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Trainees Section Prizes 2017 – extended submission deadlines

Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:00

The following prizes are awarded annually by the BSG Trainees Section and in 2017 will be presented by the BSG president in the main BSG plenary at the annual conference in Manchester:

  1. The Alistair McIntyre Prize for Improving Gastroenterology Training is designed to support work that may improve gastroenterology training in the UK The top 3 ranked applicants will compete in the 'Educational Dragons' Den' at the BSG Trainees Section Symposium in June 2017, Manchester. The winner will be awarded the prize plus £1000 and two runners up will be given £500 towards their projects. All you need is a good idea in order to improve training – write your application now! Applicants must be BSG members.

  2. BSG Young Gastroenterologist of the Year - Emerging Leader is designed to identify and promote talented trainee leaders nationally in order to promote leadership in gastroenterology for the future. This is a single award of £1000. Have you led a team/project to completion? Do you have new ideas you act upon in order to improve services/training? Then you’re a leader – tell us what you've done! The awards are open to any doctor training in gastroenterology in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Applications are welcomed from doctors in LAT posts as well as those in numbered posts. Applicants must be BSG members.

Further information, examples of previous awards and video interviews with last year's winners are also available via the Trainees Awards' dedicated web page:

Remember if you don't buy a ticket you can't win the prize!

All completed applications and questions should be emailed to Howard Ellison This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 5.00pm on Monday 6th March 2017

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:-

Details of the draft programme can be found here:-

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PhD studentship in Medicine: Characterising Fatigue in IBD

Monday, 30 January 2017 11:37

This fully-funded studentship will undertake very novel research to characterise fatigue in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Fatigue is the most common symptom in active Crohn’s disease and the second most common complaint in remission. Fatigue may arise from peripheral and central processes. Peripheral fatigue is linked to reduced muscle mass and deconditioning and consequently reduced muscle function, while central fatigue may arise from attenuated cardiac output and diminished cerebral blood perfusion. The student will aim to deconstruct the roles of central and peripheral fatigue through 31P MR-spectroscopy-based experiments during within-bore exercise, while cardiac output and cerebral perfusion will be quantified using MR imaging under the same conditions.

The studentship is fully funded by the Joane Browne Legacy, with a start date of 1 July 2017. The studentship will be hosted by the newly £23.6M funded NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre with strong Gastroenterology and Musculoskeletal Research themes and a cross-cutting Advanced Imaging theme. The BRC is funded to to cover consumables for this project. The closing date is 28/2/2018. Interviews will be held in mid-March 2017. For further information on this studentship, please download the full advert.

Free BSG Research Workshop: Supporting Gastroenterologists Developing Careers in Research and Academia

Friday, 18 November 2016 14:09

This free one-day workshop, organised by the BSG Research Committee, is aimed at gastroenterology and hepatology trainees but is open to all specialties and levels of training. It aims to inspire people to develop their own national research network by building an understanding of what is involved in research and confidence in undertaking it. If you're interested in research, or know someone who is, please come along and don't be shy.

Reserve your place now by sending a cheque for £50 made out to BSG (address it to BSG Research, 3 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LB). Include a covering note stating your full name and contact details and specifying that it's to reserve a place on the Research Workshop in Birmingham. Cheques will be cashed for those delegates who do not attend (and haven't cancelled a week in advance); delegates who do attend will be given their cheques back on the day.


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