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Frontline Gastroenterology: Twitter Debate.

Monday, 04 August 2014 12:49

Dr Anton Emmanuel, Editor, Frontline Gastroenterology

Frontline Gastroenterology is pleased to announce a new and exciting educational initiative in the form of 'Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter Debates' with online debates and discussions hosted by expert clinicians and academics from around the world. This is your chance to ask the experts directly about clinical issues that affect you on the 'Frontline'.

The debates will held monthly on Tuesday evenings at 8pm-9pm GMT and lead by @FrontGastro_BMJ using #FGDebate. If you are new to Twitter or need to join, don't worry it takes 2 minutes (www.twitter.com) and is very easy to use and follow! For those of you not currently on Twitter, please don’t be afraid: you can easily edit your profile so that you won’t be committed to interactions you don’t want.

We are delighted to announce that the first debate will be lead by Dr Bjorn Rembacken (@Bjorn_Rembacken), Consultant Gastroenterologist, Specialist Endoscopist and UEG Website Editor, and keen twitter educationalist - this will be on 23rd September 2014, at 8-9pm GMT and discuss, 'Frontline Endoscopy: Colonic EMR vs ESD - which one and when?'

Our second debate will be lead by Dr Charlie Lees (@charlie_lees), Consultant Gastroenterologist and IBD Specialist, on 14th October 2014, at 8-9pm GMT and discuss, 'Frontline IBD: Finding the cause of IBD - genes, bugs or diet?'

Please follow @Bjorn_Rembacken, @charlie_lees and @FrontGastro_BMJ as well as follow #FGDebate and join the first ever debates! More information will posted on http://fg.bmj.com in the next few weeks. We look forward to you joining the debate.

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

Hepatology at a Glance

Friday, 11 January 2013 15:31

With the start of the new year, we are pleased to announce that we had an overwhelming response to the call for applications to co-author Hepatology at a Glance. The quality of the applications was quite outstanding but there were 2 clear winners, Dr Deepak Joshi and Dr Geri Keane: they join Dr Alison Brind Senior Editor, on the team. We have also nominated Dr Ahmir Ahmad to champion the junior general medical trainee viewpoint and to bring his very specific general editorial expertise to the project. If successful we hope that there will be further opportunities to collaborate with Wiley-Blackwell in this way and would encourage many of you who submitted excellent applications to keep these future ventures in mind.

Alenka Brooks,
Trainee Section Chair

Trainees' Newsletter

Monday, 05 December 2011 10:17

The New JAG Trainee Certification Process

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 08:57

Dear Trainee,

Over the last 18 months, the JAG has carried out an extensive review and consultation on the way that trainees are assessed as competent at endoscopy. This article aims to inform you of the changes, provide you with the rationale for the changes and give you a timeline for implementation.

Firstly, the term accreditation is changing to certification to help distinguish this process from the endoscopy unit accreditation process.

Trainees have fed back that the application process for certification can be paper heavy and cumbersome. In response to this, the JAG have designed and released the JETS e-portfolio. From mid March 2011 the application process will be streamlined; you will be able to apply through the JETS e-portfolio. From September 2011, all applications will have to be submitted through the JETS e-portfolio. If needed, supplementary paper evidence will be permitted until at least 2012.

If you are not sure whether your trust has set up the JETS e-portfolio click on this link:

Details on how to set up the JETS e-portfolio can be found here:

 

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