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Bowel disease study evening

This free study evening is designed for GP and GP trainees to aid early detection of bowel cancer and to ensure best practice in the diagnosis and management or both minor and serious bowel problems.

Speakers include:

Mr Terry Irwin (Consultant colorectal surgeon, Belfast Trust)

“Common ano-rectal disorders: what can be treated in general practice and what needs referral?”

•Consultant colorectal surgeon in the Belfast Trust since 1989. Specialist interest in IBD and colon cancer, including cancer family screening. •Screening colonoscopist for NI Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. •President iA and internal pouch Society NI. Ex-council member of the Association of Coloproctology and Great Britain and Ireland and of the European Society of Coloprotology. •Recent Director for Professional Affairs, Royal College of Surgeons of England. NI Director for Operation Hernia (a charity that provides hernia repair in African countries).

Dr Graham Turner (Consultant gastroenterologist, Royal Victoria Hospital and Belfast City Hospital)

“IBS and IBD – A ‘Clinically Relevant And Practical’ guide without acronyms”

• Clinical lead in Gastroenterology for Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and gastroenterologist with an interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, endoscopy, bowel cancer screening and Nutrition.

•Graduated from QUB, trained in Northern Ireland, then Perth Australia and then London (UCL). Consultant since 2006 – initially in Altnagelvin and then in Belfast since 2009.

Dr Shane McKee (Consultant in Genetic Medicine, Belfast City Hospital)

“Genetic conditions and management of people at higher risk of colorectal cancer”

•Special interests include the genetics of paediatric neurological disorders, rare dysmorphic syndromes and inherited cancer predispositions. •Principal Investigator at the Northern Ireland Genomic Medicine Centre, a virtual collaboration to advance genomic medicine in NI. In his spare time he cycles, keeps chickens and builds tin can stoves.

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