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When Aug 11, 2020 from 12:30 PM to 01:45 PM
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Dear Fellow Colleagues and friends,
I hope you are all well
Please join this meeting if you can to hear Professor Mark Beattie and Dr James Ashton talk on  ‘COVID-19 and the gastrointestinal tract: recent data’
This has recently just been published in the last week, it is hot off the press and so we feel lucky to have Mark talk to us.
The talk will start on Tuesday 11th August at 12.30 for 45 minutes followed by questions and discussion for half an hour,  finishing about 1.45
Do forward the meeting invite to any interested professionals within your trusts.
Best wishes,
Jennie, Nick and Nadeem
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teams@hhft.nhs.uk VTC Conference ID: 1265670741



The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a tremendous impact on health and care provision internationally. There is a sustained increase in cases worldwide, accompanied by high morbidity and mortality. The gastrointestinal impact of the virus remains of great interest, both through direct manifestations of SARS-CoV-2 on the gastrointestinal system, and through the impact on patients with chronic gastrointestinal disorders and how we care for them. Data to support clinicians is evolving rapidly with the need to revise and update the guidance as evidence accumulates and larger data sets emerge.

Early publications on the presence of GI symptoms were varied, although children did appear to be affected. More recently there has been huge interest in the possibility of transmission of live virus in the stool. In addition, safety data on children with chronic GI conditions, including a large cohort with IBD, has been recently published. The secondary impact of the pandemic has been large and publications have begun to document these issues on specific groups of children.

This talk will detail the impact of COVID-19 on the gut, focussing on paediatric data. We will use these data to facilitate discussion for making clinical decisions for patients and services

Recent summary publications can be found at-

COVID-19 and the gastrointestinal tract: recent data https://fg.bmj.com/content/early/2020/07/05/flgastro-2020-101602

COVID-19 and the gastrointestinal tract: emerging clinical data https://fg.bmj.com/content/11/4/290

Dr James Ashton