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DDF 2015 Highlights

Friday, 01 May 2015 09:04

Shaheen Hamdy – Professor of Neurogastroenterolgy

"There are few opportunities in Gastroenterology where so many societies interested in GI are brought together, and DDF is one of these. Most exciting for me as chair of the Neurogastroenterology committee, is to see the how groups such as colorectal surgeons, IBD specialists and those interested in food sciences are going to interact during these 4 days to talk about their experience of functional GI disorders. And with world leaders in the field, included Professor Paul Moayyedi from MacMaster University, Canada, and Professor Adil Bharucha from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, providing key note lectures in the field and a superb selection of free papers, posters and seminars from the stomach to the pelvis, this is a meeting that just cannot be missed!"

Colin Rees – Professor of GI Endoscopy

"The UK has a long track record in collaboration for the delivery of Gastrointestinal services. The DDF brings together the main UK GI organisations for a combined educational meeting and will be held from June 22-25th this year. The meeting will provide key updates in the care of patients with GI diseases along with cutting edge research from world leading researchers.
I am particularly looking forward to hearing Brian Saunders Endoscopy Foundation Lecture on Tuesday and the endoscopy research update with a dragons den on Thursday morning. The DDF a must attend event for anyone who treats patients with GI conditions".

Funded Masters courses and CPD modules now available to support development of genomic technologies

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 10:17

The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme is offering NHS staff a specially-developed fully-funded MSc in Genomic Medicine and associated CPD modules. This to support the NHS's role in the 100,000 Genomes Project and to drive wider service transformation around the development of genomic technologies. The Masters and CPD modules will be offered through a national network of universities. Alongside the MSc, a number of short online courses have been developed, including introductory overviews to Genomics and Bioinformatics, which provide certified learning for staff.

Joint meeting of the British and Chinese Societies of Gastroenterology – East meets West

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:02

On Friday 27th March the inaugural joint meeting of the Chinese and British Societies of Gastroenterology took place in the Dorchester Library of the Royal College of Physicians London. BSG President Dr Ian Forgacs welcomed his counterpart in the Chinese society, Professor Yun-Sheng Yang, and leading colleagues to the UK for this one day meeting that saw experts delivering highly insightful talks on the development of clinical practice and research from the perspectives of China and the UK in important areas of gastroenterology – IBD, Upper GI Cancer, Gut Microbiota and H. pylori. The event was a resounding success and marked the start of what promises to be a fruitful collaborative relationship between the two societies.

The programme was broken up in to 4 sessions with talks from Chinese and UK experts followed by questions and discussion.

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.

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