The voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology Clinical Research Training Programme (CRTP)

BSG Research Chair Ramesh Arasaradnam receives OBE

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Gastroenterology Unit is named a WEO Centre of Excellence

Call for Nominations for participants in the 19th ECCO IBD Intensive Course for Trainees

Obituary: John Alexander Gibson

President’s Bulletin: I know what you mean Mr Rumsfeld

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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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Events & Training

29 Oct | Online Event

Innovation & adaptation of liver services during COVID-19

You are invited to join your colleagues at our latest webinar, chaired by Prof Adrian...continue reading
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19 Nov | Online Event

St Mark's Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease: Difficult Decisions in GI Disease

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

All you wanted to know about human small bowel motility….but were afraid to ask

The small bowel has been always a difficult part of the GI tract to access...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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Meet our members

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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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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