Get involved in research Big Bowel Event 2018 What's On? The Big Bowel Event 2018 will run from 10am to 4pm. We have chosen a venue near the Barbican with good transport links and minimal walking from the London Underground (it's literally next door to Barbican station). Refreshments will be served throughout the day and lunch provided. Travel bursaries of up to £75 per person are available against valid travel receipts. We are asking delegates to pay a £5 deposit to secure a place. This will be refunded when you register on the day, or can be made as a donation. There will be a wide range of projects that are seeking your involvement on the day. From revoluntionising stoma products, to improving diagnostics and innovations around therapies there will be something of interest to anyone living with a bowel condition. Our speakers represent some of the most innovative teams working in bowel research today. Our keynote speaker will be Jo Dixon from Roche. Jo leads on GI research for the company and lives with Crohn's disease. Presenter Topic Vee Mapunde, Programme Director, National Institute of Health Research Surgical MedTech Cooperative (MIC) Harnessing medical technologies to improve diagnosis, treatment and management of continence. Stephanie Monty, Ostique A customisable and fashion forward stoma cover. Dr Alex Menys, Motilent Know what you're getting yourself into - education for improving compliance with medical tests. Seb Tucknott, IBD Relief Know what you're getting yourself into - education for improved compliance with medical tests. Professor Subrata Gosh, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Birmingham Managing IBD to reduce surgery and cancer. Dr Maura Corsetti, University of Nottingham Low Anterior Resection Syndrome is a common outcome after surgery for those with bowel cancer. Can collaboration between scientists, gastroenterologists and surgeons be the key to finding new treatments? Professor Christine Norton, The CapaCiTY trial into chronic constipation Challenges to recruitment to trials: exploring some new ideas. Dr Ewan St. John Smith, University of Cambridge Stops and starts: Nerve control of bowel movements. Keith Tsui, Medopad Remote patient monitoring. Tim Stephens, Quality Improvement Specialist and Nurse Researcher, Queen Mary University of London Improving how we make difficult decisions about surgery: The Optimising Shared decision making for high risk major surgery (OSIRIS) research programme. Katy Burdett, DynamX Improving diagnosis pathways with DynamX Medical. During the morning sessions, delegates will learn more about specific projects presented by our contributors. In the afternoon you will have the chance to explore the projects that you find interesting in greater depth in small group sessions.