WAGE (Welsh Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy)
WAGE was founded in 2006 and has since gained momentum representing physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals giving them a single voice advancing the welfare of patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease within Wales. It is recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government as a National Specialty Advisory Group (NSAG). The Association's object is to improve the care of patients in Wales with gastrointestinal disorders by:
- Facilitating co-operation between physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with gastrointestinal disease.
- Acting as a forum for disseminating advances in the discipline.
- Encouraging higher standards of training, education and skill amongst those involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disease.
- Promotion of research into gastrointestinal disease and the audit of clinical outcomes.
- Facilitating and agreeing processes for the drawing up of all-Wales guidelines in gastroenterology.
- Drawing the attention of the public and the Welsh Assembly Government to the needs of patients with gastrointestinal disease, establishing where necessary a patient/public interface where uncertainties exist regarding the prioritisation of resources.
- Giving leadership and professional advice in the provision and development of services in gastrointestinal disease in consultation with the Welsh Assembly Government and other bodies.
WAGE organises an annual one-day meeting in October each year for its members and interested parties. A one-day annual Spring meeting will be added from March 2012.
The BSG together with The Welsh Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy (WAGE) are delighted to invite you to attend their Spring Conference 2014 in the vibrant city of Cardiff.
The conference is open to all involved with gastroenterology, hepatology and associated specialties working in the UK. Features of the programme are:
- Updates on service development, hepatology and IBD
- Panel of national experts on gastrointestinal, pancreatic and liver cancer
Course accommodation is at The Holland House Hotel where parking is available at a rate of £14 for 24 hours or £2.50 per hour. The Course Dinner will be held at The National Museum of Wales – dress code lounge suit/jacket and tie.
Royal College of Physicians accreditation has been applied for.