Education News

Mistakes in the medical management of IBD and how to avoid them

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:55

The prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is rising with some patients facing years of severe, disabling symptoms. Patient management requires a nimble and individual approach with treating clinicians liaising closely with colleagues in other disciplines. Some of the pitfalls that await the treating clinician and how to avoid them were discussed by Tim Raine and Nik Sheng Ding.

    These mistakes include:
  • Use of 5-ASAs to maintain remission in patients with Crohn's disease
  • Regarding surgery as an outcome indicative of failure
  • Regarding surgery as a cure for ulcerative colitis
  • Overuse of corticosteroids
  • Inadequate anticoagulation prophylaxis for venous thromboembolic disease

To view the full article, visit the UEG website.

Cardiff Advanced Endoscopy Symposium 2017

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:55

9-10 November 2017
Cardiff, UK

With national and international faculty including Eduardo Albeniz Arbizu (Spain), Jose Marin (Spain), Tomoki Michida (Japan), the symposium focuses on technical aspects of complex polyp management and EMR. With decision making on complex polyps and dealing with post polypectomy complications.

The conference has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee. More information is available from wimatcourses.walesdeanery.org/endoscopy; to register, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Newcastle Clinical Nutrition Course 2018

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:48

7-9 March 2018
Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle

Organised by Dr Chris Mountford and Dr Nick Thompson, this is the fourth year of the Newcastle Clinical Nutrition Course. It lasts 3 days and is delivered by national and regional speakers at the Copthorne Hotel in Newcastle. All aspects of clinical nutrition in the GI curriculum will be covered. It is aimed at GI trainees in gastroenterology and surgery, with a maximum of 30 delegates to allow small group teaching and interaction. The conference has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee. For information and to register, please contact Claire Dixon, Secretary to Drs Mountford and Thompson, Level 6 Gastroenterology Secretaries Office, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, NE7 7DN. Phone 0191 213 7209 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

GI Lesions Diagnosis, Characterisation and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy - Practice Like the Experts

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:42

8 December 2017
Institute of Translational Medicine, Heritage Building, University of Birmingham, UK

Optical characterisation of colonic lesions, neoplasia, dysplasia, cancer, is a hot topic. New advanced optical technologies now permit lesion characterisation with unparalleled precision. This symposium will provide participants cutting edge information about lesion characterisation from leading experts in the world. The participants will learn how to apply different endoscopic optical platforms with their distinctive characteristics to characterisation of neoplastic, dysplastic, cancerous and inflammatory lesions. The symposium will be highly interactive and make extensive use of high quality videos and images to increase the diagnostic confidence of participants. There will be ample opportunities to interact with leading experts from USA, Japan and Europe.

Objectives -

  1. To understand the evidence supporting lesion characterisation of colonic lesions using high definition, NBI, iSCAN and BLI and confocal endomicroscopy.
  2. To be able to appreciate the latest classification systems of lesion characterisation that may be applied in clinical practice to increase confidence in diagnosis.
  3. To use lesion characterisation to aid decision analysis regarding feasibility of local endoscopic resection and determine completeness of resection.

The conference has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee. More information is available from http://bit.ly/2yJ0EbD, or from This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Alternatively dial 0121 414 8606 / 8607 / 8608 for more information and to register.

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