BDRF head to Vienna

























We were delighted to attend the European Society of Coloproctology annual meeting in Vienna.

Medical professionals travelled from across the globe to attend this prestigious event on the colorectal calendar.

BDRF hosted a stand in the Exhibition Hall – where we presented our latest projects.

The calendar of lectures, symposia, presentations, and debates was phenomenal.

We were particularly proud to attend the following sessions – all of which are projects that Bowel Disease Research have been involved with and or helped to fund.


  • New Trials Forum – chaired by (BDRF Trustee) Dion Morton including: PROPHER Study – Sue Blackwell (UK) (see more on the PROHPER study here)
  • “Identifying factors that might confound trials evaluating cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for colorectal peritoneal metastases: a UK two-centre pre-trial IDEAL framework scoping collaborative – Lee Malcomson (UK)”
  • Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation to reduce ileus after colorectal surgery – Stephen Chapman (UK)
  • GRANULE and key points for patient recruitment into trials – James Glasbey (UK)
  • Multidisciplinary management of complex Crohn’s fistula-in-ano – Phil Tozer (UK)

A huge congratulations has to go to Sue Blackwell who presented the PROPHER study at the New Trials Forum. A truly great presentation which we believe was the first by a patient in this part of the programme.


























BDRF proudly presented some of the research projects  that we and ACPGBI are involved in which are helping to shape colorectal trials across the globe.

Honoured to be at this event and looking forward to ESCP Vilnius in 2020