Month: March 2019

Dr Teresa Towpic1 1Macquarie University Hospital, NSW   Biography: Dr Towpik has been a General Practitioner in Australia since 1993 and an advocate of medicinal cannabis since the law was amended and cannabis was legalised for medicinal use. Since then...
  • March 18, 2019
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Dr Kim Phan-Thien1 1Sydney’s St George Hospital, NSW Biography: Dr Kim Phan-Thien is a colorectal surgeon at Sydney’s St George Hospital. She graduated with honours in Medicine from the University of New South Wales, earned a Master of Surgery from...
  • March 18, 2019
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Associate Professor Steve Smith1 1John Hunter Hospital, NSW Defunctioning stomas are created in order to minimize complications associated with anastomotic colorectal surgery. The decision to create diverting stoma is a complex one and the science behind it is discussed in...
  • March 18, 2019
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Associate Professor Steve Smith1 1John Hunter Hospital, NSW There is emerging science to suggest that the modality of anaesthesia used for colorectal surgery may play a part in not only the short term recovery following surgery but also longer term...
  • March 18, 2019
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Luke Escombe Award-winning songwriter and comedian Luke Escombe reflects on his twenty five years with IBD, his decision to have an ostomy, and the surprising new direction his life has taken since. Filled with music, humour and brutal honesty about...
  • March 8, 2019
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