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Supporting Gastroenterology Trainees in Careers in Research and Academia

Friday, 09 December 2016 10:57

This one-day workshop, organised by the BSG Research Committee, is aimed at gastroenterology and hepatology trainees. It aims to inspire them 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 at CT2 level or beyond, or know someone who is and could be interested, please come along! The workshop is also for new academic trainees and late developing clinical researchers, so 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 attend will be given their cheques back on the day.

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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

Graham Bull prize in clinical science and Goulstonian Lectureship 2017

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:07

The Graham Bull prize was established in 1988 in honour of Sir Graham Bull, who was the first director of the Clinical Research Centre at Northwick Park. A trust for the Graham Bull prize was set up to provide money for young research workers under the age of 45 who feel that they have made a major contribution to clinical science.

The prize as designed by the trust is specifically for an application and not for nomination of individuals. The work can cover a wide range of expertise, such as:

  • molecular and cellular biology
  • imaging technology
  • psychiatry
  • health sciences

The award is open to RCP members and fellows who must apply for their own work to be considered. The sum of £1,000 is offered on a competitive basis each year.

The winner of this prize will be invited to deliver the Goulstonian Lecture, an annual lecture endowed in 1635 by Mrs Ellen Goulston in memory of her husband, Dr Theodore Goulston FRCP.

Researchers must be under the age of 45 on the application closing date (as per the terms of the original bequest), and must be a member or fellow of RCP London.

Further information, including details of how to apply, may be found on the RCP website:

Deadline for applications: Friday 31st March 2017

Trainees Section Awards 2017

Monday, 31 October 2016 16:12

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 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.

  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.

  3. 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. BSG Trainees Section Out of Programme Award 2017 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.

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.

This year the prizes will be presented in the main plenary session at the BSG annual meeting by the BSG President, Prof Martin Lombard.

Further information and examples of previous awards are also available via the Trainees Section pages of the BSG website:

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

The closing date for applications is Friday 24th February 2017.

The Core-Dr Falk Pharma UK Awards 2017

Monday, 31 October 2016 13:28

To celebrate 10 years of collaboration, promoting research and investing in young researchers, Core and Dr Falk are pleased to announce the 2017 awards. In addition to the awards below, a new award for specialist gastroenterology/hepatology registrars will be announced early in 2017.

The Core - Dr Falk awards recognise the achievements of those who bring new knowledge and insight to the field of gastroenterology and hepatology. For those committed to furthering research or patient care, these awards provide an opportunity to achieve national recognition as well as the financial support for career progression.

Awards include:

  • A £1,000 prize for the best essay on gastroenterology or hepatology research personally undertaken by medical students who were on an intercalated BSc/MRes/MBPhD/MSc/MPH course during the previous academic year (2015/16)
  • Four £1,500 prizes for medical students taking full-time science degrees (BSc/MRes/MBPhD/MSc/MPH) focusing on gastrointestinal or liver-related disease in the current academic year (2016/17)
  • Two £2,500 awards for F1/F2 doctors to facilitate prospective research in an area relevant to gastroenterology or hepatology
  • A £1,000 award for primary and secondary care gastrointestinal / liver nurses for initiatives that have advanced patient care.

The application deadline is 5.00pm on Friday 3rd March 2017. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

For further information and to apply:

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