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Young GI Angle: Tips for a smooth transition from fellowship to faculty

Friday, 30 September 2016 15:31

Think about major events in your life; consider highlights, low points, transitions, and critical events. Then reflect on things that have shaped and impacted you in an important manner: key people, important teams or groups, places and vital experiences. Imagine your future path in the next 5 to 10 years: Which goals do you aspire to achieve? Where do you want to be? How do you want colleagues and family to perceive you? Finally, consider how you hope transitions between the different phases of your career and family life will play out – what will you pursue and what do you wish to avoid? Think and read on in five minutes...

Further Information

London Live Endoscopy (UCLH)

Thursday, 29 September 2016 09:24

24th & 25th Nov 2016

All aspects of the 2 day meeting are aimed at demonstrating, discussing, and debating not only 'how to do it', but 'when to do it'. The course aims to address all areas of usual clinical practice, but also introduce important new techniques and technological innovations. As previously, the course is tailored to appeal to consultants, trainees, and endoscopy nurses.

Activities include:

  • 3 room live endoscopy
    • ERCP/EUS (cholangioscopy; lumen-opposing stents)
    • Oesophagogastric (early neoplasia; ESD; stenting)
    • Colonoscopy (difficult polyps; EMR; stenting)
  • What's New In... technical updates
  • 'Tricks & Tips' breakout sessions
  • Interactive mini clip video learning
  • Hands-on Suite (models; simulators)

The Administrative Data Research Network

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 08:52

The Administrative Data Research Network (ADRN) helps researchers gain access to de-identified administrative data so they can carry out social and economic research − research that has the potential to benefit society.

Researchers can apply to the Network with a research idea and request access to datasets. The Network collaborates closely with government departments to make administrative data available to researchers, but the ADRN negotiates this with them on a case-by-case basis. Researchers can access the data in Administrative Data Research Centres in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Their catalogue gives some information about administrative data that have been used for research in the past.

ADRN – England has produced training podcasts that are informative short concise overviews of their training courses. Watch the podcasts to discover more about their courses, what can be expected and what you will have learnt by the end of each course.

Dame Sheila Sherlock travelling fellowships

Friday, 23 September 2016 13:12

The fellowships offer consultants and trainees the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas.

Two travelling fellowships are available, covering a period of 1 month each, and will be offered to one consultant and one trainee. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2,000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs.

How to apply

Please email your completed application form and any supporting papers for the attention of the academic vice president to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Monday 16 January 2017. Application forms can be downloaded at the link below.

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