Mr Brendan Moran MCh FRCS
is National Clinical Lead for Low Rectal Cancer (LOREC) in England and Founder Director of the Pseudomyxoma Peritonei National Centre in Basingstoke – one of only two centres in England that treat this rare cancer. His clinical practice as consultant colorectal surgeon is at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Hampshire Clinic, Basingstoke.
Mr Moran has extensive experience as a course convenor and faculty member, having led the UK’s national programme for Total Mesorectal Excision.
Professor Bill Heald CBE MCh FRCS
is Director of Surgery at the Pelican Cancer Foundation, one of the most respected and experienced speakers in the world on bowel cancer surgery. His main interest for the past 30 years has been the research and development of the Total Mesorectal Excision (TME) technique for rectal cancer (he is known as ‘the father of TME’).
Professor Heald is a former Vice-President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is past-President of the Section of Coloproctology at the Royal Society of Medicine and of the Association of Coloproctology. He has recently received honorary degrees or professorships in Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Germany, Poland, France, China and Serbia. His international speaking and training commitments are extensive.
Mr Tom Cecil FR BM FRCS
is a consultant surgeon for colorectal surgery and Director of the Pseudomyxoma Unit in Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Hampshire Clinic. He and Mr Mark Gudgeon jointly lead one of the centres for Laparoscopic Surgery Training (Lapco).
Mr Cecil has a particular interest in laparoscopic surgery and convenes courses on this topic as well as giving presentations. However he often points out that minimally invasive surgery is a tool and not a religion – it is important to use the surgical method that gives the best results for each patient.
Mr Arcot Venkat MBBS FRCSEd
is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Hampshire Clinic. He has a specialist interest in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and incisional hernia, and pelvic floor work. He is a National Trainer in laparoscopic surgery.
Mr Steve Arnold BSc MBBS MSc FRCS
is a consultant colorectal and general surgeon at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Hampshire Clinic, with a specialist interest in transanal endoscopic microsurgery. This allows patients with large rectal polyps and some early rectal cancers to have their tumours removed without bowel surgery, often as a day case. He also has an interest in inflammatory bowel disease and is a national laparoscopic colorectal surgery trainer.
Mr Faheez Mohamed MD, MBChB, FRCSEd
is a consultant general and colorectal surgeon at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital. Mr Mohamed is a fully trained laparoscopic colorectal surgeon, with a specialist interest in colorectal cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei and peritoneal malignancy. He has published extensively on peritoneal malignancy and has a national and international reputation, having trained with Mr Paul Sugarbaker in Washington.
Professor Gina Brown MBBS MD MRCP FRCR
is a consultant radiologist and the NHS lead in imaging research at The Royal Marsden Hospital, London. Prof Brown has pioneered the application of MRI in the pre-operative staging and assessment of rectal cancers.
Prof Brown was a member of the steering committee for the multi-disciplinary team development programme for rectal cancer and is frequently invited to talk at international meetings and symposia. Prof Brown is a world expert on MRI and on the optimal staging and imaging of colorectal cancer.
Dr Hilary O’Neill MB BCh
is a consultant radiologist at Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital and the Hampshire Clinic. Dr O’Neill is lead consultant for computed tomography (CT), and radiology lead for both colorectal cancer and haematology at the hospital. Her specialist interests include CT, PETCT, MR and ultrasound imaging of the chest, abdomen and pelvis, and nuclear medicine and sentinel node imaging.
Professor Philip Quirke BM PHD FRCPath
is a pathologist and Section Head, Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, with a particular interest in colorectal cancer (Yorkshire Cancer Research Centenary Professor of Pathology). He has been a great advocate for improving patient outcomes and has worked tirelessly to encourage the colorectal MDTs to consider the pathological outcomes from colorectal cancer operations.
Prof Quirke travels extensively, often at the same meetings as other members of the Pelican faculty such as Prof Heald. Prof Quirke is acknowledged as the world authority on colorectal and rectal cancer pathology.
Dr Rob Glynne-Jones BA MB BS FRCP FRCR
is a consultant clinical oncologist at Mount Vernon Hospital, Macmillan Lead Clinician in Gastrointestinal cancer and Chief Medical Advisor to Bowel Cancer UK. Dr Glynne-Jones runs a number of research projects and convenes the Colorectal Consensus meeting every year.
Over the years Dr Glynne-Jones has always been open to new ideas and encouraged delegates on Pelican courses to discuss different aspects of medical and clinical oncology.