Dame Sheila Sherlock Travelling Fellowships in Hepatology 2014
Tuesday, 26 November 2013 10:22
Applications are invited from consultants and specialist registrars for the next Dame Sheila Sherlock Fellowships in Hepatology. These bursaries have been offered by Dr Geraint James in memory of his wife, Dame Sheila Sherlock. Their purpose is to offer consultants and specialist registrars the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas.
Two Travelling Fellowships are available covering a period of one month each and will be offered to one consultant and one trainee. Each Fellowship will be for a maximum of £2000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs. Initial applications should be submitted on the appropriate forms.
Closing date for applications is 16 January 2014.
New Insights into Hepatic Encephalopathy
Friday, 08 November 2013 07:57
New Insights into Hepatic Encephalopathy is an educational website developed for physicians and other healthcare providers with an interest in improving the identification and management of patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE).
The website includes a number of different modules which may be accessed according to educational needs and preferences. The content, developed by an international faculty, reviews the pathogenesis of HE, the burden on patients and healthcare resources and the latest information on appropriate management. There are also interactive, case-based activities and a summary of the must know literature in the field.
Public Health Research project 09/3001/09 report published:
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 10:01
"Reducing alcohol-related harm in disadvantaged men: development and feasibility assessment of a brief intervention delivered by mobile telephone, Public Health Research".
MRC Public Health Intervention Development Scheme (PHIND)
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:57
The Public Health Intervention Development scheme (PHIND) is a new MRC funding scheme designed specifically to provide support for early phase development of public health interventions. This rapid response funding scheme is aimed at improving the initial evidence on which the development and evaluation of public health interventions are based. Studies should address an important UK or global public health issue and offer an innovative approach to intervention development or applying an existing intervention in a new setting.
The scheme's remit ranges from primary research developing and designing the intervention to feasibility studies, encompassing:
- developing theory
- modelling process and outcomes
- assessing feasibility
Systematic reviews, meta analyses and pilot studies are outside the remit of the PHIND scheme. Applicants can apply for up to £150K for a maximum of 18 months and the scheme will operate three times a year. For further information, please see the MRC website.
NCEPOD Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Report Launch
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 16:49
The NCEPOD report on Alcohol-Related Liver Disease will be launched at the Royal College of Physicians, London on Friday 14 June 2013.
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