Education News

Invitation to apply to MSD "IBD Academy" 2016

Friday, 17 June 2016 15:19

This programme, which has been running for 8 years, allows trainees with a particular interest in IBD to undergo training in important professional skills at a weekend course, and subsequent full sponsorship to attend the 12th annual European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) congress, which is from February 15th to 18th 2017 in Barcelona.

The weekend course will be held in London on November 19th/20th 2016, and has the overall objective of improving the quality of care provided to patients. It will cover subjects such as workforce planning, NHS structure, service development, setting up clinical research, the consultant’s role in the new NHS and the challenges of being a new consultant.

Completed applications should be submitted electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Application Deadline: July 24th 2016.

Ten BSG/MSD Bursaries for Travel to UEG Week 2016

Friday, 06 May 2016 10:54

The BSG Education Committee invites BSG members (including scientists, trainees and consultants in the first 5 years of their career in any area of gastroenterology) to apply for 10 travel bursaries. Each bursary of up to £800 is funded by MSD and is intended to reimburse the costs of registration, travel and/or accommodation for attendance at UEG Week 2016 in Vienna, Austria, 15-19 October 2016. Other costs (meals, poster preparation, visas etc.) will not be supported.

The BSG is solely responsible for all aspects of administering the BSG/MSD Travel Bursary Scheme, including Education Committee assessment of applications and selection of recipients. Additional criteria are presentation of research paper (oral or poster at UEGW) and/or specific purpose of attending UEGW i.e. workshop or clinical presentation which is not supported by other funding.

The names of successful applicants will be supplied by the BSG to MSD upon selection. Recipients will be invited by MSD to an awards dinner during UEGW. Recipients must provide structured feedback after the conference. MSD confirms that the funding is not conditional on, or provided in the expectation of, the prescription, supply, administration or recommendation of any MSD product.

Applications should be sent by 4pm on Wednesday 27 July 2016 to Ms Julie Solomon This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for consideration by the BSG Education Committee, by which decisions on recipients will be made. Applicants will be notified no later than Monday 15 August 2016.

Don't forget to apply for a travel bursary for UEG 2016

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 14:17

The deadline for applications is fast approaching (27 July 2016) - don't forget to send yours in! Full details are available on how to apply for up to £800 to help with your registration, travel and hotel costs. Don't delay! Vienna in October.... you could be there.

Application for the JGHFoundation Travel Grants now open

Thursday, 07 July 2016 13:24

ENDO 2017 has announced that the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation (JGHF) will provide travel grants for young doctors to attend the first world congress of GI Endoscopy.

The grant awards 15 selected recipients with a USD 1,000 travel stipend.

Additionally, the ENDO 2017 registration fee is waived, which includes:

  • Admission to all Scientific Sessions
  • Admission to Poster Exhibition & Technical Exhibition
  • Admission to the Learning Center
  • Admission to the Postgraduate Course
  • Congress materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches

Deadline for travel grant application is 30 September 2016.

Important note: Applicants must be 40 years or younger as of 30. September 2016. To qualify to be selected for the travel grant, applicants are required to submit an abstract by 31st August 2016.

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