Research News

Application for the JGHFoundation Travel Grants now open

Thursday, 07 July 2016 14:03

ENDO 2017 is excited to announce that the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Foundation (JGHF) will provide travel grants for young doctors to attend the first world congress of GI Endoscopy.

The Scientific Program includes cutting-edge information on a broad range of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Oncology topics presented from the perspective of an endoscopist. Presentations will combine basic science and clinical practice, with a spotlight on topics relevant to the Asia-Pacific region and emerging countries. All endoscopic procedures will be covered during the four days of the congress.

The grant awards 15 selected recipients with a USD 1,000 travel stipend.

Additionally, the ENDO 2017 registration fee is waived, which includes:

  • Admission to all Scientific Sessions
  • Admission to Poster Exhibition & Technical Exhibition
  • Admission to the Learning Center
  • Admission to the Postgraduate Course
  • Congress materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches

Deadline for travel grant application is 30 September 2016.

Important note: Applicants must be 40 years or younger as of 30th September 2016. To qualify to be selected for the travel grant, applicants are required to submit an abstract by 31st August 2016.

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NIHR Senior Investigators - announcing the 10th annual competition

Thursday, 07 July 2016 09:48

NIHR Senior Investigators are fundamental to the NIHR Faculty and include some of the country’s foremost researchers, making the most outstanding contribution to clinical and applied health and social care research.

Leading researchers funded by the NIHR or the Department of Health’s Policy Research Programme (and who are employed by an NHS Trust, university or charity based in England) are encouraged to apply.

Only NIHR Investigators are eligible to apply to become NIHR Senior Investigators. Associates and Trainees (regardless of seniority) are not eligible to apply. NIHR Investigators are researchers who:

  • conduct or support patient or people-based research;
  • have part or all of their salary funded as a ‘Research Cost’ from NIHR and/or DH Policy Research Programme (PRP) funding;
  • have ‘Active’ funding at time of application (i.e. the grant must be live and research must have begun and extend beyond 31 July 2016);
  • are employed by an NHS organisation or by a university or a charity based in England

NHS organisations which Senior Investigators are associated with and that are eligible for RCF will receive a further benefit, attracting an additional element of RCF for each Senior Investigator affiliated with the institution.

The additional RCF weighting in 2016/17 for eligible organisations was £75,000 for each Senior Investigator appointed on 1st April 2016.

Read the invitation to submit an application for details on eligibility and criteria.

Read the guidance for applicants for details on how to complete the application form online.

Closing date is 1pm on Tuesday 09 August 2016.

Outcome notification March 2017.

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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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