research. This will underpin a special set of grants to projects focussed solely on improving the lives of ostomates.

It is anticipated that circa £200k of funding will be available for projects generated from this event. Applications will be invited and peer reviewed by the

Join us on 30th November 2018 from 10:30am to 16:30pm at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

How to get involved

If you are a medical professional, please send us:

  • Details of current position held
  • Relevant examples of involvement in research
  • Any existing research ideas you would like to discuss in ileostomy care

If you are a patient, please send:

  • A short biog. of who you are and why you would like to attend
  • Any experience of previous medical research involvement

Lunch will be provided and reasonable travel expenses will be covered for all attendees

Registration closing date is FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER 2018

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To register your interest or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Glen Saffery 


A huge thanks to our partners involved in this project:

IA – The ileostomy and internal pouch support group

The Kingston Trust CIO 

The Association of Coloproctology Great Britian and Ireland


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