News Tue, 23 May 2017 22:34:25 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Upcoming RCP events on integrated care for long-term conditions The Royal College of Physicians is hosting two events in June 2017 that will focus on integrated care for long-term conditions. The events will bring together healthcare and other professionals from primary and secondary care, who are developing or delivering integrated care services, to reflect on the barriers and facilitators for successful integration and share learning and experience gained during the integration journey.

The events will use experience from an integration project for diabetes care in Oxfordshire as a starting point to highlight the general principles, key themes and learning that are applicable to integrated care across the range of long-term conditions.

Thursday 1 June 2017, 6 - 7pm: A live streamed panel discussion focusing on the barriers and facilitators to integration. The panel will discuss questions and comments from the web audience. Find out more at:

Friday 23 June 2017, 10am – 3.30pm at the RCP in London: We invite healthcare and other professionals to join us for an event that will discuss barriers and facilitators in more detail, and drill down into some of the main areas of concern for integration, including IT, patient engagement, clinical leadership, governance and finance. Find out more and book a place at:

Please contact the Future Hospital team at with any questions.

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Find out what updates to expect at the 25th UEG Week Take a glance at the state-of-the-art updates you can get from the top experts in digestive health

A faculty composed of renowned international experts is what makes the 25th UEG Week the place to be for any doctor or researcher engaged in digestive health. Browse their interactive online programme and find out who you have a chance to meet at the anniversary congress in Barcelona!

Found a session of interest? Simply use the Export function to mark your calendar right away!

A variety of interactive formats to best cover our multidisciplinary field

The 25th UEG Week offers so much more than just frontal lectures: Interactive formats ensure there's something for every healthcare professional! From speaker-challenging Abstract on FiRE presentations, over Posters in the Spotlight sessions to expose controversial young research, up to expert-led Hands-On Training for the practical minded.

Find out which part of the programme best fits your needs!

Follow a new pathway: From guidelines to clinical practice

This pathway of 6 interactive sessions, guides you through the most recent guidelines by discussing interesting cases. It's a great opportunity to hear from experts about difficult decisions while also presenting the evidence behind. "Make sure to attend as many of them as possible" recommends SciComm Chair Magnus Simrén.

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9th Annual Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium Holiday Inn Royal Victoria
22nd September 2017

This is the largest regional meeting in the UK (n>300), with a wide range of clinically relevant talks and practice-changing tips. Previous delegate evaluations give the meeting a 95% good-to-excellent rating and, best of all, the meeting is entirely free! The meeting has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee and has been granted 4 CPD credits by the RCP. Please contact Deborah French to register.

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Royal Free International Postgraduate Endoscopy Masterclass 31.08.17 – 02.09.17–-02.09.17.html–-02.09.17.html This unique London Masterclass is planned to be a comprehensive, major educational event with the participation of a stellar faculty of highly acclaimed international and national speakers to showcase the state of the art of advanced endoscopy. The Royal Free International Postgraduate Masterclass shall consist of 2 full days of didactic and interactive lectures (including dedicated hepatology and neuro-endocrine symposia) followed by a day of hands-on training on tissue models. The hands-on course will run in parallel with an IBD post-graduate symposium.

The Masterclass, which has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee, will be held at the Royal Society of Medicine (Number 1, Wimpole Street, London) under the auspices of the Royal Free Hospital (London). The hands-on session will be held at a neighbouring non-clinical facility (adjacent to the Royal Free Hospital). CPD points are being sought from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). BSG members will be offered a discounted registration fee.

The course is directed by Dr Edward J. Despott and Dr Alberto Murino with support from Prof Massimo Pinzani (Sheila Sherlock Professor & Director of Institute of Liver & Digestive Health), Dr Charles D. Murray (CD Gastroenterology & Endoscopy) and Prof Ibrahim Mostafa (World Endoscopy Organisation (WEO) Education Committee Chairman). The Faculty includes Professors H. Yamamoto (Japan), J. Deviere (Belgium), G. Costamagna (Italy), H. Neuhaus (Germany), A. May (Germany), R. Bisschops (Belgium), T. Ponchon (France), M. Arvanitakis (Belgium), B.P. Saunders, P. Bhandari (UK), K. Ragunath (UK) and S. Periera (UK), M. Pinzani (UK) among many others.

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Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition, 13-15 September 2017 This 3 day course, which has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee, is aimed at all professions with an interest in Clinical Nutrition and will appeal to clinicians, dietitians, doctors, hospital pharmacists, nursing staff and others with an interest in patient nutrition. The course is particularly suitable for SpRs (Specialist Registrars) as it is now a mandatory requirement to attend a clinical nutrition course. BSG members will be offered a reduced registration fee; further information is available from Early registration is recommended.

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Oesophageal Neoplasia Masterclass Taking place on 19 September 2017 at UCLH, London, the second annual Oesophageal Neoplasia Masterclass (ONM) live endoscopy course at UCLH is a one day masterclass exploring novel and innovative advances in the early diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of patients with oesophageal neoplasia, delivered by world renowned international experts. Further details of the programme and how to register are available from the BSG events calendar. The course has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee; an application has been made to the RCP for CPD credits.

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PGDip/MSc in Gastroenterology 2017 The Diploma is taught from October until April the following year. There is approximately 10 hours of teaching per week plus tutorials regularly throughout the course. The programme consists of a combination of lectures, small group tutorials and practical sessions. The programme makes use of a variety of on-line teaching methods but the bulk of teaching is recorded live and made available later on the day of the teaching.

Distance Learning (DL) students access the teaching through the dedicated University on-line teaching environment (QMPlus) and review all lectures and other teaching sessions, these can be accessed on all equipment and can be download as pod- or vod-casts allowing off line review. On line live tutorials are arranged every 1-2 weeks and gastroenterology teaching fellows act as primary contacts and mentors for the DL students.

To complete the MSc, students undergo either a research project (MSc Gastroenterology) or case series report (MSc in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology) submitting the final thesis in the middle of August.

Distance learning students can enrol for either the PG DIP or MSc variations of the course. If you’re unsure of funding or timings we would advise taking the PG DIP – we can always transfer you once dissertations and funding are finalised.

The first part is the taught aspect of the course (120 credits, equivalent to a Diploma) which is divided into 6 modules. All modules are compulsory and run from October to April.

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The 7th Nottingham Barrett’s Endotherapy Course Taking place on 25-26 May 2017 at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, the 7th Nottingham Barrett's Endotherapy course has a panel of national and international expert faculty. It will be in the form of didactic lectures, case discussion, live demonstration, video demonstration, panel discussion and hands-on training with the Cardiff Endotrainer. Cook Medical, Medtronic and Olympus-Keymed are supporting this event with an unrestricted educational grant, which helps to make the event possible. The course has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee and the Royal College of Physicians has assigned it 12 CPD credits.

Further details

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The 5th Annual Birmingham Liver Course The University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital are pleased to welcome you to the 5th Annual Birmingham Liver Course, taking place on 25-26 May 2017 at the Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edbgaston. The meeting will cover practical and pressing issues in the management of advanced liver disease with speakers from around the country who are experts in their field. Using an interactive approach, we are sure this course will prove to be very popular and of interest to trainees, consultants, nurses and allied health professionals. BSG Members will receive a 10% discount on the registrations fee by quoting BhamLiver2017 during the registration process. The course has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee and 5 CPD credits have been assigned by the Royal College of Physicians.

Further information

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Report to the BSG Education Committee on the Train The Trainers Workshop 21-25 November 2016, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE Dr Laith AlRubaiy
Clinical lecturer and speciality registrar in Gastroenterology, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Thank you to the BSG and the World Gastroenterology Organisation for the opportunity to attend the excellent Train The Trainer (TTT) workshop at Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE.

The WGO TTT workshop team, led by Prof Bizos with a faculty of international experts, had arranged a full 4-day programme for the visit, packed with useful seminars on medical education, how to do critical appraisal, using social media to promote research and to network, using simulators to teach clinical skills etc. Every day, arrangements had been made for us to review what we had learned and apply it in practical hands-on sessions or group activities, all of which were incredibly helpful. The TTT programme has been running for many years, with around 1000 participants across the world; most of them are now leaders in their societies or their local hospitals. The course was sponsored and hosted by the Emirati Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS), which was very generous with its hospitality, allowing us to enjoy some informal evenings with good company and experience the Arabic culture. We were also honoured to be invited to have tea with his Royal Highness the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasim of Ras Al- Khaimah. Also, we quite enjoyed a thrilling desert safari and camel rides before having dinner at starlight.

Above all, the TTT Workshop has helped me to build a professional network with colleagues across the world. It was interesting to meet and chat with more than 30 gastroenterologists from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia and Europe and learn more about other health systems and training programmes worldwide. An interesting noteworthy learning point was how to develop MCQ and podcasts to support teaching. I found a few differences from our clinical practice in the UK, such as the structure of training programmes, the use of and access to national guidelines, payment for health services schemes, the wide use of ultrasound as part of training, staff attitudes and various levels of job satisfaction driven by financial private sectors in some countries. Almost without exception, all faculty, administrative and support staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Developing such a programme in the UK would be very valuable. Thank you to all who helped in this course.

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