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Alastair Windsor

Congress Secretary

Alastair Windsor trained at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Having spent three years working in sepsis and organ failure research at the Medical College of Virginia, USA, he returned as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon to the Academic Surgical Unit at St James’ University Hospital, Leeds. A continued research and clinical interest in sepsis and nutrition provided an opportunity to join the staff at St Mark’s Hospital in London as colorectal surgeon and surgeon to the intestinal failure unit.

He has now moved to join the staff as Consultant Surgeon to University College Hospital London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London. Since moving from St Mark’s he has retained an expertise and busy tertiary referral practice focused on the management of the surgical abdominal catastrophe, which includes to a large extent the management of enterocutaneous fistulae, open abdomens and complex inflammatory bowel disease. With the emerging subspecialty of Abdominal Wall Reconstruction he has also developed a national referral practice for the management of complex abdominal wall hernias. In addition, in 2016 he organised the first international abdominal wall conference, in Europe ‘AWR Europe’, a successful three day meeting dedicated to the global management of abdominal wall defects. As an active member of the BSG, ECCO, a founder member of Surgical ECCO he has been involved in development of both UK and European guidelines on the management of IBD. He has over one hundred and twenty publications and book chapters and remains a committed surgical trainer. His research now focuses on improved abdominal wall reconstruction techniques, surgical outcomes and enhanced surgical recovery.

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