From FOBT to FIT: making it work for patients and populations

When and where

26 February 2019
Royal College of Physicians of London
11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park London NW1 4LE

Past event

From FOBT to FIT: making it work for patients and populations

Join us for our 1-day conference on faecal immunochemical tests (FIT); a unique event from all key stakeholders in the field to share learning and understanding about the use of FIT in the symptomatic population.

What you will learn

  • Gain insight into the use of FIT in the symptomatic population
  • Hear latest evidence regarding the negative predictive value (NPV) of FIT in patients on 2-week wait (TWW) pathway
  • Share learning experiences from FIT Pioneers across the UK
  • Learn about safety netting for symptomatic patients
  • Understand the future use of FIT as part of a predictive score for colorectal cancer

RCP conferences are of excellent calibre with relevant talks on the subject delivered by experts in the field. Highly recommend.

previous conference delegate

Who should attend?

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • GPs
  • Nurse specialists
  • Commissioners
  • Public health specialists
  • Clinical chemists

RCP events

The RCP runs a comprehensive programme of conferences on a wide range of topics, offering delegates:

  • cutting-edge clinical education
  • CPD credits, helping delegates to prepare for revalidation
  • opportunities to network
  • updated skills and knowledge.


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We'd like to thank our supporters for the event

Alpha Labs

Mast Group Ltd

Sysmex UK

Please note: we neither accept nor raise invoices for this conference. The event can be paid for by either card or cheque. Thank you for your cooperation.


Please find below the talks from FOBT to FIT: making it work for patients and populations on 26 February 2019. If you cannot find a talk, the RCP does not have permission to distribute these materials.

Mr Aftab Khan 952.28 KB
Mr Baljit Singh 1.05 MB
Dr Natalie Hunt 1.24 MB
Dr Robert Logan 880.52 KB
Mr David Humes 524.2 KB
Mr Muti Abulafi 1.81 MB
Ms Sally Benton 2.03 MB

From FOBt to FIT

Programme organiser: Dr Robert Logan, King’s College Hospital


09.00          Registration and coffee


09.45          Welcome and opening remarks

                   Professor Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians

Session 1

Chair: Celia Ingham Clark, NHS England and Dr Ed Seward, University College London


09.50          Introducing FIT into the laboratory

                   Dr Sally Benton, Royal Surrey County Hospital


10.15          NICE guidance and FIT

                   Dr Robert Logan, King’s College Hospital


10.35          Implementing FIT in symptomatic populations: practice, learning and safety netting

as a ‘rule out test’

                   Mr Ayan Banerjea, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Mr Baljit Singh,

University of Leicester and Dr James Turvill, York District Hospital NHS Trust


11.20          Coffee


11.40          TBC

                   Mr Muti Abulafi, Royal Marsden Partners and Mr Michael Machesney, Barts

Health NHS Trust


12.25           Speaker panel questions and answers


12.40          Cancer alliance data evaluation and analysis service: evidence synthesis

                   Dr Natasha Crawford, NHS England


13.00          Lunch



Session 2

Chair: Deborah Alsina, Bowel Cancer UK and Dr Robert Logan, King’s College Hospital


14.00          Implementing FIT in primary care: lessons learnt so far

                   Mr Ayan Banerjea, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, Dr Brian Nicholson, Oxford

University and Ms Natalie Hunt, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals


14:45           Speaker panel questions and answers


15.00          How to improve the PPV of FIT: FAST?

                   Professor Stephen Halloran, University of Surrey and Public Health England


15.30          FIT pioneers research group: the way ahead

                   Mr David Humes, University of Nottingham


15.05          Closing remarks by the chair


16.15          Close of conference