Education News

Dame Sheila Sherlock Travelling Fellowships in Hepatology

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 12:12

Applications are invited from consultants and specialty registrars for Dame Sheila Sherlock hepatology fellowships. The fellowships have been offered by Dr Geraint James in memory of his wife, Dame Sheila Sherlock.

Their purpose is to offer the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation by travel and exchange of ideas. Two travelling fellowships are available covering a period of one month each and will be offered to one consultant and one specialist registrar. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2,000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs.

Closing date for applications is 16 January 2015.

Frontline Gastroenterology: Twitter Debate.

Monday, 04 August 2014 12:49

Dr Anton Emmanuel, Editor, Frontline Gastroenterology

Frontline Gastroenterology is pleased to announce a new and exciting educational initiative in the form of 'Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter Debates' with online debates and discussions hosted by expert clinicians and academics from around the world. This is your chance to ask the experts directly about clinical issues that affect you on the 'Frontline'.

The debates will held monthly on Tuesday evenings at 8pm-9pm GMT and lead by @FrontGastro_BMJ using #FGDebate. If you are new to Twitter or need to join, don't worry it takes 2 minutes (www.twitter.com) and is very easy to use and follow! For those of you not currently on Twitter, please don’t be afraid: you can easily edit your profile so that you won’t be committed to interactions you don’t want.

We are delighted to announce that the first debate will be lead by Dr Bjorn Rembacken (@Bjorn_Rembacken), Consultant Gastroenterologist, Specialist Endoscopist and UEG Website Editor, and keen twitter educationalist - this will be on 23rd September 2014, at 8-9pm GMT and discuss, 'Frontline Endoscopy: Colonic EMR vs ESD - which one and when?'

Our second debate will be lead by Dr Charlie Lees (@charlie_lees), Consultant Gastroenterologist and IBD Specialist, on 14th October 2014, at 8-9pm GMT and discuss, 'Frontline IBD: Finding the cause of IBD - genes, bugs or diet?'

Please follow @Bjorn_Rembacken, @charlie_lees and @FrontGastro_BMJ as well as follow #FGDebate and join the first ever debates! More information will posted on http://fg.bmj.com in the next few weeks. We look forward to you joining the debate.

First article published on BMJ Open Gastroenterology!

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 09:09

BSG member Prof Peter Whorwell is senior author on the first article to be published by BMJ Open Gastroenterology, the third journal to join the BSG's co-owned publications and the first to be fully open access. The article, entitled "Faecal incontinence—the hidden scourge of irritable bowel syndrome: a cross-sectional study" is available by accessing the journal's website.

BSG Educational Events - Guidance

Monday, 24 March 2014 11:24

Important Notes

  • Events should have educational benefits for BSG members, at the discretion of the BSG Education Committee.
  • At least one organiser should be a BSG member.
  • Events should have CPD approval from the RCP (or other relevant accrediting body) if the event takes place within the UK.
  • Event organisers should contact the BSG Education Committee as early as possible. Applications should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the next BSG Education Committee meeting, so that the programme can be tabled.
  • Event organisers should try to avoid dates clashing with other BSG-endorsed/supported/organised events. The BSG reserves the right to ask organisers to change the date if a clash would occur.
  • The BSG Education Committee's decision is final.
Level Event programme, venue, catering and administration planned and organised… Event entitlements Paid for by Abstracts in Gut Examples
BSG Endorsed Entirely by third party, without BSG involvement.

BSG asked only to provide endorsement based on final version of event programme.
Listed on Events page of BSG website.

Entry on BSG enewsletter.

BSG Education logo appears on course literature and marketing (eg flyer, website).

BSG reserves right to have a marketing stand at the event.

BSG members get 10% minimum discount on registration fees IF the event charges a delegate's fee.
Not BSG.

If commercially sponsored, there must be at least two funders. Singly-sponsored events will not be endorsed.
No Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium.

London Live Endoscopy
BSG Supported By a third party with BSG involvement As for Endorsed events.

Marketing help from MCI.
As for Endorsed events. Possibly BIG 2013 (British - Irish Gastroenterology)

WAGE 2014.
BSG Organised By BSG Committees and/or working groups thereof: e.g. Education / Programme / Research / Section(s) As for Supported events BSG (commercial sponsorship possible) Possibly Annual meeting
Clinical Update meetings e.g. Edinburgh, Nottingham Trainee Taster Course
BSG Research Workshops

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