Honorary Life Membership: Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Council

January 5, 2021

This article was originally published on The University of Auckland's Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences News Room and is republished with permission.

In July 2020, the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland Council (ACPGBI) awarded Honorary Life Membership to Professor Ian Bissett. Congratulations! This award recognises Prof. Bissett’s achievements and international reputation as a world-class surgeon in this field.

The ACPGBI is a group of 1000+ surgeons, nurses, and allied health professionals who advance the knowledge and treatment of bowel diseases in Britain and Ireland. The network has grown internationally.

Established in 1990, the core values of ACPGBI lie in the desire to promote the highest standard in the practice of coloproctology, for the benefit of patients and members, targeting 4 essential objectives:

  • Educational opportunities for both patients and members
  • Helping to shape current practice and policy
  • Delivery of information and advice in a user friendly and easily accessible format
  • Study and research into existing and new areas of clinical and scientific practice

Professor Ian Bissett, Colorectal Surgeon
Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer at The Insides Company