Education News

Young Investigators Meeting

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:05

April 17-19, 2015
House of European Gastroenterology
Vienna, Austria

This course specialises on the fields of research, statistics and the writing of papers and intense and lively lectures and discussions are combined with interactive training sessions. Presentations by participants provide the ideal environment to share ideas and personal experiences.

Application is open until January 18, 2015

BSG Funding Opportunities for Educational Projects in Low Income Countries 2015

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:34

The BSG wishes to fund a number of educational projects to promote the practice of gastroenterology in the developing world and low income settings (e.g. sub-Saharan Africa). We hope to fund 3 - 5 projects. The maximum budget for each project should be no more than £10,000. The fund is NOT intended for equipment other than that which is required for training or is purely educational in its use. Funding will be available early 2015. Potential projects might include an educational or training course, or an educational meeting on the practice of gastroenterology and/or endoscopy. However other types of educational projects will also be considered. Matched or supplementary funding from other sources is encouraged.

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.

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