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

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.

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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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From FOBt to FIT

09.00 Registration and coffee


09.45 Welcome and opening remarks

Professor Andrew Goddard, president, Royal College of Physicians

Session 1

Chair: TBC


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


Session 2

Chair: TBC


11.40 TBC

Mr Muti Abulafi, Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Michael Machesney, Barts Health NHS Trust and Mr Raj Harshen, Eastbourne District General Hospital


12.15 Maximising the NPV of FIT: the latest evidence

Dr Natasha Crawford, TBC


12.35 Safety netting: FIT negative colorectal cancers – what we know so far

Mr David Humes, University of Nottingham


13.00 Lunch


Session 3

Chair: TBC


14.00 Implementing FIT in primary care: lessons learnt so far

Mr Ayan Banerjea, Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust and TBC


15.00 How to improve the PPV of FIT: FAST?

Professor Stephen Halloran, University of Surrey


15.30 FIT pioneers research group: the way ahead

Mr David Humes, University of Nottingham


15.45 Closing remarks by the chair


15.50 Close of conference