The voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937

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COVID-19 updates will continue to be posted as they become available – please check the website and Twitter @BritSocGastro.  Email alerts will be sent to BSG members on specific issues.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact [email protected]

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Latest News

BSG Lifetime Achievement Award: Sir Ian Gilmore

BSG Annual Meeting: A Further Update

In Memoriam: Professor Roger Williams CBE

President’s Bulletin: It’s election time at the BSG

BSG BBC Scotland Interview

COVID-19 global research grant programme: COMMIT™

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Events & Training

24 Aug | Online Event

Endoscopy: where we are now and where we might be going

Join BSG and your colleagues for this webinar which is free to BSG members. The...continue reading
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17 Sep | Online Event

Introduction to IQILS session (unregistered services)

The Improving Quality in Liver Services (IQILS) accreditation team would like to invite you to...continue reading
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17 Oct | Online Event

Virtual IBD Patient Involvement in Research Day

Following the postponement of the Patient Involvement in Research Day planned for 2020, we are...continue reading
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May 19 | SEC Glasgow

BSG Annual Meeting 2020 – further postponed to May 2021

An update from the BSG In March, we announced that we had taken the decision...continue reading
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The British Society of Gastroenterology is a registered charity and one of the largest medical gastroenterology and hepatology communities in the UK.  A professional organisation, it is a voice for gastroenterology and hepatology in the UK, influencing health policy nationally.

It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dieticians, physiologists and others interested in the field. It supports its members in providing the best care and outcomes for patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease, bringing them early awareness of changes in best practice and new research.

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The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) was founded in 1937 by Sir Arthur Hurst as a Gastroenterological Club with just 36 members. Sir Arthur Hurst become the first President. At that time, its objectives were described as “the advancement of gastroenterology and promotion of friendship amongst those who have a special interest in the in disorders of the alimentary tract”.

From the early days it maintained strong links with both International and other complementary societies and over the decades these have merged with the BSG to create to more diverse society it is today.

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The BSG co-owns three journals. Gut is Europe’s highest ranked gastroenterology journal, by citation related impact factor, and the Society’s oldest title. Frontline Gastroenterology focuses on clinical aspects of Gastroenterology. The newest addition to the portfolio is the open access journal BMJ Open Gastroenterology. The Society regularly produces guidelines on aspects of contemporary practice.

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