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BSG/BASL Trainee Bursary to attend the BASL Annual Meeting 2017, 20 - 22nd September in Warwick

Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:09

Date of Preparation 19/7/2017

Guidance notes for BSG/BASL Trainee Bursary to attend the BASL Annual Meeting on 20–22 September 2017

  • Review Process by Panel
  • Bursary Application Deadline: 11th August 2017
  • Advise applicants of status of their submission: 18th August 2017
  • Deadline for confirmation of acceptance: 23rd August 2017
  • Advise reserve list of status of their submission: 25th August 2017
  • Deadline for reserve list to confirm their acceptance (if applicable): 30th August 2017


Norgine Pharmaceuticals have made provision for 5 bursaries to be made available to assist trainees to attend the forthcoming BASL Annual Meeting in Warwick. Each bursary will cover the winning trainees’ conference registration fees, reasonable travel costs, accommodation expenses (2 nights) and one evening meal. Norgine Pharmaceuticals, on behalf of the winning trainees, will arrange all aspects of the above. A minimum requirement is that trainees must attend all days of the conference.


Applications are invited from specialty trainees in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, who are members of either the BSG or BASL. Trainees must hold a national training number in gastroenterology or be in a LAT post and must be pre CCST at the time of the BASL conference (20th September 2017). Trainees who have been granted another bursary to attend BASL 2017 or have been awarded a BSG bursary to attend the BASL annual conference in previous years are not eligible to apply nor are trainees who received a Norgine bursary to attend the BSG annual conference in June 2017.

There will be a maximum of 5 bursaries available.

How to apply

Applicants will need to complete the formal Application Form for travel bursaries for BASL 2017.

As part of the application form applicants will need to outline how they meet the criteria for registration at the forthcoming BASL conference 2017 and how the conference will benefit themselves and others in their future career.

Applicants need to submit their application form via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by the application deadline of 5pm Friday 11th August 2017 to be accepted for review by the review panel.

Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their completed application form.

Review Process and Accepting your Award

Following review of all applications fulfilling the above criteria, applicants will be notified on 18th August 2017 as to whether their application has been successful. The judging panel’s decision is final and judges will not enter into correspondence regarding the final decision.

If any of the winning applicants fail to formally accept their award by the deadline of 23rd August 2017, those awards will then be offered to other applicants who form a reserve list. Those applicants on the reserve list will be informed on 25th August 2017 as to whether they are currently being offered a place and will have until the deadline of 30th August 2017 to formally accept their award in writing or via email.

Requirements of Accepting a Bursary Award

Following formal acceptance of their award, award winners are committed to attending the BASL Annual Meeting 2017.

Norgine and its affiliates may publicly disclose (e.g. on company websites) details of its support of the bursary scheme including any relevant disclosures requested by law. Award winners will be sent an email from Norgine and will be asked to sign an agreement to disclose the value of the bursary. Award winners must either disclose the bursary as a personal transfer of value or as an aggregated figure. Norgine cannot sponsor anyone who refuses either of these two options.

In the event of exceptional unforeseen circumstances leading to an award winner determining that he or she is no longer able to attend the meeting, they must contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it immediately to cancel their scholarship award. There will be a reserve list of trainees and under these circumstances, the next trainee on the list will be offered the bursary.


Five bursaries to attend RSM event "Microbiome in cancer and beyond"

Thursday, 20 July 2017 09:24

The BSG Research Committee is offering BSG member (Trainees and Tasters) five bursaries covering registration and a contribution to travel expenses to attend "Microbiome in cancer and beyond". This meeting takes place on Tuesday 5 September at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Full details of the meeting are available on the event page. The bursaries are being offered on a first come, first served basis on request to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 1st August; early registration expires 8th August and will be handled by the RSM on successful recipients' behalf. Please send your

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Institution name
  • Dietary requirements
  • Email address
  • BSG membership type
  • BSG member number
  • Whether you are a member of the RSM or not
  • How much your anticipated travel costs would be

Successful applicants will be notified immediately.

BSG Travelling Fellowship to EndoClub Nord, Hamburg, November 3rd - 10th 2017

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 09:40


EndoClub Nord has developed over the last 20 years into the largest live endoscopy congress in the World, with > 2500 delegates attending from Germany and beyond. It remains a centre for the introduction of innovation in endoscopic practice and new technologies. We are delighted that Professor Thomas Rosch has invited the BSG to join the faculty of EndoClub Nord 2017, and Colin Rees, Pradeep Bhandari, John Anderson, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, and George Webster will be involved in live cases, debate, and commentary from Hamburg, with projection to other English-speaking centres around the world. To extend the BSG's engagement we have the opportunity, through fully supported travelling fellowships, for 10 trainees or junior consultants to join us in Hamburg. As well as attending EndoClub Nord ( November 3rd-4th, the fellows will also have the exciting opportunity to stay on for a further week, for tailored endoscopic experience within the EndoClub Nord Academy and allied hospitals. Fellows can expect to be able to select training and exposure to a wide range of interventional endoscopy, including upper and lower GI EMR and ESD, small bowel endoscopy, POEM, ERCP, cholangioscopy, enteral stenting, and HPB/OG EUS.

Who should apply?

Applications will be considered from medical/surgical trainees and consultants within 5 years of appointment, and will be most appropriate for those with a career focus including diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy. Applicants must be BSG members.

What does the sponsorship cover?

Return flights to Hamburg, hotel accommodation, and registration to EndoClub Nord will be covered as part of the fellowship.

How to apply

Please complete the attached application form and send, with a testimonial from a referee, to the BSG ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and titled 'BSG Travelling Fellowship EndoClub Nord'.


Closing date for applications: Friday August 11th 17:00.

Candidates informed of outcome of application: Friday September 1st 17:00

BSG National Introduction to Gastroenterology 2017

Friday, 07 July 2017 12:21

20th November 2017 - Royal College of Physicians

The BSG is holding its third introductory day for newcomers into higher specialist training. Our main aim is to welcome you to our great specialty but particularly to encourage you to look into the future not so much as the training programme ahead of you but beyond that into a career in gastroenterology.

We feel that many trainees focus on their training years that lie ahead and so don't take a long view about training as a pathway to prepare them for their eventual career as a specialist.

The morning comprises a series of introductory talks from senior gastroenterologists who have wide experience of training. In the afternoon there will be a series of 'Musical Tables', which will commence after lunch and continue after tea. Between 8-12 trainees will rotate around separate tables which will be hosted by a gastroenterologist and a trainee where a series of relevant topics will be presented and discussed in a more informal manner.

The BSG Training Committee, the BSG Trainees' Section and your regional Training Programme Director all support this very important day and strongly encourage you to come along. It may very well be that the consultants where you are working are aware that you won't be in the hospital that day but we do advise you to check this and book your study leave for the day. There is no attendance fee, lunch and refreshments are provided and the BSG will reimburse travel expenses (of journeys over 100 miles) for BSG members or those who make a commitment to become a member (but you must please take advantage of any advanced booking discounts if using the railway). Expenses claim forms MUST be returned to the BSG office by 1st December.

Please contact Christopher O'Shea ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) to reserve your place.

BSG Gastro Taster Course 2017 - 2nd-3rd December, UCH London

Monday, 03 July 2017 13:13

Online booking for this year's course is now available.

We would be very grateful if you could advertise the course to junior colleagues (CMT1, CMT2 and foundation doctors) who are interested in pursuing gastroenterology as their medical specialty.

The course will cost £150 to attend. There is a good mix of hands-on experience of the latest diagnostic technologies alongside interactive workshops, lectures on career pathways and how to secure higher medical training in GI medicine.

To book a place on the course, please visit and follow the instructions on the website. If you have any queries in the meantime, you can contact MCI UK Ltd at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone them on 0141 202 2888.

Tickets are limited to 120 spaces and are sold on a 'first come, first served' basis and are likely to sell very quickly - so 'don't delay, book today'!

Free places for medical students...

The BSG Trainees Section is inviting UK final year medical students to apply for one of 5 fully funded places on the fifth 'Taster Course in Gastroenterology' Applicants need to be UK-based medical students starting their final year of study this year.

Applicants should send a 2-page CV and 250 word (maximum) supporting statement (explaining why they want to do gastroenterology, their inspiration, experience and steps they have taken to gain insight into the specialty) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 5pm on the 6th October 2017. All applications must be supported by a covering letter, which is officially stamped or verified by the medical school faculty office.

An independent panel of gastroenterologists will choose the best applications. Successful applicants will be informed by the 20th October 2017. They will enjoy free registration to attend the course, have fully funded return transport to the course, and have overnight accommodation arranged for the 2nd December 2017.

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