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ARCH 30th Anniversary Conference

10th & 11th June 2017, Birmingham

Exploring the Gut Microbiome

  • World class speakers
  • Gala dinner with wine and entertainment
  • 2mins from Birmingham New St. Station
  • Two days plus dinner for just £180

It is 30 years this year since ARCH was first founded by a dedicated group of colon hydrotherapists who wanted to provide support for therapists, set standards for the industry and promote our wonderful therapy to the public.

To celebrate, we’re holding two days of education and celebration at the ARCH 30th Anniversary Conference, with world class speakers, a gala dinner and the chance to meet and celebrate with members old and new, along with colleagues from across the industry.

We’d love to see you there to share the celebrations and learn about the gut from some of the leaders in the field.

Book now via Eventbrite for just £35 deposit

Here’s all you need to know about the ARCH 30th Anniversary Conference:

Where and when?

The conference takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham. We’re delighted to have secured this wonderful venue as the facilities are excellent and the hotel is conveniently located directly opposite Birmingham New Street Station.

Who are the speakers?

We have a world class line up of speakers for the event, including:

  • Dr Mark Davis – Renowned international expert on faecal microbiota transplantation
  • Prof Simon Carding – Leader of the Gut Biology Research Programme at the Institute of Food Research
  • Dr. Simon Goldenberg – Consultant Microbiologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr. Gill Hart – Scientific Director at Lorisian
  • Fred Gillam – TV Presenter, author and all round mushroom and fungus expert

What is the programme?

Our lecture programme will take you on a tour of the gut microbiome, including an exploration of the gut/brain link and a look at the latest research into faecal transplants.

Saturday 10 June

08.00 – 09.00            Registration

09.00 – 10.30            AGM (ARCH members only)

11.00 – 12.00            Roger Groos (Hon President ARCH)

A potted 30 year history of ARCH


12.00 – 13.30            Lunch and exhibition


13.30 – 15.00            Keynote Speaker: Dr Mark Davis, Bright Medicine Clinic, Oregon

Touring the Intestinal Ecosystem: A detailed guide to the gut microanatomy, gut flora and fauna and how to assess and analyze the intestinal microbiota.


15.30 – 16.30            Fred Gillam

The Mycobiome (yeasts & fungi present in the bowel)            


16.30 – 18.00            Keynote Speaker: Dr Mark Davis

Wildscaping the Gut: How foods, herbs, drugs, probiotics and more affect the gut microbiome, for better or for worse.


19.30                        Dinner


Sunday 11 June

08.30 – 09.30            Registration

09.30 – 10.30            Prof Simon Carding, Institute of Food Research

The microbiome and the gut/brain axis


11.00 – 12.00            Dr Simon Goldenberg, Guys/St Thomas’ Hospital

Faecal Microbiota Transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection and future applications 


12.00 – 13.30            Lunch and exhibition


13.30 – 15.00            Keynote Speaker: Dr Mark Davis

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation: Historical and literature review, clinical cases, politics, stool banking, and a how-to guide for home and clinically-administered FMT

15.30 – 16.30             Dr Gill Hart, Scientific Director Lorisian

Gut-microbiome-brain axis; a role for food-specific IgG guided dietary manipulation?

16.30                         Close


Can I attend the ARCH AGM?

The ARCH AGM is for current ARCH members only, but we welcome our colleagues from other associations and the industry at large to attend the rest of the conference and to join us at the gala dinner celebrations.

What will it cost?

You can attend as much or as little of the conference as you choose, but with such great speakers, we hope you will join us for both days, and we have arranged a special discount to help make this possible. With two days of top class education and CPD, plus gala dinner with wine, all for just £180, we think the ARCH 30th Anniversary Conference represents excellent value for money.

The conference rates are:

  • Day one speakers only                                    £70
  • Day one gala dinner                                        £45
  • Day two speakers only                                    £90
  • Day one & two speakers only                     £140 (save £20)
  • Day one & two plus gala dinner                  £180 (save £25)

Can I stay at the venue hotel?

Yes. We have secured a number of rooms at the special delegate rate of £110. Call the hotel directly to book on 0344 879 9019 for room reservations, quoting ARCH090617. You can upgrade to a twin or double for just £10 extra, so you could share with a friend and halve the cost. There is also a great selection of budget hotels within walking distance of the venue.

How do I book?

You can book directly with ARCH by emailing, or alternatively, you can book fast online via Eventbrite.

Book before 31st March for just £35 deposit, with the balance payable by 10th May. Bookings after 31st March will need to be paid in full.

Please note deposits are not refundable and a £35 deposit will be retained from cancelled bookings paid in full.

How do I find out more?

We hope we’ve covered everything here, but if you have any questions, please email


With great speakers and a very special gala dinner celebration,
this landmark conference is going to be an event to remember so
book now to guarantee your place.

We look forward to seeing you there as we proudly
celebrate 30 years and look forward to a bright future.




Helping ARCH members

Above all, ARCH is a community, and we are here for our members, whenever and however they need us. For example, some members have experienced problems with the Nightingale Collaboration targeting their websites, and ARCH has been there to support them with professional and legal advice. We can also advise on what you can and cannot say on your website and in your marketing material, based on ASA guidelines and our own legal counsel.

ARCH and social media

As well as the full redesign and rewrite of this website, ARCH is also active across a range of social media platforms, including Twitter (@archcolonics) and Facebook ( We regularly monitor YouTube for relevant videos to share with our members and search the world wide web for CPD opportunities. Very soon we will have two new blogs on this website, one for the clients and one for members only, we will also work to increase involvement and raise the profile of ARCH and colon hydrotherapy.

Links to our main social media accounts can be found at the top of our website pages.

My ARCH – Gillian Edwards
I love going to our annual conference where I can meet our members, put names to faces, exchange ideas and spend a lovely CPD day talking and learning.

My ARCH – Roger Groos
As one of the founding members, I am passionate about ARCH being an association run democratically by members for its members.I particularly like giving the benefit of my long experience in response to members queries.

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