A multi disciplinary day aimed at anyone interested in developing new studies in colorectal surgery. The day will be interactive and hands on with group discussion faciliatated by experienced researchers, trial methodologists, patients and funders along with journal and industry representation.In addition to colorectal surgeons we are particlarly keen to involve surgical trainees, patients and allied health professionals. The day will provide a great opportunity to get involved, network and develop the next wave of colorectal research studies. The previous event in 2013 generated large scale million pound NIHR studies such as PREPARE-ABC and CIPHER.We are really keen to get as much information from delegates prior to the meeting so that day runs as efficiently as possible. If you could complete the survey link below, this will allow us to identify key areas of interest and any other questions prior to the day.