Dr Alastair McKinlay BSc (Hons), MB ChB, FRCP (Ed), FRCP (Glas), FRCP (Lon) is the President of the BSG. He was appointed President-Elect in 2018 and worked with Dr Cathryn Edwards during her presidency serving on the Executive, Council and Board of Trustees. He became President in June 2020 and will serve for 2 years until June 2022. As President he chairs the Board of Trustees, the Executive, and Council. He is a director of BSG Ltd which runs the BSG's commercial operations. He is a member of the Council of the Royal College of Physicians of London. Dr McKinlay is a Consultant Gastroenterologist with an interest in nutrition, at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. He is also physician to the Eden Unit at Royal Cornhill Hospital Aberdeen, the specialist inpatient eating disorders unit for the North of Scotland Managed Clinical Network for Eating Disorders. His undergraduate training was at Edinburgh University, with postgraduate training in Edinburgh, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen. He has been Secretary and President of the Scottish Society of Gastroenterology, and Chair of BAPEN (Scotland). He was an elected member of the BSG Council from 2014 to 2017. He was the Lead Clinician for the Scottish MCN for Home Parenteral Nutrition, co-chair of the Scottish Government’s Nutritional Care Advisory Board and chaired the Health Improvement Scotland Working Party for Standards in Complex Nutritional Care. His interests include complex enteral tube feeding, intestinal failure, the medical management of eating disorders, and functional GI disease. He was the 2019 Pennington Lecturer at BAPEN’s annual conference, and is an Honorary Associate of the British Dietetic Association.
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