Welcome to the 9th National Gastrointestinal Nursing Virtual Conference

Streamed Live Friday 28th January 2022. Watch all sessions on-demand below! 

This well-established, free to attend online CPD conference brings together experts in the fields of gastroenterology and stoma care to discuss the ways in which specialist nurses can demonstrate their value to healthcare services and patients, in addition to demonstrating specialist skills that are transferable across multiple fields.

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Session 1

Classifying and describing peristomal skin conditions

Wendy Osborne, Clinical Lead, Coloplast

In highlighting the prevalence and incidence of peristomal skin complications, the importance of describing the appearance of the skin is justified as the first step in the peristomal skin assessment.  To assist in provision of a structured and consistent use of terminology, the acronym of P.L.A.C.E.D is proposed.  This ASCN UK initiated tool acts as a prompt to capture ‘what you see’.

An overview of peristomal skin assessment tools are identified to provide scoring of the severity and extent of the peristomal complication.  Based on a literature review the five key classifications are identified.  However, the presentation emphasises the need for advanced specialist holistic assessment which is essential to consider the cause and ultimate classification of the peristomal skin complication.

Session 2

Autoimmune Liver Disease

Gerri Mortimore, Senior Lecturer/Academic, University of Derby

  • Overview of three autoimmune liver diseases
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis (AIH)
  • Examining the disease process and treatment of these conditions

Session 3

Pioneering for patients: advancing expectations for treatment success in ulcerative colitis - Sponsored by Galapagos

Dr.Nick Powell, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Dr.Rachel Cooney, Consultant Gastroenterologist
Prof. Jimmy Limdi, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Discussion with Dr Rachel Cooney and Dr Nick Powell on the ‘remission revolution: defining new goal for patients with UC’ and an exciting deep-dive with Prof. Jimmy Limdi on ‘exploring the evolutions in technology to support patient-centric care'

Session 4

Low anterior resection syndrome (LARS)

Jennie Burch, Head of Gastrointestinal Nurse Education , St Mark’s Hospital

Session 5

Green Endoscopy – Managing Sustainability & Environmental Impact

Leigh Donnelly, Endoscopy Education & Development Lead, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust

A practical session exploring how we can start a sustainable journey and make positive changes within our Endoscopy departments.

Sesssion 6

Being an IBD clinical nurse specialist in the NHS: challenges, stressors and coping mechanisms

Professor Lesley Dibley, Professor of Qualitative Nursing Research, University of Greenwich

Isobel Mason, Nurse Consultant, Gastroenterology, Royal Free London NHS Trust, Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Session 7

How well do you know Helicobacter Pylori?

Sara Santos, Senior Nurse Endoscopist, St. Thomas’ Hospital

In this session, we will go through a study case, deconstructing myths and pathophysiology related to Helicobacter Pylori, while reflecting on clinical decision making, patient management and follow up.

Session 8

Lynch syndrome: the national project

Laura Monje-Garcia, Nurse Practitioner and Project Manager, St Mark’s Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Session 9

Surveillance and monitoring for gastrointestinal disease (group discussion)

Professor Lesley Dibley, Professor of Qualitative Nursing Research, University of Greenwich

Jennie Burch, Head of Gastrointestinal Nurse Education , St Mark’s Hospital

Gerri Mortimore, Senior Lecturer/Academic, University of Derby

Leigh Donnelly, Endoscopy Education & Development Lead, Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust

Laura Monje-Garcia, Nurse Practitioner and Project Manager, St Mark’s Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer, London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust