Research News

Looking for research-interested surgeons

Friday, 27 January 2012 12:04

Are you a surgeon active in research?

The BSG is hoping to engage with the Royal College of Surgeons, the NIHR and NCRI on the GRIST project: Growing Recruitment in Surgical Trials. One of the aspects of this work is looking at how clinical trials profiles can be raised within surgical units. If you are a surgeon active in research, or would like to become active or involved in surgical research, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your contact details and a brief description of your experience and research interests.

Further information on clinical research in the UK (including local contacts for gastroenterology, hepatology and subspecialty interests) can be found under the Research area of the BSG’s website.

Update on HOT II Trial – Last call for volunteers

Wednesday, 18 January 2012 15:24

The HOT II Trial is looking for 5-10 additional volunteers who may be interested to take part, following a further extension of the accrual period, which needs to finish by the end of March 2012 in order for all volunteers to be treated by the end of the year. Please let Grace Sharp (HOT II Trial Coordinator; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) know of any potentially suitable volunteers amongst your patients AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

For further information or to refer a patient, please see Clinical Trial Updates.

EUGW Abstract Submission

Tuesday, 10 January 2012 09:52

Online abstract submission is open now, but the submission deadline is earlier than usual (May 4, 2012). Submit your abstract via the UEGW 2012 Abstract Submission Site.

Bariatric surgery trial

Thursday, 15 December 2011 11:30

Long-term outcomes of obesity surgery

Dr Jennifer Logue of the University of Glasgow and her team hope to discover how effective weight loss surgery is and identify the risks and benefits associated with this form of surgery. The trial will recruit patients in Scotland over a 5-year period and follow outcomes over 10 years.

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