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Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition, 13-15 September 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017 12:07

This 3 day course, which has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee, is aimed at all professions with an interest in Clinical Nutrition and will appeal to clinicians, dietitians, doctors, hospital pharmacists, nursing staff and others with an interest in patient nutrition. The course is particularly suitable for SpRs (Specialist Registrars) as it is now a mandatory requirement to attend a clinical nutrition course. BSG members will be offered a reduced registration fee; further information is available from www.clinical-nutrition.co.uk. Early registration is recommended.

Securing the future workforce supply - Gastrointestinal endoscopy workforce review

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:24

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) was commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and Health Education England (HEE) to contribute qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis, and modelling to support HEE and NHS England in providing sufficient medical and non-medical gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopists to deliver GI endoscopy services.

This is the first review of the endoscopy workforce undertaken by the CfWI, and this report represents the most complete picture to date of the GI endoscopy workforce in England in 2015. It contains combined analysis of three national endoscopy workforce datasets described below. The data yielded, coupled with wider work will support initial modelling, allowing a degree of extrapolation of demand and supply. However, it will not answer all questions about all subcomponents of this workforce.

TRITON grant announcement

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:21

Professor Spiller and a team of experts from the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology who are based in 12 major research centres in the UK have been awarded a £2.1M grant from the National Institute of Health Research Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (NIHR EME) Programme to perform a clinical trial entitled "Treatment of IBS with diarrhoea with Titrated Ondansetron (TRITON)”. The trial will be coordinated from the Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit and the mechanistic studies will involve specialist centres in Leeds, University College London and Barts and the London Hospital. Recruitment is expected to start in autumn 2017.

The trial offers a great opportunity for two specialist registrars to obtain a higher degree in the rapidly expanding field of neurogastroenterology. The trial will include studies of how ondansetron affects bowel motility and sensitivity. Understanding how ondansetron works will improve our ability to predict who will respond and will inform the development of new treatments for this common and distressing condition. One registrar will be based at QMC, Nottingham and the other at QMUL, London; both are expected to start their fully supported OOP work in September 2017. The posts will be advertised soon with full information on how to apply.

BASL School of Transplantation Meeting

Thursday, 09 February 2017 13:51

28/04/17 - 29/04/17 - BASL School of Transplantation Meeting - Birmingham - booking now OPEN!

Following the very successful meeting of the School of Transplantation at the BASL & BLTG Annual meeting in September 2016 the dates have been announced for the 2017 event.

This year the School of Transplantation meeting will be a standalone meeting taking place from Friday 28th - Saturday 29th April on the Edgbaston Campus at the University of Birmingham and is FREE to BASL Members.

Register online at:- https://www.basl.org.uk/index.cfm/events/list/cid/16

Details of the draft programme can be found here:- https://www.basl.org.uk/uploads/Draft%20Transplant%20School%202017_Programme%20website.pdf

If you have any questions please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Gastroenterology Film Festival @ BSG 2017

Tuesday 20th June 2017

A Call for Film Festival Submissions

The deadline for film festival submissions is 1st May 2017

We are proud to announce that we will be hosting the first ever Gastroenterology Film Festival at next year’s BSG meeting.

We would like to invite all medical students, trainees, clinical fellows and consultants to collaborate and submit short educational films on any gastroenterology/hepatology related topic and take part in this exciting project.

A prize will be awarded for the best film as judged by our panel of experts as well as for the most educationally entertaining submission!

The winning films shall be awarded and showcased at the BSG trainees symposium on 20th June 2017. Suitable film submissions will be archived on our website to benefit the ongoing education of gastroenterologists in the UK and worldwide.

Please register your interest at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and visit our website www.gastrofoamed.com

Please share this announcement with your colleagues. We sincerely look forward to seeing you in the audience and on the stage in June.

Happy Vlogging!

Louise China
BSG Trainee Section Chair

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