Education News

International Podcasts Pertaining to Gastroenterology

Friday, 20 May 2016 14:47

The education team here at the BSG has recently recommenced updating the podcast resources page.

Regular visits will ensure that you do not miss anything.

APAGE/JGH Foundation Clinician-Scientist Training Fellowship

Monday, 16 May 2016 15:29

Applications are invited for the 2016 APAGE/JGH Foundation Clinician-Scientist Training Fellowship. This Fellowship is for up to one year of training in a member country by an applicant from another member country.

This Fellowship, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE), and supported by the JGH Foundation, is to assist a medical graduate who wishes to obtain training as a Clinician Scientist in the broad field of gastroenterology and hepatology and related disorders in an APAGE member country other than their own. The intention is to help train leaders in the field who have obtained a grounding in laboratory or clinical scientific methods or both, and who will be able to contribute to research in the field during their subsequent career.


The Fellowship may be commenced at any time during the calendar year after its award.


An applicant is required to:

- Be in the final 12 months of a training program in gastroenterology and/or hepatology in a member country of the Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology, or not more than 3 years beyond the date of completion of training, at the closing date for applications, and

- Correctly fill in the application form and lodge with attachments prior to the closing date, and

- Be recommended by the current supervisor and endorsed by the national society of gastroenterology

- Identify a training centre in a member country of his/her choice and apply directly to the training institute/hospital. Both APAGE and JGH Foundation are not involved in the application process of the applicant. An applicant is only eligible to apply for the Fellowship once he/she has secured a training post.

Closing Date: 1st June 2016.

Further Information

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.

OCTRU Clinical Trials Course – Successfully Designing and Getting Your Clinical Trial Funded

Thursday, 05 May 2016 08:01

This course is for those wishing to be a chief investigator. It will give a greater understanding of how to design and conduct clinical trials and how to make a successful funding application.

Course objectives:

- To understand how to develop a good research question

- To explore the principles of good trial design

- To know where to apply for trial funding

- To understand how to write a successful funding application

- To know how to effectively cost a trial

- To understand the role of a Clinical Trials Unit.

The cost is £75 and the course is specifically targeted at new investigators who would like to design and conduct their own trial but have not yet successfully applied for funding.

Friday 10 June 2016 Lecture Theatre, Botnar Research Centre, Oxford.

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