The voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937

Upcoming Webinar: Looking after our out-patients: challenges and opportunities

We invite you to join us for our latest webinar, which is free to all BSG members. The session will be live on Tuesday 29th September 2020, from 6.00 to 7.15 pm.

Chaired by our President-Elect, Andy Veitch, the webinar features talks about out-patients in primary and secondary care, and a talk covering challenges and opportunities for training juniors in out-patient work.

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Join the BSG International Committee

This is an important time for the Committee where the development of an increasing international membership, creating global networks and providing leadership in the fields of education and research are priorities for the BSG.

There are opportunities to apply for Secretary of the Committee, and for four international zonal development leads across Sub-saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and the Americas and Caribbean.

Applications received by Wednesday 7th October 2020 will be considered.

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COVID-19 Updates

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]

Read our advice for patients about COVID-19 here.

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Events & Training

29 Sep | Online Event

Looking after our out-patients: challenges and opportunities

You are invited to join your colleagues at our latest webinar, chaired by Dr Andy...continue reading
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02 Oct | Online Event

BSG Trainees Section Education Weekend

Introducing the first ever virtual BSG Trainees Section Education Weekend. We realise that opportunities for...continue reading
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07 Oct | Online Event

Ghent International Endoscopy Quality Symposium

Early Bird Extended to 24th September  GIEQs digital promises a stellar faculty, highly-praised academic program...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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