BSG/RCP joint conference: 'GI Cancer in the UK: Can we do better?'
Monday, 28 September 2015 13:59
"GI Cancer in the UK: Can we do better?" will take place at the Royal College of Physicians and is co-badged by the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).
BSG members can benefit from a reduced registration fee. Please follow the link below to book your place. Do so early to avoid disappointment. This conference is focused upon gastrointestinal cancer survival in the UK. With published outcomes in this country bearing unfavourable comparison with Europe, this meeting is set to explore the potential for the UK to do better - with the emphasis being very much on prevention and earlier detection. It also follows the recent publication of the Independent Cancer Taskforce's Cancer Strategy for England "Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes". The BSG hopes you will be able to attend what promises to be an excellent event with a high calibre programme of speakers.
The conference will provide a forum to cover:
- new pathways to earlier diagnosis
- the primary and secondary interface
- managing demand and capacity in endoscopy
- improving detection.
Dame Sheila Sherlock Travelling Fellowships in Hepatology 2016
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:19
Applications are invited from consultants and specialist registrars for the next Dame Sheila Sherlock Fellowships in Hepatology. These bursaries have been offered by Dr Geraint James in memory of his wife, Dame Sheila Sherlock. Their purpose is to offer consultants and specialist registrars 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 one month each and will be offered to one consultant and one trainee. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs. Initial applications should be submitted on the appropriate forms on the Royal College of Physicians' website:
Closing date for applications is 15 January 2016.
BSG Prize Winners 2015
Thursday, 09 July 2015 00:00
The BSG congratulates all winners of DDF 2015 poster presentations, oral communications and the Endoscopy Dragons' Den for their hard work. Poster winners receive a certificate and £50; oral communication winners receive a certificate and up to £250. Endoscopy Dragons' Den winners were awarded on an individual basis. The names of the winners* and their respective categories are listed below. Abstracts are available by logging into the BSG website and using the Gut journal link.
Oral Communication Winners
|Small Bowel & Nutrition||OC-032||Laween Meran|
|Oesophagus, Stomach & Duodenum||OC-039||Jason Dunn|
|Gastroenterology Service||OC-048||Samantha Conroy|
|NGM (split)||OC-065||Giles Major|
|NGM (split)||OC-071||Joanne Ooi|
|Colon & Anorectum: BJS Prize||OC-008||Simon Buczacki|
|Colon & Anorectum 1||PTU-262||Tanya Monaghan|
|Colon & Anorectum 2||PWE-361||James Kinross|
|Education & Training||PWE-427||Harriet Watson|
|Endoscopy 1||PTU-007||Srisha Hebbar|
|Endoscopy 2||PWE-010||Jason Dunn|
|Endoscopy 3||PTH-014||Richard Warburton|
|Gastroenterology Service||PTU-299||Emma Greig|
|IBD 1||PTU-093||Diane Hildebrand|
|IBD 2||PWE-050||Kamal Patel|
|IBD 3||PTH-059||Polychronis Pavlidis|
|Liver 1||PTU-098||Dean Linzey|
|Liver 2||PWE-091||Benjamin Hudson|
|Liver 3||PTH-094||Elena Palma|
|Neurogastroenterology & Motility 1||PTU-189||Kevin Etherson|
|Neurogastroenterology & Motility 2||PWE-245||Nabil Mirza|
|Oesophagus & Gastroduodenal 1||PWE-178||Elaine Robertson|
|Oesophagus & Gastroduodenal 2||PTH-178||Philip Woodland|
|Small Bowel & Nutrition 1||PTU-153||Joe West|
|Small Bowel & Nutrition 2||PTH-243||David Randall|
Endoscopy Dragons' Den
|James Alexander||£500||REIMS (Rapid Evaporative Ionization Mass Spectrometry) for lesion identification during colonoscopy|
|Sabina Beg||£800||Investigation of diagnostic accuracy and tolerability of Magnet assisted capsule endoscopy (MACE)|
|Amit Chattree||£2,100||Development of an online encrypted national NHS/BSG Complex colorectal polyp database enabling remote MDT review and discussion|
|Rajaratnam Rameshshanker||£800||An RCT assessing whether insertion-phase inspection during routine bowel screening improves ADR|
|Sarmed Sami||£800||Development and evaluation of the BSG Endoscopy YouTube™ channel: an official resource for education in the UK|
*Shown above are prizes awarded by the BSG and BASL. Awards made by the other 3 Partners are not included here. Abstracts, posters and orals submitted to the BSG and BASL were scored by a joint panel from both Societies. Abstracts, posters and orals submitted to the other Partners were scored by the relevant Partner, except for colorectal orals, which were scored by ACPGBI by agreement. The BJS Prize is £600.
RCP e-learning module "Assessing Trainees in the Workplace"
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 13:57
The Education Department at the Royal College of Physicians of London have produced a new e-learning module, called "Assessing Trainees in the Workplace". The package is aimed at any doctor who is responsible for assessing other trainees, and covers feedback, Supervised Learning Events (SLEs) and Workplace-based assessments (WPBAs). It is primarily designed for physicians but may be of interest to any secondary care doctor, particularly those who are being revalidated or who are seeking continuing professional development. The College is offering individual doctors the option to purchase the package, and have also made it available to trusts and other health organisations, to purchase on behalf of their doctors.
- 8th Nottingham Endoscopy Masterclass
- Faecal Microbiota Transplantation: Bench, Bedside, Courtroom?
- Funded Masters courses and CPD modules now available to support development of genomic technologies
- Joint meeting of the British and Chinese Societies of Gastroenterology – East meets West
- First article published on BMJ Open Gastroenterology!
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