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One 3.5 year PhD studentship in Medicine (Nottingham)

Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:44

Deconstructing the gut-brain axis in Crohn's disease using fMRI methodology

This fully-funded student will research the appetite dysregulation in intestinal inflammation caused by Crohn's disease. This project will develop MR methods to study brain function in Crohn's disease. These developed methods will be used to study the CNS response to food intake using fMRI in healthy volunteers and patients with Crohn's disease. Findings will be correlated to plasma appetite peptide responses, inflammatory burden, eating behaviour traits and states and clinical measures of satiation. The studentship is fully funded by the Medical Research Council and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Research Program at the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

The post will suit a future clinical academic who wants to develop expertise in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, nutrition and eating behaviour; a physiologist who wants to develop expertise in appetite regulation; a food scientist or an MR physicist who wants to develop expertise in fMRI. It will provide truly multi-disciplinary training and a wide portfolio of laboratory, clinical and transferable skills.

Further details of the project, eligibility, funding, supervision and facilities are available below.

Closing date: 30th April 2015. Interviews are likely to be held in mid-May.

A total of £3000 to be awarded in the Endoscopy Dragons' Den at DDF2015 – apply now!

Friday, 20 March 2015 00:00

A 'Dragon's Den' of endoscopy research ideas

The BSG Endoscopy Clinical Research Group (E-CRG) invites BSG members (trainees, nurses, and consultants in the first 5 years of their career in any area of gastroenterology) to submit their ideas for research projects.

Up to five ideas will be selected; the selected candidates will be asked to do a 6-minute presentation to a Dragons' Den–type panel during the DDF 2015 Meeting (in London on Thursday 25 June 2015 from 0910-1000).

There is a total of £3000 to be awarded on the day, supported by unrestricted grants from Aquilant Endoscopy, Diagmed Healthcare and the Devices for Surgery Network (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and National Institute for Health Research Healthcare Technology Cooperative).

The E-CRG is solely responsible for all aspects of selecting the candidates; panellists will choose the winner(s) on the basis of the actual presentation on the day.

To apply, please complete the form below and return it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 9am on Monday 1 June 2015. Candidates whose ideas are selected for presentation will be notified on or before Thursday 11 June (2 weeks before the presentation).

BSG Trainees Survey 2014 – Summary of results December 2014

Tuesday, 09 December 2014 10:16

The 2014 survey was sent to all trainees in gastroenterology in the UK using both BSG and local representative databases. The survey was open from July-September 2014. 263 out of 806 UK trainees responded, giving a response rate of 32.6%. This is a fall from the response rates of 39.7% in 2012 and 35.7% in 2010. As with previous surveys, responses in 2014 come from all training programmes.

37% of responders were female, up from 31.1% in 2012. All grades of training were well represented.

Online Course: Feeding Difficulties in Children with Gastrointestinal Disorders

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:00

Although feeding difficulties are a common phenomenon in children with gastrointestinal disorders, symptoms are often not recognised early enough, preventing early management and the escalation of symptoms. It is important that healthcare professionals familiarise themselves with this topic, as difficulties may impact on both the child's growth and development as well as the wider psychological well-being of the child and family.

This teaching module explains current evidence as well as addressing some of the more practical issues of management, which may assist you in your daily practice.

Young-ECCO

Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:34

Dear Colleagues,

We have an exciting offer for you - if you are interested in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and are under the age of 35 or still in training you can join Young-ECCO (Y-ECCO)!

We are a dynamic group of young clinicians and scientists interested in IBD within the European Crohn's and Colitis Organization (ECCO). We want to foster interaction, collaboration and exchange and help our members to participate in the educational and scientific activities of ECCO. We have a great programme:

  • Yearly educational workshop providing tools and advice for a career in IBD
  • Yearly networking event to bring Y-ECCOs together in an informal atmosphere
  • Y-ECCO abstract awards to support our members’ excellent scientific work
  • Contribute to the ECCO e-learning platform by developing cases, podcasts, etc.
  • Quarterly literature review: Comment on a recent landmark article and get published!
  • Co-chair at a plenary session at the yearly ECCO conference - alongside an experienced colleague
  • Y-ECCO interview: Submit questions that are answered by established leaders in the field
  • Participate in our European wide educational survey about the future of Gastroenterology (www.surveymonkey.com/s/YECCOsurvey). All participants will be entered into a drawing for free ECCO memberships for one year.
  • Submit your clinical study proposal and get constructive feedback by experts in your field. In addition you could qualify for endorsement of your study by Y-ECCO!

We are a transparent and permeable group. Every member can participate. If you are interested in any of the above formats please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We are looking forward to welcoming you to our group!

Florian Rieder

Y-ECCO Chair
On behalf of the Y-ECCO Committee

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