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UEG Rising Stars 2016 - nominations open

Friday, 05 June 2015 08:27

Every year, the UEG's National Societies Committee and Scientific Committee jointly select up to 10 emerging clinical scientists. Those young researchers are awarded Rising Star status based on a track record of international-quality research and developing scientific independence. This initiative provides a durable platform for young researchers to give state-of-the-art lectures and chair scientific sessions at UEG Week.

The nominations process for UEG Rising Stars is open until 30 September 2015; each Member Society may nominate a maximum of 2 candidates. If 2 candidates are supported, at least one must be female. The nominees will be supplied with mandatory supporting letters to accompany their application via the UEG website. Nominees must make their own application via the UEG website. To apply for nomination, BSG members should email the following mandatory documentation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 1st September 2015.

  • The completed application form (download template)
  • One A4 page Curriculum Vitae.
  • Listing of full papers, downloaded from Medline or PubMed.
  • A short (maximum 300 words) outline of the talk they would give at UEG Week if selected as Rising Star.
  • a proposed review article for potential publication in the UEG Journal if selected as Rising Star.

Nominees need all this plus the supporting letter for their application to UEG.

Candidates for Rising Stars 2016

  • Must be born October 1, 1974 or later.
  • Must reside in Europe or in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Must show at least one publication as first, corresponding or last author in a major journal (Journal of Hepatology, Gut, Hepatology, Gastroenterology and above) or at least 3 publications in other renowned peer-review journals. Please note that this is a minimum criterion and in practice Rising Star awardees have substantial international quality publication records.
  • May be at any academic level except full professor.
  • Have to be able to give their talk at UEG Week in English.

 

For further details download the complete criteria for candidates and the selection process.

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation: Bench, Bedside, Courtroom?

Monday, 18 May 2015 08:51

The next BSG Research Workshop has been organised on behalf of the BSG Research Committee by the Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel (http://www.bsg.org.uk/research/gut-microbiota-expert-panel/index.html). It will be held in London on Friday 11 September 2015. The workshop has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 5 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

Recruitment for PPALM Study

Friday, 10 April 2015 14:18

Refer your patients with radiotherapy-induced bleeding

This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, NIHR-approved trial is recruiting patients with new-onset rectal bleeding affecting quality of life and due to radiation-induced telangiectasia who are free of other abnormal GI symptoms.

For further details or to arrange referral contact:

Jennifer Matthews, trial coordinator
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Tel: 0207 352 8171 ext. 1515

Recruitment deadline: January 2016

Outcome of the IBD Research Priority-Setting Partnership

Friday, 27 February 2015 18:08

After an incubation period of several years, the IBD PSP has completed the exercise to determine and rank research priorities in IBD. The PSP consisted of patients, carers and clinicians (surgeons, nurses, dieticians and medical gastroenterologists) and worked to an iterative process designed and supervised by the James Lind Alliance. More than 1600 suggestions were made, which through a process of elimination (not research uncertainties, duplication of ideas from multiple sources, not treatment-related etc) were whittled down to a list of 70 that were voted on to yield a shortlist of 25 questions for discussion and further ranking by the group. The research priorities that were ranked 'top 10' have been sent to the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, to feed into the process of determining where research funding should be directed.

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