“The burden of gastrointestinal and liver disease is heavy for patients, the NHS, and the economy, with gastrointestinal disease the third most common cause of death, the leading cause of cancer death, and the most common cause of hospital admission.” ( British Society of Gastroenterology, 2007)

Early diagnosis in gastroenterology is key to treatment and improved quality of life in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and higher survival rates in patients with bowel cancer, yet many patients with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis are misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome and, according to Bowel Cancer UK,  1 in 5 young people with bowel cancer waited for more than a year to be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease.

Leading experts will discuss the delay and the failure to diagnose in gastroenterology, negligent and non-negligent surgery of the upper GI tract, medico-legal issues in colorectal surgery and gastro-oncology helping to increase your knowledge of this complex area.

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  • February 11, 2016
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Weston House, Sackville Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M1 3BB, United Kingdom