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Free BSG Research Workshop: Supporting Gastroenterologists Developing Careers in Research and Academia

Friday, 18 November 2016 14:09

This free one-day workshop, organised by the BSG Research Committee, is aimed at gastroenterology and hepatology trainees but is open to all specialties and levels of training. It aims to inspire people to develop their own national research network by building an understanding of what is involved in research and confidence in undertaking it. If you're interested in research, or know someone who is, please come along and don't be shy.

Reserve your place now by sending a cheque for £50 made out to BSG (address it to BSG Research, 3 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LB). Include a covering note stating your full name and contact details and specifying that it's to reserve a place on the Research Workshop in Birmingham. Cheques will be cashed for those delegates who do not attend (and haven't cancelled a week in advance); delegates who do attend will be given their cheques back on the day.


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Calling time on alcohol-related liver disease: top ten research priorities

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 14:29

Simon Denegri wrote a blog for the NIHR on the James Lind Alliance Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) which was funded by the NIHR and the BSG. The PSP brought together patients, carers and health professionals to identify the top ten research priorities for alcohol-related liver disease (listed and discussed in the blog). Simon is NIHR National Director for Patients and the Public in Research and Chair of INVOLVE.

Sir Francis Avery Jones BSG Research Award 2017

Tuesday, 29 November 2016 13:47

Applications are invited by the Research Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and must include:

  1. One A4 page ONLY describing the work conducted.
  2. The title and an outline of the proposed content of the lecture.
  3. A bibliography of relevant personal publications.
  4. A written statement confirming that all or a substantial part of the work has been personally conducted by the applicant in the UK or Eire.
  5. A written statement confirming that the applicant will be aged 40 years or less OR will have held a Consultant/Honorary Consultant post for less than 5 years (or whole-time equivalent if part time or in intermittent employment) on the date of the lecture.

Entrants need not be a member of the Society. A list of past winners can be downloaded.

The recipient will be required to deliver a 20-minute lecture during the plenary session at BSG 2017, which will be held on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The winner will be entitled to full registration for the whole meeting (19-22 June 2017) and to travel and accommodation expenses as specified in their speaker entitlement letter.

Applications should be composed electronically in Word or PDF format and emailed as an attachment to the BSG Office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with the email subject line "Avery Jones BSG Research Award 2017" by 5.00pm on Monday 20 February 2017. Applicants will be notified of the decision by 10 March 2017, a week before the early bird registration deadline.

New HRA approval leaflet

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 13:30

The Health Research Authority (HRA) has published a new brief leaflet setting out high level information about the HRA Approval process. It provides an overview, highlighting their aim to simplify and streamline the approval process. Detailed guidance is also available from the HRA website. For help or to share feedback, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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