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Nottingham Postgraduate Course for the Gastro SCE 2016

Thursday, 28 January 2016 16:27

Location: Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Date: Thursday 25th & Friday 26th February 2016
Fee: £75 for 2 days incl. all food/refreshments.
Early bird offer: first 25 applicants get 1/3 off (£50).

We are pleased to invite you to register for the second annual Nottingham Gastroenterology SCE Course. This is a comprehensive course in Gastroenterology & Hepatology to be held at the post-graduate education centre, QMC campus, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham on Thursday 25th & Friday 26th February 2015. It has been endorsed by both BASL and BSG.

This course is specifically targeted at gastroenterology trainees of all grades, showcasing the latest clinical developments in the field, up to date guidelines and bringing together an impressive range of expert clinical and academic speakers.

The aim of the course is to provide a strong foundation in Gastroenterology & Hepatology to prepare trainees for the speciality certificate examination (knowledge based assessment) which is now a mandatory component of higher specialist training (HST). We also hope the delegates will translate the learning that they acquire into their day to day clinical practice. Other clinicians and trainees may find the course a useful update due to the broad overview of the course subject matter. Further information can be found on our website. To reserve your place at the discounted price please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Payment will be made by cheques on the day.

Caroline Sharratt, on behalf of the other course organisers, Bharat Paranandi and Nina Lewis

Peter Cotton Advanced Endoscopy Travel Scholarships

Tuesday, 15 December 2015 10:07

Medical University of South Carolina

Grants will be awarded to cover expenses for travel and accommodation; up to $2500 for successful North American applicants, and up to $4,000 for Internationals.

The grants are intended for post-graduate gastroenterologists from any country to spend two weeks observing at the Medical University of South Carolina's Digestive Disease Center located in Charleston, SC, USA. Please be aware that there will be no "hands-on" clinical activity.

Deadlines for applications are 1st September and 1st April each year. They will be reviewed by a committee of MUSC faculty and international colleagues, and successful applicants will be notified within one month.

BSG Trainees Section Prizes 2016

Thursday, 19 November 2015 15:08

The following prizes are awarded annually by the BSG Trainees Section:

  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 scoring applicants will be entered into the 'Educational Dragon's Den' which will be held at the Trainees section symposium on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at the BSG Annual Conference in Liverpool. These applicants will have 4 minutes to present their idea with 3 minutes of questions from the Dragons.

    The winner will receive the Alistair McIntyre Prize and an award of £1000. The two runners-up will receive £500 each to contribute to their project.

  2. BSG Trainees Section Out of Programme Award is designed to help gastroenterology trainees in the UK access training opportunities that are not available as part of their local training rotations.

    This is a single award of £1000.

  3. The BSG Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Clinical & Translational Science is designed to identify and promote talented trainee clinical scientists nationally in order to promote research and science in gastroenterology for the future.

    This is a single award of £1000.

  4. The 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.

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:

All completed applications should be emailed to Howard Ellison ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th February 2016

Advanced Nutrition Training posts 2016

Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:55

These ATPs are approved for advanced training in Clinical Nutrition, with dedicated experience in intestinal failure and small bowel transplant units, with a view to subspecialty accreditation providing other requirements are met. The advanced nutrition programme module is designed to provide additional training in nutrition, including experience in a Level 3/4 intestinal failure centre and transplantation. The advanced curriculum aims to provide trainees with an interest in nutrition, the skills to take the lead role in nutritional support but also care for patients in a level 3 or 4 IF/HPN unit. The advanced nutrition syllabus can be found on pages 112 – 126 of the 2010 Gastroenterology curriculum, which can be found on the JRCPTB website. There are 4 linked posts rotating through the following centres (See document below). It is encouraged that trainees rotate through both posts, but the centres are open to discussion if a trainee wishes to stay in one centre for 12 months.

Academic Clinical Lectureship - Nottingham

Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:23

A full-time NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship (ACL) in Gastroenterology is available at the School of Clinical Sciences, NIHR Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre. ACLs in Gastroenterology provide advanced integrated academic and clinical training for those pursuing a career in Academic Gastroenterology. Applications are therefore invited from talented and enthusiastic doctors in training in Gastroenterology who seek a career combining research, teaching and the care of patients. The post will report to Professor Guru Aithal, Head of Unit, and is being offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 4 years or until award of CCT, whichever is the shorter. Successful applicants must be in post before April 2016. Details of the role, the Unit and the research interests of the people working there, as well as the academic and clinical person specifications for it, can be downloaded. Informal enquiries should be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone (tel: 0115 924 9924 ext: 70608).

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