‘Last week the BSG received the shocking and very sad news that our colleague Professor Satish Keshav, IBD section committee member and Clinical Director at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, died suddenly. A tribute to Satish’s life and work is found here and provides a link for personal messages of condolence.’

Introduction to 2019

  • BSG appoints new CEO: It’s a real pleasure to welcome Mark Hacker as the BSG’s new CEO. Mark’s background is in both business and charity sectors and his direct experience of the medical community comes through his previous roles at the RCP.  At the beginning of a busy year for the BSG it’s very exciting to see new executive leadership in post. I am certain that BSG members and staff will be keen to make him welcome.
  • Brexit, Brexit, Brexit …. The BSG is working with the RCP to influence expert advice to Government on pharmaceutical supply
  • BSG Endoscopy Live, Gateshead – having trained in Newcastle upon Tyne I am really looking forward to returning to the North East to open the BSG’s flagship biennial Endoscopy Event
  • Abstract submissions for the BSG’s Annual Scientific Meeting Glasgow close Sunday 17th February! A reminder to all of us to present our own Unit’s research encourage our colleagues to submit an Abstract. Prizes and bursaries available. Don’t miss the poster rounds at BSG 2019!
  • New BSG IBD Guidelines: the new guidelines are currently under review and will be published shortly 
  • Congratulations to Dr Helen Fidler: appointed as the new Lead of the SWiG Network.


Thank you for your continued support.

Dr Cathryn Edwards President


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