18th October, 2021 | The Crowne Plaza, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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Platinum Sponsors


With over 64,000 employees in 64 countries, B. Braun is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceutical products and services.

Through constructive dialogue, B. Braun develops high quality product systems and services that are both evolving and progressive – and in turn improves people’s health around the world.

Intuitive, headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., was founded in 1995 to create innovative, robotic-assisted systems that help empower doctors and hospitals to make surgery less invasive than an open approach. Since da Vinci became one of the first robotic-assisted systems cleared by the FDA for general laparoscopic surgery, it’s taken robotic-assisted surgery from concept to reality.


From creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures, Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for nearly 60 years. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world’s most pressing health care issues, and improve and save more lives.




Proximie is a software platform that allows physicians and medical device experts to virtually scrub-in to any operating room or cath lab, from anywhere in the world.

Every Proximie assisted procedure can be recorded, analysed and leveraged for future use to help inform best practice. By empowering physicians to share skills in real-time – before, during and after surgery – Proximie is helping to reduce variation in care and help to save lives.

As a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions, Medtronic improves the health and lives of millions of people each year. We believe our deep clinical, therapeutic and economic expertise can help address the complex challenges — such as rising costs, aging populations and the burden of chronic disease — faced by families and healthcare systems today. But no one can do it alone. That’s why we’re committed to partnering in new ways and developing powerful solutions that deliver better patient outcomes.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


Ardeo-eMDT software supports clinicians and MDTs. Over 50 hospitals use Ardeo to coordinate MDTs locally and regionally via shared pathways in NHS and private hospitals, enabling colleagues to input and assist delivering the best patient-care. We invite the IBD community to develop pathways and virtual MDTs for local and regional services.

LAWMED: AirSeal® sets the benchmark in insufflation technology. AirSeal® ensures stable and constant pneumo-peritoneum facilitating low pressure surgery, the best documented intra-operative surgical method of minimising the incidence and severity of Shoulder tip pain. At the same time, improving visualisation through automatic smoke extraction and the elimination of fogging.



OstomyCure AS is a privately-owned Norwegian medical technology company developing a revolutionary technology called the Transcutaneous Implant Evacuation System (TIES®) We are currently running a multicentre study in the UK and Europe to improve the lives of patients with an Ileostomy

Additional Supporters


BDRF funds high quality, practical research, which improves treatment and survival rates for bowel disease patients across the UK. Founded by some of the country’s leading colorectal surgeons, in recent years we have committed over £3 million to support research into all forms of bowel disease

IBDrelief aims to improve the quality of life for people living with IBD. It produces accessible, easy to understand information and resources so patients can learn more about their condition and feel empowered to make a difference to their health and quality of life. Founded by ulcerative colitis patient Seb Tucknott and wife Emily.

                  We’re the UK’s leading charity for Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Over 300,000 people in the UK are living with a lifelong disease. Because of the stigma & misunderstanding surrounding these diseases, thousands of people are suffering in silence. But they’re not alone. We’re here for them. Founded as a patients’ association in 1979, we now have over 40,000 members across the UK.


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