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PRO-MC Collaboration: establishment of a European prospective data registry, and follow-up for microscopic colitis

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 09:22

UEG promotes closer ties with and between all its 46 national member societies by funding cross-border scientific and professional activities. Programmes such as the LINK Award initiative foster this exchange and target supporting underserved areas in gastroenterology and underprivileged regions to improve and harmonise the quality of care across Europe.

Coordinated by the National Societies Committee, a particular focus with these support programmes is put on promoting and disseminating appropriate guidelines and standards in various formats together with member societies to encourage their uptake.

The PRO-MC Collaboration, led by the Svensk Gastroenterologisk Förening (Sweden) and the Asociación Española de Gastroenterología (Spain), is endorsed and co-funded by the UEG.

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Pharmaceutical industry launches database outlining payments to healthcare professionals

Friday, 01 July 2016 15:33

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) today published, for the first time, details of transfers of value – payments or benefits in kind – made to individual doctors, nurses and pharmacists, as well as other health professionals and healthcare organisations in the UK on a publicly accessible database Disclosure UK. The MRC frequently partners with industry and welcomes this new level of transparency.

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BSG 2016 prize winners

Friday, 01 July 2016 12:09

Highest ranking abstract: OC-057, presented by Subrata Ghosh during the BSG Plenary.

Gut prize for best basic science oral communication: OC-031, presented by Stephen Atkinson during the Liver Free Papers session.

Frontline Gastroenterology prize for the best patient benefit in gastroenterology oral communication: OC-038, presented by Louise Chung during the Gastroenterology Service Free Papers session.

BMJ Open Gastroenterology prize for the best clinical science oral communication: OC-017, presented by Philip Dunne during the Gastroduodenal Free Papers session

The following BSG 2016 delegates won prizes for their research POSTERS:

PTU-013 Endoscopy (Tuesday) Diana Yung
PTH-015 Endoscopy (Thursday, shared) Dai Samuel
PTH-041 Endoscopy (Thursday, shared) Shraddha Gulati
PTU-051 IBD (Tuesday) Chris Harrington
PWE-009 IBD (Wednesday) Christian Selinger
PTH-052 IBD (Thursday) Brihad Abhyankar
PTU-081 Liver (Tuesday) James Wadkin
PWE-046 Liver (Wednesday) Wei On
PTH-104 Liver (Thursday) Mathis Heydtmann
PTU-152 Gastroduodenal & Oesophageal (Tuesday) Kiran Altaf
PWE-076 Gastroduodenal (Wednesday) Gideon Lipman
PWE-139 Gastroenterology service (Wednesday) Matthew Edmondson
PTH-157 Gastroenterology service (Thursday) Sohail Rahmany
PWE-117 Colon & Anorectum Sabina Beg
PTH-129 Education & Training Vinay Sehgal
PTU-138 Neurogastroenterology Saad Qureshi
PTU-094 Nutrition Catherine Fennessy
PWE-155 Pancreas & Neuroendocrine Jennifer Campbell
PWE-059 Small bowel Nataniel Tan


The following BSG 2016 delegates won prizes for their research ORAL COMMUNICATIONS:

OC-043 Colon and Anorectum Tanya Monaghan
OC-013 Endoscopy Imdadur Rahman
OC-019 Gastroduodenal Jonathan White
OC-041 Service Claire Oldale
OC-080 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Tim Raine
OC-034 Liver Nikhil Vergis
OC-069 Neurogastroenterology Gehanjali Amarasinghe
OC-060 Nursing Kevin Mannix
OC-050 Oesophageal David Graham
OC-075 Pancreas and Neuroendocrine James Rees
OC-026 Small Bowel and Nutrition Imran Aziz

UK Biobank: looking at the whole person

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:55

The UK Biobank has launched the largest body scanning project in the world. Funded by the MRC, Wellcome Trust and British Heart Foundation, the biobank will scan 100,000 people to provide images of their brains, hearts, bones, carotid arteries and abdominal fat.

Head of the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London Professor Paul Matthews is one of the academic experts who have been supporting UK Biobank to create this resource and he explains how it could prove invaluable to all areas of medicine.

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