Medicine and Health

Preventing Colon Cancer- is screening the way forward?

Professor Jonathan Rhodes

12th Annual De Pazzi Lecture Professor Jonathan Rhodes Professor of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

12th Annual De Pazzi Lecture in association with Mercy University Hospital Professor Jonathan Rhodes Professor of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital 6pm 14th September 2010 Lecture Theatre G10 Brookfield Health Sciences Complex Professor Jonathan Rhodes has a clinical practice in luminal gastroenterology with a particular focus on inflammatory bowel disease. He performs a range of clinical and laboratory based research focussed on gaining a better understanding of the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. He also has developed and assessed novel therapies for inflammatory bowel disease. Much of his work is centered around the mucosal glycosylation changes that occur in inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer and their implications for altered interactions with carbohydrate-binding proteins (lectins) present in the diet and expressed by luminal bacteria. He is investigating the potential role of soluble plantain (banana) fibre in the treatment of Crohn's disease. Prof Rhodes is associate editor of Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, editorial board member of the British Journal of Nutrition and elected council member of the British Society of Gastroenterology. He is the joint lead for National Audit of Inflammatory Bowel Disease care (UK) and Medical Advisor to National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease. Jonathan is a member of the International Organisation for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Director for Research and Development at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Medicine and Health
Date:
Time: 6pm
Location: Lecture theatre G10 Brrokfield Health Sciences Complex
Target Audience: Medical practitioners but all welcome
Admission Price: € free
Contact: Andrea Doolan
0214901406
http://apc.ucc.ie

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