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Applications for MSD "IBD Academy" 2015

Friday, 22 May 2015 14:00

This scheme allows trainees with a particular interest in IBD to undergo training in important non-clinical skills at a weekend course (November 28th - 29th 2015, in London), with subsequent full sponsorship to attend the 11th annual ECCO Congress in Amsterdam (16-19 March 2015). Closing date for applications is July 17th.

Clinical Research Fellow

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 13:39

Role: NIHR Clinical Research Fellow
Department/ School: Immunity and Infection
Reporting To: Prof Philip Newsome

The post is based in the Centre for Liver Research working with Prof Phil Newsome and Dr Gideon Hirschfield, in the College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Birmingham. Funding is available for 24 months as part of an EU FP7 programme and the post holder will be involved in the research activities within the group aimed at elucidating the anti-inflammatory contribution of human mesenchymal stromal cells in a clinical trial in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis.

Contact Professor Philip Newsome This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Dr Gideon Hirschfield This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for informal enquiries.

Closing date 19 June 2015

BSG Trainees Section Training Survey 2014

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:51

Executive Summary

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.

Key findings

  1. Satisfaction with general gastroenterology training and support from educational supervisors is high
  2. There are longstanding low levels of satisfaction with GIM training
  3. Barriers to trainees taking time out-of-programme (OOP) include trainees being unaware of opportunities and the practicalities of organising time OOP
  4. Progression to full JAG certification in colonoscopy is slow. Over half of trainees are using days off/zero hours days to supplement endoscopy training
  5. Exposure to level 2 polypectomy and endoscopic treatment of acute UGIB is limited
  6. Many trainees are not receiving the minimum number of endoscopy training lists set out by JAG
  7. Confidence in managing certain areas of hepatology, IBD and nutrition is low, even amongst senior trainees

Hepatology at a Glance - Now published

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 11:04

The BSG Education Committee is very pleased to announce that a project that has been in the works since the summer of 2012, "Hepatology at a Glance", has now been published. The BSG Education Committee and BSG Trainees' collaboration with Wiley-Blackwell resulted in the first hepatology edition in this respected series. The opportunity to select authors and editors for the book was one the Committee was happy to accept. We hope you will feel the book is a helpful addition to your ongoing medical education.

Display copies will be available on the BSG stand at DDF and will be available to buy from the Wisepress stand or online.

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).

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DDF Party 2015

Click here to view details of the DDF Party 2015 arranged by the BSG Trainees Section

Tuesday 23 June 2015

SEA LIFE London Aquarium
County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB

21:00 until late

Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Waterloo & City lines - 6 minute walk) or Westminster (Circle and District, Jubilee line - 12 minute walk)

£20.00 per person