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The 7th Nottingham Barrett’s Endotherapy Course

Monday, 20 February 2017 12:14

Taking place on 25-26 May 2017 at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, the 7th Nottingham Barrett's Endotherapy course has a panel of national and international expert faculty. It will be in the form of didactic lectures, case discussion, live demonstration, video demonstration, panel discussion and hands-on training with the Cardiff Endotrainer. Cook Medical, Medtronic and Olympus-Keymed are supporting this event with an unrestricted educational grant, which helps to make the event possible. The course has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee and the Royal College of Physicians has assigned it 12 CPD credits.

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The 5th Annual Birmingham Liver Course

Monday, 20 February 2017 12:11

The University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital are pleased to welcome you to the 5th Annual Birmingham Liver Course, taking place on 25-26 May 2017 at the Medical School, University of Birmingham, Edbgaston. The meeting will cover practical and pressing issues in the management of advanced liver disease with speakers from around the country who are experts in their field. Using an interactive approach, we are sure this course will prove to be very popular and of interest to trainees, consultants, nurses and allied health professionals. BSG Members will receive a 10% discount on the registrations fee by quoting BhamLiver2017 during the registration process. The course has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee and 5 CPD credits have been assigned by the Royal College of Physicians.

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UCL-Royal Free Postgraduate Hepatology Course

Monday, 20 February 2017 12:07

The UCL Hepatology Postgraduate Course will take place on 17-19 May 2017 at The Royal Free Hospital. The aim of the course is to provide a strong foundation in hepatology, which future gastroenterologists can use as a springboard to becoming specialists within the field. It is also a useful update for Gastroenterology Consultants. This three day course aims to provide clinically focused updates; comprehensive coverage of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, investigation and management of patients with acute and chronic liver disease; a strong focus on interactive learning, including SCE style SBA questions with audience key pads, and dedicated sessions for clinical cases, questions and discussion to re-enforce learning; topics mapped to the (JRCPTB) curriculum in hepatology with learning outcomes that can be uploaded to the JRCPTB e-portfolio; a deeper understanding of the basic science of liver disease. The course has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee.

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Report to the BSG Education Committee on the Train The Trainers Workshop 21-25 November 2016, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 10:30

Dr Laith AlRubaiy
Clinical lecturer and speciality registrar in Gastroenterology, Swansea University, Swansea, UK

Thank you to the BSG and the World Gastroenterology Organisation for the opportunity to attend the excellent Train The Trainer (TTT) workshop at Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE.

The WGO TTT workshop team, led by Prof Bizos with a faculty of international experts, had arranged a full 4-day programme for the visit, packed with useful seminars on medical education, how to do critical appraisal, using social media to promote research and to network, using simulators to teach clinical skills etc. Every day, arrangements had been made for us to review what we had learned and apply it in practical hands-on sessions or group activities, all of which were incredibly helpful. The TTT programme has been running for many years, with around 1000 participants across the world; most of them are now leaders in their societies or their local hospitals. The course was sponsored and hosted by the Emirati Gastroenterology and Hepatology Society (EGHS), which was very generous with its hospitality, allowing us to enjoy some informal evenings with good company and experience the Arabic culture. We were also honoured to be invited to have tea with his Royal Highness the Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasim of Ras Al- Khaimah. Also, we quite enjoyed a thrilling desert safari and camel rides before having dinner at starlight.

Above all, the TTT Workshop has helped me to build a professional network with colleagues across the world. It was interesting to meet and chat with more than 30 gastroenterologists from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Australia and Europe and learn more about other health systems and training programmes worldwide. An interesting noteworthy learning point was how to develop MCQ and podcasts to support teaching. I found a few differences from our clinical practice in the UK, such as the structure of training programmes, the use of and access to national guidelines, payment for health services schemes, the wide use of ultrasound as part of training, staff attitudes and various levels of job satisfaction driven by financial private sectors in some countries. Almost without exception, all faculty, administrative and support staff could not have been more friendly and helpful. Developing such a programme in the UK would be very valuable. Thank you to all who helped in this course.

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