Members are encouraged to register for the DDF which will take place from June 22-25 at Excel, London, and replaces the annual standalone AUGIS meeting for 2015.
The main meeting runs for three days from Tuesday to Thursday. The AUGIS plenary session is on Wednesday with BJS prize presentations followed by the return of Professor Olivier Scatton talking on what must be the very cutting edge of surgery, Laparoscopic Live Donor Liver transplantation. Christopher Christophi from Australia will deliver his Hunterian lecture on Colorectal liver metastases later that day.
One of the real benefits of the DDF meeting is the rare opportunity to bring together different specialties with differing techniques and approaches to shared problems. Wednesday’s AUGIS sessions cover several of these common areas – CBD stones, Achalasia and GORD which should see some lively debate and interaction exploring the roles of newer interventions and choice and sequence of procedures. John Hunter from Portland, Oregon is another returning favourite to the AUGIS meetings.
A joint AUGIS and ACP session on Tuesday provides management guidance, tips and tricks in the emergency surgery for anastomotic leaks and iatrogenic perforations and Booerhaaves perforation guidance. A joint Session on Thursday with BSG deals with current algorithms for management of GI bleeds.
The main meeting is preceded on the Monday by a Post-Graduate training day with a focus on GI cancers, and we have the AUGIS AGM on Tuesday, 23 June at 2pm, with the AUGIS drinks reception taking place at The Fox bar adjacent to the ExCel building on Tuesday evening at 6pm.