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BSG Endoscopy Travelling Fellowships: MUSC Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:11

MUSC GI/Hepatology Division CME Conference - Saturday November 15th 2014
In collaboration with the South Carolina Gastroenterological Association

Olympus KeyMed is kindly sponsoring 10 travel grants, each of $2000, to help young British gastroenterologists attend a conference at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Friday 14th November

  • Tour MUSC's gastroenterology department
  • Observe endoscopy procedures both AM & PM
  • Lunch discussion with fellows
  • Lecture by Dr Peter Cotton - "Endoscopy; then now and maybe"
  • Dinner with MUSC faculty and fellows

Saturday 15th November

Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Course 08:00-17:00


  • Review the management of Hepatitis C with direct acting antiviral agents.
  • Discuss the various platforms and therapeutic capabilities of deep enteroscopy.
  • Discuss optimal investigation and management of biliary strictures
  • Review the role of endoscopy in the evaluation and management of pancreatitis and approaches to the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis.
  • Explain how a GI practice in the future will need to evolve to meet the changes expected in healthcare reform.
  • Understand diagnostic criteria and preferred management of achalasia.
  • Understand the diagnostic criteria, surveillance recommendations, treatment options and post-treatment surveillance for Barrett's Esophagus
  • Discuss the current and possible future uses of vaccines in patients with IBD
  • Review current medical management in a step-up approach for IBD
  • Understand how to evaluate and manage the patient with suspected NASH

Priority will be given to senior trainees (ST 4/5) and junior consultants (those within 3 years of qualification), and to those who have not attended MUSC courses previously. Successful applicants will need to pay for their travel and their own accommodation from the provided funds. MUSC will provide details of discounted accommodation at locally recommended hotels.

Dame Sheila Sherlock Travelling Fellowships in Hepatology

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:12

Applications are invited from consultants and specialty registrars for Dame Sheila Sherlock hepatology fellowships. The fellowships have been offered by Dr Geraint James in memory of his wife, Dame Sheila Sherlock.

Their purpose is to offer the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation by travel and exchange of ideas. Two travelling fellowships are available covering a period of one month each and will be offered to one consultant and one specialist registrar. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2,000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs.

Closing date for applications is 16 January 2015.

Frontline Gastroenterology: Twitter Debate.

Monday, 04 August 2014 12:49

Dr Anton Emmanuel, Editor, Frontline Gastroenterology

Frontline Gastroenterology is pleased to announce a new and exciting educational initiative in the form of 'Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter Debates' with online debates and discussions hosted by expert clinicians and academics from around the world. This is your chance to ask the experts directly about clinical issues that affect you on the 'Frontline'.

The debates will held monthly on Tuesday evenings at 8pm-9pm GMT and lead by @FrontGastro_BMJ using #FGDebate. If you are new to Twitter or need to join, don't worry it takes 2 minutes ( and is very easy to use and follow! For those of you not currently on Twitter, please don’t be afraid: you can easily edit your profile so that you won’t be committed to interactions you don’t want.

We are delighted to announce that the first debate will be lead by Dr Bjorn Rembacken (@Bjorn_Rembacken), Consultant Gastroenterologist, Specialist Endoscopist and UEG Website Editor, and keen twitter educationalist - this will be on 23rd September 2014, at 8-9pm GMT and discuss, 'Frontline Endoscopy: Colonic EMR vs ESD - which one and when?'

Our second debate will be lead by Dr Charlie Lees (@charlie_lees), Consultant Gastroenterologist and IBD Specialist, on 14th October 2014, at 8-9pm GMT and discuss, 'Frontline IBD: Finding the cause of IBD - genes, bugs or diet?'

Please follow @Bjorn_Rembacken, @charlie_lees and @FrontGastro_BMJ as well as follow #FGDebate and join the first ever debates! More information will posted on in the next few weeks. We look forward to you joining the debate.

BASL Annual Meeting

Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th September 2014

Including BLTG Liver Transplant Meeting, 18 September 2014

Join BASL at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead for their Annual Meeting 2014, which will bring together clinicians, nurses, scientists and all those interested in liver disease.

This year, the plenary sessions are devoted to Viral Hepatitis, Drug induced liver injury, Non alcoholic fatty liver disease, Cirrhosis and Transplantation. There is also an update session on Haemochromatosis, Wilson's disease and alpha 1 antitrypsin and an overview of the Best of British Research. For the first time they have a formal CPC with a distinguished faculty of experts. Highlights of the BASL Annual Meeting include the three key note lectures, The Ralph Wright Lecture, The British Liver Trust Lecture and the Williams-Calne Lecture and also the Dame Sheila Sherlock Prize Lecture.

On Day 2 the BASL Nurse Forum Annual Meeting will be held in parallel which follows its own programme of fourteen speakers and the QiC Awards. Lastly, on Thursday 18th September BASL launches the first British Liver Transplant Group meeting (BLTG) which BASL delegates can attend free of charge.

Please visit their website above for information and to book. Rates for the meeting can be found in the General Info section of the website.

  • To book for BASL & BLTG Meetings together, please just use the main BASL booking form.
  • To book for the BLTG Meeting only, please use the separate BLTG booking form.

If you have any queries, please contact Paula Banks at the BASL Secretariat on telephone +44 (0)1543 442154 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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