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ERCP Basic Training Course

21st & 22nd April 2015

European Endoscopy Training Centre (EETC) - Rome

The ERCP Basic Training Course is intended for endoscopists at the beginning of their ERCP career. The two-day course—based in the European Endoscopy Training Centre (EETC) in Rome, Italy and led by Professor Guido Costamagna—combines live cases, clinical discussion and hands-on training. The scientific programme will cover four key subject areas: Basic Cannulation, Stricture Management, Stone Management and Management of Complications. The course content will be delivered by Professor Guido Costamagna and his local faculty together with visiting UK faculty (Dr. George Webster and Dr. Martin James).

Application Criteria

Interested applicants should submit a CV, including ERCP and other endoscopic experience to date, career ambitions and suitability for selection. Please submit your application to Dr. George Webster ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and Dr. Martin W James ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) by the 31st January 2015. Note: a maximum of 8 places are available for this course.

Applicants should be at the beginning of their ERCP career. No practical ERCP experience is required but applicants with previous experience should not exceed 50 cases.

Training in diagnostic and therapeutic ERCP should only be sought by individuals with interest and training in the treatment of hepatopancreaticobiliary disease. Applications should include a supporting recommendation from the applicants' clinical supervisor.

Applications will be considered from trainees practicing within gastroenterology or GI surgery training programs within the UK. For further information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The ERCP Basic Training Programme is fully funded by Cook Medical.

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.