Experts gather in Sheffield for leading endoscopy conference

Specialist doctors using endoscopy techniques to investigate and diagnose problems in digestive system, including bowel cancers, are to gather in Sheffield for the 11th annual Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium on Friday 20 September at the Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria.

The conference, which is the largest regional meeting of its kind in the UK, is being hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the premier centres in the UK for providing endoscopic investigations and procedures.

An endoscopy is a diagnostic procedure where doctors can view and examine the inside of the stomach and gut using an endoscope, a long, thin, flexible tube which has a light source and camera at one end.

The conference will bring together experts from across the UK, to discuss latest developments in the use of endoscopic practice, new and emerging therapies and techniques and best clinical practice.

Professor David Sanders, a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals who will be speaking at the event, was recently awarded the British Society of Gastroenterology’s Hopkins Endoscopy Prize for innovation and research in endoscopy. Sheffield is now the only UK centre to receive the award three times. It was previously won by Professor Mark McAlindon in 2017 and Professor Reena Sidhu in 2012.

Professor David Sanders, a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this prestigious national conference. For many years now, we have been at the forefront of developing new and clinically excellent endoscopic services, pioneering the first use of a tiny pill camera in clinical practice to detect problems in the intestine and stomach. This technology is now used throughout the world, and during this one-day conference we’ll be bringing together an amazing array of international and national speakers to the stage to discuss innovative endoscopic practice.”

Around 350 healthcare professionals, including nurses, consultants, trainees and gastroenterology dietitians are expected to attend.


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