Thursday, 13 February 2014 10:34
We proudly open the BSG conference 2014 with the innovative 'Gastroenterology Masterclass' – a one-day interactive educational symposium lead by international experts in both Gastroenterology and Hepatology. With lectures combining 'gold standard' clinical guidelines with 'tips from the shop floor' the Masterclass is the perfect opportunity for both junior and senior gastroenterologists to benefit from the unique insights our experts provide when approaching both common and complex clinical problems.
The 'Gastroenterology Masterclass' has something for everyone – from luminal bowel disease, to hepatology, pancreatobiliary disease and functional disorders. In addition, the day ends with the 'Gastroenterology Masterclass' special symposium for all delegates to attend 'Gastroenterology in Extreme Circumstances' hosted by the BSG Trainees Section, covering the role of gastroenterology and nutrition in the most challenging and unique environments known to mankind. Finally, we are proud to present Chris Boardman delivering a special GastroCycle 2014 talk to celebrate the completion of the London to Manchester charity bike ride in aid of CORE.
The organizing committee has literally gone to the ends of the earth and climbed the highest mountains to ensure the most exciting opening to the BSG in years! It aims to be a 'not to be missed event' on the BSG 2014 calendar.
We look forward to seeing you there!
|Dr Gavin Johnson
BSG Education Chair
|Dr Cathryn Edwards
BSG Senior Secretary
|Dr Philip Smith
BSG Trainee Section Chair
For details of learning objectives and programme details please visit the dedicated website for the BSG Annual Meeting 2014:
UEG National Societies LINK Award Programme
Monday, 10 February 2014 12:41
What? A total budget of up to EUR 200,000 has been made available to support cross-border professional and scientific co-operations that have not yet been organised within the UEG community (for example development of clinical guidelines, cross-border fellowship programmes, etc.) The aims are to strengthen relationships, knowledge and skills transfer between individual National Societies and with the UEG and to support National Societies as a whole rather than individuals.
Who? UEG Member National Societies are encouraged to partner up and take advantage of this unique support scheme
Deadline for proposal submissions: 18 April 2014
Graham Bull prize in clinical science and Goulstonian Lectureship 2014
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:30
The Graham Bull prize was established in 1988 in honour of Sir Graham Bull, who was the first director of the Clinical Research Centre at Northwick Park. A trust for the Graham Bull Prize was set up to provide money for young research workers under the age of 45 who feel that they have made a major contribution to clinical science. The prize as designed by the trust is specifically for an application and not for nomination of individuals. The work can cover a wide range of expertise, such as molecular and cellular biology, imaging technology, psychiatry, or health sciences. The award is open to RCP members and fellows who must apply for their own work to be considered. The sum of £1,000 is offered on a competitive basis each year.
The winner of this prize will also be invited to deliver the Goulstonian Lecture, an annual lecture endowed in 1635 by Mrs Ellen Goulston in memory of her husband, Dr Theodore Goulston FRCP.
Researchers under the age of 45 years. Must be a member or fellow of RCP London.
BSG Annual Meeting 2013: Prize Winners
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:58
The BSG congratulates all winners of poster session and oral abstract presentations for their hard work. Poster winners will receive a certificate and up to £50; oral abstract winners will receive a certificate and up to £250. The names of the winners and their respective categories are listed below.
Oral Abstract Winners
|Plenary||OC-001||Kinesh Patel||The impact of the introduction of formalised polypectomy assessment on training in the UK|
|Plenary||OC-002||Neil Henderson||Selective alpha V integrin deletion identifies a core, targetable molecular pathway that regulates fibrosis across solid organs|
|Liver||OC-008||Danielle Reid||Kupffer cells play a dual pro-inflammatory and protective role in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis|
|Endoscopy||OC-045||Peter Basford||High definition white light endoscopy and I-scan for small colonic polyp evaluation: results of the Hiscope Study|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease||OC-017||Charlotte Hedin||A discriminant analysis demonstrates that siblings of patients with Crohn's Disease have a distinct microbiological and immune phenotype compared with healthy controls: insights into disease pathogenesis|
|Gastroduodenal||OC-020||Sarah Burgess||The murine gastric microbiome is influenced both by helicobacter felis infection and somatic deletion of NF-KappaB family members|
|Oesophageal||OC-028||Leo Alexandre||Statin use is associated with improved survival in patients with oesophageal cancer: a survival analysis using the UK general practice research database and National Cancer Registry|
|Neurogastroenterology & Motility||OC-033||Imran Aziz||Is lymphocytic duodenosis a marker for irritable bowel syndrome?|
|Pancreas||OC-041||Rajiv Lahiri||Enhanced monocyte function and surface TLR expression predict post-operative systemic inflammatory response syndrome in patients immediately following major hepatic and pacreatic resection|
|GI Physiology||OC-044||Jamal Hayat||Effets of sleeve gastrectomy on gastro-oesophageal reflux and oesophago-gastric motility|
|Education and Training||OC-048||Colin Kong||Colonoscopy: What is the number required to maintain competency? - A retrospective audit|
|Small Bowel and Nutrition||OC-058||Francis Phillips||Bile acid malabsorption: "The Unusual Suspect". A very frequent cause for diarrhoea after treatment for many different cancer types|
|Radiology||OC-064||Sophie Pirie||Pet scanning in gastric cancer: A comparison of avid versus non avid cancers|
|Neoplasia and Cancer Pathogenesis||OC-066||Jamie Weaver||The Cancer Research UK (CRUK) funded ICGC oesophageal adenocarcinoma project: MRC Research Centre and CRUK Cambridge Research Institute|
|Nursing||OC-077||Janet Jones||Is the referral appropriate?|
|Health Service Research & IT (split prize)||OC-080||Matt Johnson||IBD-SSHAMP (Supported, Self Help and Management Programme); UK's first internet based remote management system for managing stable IBD|
|OC-082||Christopher Calvert||The development of a web-based system to enhance care in inflammatory bowel disease|
|Colorectal/Anorectal||OC-083||Joe Geraghty||Faecal occult blood test analysis in the United Kingdom bowel cancer screening programme|
|Cellular and Molecular Pathology||OC-089||Gareth-Rhys Jones||Epigenetic control of GI inflammation via the methyl-binding protein MBD2|
|Nutrition||OC-063||Phillip Oppong||Pain and anxiety experienced by patients following PEG placement|
|Education & Training||PTU-007||Louise Macdougall||Evaluating endoscopy trainers; how reliable are peer evaluators?|
|Endoscopy||PTU-048||Gareth Corbett||The effect of the colonoscope magnetic imaging device (SCOPEGUIDE©) on implantable cardiac devices|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease||PTU-081||John Seenan||Are we exposing patients with a mildly elevated faecal calprotectin to unnecessary investigations?|
|Liver||PTU-099||Abigail Zabron||Discovery of potential plasma biomarkers of cholangiocarcinoma utilising surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF MS)|
|Neurogastroenterology & Motility||PTU-135||Stuart Brierley||Mechanism of action for linaclotide-induced abdominal pain relief|
|Oesophageal (split prize)||PTU-156||Massimiliano Di Pietro||The combination of autofluorescence imaging and probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy has an excellent diagnostic accuracy for dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus|
|PTU-161||Mohammed Butt||Expression of polo-like kinase 1 and geminin is up-regulated in the squamous-metaplasia-dysplasia-carcinoma sequence and correlates with aneuploidy|
|Pancreas||PTU-175||Mallikarjuna Uppara||Quadruple, clinical, radiological, cytological and biochemical analysis of pancreatic cystic lesions are necessary prior to therapeutic planning|
|Small Bowel||PTU-198||Jonathan Nolan||Serum FGF19 levels are related to disease activity in ileal Crohn's disease|
|Colorectal/Anorectal||PWE-008||Anjan Dhar||Placide: Probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhoea (AAD) and clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDD) in elderly patients admitted to hospital - results of a large multi-centre RCT in the UK|
|Endoscopy||PWE-068||Mustafa Shawihdi||Diagnostic yield of serious disease and variation in elective gastroscopy rates in English general practice: analysis of administrative data|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease||PWE-092||Lyndsay Hughes||Psychosocial impact of food and nutrition in peope with IBD: a qualitative study|
|Liver||PWE-124||Palak Trivedi||VAP-1 activity is elevated in PSC and modulates A4B7-dependent lymphocyte adhesion to HSEC under flow|
|Neoplasia and Cancer Pathogenesis||PWE-159||David Westwood||HIF-1alpha-dependent gastrin gene expression mediates resistance to hypoxia-inducible apoptosis in a human colorectal cancer cell line|
|PWE-164||Johnny Ong||Utilizing integrative genomic analysis and proteomics to decipher the biology and therapeutic potential of Trim44 in oesophageal adenocarcinoma and breast cancer|
|Nutrition||PWE-175||Peter Davies||Simple intervention improves outcome in delivery of parenteral nutrition|
|radiology||PWE-197||Abdulkani Yusuf||Is MRCP a useful investigation where the biliary tree is normal on previous imaging?|
|Colorectal/Anorectal||PTH-007||Mohammed Butt||Two phase photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT) combined with germinant therapy effectively treats clostridium difficile and their spores that are resistant to antibiotics|
|Endoscopy||PTH-046||Ria Rosser||Analysis of metachronous colorectal adenoma sites suggests proximal occurrence is more probable|
|Health Service Research & IT||PTH-077||Neerav Mukesh Joshi||The changing face of clostridium difficile infection|
|Inflammatory Bowel Disease||PTH-083||Noor Jawad||Methylation signatures of non-expressed genes reveal insights into the effects of inflammation on stem cell dynamics and crypt fission in inflammatory bowel disease|
|Nursing||PTH-121||Nicola Taggart||Practicalities of implementing a three session day in endoscopy|
|Service development (split prize)||PTH-131||Benjamin Shandro||First year results from a virtual iron dificiency anaemia service at a district general hospital|
|PTH-152||Lynn Tobin||Nurse delivered day case paracentesis - a single centre experience|
|Small bowel||PTH-187||Ramesh Arasaradnam||A novel non-invasive approach to diagnose bile acid diarrhoea (BAD) using an electronic nose (E-Nose) and field asymmetric ion mobility spectroscopy (FAIMS)|
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