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Regenerus to sponsor Sheffield Teaching Hospital's 14th Annual Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium

We’re excited to announce that we are a sponsor of the Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s 14th Annual Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium.

Co-hosted by the Sheffield Teaching Hospital and the British Society of Gastroenterology, this annual event brings together leading speakers to cover key themes in gastroenterology, including emerging research, new therapies, and best practices.

Excluding the British Society of Gastroenterology’s annual meeting, it is the largest UK gastroenterological event, with typically more than 300 delegates.

Promoting the Gluten Immunogenic Peptide (also known as the GlutenDetect)

At the symposium, we will have a stand promoting the  Gluten Immunogenic Peptide (GlutenDetect); which is delivered either as a lateral flow, single-use rapid test kit or iVYCHECK GIP Urine test that enables you to monitor your exposure to gluten.

The urine kit is used to determine if you have ingested gluten over the previous 24 hours. Compact and discreet, its sample collection kit is ideal for either home use or when travelling.

iVYCHECK GIP Urine is an immunochromatographic test that allows the detection of GIP resulting from gastrointestinal degradation of ingested gluten in urine. This version is typically used in a hospital, clinic or laboratory environment.

The test is capable of specifically detecting the presence of GIP from prolamins in wheat (gliadin), rye (secalin), barley (hordein) and, when present in high amounts, oat (avenins). No cross-reactivity is detected with naturally gluten-free foods that are considered safe for celiacs, such as rice, corn, buckwheat, soybean, millet, quinoa and amaranth. False positives have not been reported so far.

After extensive research and consultation, we believe that the Gluten Immunogenic Peptide is a game-changing tool for gastro clinics and their patients to reduce exposure-related symptoms, cost effectively, reliably and easily, time and time again.

If you are interested in the test, please do visit our stand to learn more about it. Or you can contact our Customer Service team, here.

Working with Professor David Saunders at Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the University of Sheffield to conduct valuable gluten exposure research.

Since September 2013, we’ve been working with Professor David Sanders at Royal Hallamshire Hospital and the University of Sheffield to assist them with the Gluten Immunogenic Peptide (GlutenDetect) to undertake research evaluating the exposure or continuous exposure of gluten in refractory celiac patients.

The outcome has resulted in several peer-reviewed journal publications, including in the BMJ over the last five years and presentations to gastroenterologists and dieticians across the NHS spectrum, who specialise in celiac-related disorders.

Regarding the upcoming event, Justin Price, Managing Director of Regenerus Labs, the UK's official distributor for GlutenDetect and iVYCHECK said:

"It's a pleasure to be joining the professional GI community again, especially in light of NHS England National Centre's recent published article involving the Gluten Immunogenic Peptide (GIP) test which found that 47.2% of a segmented patient set had a positive gluten exposure."

"We're delighted to support Professor Sanders and his colleagues in this important research project, which now demonstrates that this reliable and low-cost tool will reliably aid all patients with any gluten-related diagnosis and effectively monitor and validate exposure to gluten ingestion."  Professor Sanders said "our recent publication demonstrated that GIP was positive in up to 50% of patients being investigated for RCD I". (Hugo Penny et al Nutrients 2022).

The Agenda: 14 talks by leading gastro speakers

The 2022 Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium presents leading speakers covering a wide range of gastroenterological themes.

Just some of the talks include:

  • Wasting Away: Why Gastroenterologists should not ignore eating disorders by Dr Alastair McKinlay
  • Medical & Surgical Management of Constipation by Dr Maura Corsetti & Professor Steve Brown
  • Bile Acid Malabsorption: who to test and what to do when treatment fails by Dr Sanjeev Pattni
  • Green Endoscopy by Dr Keith Siau
  • Serology Negative Villous Atrophy/Serology Negative Coeliac Disease: what do I do next? by Dr Annalisa Schiepatti

To see the whole list of talks, click here.

The keynote speech: “Role of Cytosponge in early detection of oesophageal cancer” by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald"

The events keynote speech, the Bardhan Lecture, is titled Role of Cytosponge in early detection of oesophageal cancer by Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald.

Rebecca Fitzgerald is an MRC Programme Leader at the MRC Cancer Unit, and an Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology and General Medicine at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.

Her postdoctoral training took place at the Department of Adult and Paediatric Gastroenterology, St Barts and The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry with Professor Michael Farthing, funded by an MRC Clinician Scientist award.

Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Endoscopy Unit: the UK’s largest Gastroenterology Unit

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Endoscopy is the UK’s largest gastrointestinal unit with 30 consultants and 9 endoscopy rooms.

Serving a regional population of more than 1.5 million people, they undertake more than 10,000 gastroscopies, 7,500 colonoscopies, 6500 flexible sigmoidoscopies, 1200 ERCPs, 800 capsule endoscopies, 100 double balloon enteroscopies (DBE) & 100 gastrostomies.

Uniquely, they are the only UK centre to have won the National Endoscopy Prize and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Hopkins Prize 3 times (2012, 2017 & 2019). Since 2005, their unit has published more than 300 PubMed endoscopy based papers.

To learn more about Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Endoscopy Unit view their website

British Society of Gastroenterology: the UK’s most authoritative gastroenterology unit

The British Society of Gastroenterology’s aim is to promote gastroenterology and hepatology in the UK. It has over 3000 members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses and dietitians.

Event details

  •  Friday 30th September 2022 | 8.30am - 4.00pm
  •  Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria 
  •  Event fee: Free

To register to attend, click here.