Education News

BSG Endolive 2017 - call for participating centres

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 11:42

BSG Endolive 2015, held in March of this year, was the largest live endoscopy meeting to have ever taken place in the UK. With > 500 delegates attending the Birmingham ICC from throughout the UK and beyond; an outstanding national and international faculty; and live endoscopy projected from centres around the UK, it proved to be a huge success.

Planning is now underway for Endolive 2017, to be hosted again from Birmingham ICC, in March 2017. An important next step involves the selection of sites to deliver live endoscopy. Whilst Endolive 2015 involved 4 endoscopy centres, for Endolive 2017 we have elected to concentrate the live sessions within 2 centres, but delivering the same quantity (and we expect quality!) of live endoscopy.

An application form (link below) should be completed by any endoscopy unit keen to be considered for this prestigious event. All applications must be emailed to Howard Ellison at BSG ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by Friday Dec 11th at 17:00. Following shortlisting, arrangements will be made for a site selection visit by course organisers MCI Ltd and the Endolive 2017 selection team.

  Download application form

BSG Management and Leadership Weekend 2016

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:32

The course is aimed at senior trainees who are preparing for consultant posts as well as those interested in management and leadership issues and has deanery accreditation for the required leadership & management course for CCT in gastroenterology and GIM.

Building on the success of previous BSG Management Courses, in collaboration with Inspire Change, the BSG Trainees Section has decided to adopt a two-day format that will run annually from 2016 onwards.

The course aims are:

  • To gain the required skills to write and present a business case
  • To appreciate the communication skills required to address and deal with complaints and difficult scenarios in the workplace
  • To understand finances and the role of stakeholders in the current NHS framework
  • To understand the process of health service improvement and how it can be applied in practice
  • To develop an understanding of how to enhance leadership skills for trainees in gastroenterology
  • To provide tips for improving CV development and interview technique

The course will take place on 26-28th February at the Hilton Hotel, Warwick and costs £150 for members and £200 for non-members (excluding refundable deposit). Dinner and accommodation on Friday and Saturday evenings are provided.

Further information and online booking can be found at:

Only 50 places are availble so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Medical Writing Training Course

Monday, 16 November 2015 13:32

The UEG and the European Federation - International Society for Digestive Surgery (EFISDS) are proud to present a course in medical writing covered in 4 compelling online sessions on December 4, 7,8 and 9 from 7.30 to 10 am. Professor Abe Fingerhut, course leader, says "Medical writing is often not officially taught in medical schools, and most physicians learn from their elders, or by experience. Medical writing, however, is a specific skill that physicians should acquire in a formalized manner, reason why this tutorial has been created. The main goal of medical writing is to diffuse information. However, this information must be scientifically correct, methodologically sound, and adapted to the topic, the scope of the journal as well as to the readership...". In order to optimize engagement and quality learning online, the group will be small and as such limited places are available. The cost for the course (including learning material, the 4 online tutorials and assessment/certification) is Euro 325. Avoid disappointment by registering your interest now by email or download the registration form and send it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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:

  • prevention
  • screening
  • new pathways to earlier diagnosis
  • the primary and secondary interface
  • managing demand and capacity in endoscopy
  • improving detection.




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