Stephen ChapmanAt the recent ESCP conference in Vienna, colorectal surgeon Stephen Chapman and his team from the University of Leeds, were awarded Best Y-ESCP Abstract.

The prestigious award was presented at ESCP’s 14th Annual Meeting in Vienna which welcomed over 1,800 delegates from around the globe to take part in various educational workshops and listen to renowned keynote speakers over the course of three days.

The BDRF-funded project explored the early feasibility of a self-administered vagus nerve stimulator device (GrammaCore) to reduce ileus after surgery.

Speaking of his award win, Stephen said:

"I am delighted for the team who delivered this study and personally I am very grateful for the opportunity to present in Vienna."

The results of the study appeared to be positive and highlighted the fact that patients were comfortable with self-administrating GrammaCore. 

Stephen added:

"I’ve attended many ESCP conferences over the years and the opportunities I value the most are during the networking sessions where it’s easy to link with experts who share similar interests.

"Y-ESCP balances this by creating an environment within which trainees can meet and share new opportunities for training and collaboration."

The upcoming 2020 Tripartite Colorectal Meeting in Auckland, New Zealand will be Stephen's next opportunity to showcase his findings.

"I am looking forward to the Tripartite 2020 Vision conference session which will showcase some amazing collaborative projects from across the world."


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