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BSG Trainees Section Prizes 2015

Friday, 31 October 2014 11:06

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.

    This is a single award of £2000.

  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.

BSG Trainees Management Weekend 2015

Monday, 03 November 2014 10:14

Charlotte Rutter, Chair, BSG Trainees Section

Online booking for the highly popular, annual Management Weekend is now live. The course is aimed at senior trainees who are preparing for consultant posts as well as those interested in management and leadership issues. It takes place on 27-28th February at the Hilton Hotel, Warwick and costs £75 for members and £125 for non-members (includes dinner and accommodation on Friday night and food on Saturday).

Following the success of the 2014 course, in collaboration with Inspire Change, the Management Weekend will now follow a 2 year rolling programme. Therefore, I would encourage those trainees who attended the 2014 course to come along in order to complete the requirements for your management course.

The course aims are:

  • To gain the required skills to write and present a business case
  • To appreciate the communication skills required to address and deal with complaints and difficult scenarios in the workplace
  • To understand finances and the role of stakeholders in the current NHS framework
  • To understand the process of health service improvement and how it can be applied in practice
  • To develop an understanding of how to enhance leadership skills for trainees in gastroenterology

Further information and online booking can be found at:

  www.gastro-managementweekend.co.uk/

There is only availability for 50 delegates and so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Vacancy: Clinical Research Fellow in Gastroenterology - Fixed Term for 2 Years

Friday, 24 October 2014 10:24

This opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join a rapidly expanding clinical & academic research team in Gastroenterology at the University Hospital, Coventry (UHCW NHS Trust).

Dr Falk Pharma UK/Core Awards 2015

Friday, 17 October 2014 13:52

The Dr Falk Pharma UK/Core Awards 2015

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

This year's prizes include:

  • A £1,000 essay prize for medical students on BSc or MRes courses
  • Four £1,500 bursaries for medical students taking full time science degrees
  • Two £2,500 bursaries to support research for F1/F2 doctors
  • A £1,000 award for primary and secondary care nurses for initiatives which have advanced patient care.

The application deadline is 5pm on Monday 16th March 2015. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

Please visit Core's website to download an application form.

Sir Francis Avery-Jones BSG Research Award 2015

Thursday, 09 October 2014 09:34

Applications are invited by the Research Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and must include:

  1. One A4 page ONLY describing the work conducted.
  2. A bibliography of relevant personal publications.
  3. An outline of the proposed content of the lecture, including title.
  4. A written statement confirming that all or a substantial part of the work has been personally conducted in the UK or Eire.
  5. A written statement confirming that the applicant will be aged 40 years or less OR will have held a Consultant/Honorary Consultant post for less than 5 years (or whole-time equivalent if part time or in intermittent employment) on the date of the lecture.

Entrants need not be a member of the Society.

The recipient will be required to deliver a 15 minute lecture during the BSG's plenary session at the next annual meeting of the Society, which will be the Digestive Disorders Federation (DDF) meeting (22-25 June 2015 at the Excel Centre, London).

Applications should be composed electronically in Word or PDF format and emailed as an attachment to the BSG Office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with the email subject line "Avery-Jones BSG Research Award 2015" by 27 February 2015. Applicants will be notified of the decision in mid-March.

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