BSG Annual Scientific Meeting, Liverpool, 20-23 June 2016
ATTEND THE BSG ANNUAL MEETING FOR ONLY £60!
Dr Jayne Eaden, BSG Senior Secretary
There's something for everyone at BSG 2016 in Liverpool from June 20th - 23rd. The conference begins with the postgraduate master class and includes updates in several areas of gastroenterology and hepatology, interactive sessions on how to manage your endoscopic complications (although of course you won't have many of these!) and there's a state of the art lecture on the basics and benefits of the microbiome. The trainees symposium ends the day with three great lectures from the military on gastroenterology in war zones.
The main conference including industry sponsored exhibition and lunchtime poster rounds runs from Tuesday through Thursday. Every section of the BSG has worked very hard to produce an exciting programme with state of the art lectures, basic and clinical science symposia and several sections have collaborated on innovative joint symposia. There are too many sessions to list and so rather than only mention a few (and offend those I miss) I would encourage you to check out the interactive programme for yourselves at www.bsg2016.org.uk. However, I cannot omit to let you know that Wednesday sees live endoscopy return to the conference and Thursday's highlights include the basic science translational master class on the gut neuroendocrine system. There are also breakfast, lunchtime and evening industry sponsored symposia.
For the first time the BSG will be presenting a lifetime achievement award at the plenary session on Tuesday morning. The identity of the worthy recipient will remain a secret until the day of presentation! There are also new prizes this year for the best abstracts in three separate categories which are sponsored by Gut, Frontline Gastroenterology and BMJ Open Gastroenterology in addition to all the usual oral abstract and poster prizes.
The conference is a great opportunity to catch with old friends and make new ones. For those Beatles fans we have the Cheatles who will be playing at the conference party on Tuesday evening. If you're a cyclist why not join like-minded friends and get on your bike to raise money for Core! Details can be found at www.gastro-cycle.co.uk
So, if you haven't already registered I would encourage you to do so - Taster members can attend all 4 days for only £60 in total - this includes on-site registration. I look forward to seeing you all there.
Capitalising on Conferences
- Register early to take advantage of early bird rates
- See if travel bursaries are available
- Submit an abstract(s)
- Prizes for best orals and posters
- Try to attend for the whole conference
- Check out the programme before the conference and pick out the must see presentations so you don't miss what you want to see
- Download the app
- Build your agenda
- All abstracts are on the app at the BSG annual conference
- Vote during interactive sessions
- Email your notes
- If you have an oral presentation - practice in front of colleagues beforehand (helps with tips for delivery & what questions you might get)
- Quiz the judges when they're judging your posters to ask how to improve your research
- Network with leaders in the field in which you're interested (they like it!)
- Speak to experts about patient management
- Ask around about upcoming job and research opportunities
- Visit the industry exhibition
- Without them the conference wouldn't exist!
- Learn about new drugs
- "Play" with endoscopy equipment
- Get involved with charity events e.g. Gastrocycle
- Go to the conference party
- Enjoy yourself!
- See if lectures & slides can be viewed post conference e.g. BSG Tv
Oh, and wear comfy shoes!!
BMJ Open Gastroenterology
BMJ Open Gastroenterology is an online-only, peer-reviewed, Open Access gastroenterology journal, dedicated to publishing high-quality medical research from all disciplines and therapeutic areas of gastroenterology. The journal publishes all research study types, from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses, including small or specialist studies. Publishing procedures are built around continuous publication, publishing research online as soon as the article is ready.
BMJ Open Gastroenterology aims to operate a fast submission and review process with continuous publication online, to ensure timely, up-to-date research is available worldwide.
Prevalence of hepatitis B seromarkers and hepatitis C antibodies in blood donors in Basra, Iraq
Al-Rubaye A, Tariq Z, Alrubaiy L
BMJ Open Gastro 2016; 2:e000067 doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000067
Tolerability and effectiveness of sofosbuvir and simeprevir in the post-transplant setting: systematic review and meta-analysis
BMJ Open Gastro 2016; 2:e000066 doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000066
Vitamin D associates with improved quality of life in participants with irritable bowel syndrome: outcomes from a pilot trial
BMJ Open Gastro 2015; 2:e000052 doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000052
Impact of preoperative serum albumin on 30-day mortality following surgery for colorectal cancer: a population-based cohort study
BMJ Open Gastro 2015;2:e000047. doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000047
Long-term follow-up and suboptimal treatment rates of treatment-eligible chronic hepatitis B patients in diverse practice settings: a gap in linkage to care
BMJ Open Gastro 2015;2:e000060. doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000060
Pulseless electrical activity arrest due to air embolism during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a case report and review of the literature
Mathew J, Parker C, Wang J
BMJ Open Gastro 2015;2:e000046. doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000046
Predictors of hepatic decompensation after TACE for hepatocellular carcinoma
BMJ Open Gastro 2015;2:e000032. doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000032
Venous thromboembolism and subsequent risk of cancer in patients with liver disease: a population-based cohort study
BMJ Open Gastro 2015;2:e000043. doi:10.1136/bmjgast-2015-000043
Core Research Essay Prize 2016
Core is offering a £1,000 award for the best essay based on gastroenterology or hepatology research undertaken by a clinical or basic science researcher during their MD or PhD. The work must be the subject of at least one abstract submitted for presentation at the 2016 British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting in Liverpool. Further information and the application form are available to download. The closing date is 4 March 2016.
Dr Falk Pharma UK/Core Awards 2016
The Dr Falk/Core awards recognise those who bring new knowledge and insight to the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. For those committed to furthering research or patient care, the 2016 awards are an opportunity to achieve national recognition as well as the financial support to take your career further.
This year's prizes consist of the following:
- A £1000 prize for the best essay on gastroenterology research personally undertaken by medical students who were on an intercalated BSc/MRes/MSc/MPH/MBPhD* course during the previous academic year (2014/2015) - download the application
- Four £1500 bursaries for medical students taking full-time science degrees (BSc/MRes/MSc/MPH/MBPhD*) focusing on gastrointestinal or liver-related disease in the current academic year (2015/2016) - download the application
- Two £2500 bursaries to support research for F1/F2 doctors who are undertaking research in an area relevant to gastroenterology - download the application
- A £1,000 award for primary and secondary care nurses for initiatives that have advanced patient care - download the application.
*PhD students should note that they may apply for a bursary only once during their three-year studentship and that they may apply for the essay prize when their PhD has been completed.
The application deadline is 17:00 on Friday 4 March 2016. Applications received after this time will not be considered.
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