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BSG Endoscopy Travelling Fellowships: MUSC Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 08:11

MUSC GI/Hepatology Division CME Conference - Saturday November 15th 2014
In collaboration with the South Carolina Gastroenterological Association

Olympus KeyMed is kindly sponsoring 10 travel grants, each of $2000, to help young British gastroenterologists attend a conference at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Friday 14th November

  • Tour MUSC's gastroenterology department
  • Observe endoscopy procedures both AM & PM
  • Lunch discussion with fellows
  • Lecture by Dr Peter Cotton - "Endoscopy; then now and maybe"
  • Dinner with MUSC faculty and fellows

Saturday 15th November

Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Course 08:00-17:00

Topics:

  • Review the management of Hepatitis C with direct acting antiviral agents.
  • Discuss the various platforms and therapeutic capabilities of deep enteroscopy.
  • Discuss optimal investigation and management of biliary strictures
  • Review the role of endoscopy in the evaluation and management of pancreatitis and approaches to the prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis.
  • Explain how a GI practice in the future will need to evolve to meet the changes expected in healthcare reform.
  • Understand diagnostic criteria and preferred management of achalasia.
  • Understand the diagnostic criteria, surveillance recommendations, treatment options and post-treatment surveillance for Barrett's Esophagus
  • Discuss the current and possible future uses of vaccines in patients with IBD
  • Review current medical management in a step-up approach for IBD
  • Understand how to evaluate and manage the patient with suspected NASH

Priority will be given to senior trainees (ST 4/5) and junior consultants (those within 3 years of qualification), and to those who have not attended MUSC courses previously. Successful applicants will need to pay for their travel and their own accommodation from the provided funds. MUSC will provide details of discounted accommodation at locally recommended hotels.

Frontline Gastroenterology: Twitter Debate.

Monday, 04 August 2014 12:49

Dr Anton Emmanuel, Editor, Frontline Gastroenterology

Frontline Gastroenterology is pleased to announce a new and exciting educational initiative in the form of 'Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter Debates' with online debates and discussions hosted by expert clinicians and academics from around the world. This is your chance to ask the experts directly about clinical issues that affect you on the 'Frontline'.

The debates will held monthly on Tuesday evenings at 8pm-9pm GMT and lead by @FrontGastro_BMJ using #FGDebate. If you are new to Twitter or need to join, don't worry it takes 2 minutes (www.twitter.com) and is very easy to use and follow! For those of you not currently on Twitter, please don’t be afraid: you can easily edit your profile so that you won’t be committed to interactions you don’t want.

We are delighted to announce that the first debate will be lead by Dr Bjorn Rembacken (@Bjorn_Rembacken), Consultant Gastroenterologist, Specialist Endoscopist and UEG Website Editor, and keen twitter educationalist - this will be on 23rd September 2014, at 8-9pm GMT and discuss, 'Frontline Endoscopy: Colonic EMR vs ESD - which one and when?'

Our second debate will be lead by Dr Charlie Lees (@charlie_lees), Consultant Gastroenterologist and IBD Specialist, on 14th October 2014, at 8-9pm GMT and discuss, 'Frontline IBD: Finding the cause of IBD - genes, bugs or diet?'

Please follow @Bjorn_Rembacken, @charlie_lees and @FrontGastro_BMJ as well as follow #FGDebate and join the first ever debates! More information will posted on http://fg.bmj.com in the next few weeks. We look forward to you joining the debate.

UEG Rising Stars 2015 - nominations open

Friday, 06 June 2014 07:43

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 2014; BSG members should email the following documentation to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 1st September 2014. Two successful applicants will be supplied with mandatory supporting letters to accompany their application via the UEG website.

  • 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.

Candidates for Rising Stars 2015

  • Must be born October 1, 1973 or later.
  • Must reside in Europe or the Mediterranean area (countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea).
  • Must show at least one publication 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.

Young-ECCO

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:34

Dear Colleagues,

We have an exciting offer for you - if you are interested in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and are under the age of 35 or still in training you can join Young-ECCO (Y-ECCO)!

We are a dynamic group of young clinicians and scientists interested in IBD within the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization (ECCO). We want to foster interaction, collaboration and exchange and help our members to participate in the educational and scientific activities of ECCO. We have a great programme:

  • Yearly educational workshop providing tools and advice for a career in IBD
  • Yearly networking event to bring Y-ECCOs together in an informal atmosphere
  • Y-ECCO abstract awards to support our members’ excellent scientific work
  • Contribute to the ECCO e-learning platform by developing cases, podcasts, etc.
  • Quarterly literature review: Comment on a recent landmark article and get published!
  • Co-chair at a plenary session at the yearly ECCO conference - alongside an experienced colleague
  • Y-ECCO interview: Submit questions that are answered by established leaders in the field
  • Participate in our European wide educational survey about the future of Gastroenterology (www.surveymonkey.com/s/YECCOsurvey). All participants will be entered into a drawing for free ECCO memberships for one year.
  • Submit your clinical study proposal and get constructive feedback by experts in your field. In addition you could qualify for endorsement of your study by Y-ECCO!

We are a transparent and permeable group. Every member can participate. If you are interested in any of the above formats please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are looking forward to welcoming you to our group!

Florian Rieder

Y-ECCO Chair
On behalf of the Y-ECCO Committee

Hepatology at a Glance

Friday, 11 January 2013 15:31

With the start of the new year, we are pleased to announce that we had an overwhelming response to the call for applications to co-author Hepatology at a Glance. The quality of the applications was quite outstanding but there were 2 clear winners, Dr Deepak Joshi and Dr Geri Keane: they join Dr Alison Brind Senior Editor, on the team. We have also nominated Dr Ahmir Ahmad to champion the junior general medical trainee viewpoint and to bring his very specific general editorial expertise to the project. If successful we hope that there will be further opportunities to collaborate with Wiley-Blackwell in this way and would encourage many of you who submitted excellent applications to keep these future ventures in mind.

Alenka Brooks,
Trainee Section Chair

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