Charles KnowlesCharles Knowles, Professor of Surgery at Queen Mary University of London and Consultant Colorectal surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust, will join an International Faculty of recognised experts gathering on 17-18 October. He will hold sessions and sit on panels at the 3rd London Masterclass: Contemporary Management of Constipation, which will be held at Queen Mary University London, Whitechapel Campus.

Professor Knowles will provide a welcome address to delegates before the meeting’s first session and will go on to present two topics on each day of the two day event. During the ‘Emerging concepts in pathophysiology’ session on the first day, he will present on ‘The role of genetic factors and enteric neuropathies’ and then an ‘Introduction to surgical management of constipation’ during the ‘Surgical Approaches’ session on day two. Finally, Professor Knowles will sit on a panel discussion as the event closes, examining ‘The management algorithm.’

Discussing the event and his role throughout, Professor Knowles said,

“Chronic constipation remains a huge clinical and scientific challenge. This event, the first of its kind to be held in nine years, is a welcome opportunity to gather some of the top experts in this area.

“I am looking forward to playing a key role over the two days of the course amongst a host of other recognised experts in the field from four continents”.

The meeting will cover topics such as clinical burden and aetiology, pathophysiological mechanisms and diagnostic testing. It is targeted at gastroenterologists, pelvic floor surgeons, urogynaecologists and paediatricians at consultant and trainee level, clinical physiologists, clinical research fellows, specialist nurses, dieticians and nutritionists.

Prior to the meeting in October, Professor Knowles is set to chair a session on Trials Methodology Symposium at ESCP's 13th Scientific and Annual meeting, taking place on 26-28 September 2018, in Nice, France. The session takes place on Friday 28 September: 10:10-11:30.

Professor Knowles is Deputy Director of Research at the Blizard Institute within Barts School of Medicine and Dentistry and Honorary Professor of Experimental Therapeutics at UCL. He is also Director of the National Bowel Research Centre and Surgical Specialty Lead for North Thames NIHR CRN.

He holds research positions in the European Society of Coloproctology, Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland and International Continence Society. He is also chair to UEG-led international working groups in anorectal physiology and GI neuromuscular diseases. Professor Knowles has authored over 180 peer reviewed publications as well as contributing several book chapters to major international colorectal and general surgical texts.

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