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Programme

09.15 - 09.30       Welcome and Introduction

Dr Nikhil Thapar, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

09.30 - 10.00       Understanding Basic Physiology: Defaecation and constipation

Dr Keith Lindley, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

10.00 - 10.30       Constipation: Is it Functional or Organic? Making a Diagnosis

Dr Nikhil Thapar, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

10.30 - 11.00       Investigations i: Basic investigations (including blood tests, radiology)

Dr Efstratios Saliakellis, Clinical and Research Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

11.00 - 11.20       Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

11.20 - 11.50       The Practical Management of Functional Constipation

TBC

11.50 - 12.15       Developing a Constipation Clinic

TBC

12.15 - 12.45       Dealing with Treatment Failure

Dr Osvaldo Borrelli, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

12.45 - 13.30       Lunch and Visit to Exhibition

13.30 - 14.15       Organic Causes of Constipation: Diagnosis and Management

Dr Efstratios Saliakellis, Clinical and Research Fellow, PaediatricGastroenterology, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

14.15 - 14.45       Investigations ii: Advanced Investigations (including anorectal and colonic manometry)

Dr Keith Lindley, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

14.45 - 15.15       Surgical Interventions in Constipation

Mr Joe Curry, Consultant Neonatal, Paediatric and Laparoscopic Surgeon Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

15.15 - 15.30       Coffee/Tea Break and Visit to Exhibition

15.30 - 15.45       Therapies for Constipation: the future - pharmacological

TBC

15.35 - 16.00       Therapies for Constipation: the future – non-pharmacological

TBC

 16.00 - 16.30       The Constipation Guidelines: The Practical Way Forward

TBC

 17.00 – 17.10      Final Remarks and Close of Course

Dr Nikhil Thapar, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London