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BSG2017 bursaries for nurses and nonclinical scientists

Thursday, 09 March 2017 11:52

Have you considered applying for a bursary from the BSG to attend the BSG 2017 annual meeting in Manchester?

  • A restricted education fund provided by MSD provides ten £50 bursaries to nonclinical scientists who are (1) studying towards a higher degree in a gastroenterology-related area (2) but are not members of the BSG and (3) have registered to attend the Translational Science Masterclass only (Thursday 22 June 2017, Manchester; topic = signalling in epithelial cancer and inflammation). Apply to the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday 22 May. The bursaries are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The BSG Education Committee has made six £500 bursaries available for travel bursaries for nurse members and other Associate Members to attend. UPDATE: all 6 have been taken up.

 

Oesophageal Neoplasia Masterclass

Monday, 06 March 2017 12:03

Taking place on 19 September 2017 at UCLH, London, the second annual Oesophageal Neoplasia Masterclass (ONM) live endoscopy course at UCLH is a one day masterclass exploring novel and innovative advances in the early diagnosis and endoscopic treatment of patients with oesophageal neoplasia, delivered by world renowned international experts. Further details of the programme and how to register are available from the BSG events calendar. The course has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee; an application has been made to the RCP for CPD credits.

PGDip/MSc in Gastroenterology 2017

Friday, 03 March 2017 14:44

The Diploma is taught from October until April the following year. There is approximately 10 hours of teaching per week plus tutorials regularly throughout the course. The programme consists of a combination of lectures, small group tutorials and practical sessions. The programme makes use of a variety of on-line teaching methods but the bulk of teaching is recorded live and made available later on the day of the teaching.

Distance Learning (DL) students access the teaching through the dedicated University on-line teaching environment (QMPlus) and review all lectures and other teaching sessions, these can be accessed on all equipment and can be download as pod- or vod-casts allowing off line review. On line live tutorials are arranged every 1-2 weeks and gastroenterology teaching fellows act as primary contacts and mentors for the DL students.

To complete the MSc, students undergo either a research project (MSc Gastroenterology) or case series report (MSc in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology) submitting the final thesis in the middle of August.

Distance learning students can enrol for either the PG DIP or MSc variations of the course. If you’re unsure of funding or timings we would advise taking the PG DIP – we can always transfer you once dissertations and funding are finalised.

The first part is the taught aspect of the course (120 credits, equivalent to a Diploma) which is divided into 6 modules. All modules are compulsory and run from October to April.

Stoke ERCP Symposium

Monday, 27 February 2017 15:13

The Stoke ERCP Symposium is taking place on 27-28 April 2017 at Royal Stoke University Hospital. The two-day event will aim to address the clinical and technical issues faced during ERCP, using a combination of interactive lectures and live case discussion guided by expert faculty. There will be live ERCP from three centres (Royal Stoke University Hospital; Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad; St Thomas Hospital, London). The meeting has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee; an application has been made to the RCP for CPD credits. Further details of the programme and how to register are available from the BSG events calendar.

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