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Dame Sheila Sherlock Travelling Fellowships in Hepatology 2016

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 10:19

Applications are invited from consultants and specialist registrars for the next Dame Sheila Sherlock Fellowships in Hepatology. These bursaries have been offered by Dr Geraint James in memory of his wife, Dame Sheila Sherlock. Their purpose is to offer consultants and specialist registrars the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas.

Two travelling fellowships are available covering a period of one month each and will be offered to one consultant and one trainee. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs. Initial applications should be submitted on the appropriate forms on the Royal College of Physicians' website:

Closing date for applications is 15 January 2016.

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

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

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.

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation: Bench, Bedside, Courtroom?

Monday, 18 May 2015 08:54

The next BSG Research Workshop has been organised on behalf of the BSG Research Committee by the Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel ( It will be held in London on Friday 11 September 2015. The workshop has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 5 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

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