The voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937

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Introducing BSG Campus

President’s Bulletin: Let’s hear it for the Velociraptors!

Election Nominations November 2020

President’s Bulletin: Two lights amidst the Gloom

HSIB calls for referrals for care of eating disorders

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Clinical Research Training Programme (CRTP)

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Our Journals

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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As one of the largest medical specialty societies in the UK, we are proud to have members all over the world with a huge range of experiences and backgrounds.

Our new “meet our members” initiative is a series of short interviews with BSG members to find out more about their work, including career highlights and advice, as well as what they value about their membership with the BSG.

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Events & Training

04 Dec | Online Event

BSG Introduction Day

The BSG is holding its sixth introductory day for newcomers into higher specialist training. This...continue reading
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05 Dec | Online Event

Taster Course in Gastroenterology

We are delighted to announce details of the annual BSG Taster Weekend, which will be...continue reading
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14 Dec | Online Event

Endorsed Event: Kent ENdoscopy Training Course

In light of recent events, we kindly ask that you direct queries regarding any endorsed...continue reading
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Jan 21 | Online Event

BSG Campus

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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 became 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 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 the more diverse society it is today.

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