Education

BSG 2017 Prize Winners

The BSG congratulates all winners of poster presentations, oral communications and journal prizes for their hard work. All winners receive a certificate. Poster winners receive £100; oral communication winners receive £250. Poster and oral communication prizes are funded by the BSG Research Committee's budget. Journal prize winners were awarded on an individual basis, as outlined below. The details of winning presentations are listed further below. Abstracts are available by logging into the BSG website or using the Gut journal link.

The winner of the BMJ Open Gastroenterology prize for the "Best clinical science abstract for oral presentation" was chosen by Dr Joseph Lim (Editor) and presented on his behalf by Prof Emad El-Omar to Dr Megan Rossi, King's College London for OC-024: "Volatile organic compounds predict response to both low FODMAP diet and probiotics in irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised controlled trial". This Oral Communication was presented during the Small Bowel & Nutrition free papers symposium on Tuesday 20 June 2017. Dr Rossi won an article processing charge waiver for BMJOG.

The winner of the Frontline Gastroenterology prize for "Best patient benefit in gastroenterology" was chosen by Dr Anton Emmanuel (Editor) and team. The prize was presented by Dr Emmanuel to Dr Theresa Hydes, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust for OC-013: "The National Early Warning Score (NEWS) accurately discriminates the risk of serious in-hospital adverse outcomes in patients with liver disease". This Oral Communication was presented during the Liver free papers symposium on Tuesday 20 June 2017. Dr Hydes won £250.

The winner of the Gut prize for the "Best basic science abstract for oral presentation" was chosen by Prof Emad El-Omar (Editor), who presented the prize to Dr Rimma Goldberg, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London for OC-066: "Gut specific regulatory T cells - a new frontier for Crohn's Disease therapy". This Oral Communication was presented during the IBD Section Symposium: New Insights into Biologics on Wednesday 21 June 2017. Dr Goldberg won £350.