Research News

BSG 2018 - Call for Abstracts

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 10:18

The British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting 2018 will take place at the ACC Liverpool from 4 - 7 June 2018. The conference will showcase the best of British gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy with hundreds of abstracts presented orally or as posters.

This is your opportunity to share your latest research and findings with colleagues and peers.

All accepted abstracts will be published in Gut, which is an official journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology. Submit your abstract now to be considered for the BSG Annual Meeting 2018 scientific programme.

For further information about how to submit please visit the conference website.

Basic training for GI researchers: Young Investigators Meeting

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 09:45

March 16-18, 2018
House of European Gastroenterology, Vienna, Austria

This course specialises in the fields of research, statistics and the writing of papers. Its 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 December 15, 2017.

New test for bowel cancer

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 12:22

A new screening test is being hailed as the most efficient way to indicate risk of colorectal cancer. Research shows an advanced computer algorithm technology can successfully indicate levels of risk by analysing previous blood test results in patients' existing medical records. This has the potential to save lives through early detection as well as reducing the need for unnecessary costly and invasive tests. For more information visit the NIHR website.

Research priority setting in Barrett's oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:04

The vast potential burden of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's oesophagus on patients and health-care resources stimulates a need to define and focus research efforts. This priority setting exercise aimed to produce a list of the top ten uncertainties in the field that reflect the priorities of patients and health-care providers. These priorities covered a range of issues, including a need for improved patient risk stratification, alternative diagnostic and surveillance tests, safety of long-term drug treatment, and questions regarding the durability and role of different endoscopic therapies for dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus. To read the full article, visit The Lancet.

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