Affiliates Session at Nottingam 2009

Dawn Elliot, Affiliate representative on the AUGIS Council, opened the lively sessionand chaired.

Claire Sedgewick, NS at Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, reported back on the Raising Public Awareness of Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer Week which included events in the North and highlighted the fact that early detection is often the key to saving lives.

Several posters were presented to the session covering topics as diverse as how endoscopy improves efficiency and outcomes, the challenges of diagnosis and a case report into a small bowel obstruction caused by a carcinoid tumour.

Tom Palser also gave an update on the National OG Cancer Audit and presented some early results.
Jane Tallet, who is based in Norwich, was introduced to the meeting as the successor to Dawn Elliot.


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