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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:

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Closing date for applications: July 31st 2015.

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

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.

Applications for MSD "IBD Academy" 2015

Friday, 22 May 2015 14:00

This scheme allows trainees with a particular interest in IBD to undergo training in important non-clinical skills at a weekend course (November 28th - 29th 2015, in London), with subsequent full sponsorship to attend the 11th annual ECCO Congress in Amsterdam (16-19 March 2016). Closing date for applications is July 17th.

8th Nottingham Endoscopy Masterclass

Friday, 22 May 2015 11:48

This meeting will be held on 22 and 23 October 2015 at the Queens Medical Centre campus of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. With an excellent national and international faculty, the programme includes lectures, live demonstrations, 'how I do it' sessions and a half day programme specifically designed for nurses and allied health professionals. The course is suitable for consultants, trainees, nurses and fellows. Please go the the BSG events page for further details.

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