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Awards and Bursaries

BSG Nursing Award 2019

Welcome to the Awards and Bursaries section, a place to celebrate exceptional accomplishments in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology, and provide support to members in enhancing their knowledge.

Our aim is to recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals who have made significant research contributions, as well as offer support to trainees travelling to conferences to present their research, supporting their professional development and broadening their knowledge.

You can find upcoming awards and bursaries for which you can apply or nominate a colleague, as well as a comprehensive list of previous winners from the last few years. Please note some awards and bursaries are only available to members.

We also have research funding opportunities available here.

BSG Awards

Barbers’ Company Award for Trainees in Gastroenterology

CSSC Service Development Prize

Nurse Award for Service Development

Leadership and Management Prize

Trainees Out of Programme Award

The Alistair McIntyre Prize for Improving Gastroenterology Training

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BSG Bursaries

Annual Meeting Lab Science Abstracts Bursary

Annual Meeting Nurse/AHP Abstracts Bursary

Annual Meeting Research Abstract Bursary for International Delegates

Annual Meeting Travel Bursary

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Past Winners

The list below comprises previous winners from the last few years.

Arthur Hurst Lecture Granted at the president’s discretion, winner gives keynote lecture at the Annual Meeting, and receives a copy of the Arthur Hurst lectures book rebound to include their lecture, and inscribed by the President. Prof Emad El-OmarProf Emad El-Omar,
University Of New South Wales
President’s Medal Granted at the president’s discretion and awarded at the Annual Meeting to two recipients who receive free registration for the day and travel expenses. Dr Tony Tham, Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Ulster Hospital, Belfast
Frances Avery Jones Award Encourages research by gastroenterologists working in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Dr Fotios Sampaziotis,
Cambridge Stem Cell Institute
From organoids to organs: A journey of clinical translation
Sheila Sherlock Lecture An invited lecture by the BSG Liver section. Prof John O'GradyProf John O’Grady,
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Liver Transplantation
New Perspectives Lecture An invited lecture by the BSG President. Dame Parveen KumarDame Parveen Kumar,
Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Caring for the Profession
Leadership and Management Prize Identifies and promotes talented trainee leaders nationally in order to promote leadership in gastroenterology for the future. Arun SivananthanDr Arun Sivananthan,
Clinical Research Fellow/ST5, Imperial College London
Out of Programme Designed to help gastroenterology trainees access training opportunities that aren’t available as part of their local training rotations. Phoebe HodgesPhoebe Hodges,
Clinical Research Fellow, Blizard Institute, Barts and the London School of Medicine & Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London
Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Clinical & Translational Science Identifies and promotes talented trainee clinical scientists nationally in order to promote research and science in gastroenterology for the future. Omer Farouk AhmadOmer Farouk Ahmad,
Gastroenterology SpR, University College London Hospital
Nurse Award for Service Development – Winner Identifies an individual or a team who have made a demonstrable positive impact on patient care. Lisa WhitleyLisa Whitley, Lead IBD CNS
Nurse Award for Service Development – Runner up Identifies an individual or a team who have made a demonstrable positive impact on patient care. Loraine MahachiLoraine Mahachi, Endoscopy Clinical Nurse Lead
The Alistair McIntyre Prize for Improving Gastroenterology Training The award is to support a project looking at an aspect of training in Gastroenterolgy. Dr Mohammad Farhad Peerally, ST7 Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust
CSSC Service Development Prize The award is for an individual or team that has made a demonstrable impact on patient care by innovative service improvement. Dr Mohid KhanDr Mohid Khan, Wales Neuroendocrine Cancer Service; Cardiff & Vale University Health Board; University Hospital of Wales
CSSC Service Development Prize – Runner up The award is for an individual or team that has made a demonstrable impact on patient care by innovative service improvement. Professor Emmanuel Tsochatzis, Royal Free Hospital and UCL
CSSC Service Development Prize – Runner up The award is for an individual or team that has made a demonstrable impact on patient care by innovative service improvement. Dr Philip J Smith, Royal Liverpool Hospital, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and University of Liverpool
NIHR Awards Category A: Principal Investigator (PI) or Chief Investigator (CI) making an outstanding contribution in design, conduct and dissemination of research, and/or building research capacity Professor Colin ReesProfessor Colin Rees,
Professor of Gastroenterology at Newcastle University and South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
NIHR Awards Category B: Early Career Researcher and those new to research showing a significant contribution to recruitment into NIHR portfolio studies Dr Louise ChinaDr Louise China,
Hepatology Consultant at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at UCL Medical School
NIHR Awards Category C: Research Team making an outstanding contribution to the NIHR portfolio studies Dr Tariq AhmadDr Tariq Ahmad,
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
NIHR Awards Special award: Special recognition for outstanding contribution in building research capacity Dr Lynsey CorlessDr Lynsey Corless,
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hull University Teaching Hospital
Gut Award Awarded to the best basic science abstract for oral presentation. Dr Simeng Lin, PhD Student, IBD Research Fellow, Exeter IBD Research and Pharmacogenetics Research Group
Infliximab is associated with attenuated immunogenicity to BNT162b2 and ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 SARS-CoV-2 vaccines
Frontline Gastroenterology Award Awarded to the highest scoring abstract for oral presentation. Dr Alex Adams, Bioinformatician, University Of Oxford
ADmission Model for Intensification of Therapy in Acute Severe Colitis (ADMIT-ASC)
BMJ Open Gastroenterology Award Honours the best clinical science abstract for oral presentation. Prof James Lindsay, Professor of IBD, Barts Health NHS Trust, The Royal London Hospital
An RCT of autologous stem-cell transplantation in treatment refractory Crohn’s disease (low-intensity therapy evaluation): ASTIClite

Historic BSG Prize Winners