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 [ 270 kb ]
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
- Joint Response [ 528 kb ]
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.
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Consensus statements for management of Barrett's dysplasia and early-stage oesophageal adenocarcinoma
NICE has accredited the process used by the BAD CAT (BArrett's Dysplasia and CAncer Taskforce) consensus group to produce its guidelines using consensus statements for management of Barrett's dysplasia and early-stage oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from September 2012 and is retrospectively applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the International consensus of the management of dysplastic Barrett's and cancer (2010).
WGO Train The Trainers Course South Africa 2014
The next WGO Train the Trainers workshop for 2014 will take place in partnership with the South African Gastroenterological Society (SAGES). TTT will be held in Cape Town, South Africa from 31 August to 3 September 2014. The BSG have been invited to nominate two candidates to attend this workshop.
- TTT Application Form [ 0.4 Mb ]
Developed by WGO in 2001, this workshop concentrates on expanding the educational skills of educators in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy, and GI surgery, who are responsible for teaching, through the use of current educational techniques and philosophies. It brings together faculty and participants from across the globe in an intensive and interactive workshop, characterized by numerous hands-on sessions with ample opportunity for discussion. An ability to communicate proficiently in English is an essential component within the breakout sessions.
Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice
A Guide to Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice
BSG member Sue Clark has recently published a new textbook 'A GUIDE TO CANCER GENETICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE' which has a significant gastroenterology content.
This book covers the basic concepts of cancer genetics. The common inherited cancer syndromes are each dealt with in greater depth, with the current management outlined. It is aimed at all clinicians who may encounter these conditions in their practice. The book sets out to facilitate identification of high-risk individuals and families, to inform interaction with geneticists and other sub-specialists, to provide a basis for patient management and to stimulate interest in these fascinating conditions.
View Flyer / Purchasing Details [ 38 Kb ]
Publication date: June 2009
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