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Professor Ian Gilmore appointed as new BSG President-Elect

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) today announces Professor Ian Gilmore as President Elect for the next two years before becoming President from 2012 to 2014.

Dr Tom Smith, Chief Executive of the BSG states:

"We held interviews for the post in February and Prof Gilmore stood out from an extremely strong field of candidates. All at the BSG certainly look forward to having him on board as we continue to promote high standards for clinical services, research, training and education in gastroenterology and hepatology across the UK."

Currently president of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Ian trained at Cambridge University and St Thomas' Hospital, qualifying in 1971, and subsequently specialised in gastroenterology and specifically liver disease. After time in the US he took up a consultant post at Royal Liverpool University Hospital. In 2001 he chaired a Royal College of Physicians working party that produced the report "Alcohol - can the NHS afford it?" and since his election as president of the College in 2006 he has become a leading authority on alcohol misuse in the United Kingdom. He initiated the Alcohol Health Alliance UK in 2007.

Notes to Editors

The British Society of Gastroenterology is an organisation focused on the promotion of high standards for clinical services, research, training and education in gastroenterology and hepatology within the UK. It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field. Founded in 1937 it has grown from a club to be a major force in British medicine.

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