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ECCO 14th IBD Intensive Advanced Course 2016 - Call for Applications

March 16-17th, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (just prior to ECCO 2016 meeting)

Dr Barney Hawthorne, Chair BSG IBD Section Committee

On behalf of the BSG, we invite you to apply for the next ECCO advanced IBD training course in Amsterdam. This course is extremely useful for all those who want to make IBD an important part of their clinical practice as a consultant, and has been highly praised by previous attendees from the UK. There are 3 places for UK applicants, but we will also hold 3 reserves as extra places are usually available. Places are competitive and awarded to those with commitment and involvement in IBD, on the basis of a submitted CV.

Because the course falls into your next year of training, applicants have had concerns that they may not be given leave to attend from a future job. The BSG will supply a letter of support to ensure that your supervisors are aware of the significance and value of the course, and will support attendance.

The following are necessary:

  1. Applicants should be ST4 or above with an IBD interest
  2. You need to be an ECCO member (easy to join online)

To apply: please send a) your CV and b) a letter of support from a consultant with an IBD interest to:

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (IBD Section Chair, and ECCO Rep').

Closing date for applications: July 31st 2015.

The outcomes of your application will be provided by early Oct 2015.

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

CategoryNumberName
IBD OC-009 Nicholas Kennedy
Liver OC-018 David Harman
Endoscopy OC-024 Praveen Rajasekhar
Small Bowel & Nutrition OC-032 Laween Meran
Oesophagus, Stomach & Duodenum OC-039 Jason Dunn
Gastroenterology Service OC-048 Samantha Conroy
Nursing OC-054 Elaine Jones
NGM (split) OC-065 Giles Major
NGM (split) OC-071 Joanne Ooi
Colon & Anorectum: BJS Prize OC-008 Simon Buczacki

Poster Winners

CategoryNumberName
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
Pancreas PWE-214 Ron Basuroy
Small Bowel & Nutrition 1 PTU-153 Joe West
Small Bowel & Nutrition 2 PTH-243 David Randall

Endoscopy Dragons' Den

NameAmount awardedTitle
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.

MSD/BSG Bursary for Travel to UEGW 2015

Wednesday, 03 June 2015 09:21

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 UEGW 23 in Barcelona, Spain, 24-29 October 2015, but no other costs. Receipts must be provided.

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: presentation of research paper (oral or poster at UEGW) and/or specific purpose of attending UEGW ie 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 feedback on the bursary scheme 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 Friday 21 August to 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 3 September 2015 to allow them to register at the normal registration price.

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