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2017 IBD Investigators Meeting - Cardiff

Are you a BSG Trainee member interested in IBD research? A limited number of places is available to attend the next IBD Investigators Meeting (Cardiff, Thursday 16 November; the 54th ECCO Educational Workshop is in Cardiff on Friday 17 November). The full-day, interactive meeting has been planned by the BSG's IBD Clinical Research Group. It will include a constructive IBD Research Dragons' Den as well as information on the practicalities of research and current IBD trials. Full details are available to download. Register by emailing the details below to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you would like to be involved in the IBD Dragons' Den, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Friday 15 September. Rules: no more than 7 people per team, the Dragons' decision is final, and the winning team will win free registration for the first day of the BSG 2018 Annual Meeting (Monday 4 June 2018).

The IBD Investigators meeting is free to attend but delegates must support their own expenses for any travel and accommodation. Twenty travel bursaries (up to £100 each) are available on a first-come, first-served basis for BSG Trainee members; apply by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Institution name
  • Email address
  • Dietary requirements
  • BSG member number

Successful applicants will be notified immediately.

 

Regional Training Directors Manual

This manual was conceived out of a training and development day for Training Programme Directors in Gastroenterology and subsequent discussions at the Royal College of Physicians in London in September 2007. The event was jointly sponsored by the BSG and the JRCPTB and involved the BSG Training Committee and invited speakers. The content of this manual was derived from the contributors and discussion which followed. These are acknowledged in the appendix box 3.The first version was produced in 2008 and it is updated annually.

 

BSG Response to White Paper: 'Healthy Lives, Healthy People'

Responses to Public Health White Paper: 'Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England'

Submitted 31st March 2011

BSG Response

Joint Response

The organisations that contributed to the joint response are:

  • The British Association for the Study of the Liver
  • The British Society of Gastroenterology
  • The British Liver Trust
  • The Hepatitis C Trust
  • Alcohol Concern
   

Chicago Classification Criteria of Esophageal Motility Disorders (EPT)

Chicago Classification Criteria of Esophageal Motility Disorders Defined in High Resolution Esophageal Pressure Topography (EPT)

High resolution esophageal pressure topography (EPT) is an evolutionary technology incorporating the combination of high resolution manometry (HRM) and pressure topography plotting in the form of Clouse plots introduced in 2000 for the clinical evaluation of esophageal motility. Prior to that, EPT had been developed and utilized as a highly innovative research modality. The HRM Working Group first met in San Diego during DDW 2007 with the objective of adapting EPT to the clinical evaluation of esophageal motility. Since then, a series of HRM Working Group meetings have ensued on a more-or-less annual basis to review, critique, and plan the iterative process of developing a practical classification for esophageal motility disorders based on EPT-specific metrics and criteria. The classification scheme was initially branded 'The Chicago Classification' in 2007 following a series of seminal publications defining key EPT metrics and interpretation criteria optimized for clinical EPT studies emanating from a group of investigators at Northwestern University in Chicago. Since then, two iterations of the Chicago Classification have been published summarizing the incremental development of the classification scheme. The most recent meeting of the HRM Working Group was in Ascona, Switzerland in conjunction an international congress focused on the clinical evaluation of esophageal disease. This paper summarizes the Chicago Classification of esophageal motility disorders emanating from the meeting at the Ascona congress.

 

Specialty Certificate Examination

The Exam: The BSG, in partnership with the Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK organises and delivers the Specialty Certificate Examination in Gastroenterology. The first examination was held in 2008. The examination is currently held in April every year.

UK Trainees: The Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) is a compulsory component of assessment for Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) for all UK trainees. The examination compliments workplace-based assessments and ensures that trainees have sufficient knowledge to practice safely and competently as consultants.

Outside the UK: The SCE is open to all doctors who are in training or have completed their training from any part of the world. Applicants are no longer required to hold the MRCP (UK). The exam is a computer-based test and is held in several centres throughout the world.

Date of SCE Examination: The next Gastroenterology SCE Examination will take place on 27th April 2017. UK registration period: 29th December 2016 - 23rd March 2017. (European registration period: 29th December 2016 - 26th January 2017).

Dr Mounes Dakkak
Lead Specialist for Gastroenterology SCE

   

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