Prizes

Service Development Prize

This is for an individual or team that has made a demonstrable impact on patient care by innovative service improvement. The winner will receive £250 with the award being presented at the Tuesday Plenary session of the BSG meeting this year. Applicants must be BSG members to be eligible. The winner is required to attend on Tuesday to receive their prize; registration that day will be free of charge. If the winner wishes to attend additional days, a discounted registration will apply.

Application Form

Nursing Award

This is for an individual or team that has made a demonstrable impact on patient care. The winner will receive £250 with the award being presented at the Tuesday Plenary session of the BSG meeting this year. Applicants must be BSG members to be eligible. The winner is required to attend on Tuesday to receive their prize; registration that day will be free of charge. If the winner wishes to attend additional days, a discounted registration will apply. 

View the flyer and application form here 

French Fellowship Award

View the flyer here

Trainee Prizes 2019

Trainee Leadership and Management Prize

We have relaunched the BSG Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Emerging Leader as the BSG Trainee Leadership and Management prize. This award is designed to identify and promote talented trainee leaders nationally in order to promote leadership in gastroenterology for the future. 

Eligibility
The award is open to any BSG member who is training in gastroenterology in the UK. This includes members of the BSG Trainee Section Committee not directly involved in the organisation of the award. Applications are welcomed from doctors in LAT posts as well as those in numbered posts.

The Award
There is a single award of £1000.
Conditions of the Award
The successful applicant is required to attend the plenary session of BSG annual meeting 2019 to be eligible to receive the award. 

Application Process
Applications should be via the attached form and are anonymised prior to being assessed by a panel approved by the BSG. Please answer fully and the word limit must be adhered to. 

Questions
Previous winners are listed on the below.
Any queries and applications should be sent to Irene Maposa

Call for submissions: Friday 23rd November 2018
Closing Date: Friday 22nd February 2019


Previous Awards: 
2018: Dr Tahir Akbar, Wessex Deanery
2017: Dr Laith Alrubaiy, Wales Deanery
2016: Dr Philip Smith, North East Thames Deanery
2015: Dr Alenka Brookes, Yorkshire and Humber Deanery
2014: Dr Christopher Lamb, Northern Deanery
 

The Alistair McIntyre Prize for Improving Gastroenterology Training

The Alistair McIntyre Prize for Improving Gastroenterology Training is designed to support work that may improve gastroenterology training in the UK.
Eligibility

The award is open to any BSG member who is training in gastroenterology in the UK. This includes members of the BSG Trainee Section Committee not directly involved in the organisation of the award. Applications are welcomed from doctors in LAT posts as well as those in numbered posts.

The proposal must look at an aspect of training in Gastroenterology but there are no specific restrictions on the nature of the work. Appropriate submissions would include research projects, high quality audits, qualitative studies or local training initiatives. This can be a project that has already been completed or is currently being undertaken. Whilst all applications are encouraged, projects which are still at the proposal stage will be ranked lower that those that are already underway/completed/.

Some examples of previous submissions are attached.

The Award 

The top 3 scoring applicants will be entered into the ‘Educational Dragon’s Den’ which will be held at the Trainees section symposium at the BSG Annual Meeting 2019 in Glasgow. These applicants will complete a presentation and then be questioned by our “dragons”.

The winner will receive the Alistair McIntyre Prize and award of £1000.

The two runners up will receive £500 each to contribute to their project.

Conditions of the Award

The successful applicants must submit a short report (300-500 words) to the Trainees' Section within 12 months of the award.  The report should include a summary of the work undertaken and an outline of the results.

Application Process

Applications should be via the attached pro forma and are anonymised prior to being assessed by a panel approved by the BSG.

The personal statement should contain a full description of the work that has been undertaken and a description of why the work is relevant to current training and what remaining work needs to be done and how it will be actioned.

Call for submissions:      Friday 23rd November 2018

Closing Date:                     Friday 22nd February 2019

 

Download the application form here


Examples of previous submissions

  • A project to create an automatic upload system to synchronise endoscopy reports and JETS automatically
  • A smartphone application to help paediatric IBD phenotyping by utilising clinically useful information
  • A project using questionnaires and feedback groups to improve local educational supervision
  • A study to examine the availability and use of endoscopy simulators throughout the UK with a survey of trainee’s attitudes towards them
  • A project to develop and evaluate a local gastroenterology training survey
  • A proposal to redesign the content and delivery of a local gastroenterology teaching programme

 

  • A series of seminars to add training in generic skills including medical leadership, management, communications skills, public health and quality improvement to a local gastroenterology training programme
  • A project to develop a new DOPS tool for training and assessment of upper GI bleeding
  • A syllabus-based gastroenterology website specifically aimed at trainees
  • An initiative aimed at improving safety, efficiency and quality in endoscopy through enhanced teamwork and endoscopic nontechnical skills (ENTS)

BSG Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Clinical & Translational Science

The BSG Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Clinical & Translational Science is designed to identify and promote talented trainee clinical scientists nationally in order to promote research and science in gastroenterology for the future.

 

Eligibility

The award is open to any BSG member who is training in gastroenterology in the UK. This includes members of the BSG Trainee Section Committee not directly involved in the organisation of the award. Applications are welcomed from doctors in LAT posts as well as those in numbered posts.

 

The Award

There is a single award of £1000.

 

Conditions of the Award

The successful applicant is required to attend the plenary session of the BSG annual conference 2019 to be awarded their prize  

 

Application Process

Applications should be via the attached form and are anonymised prior to being assessed by a panel approved by the BSG.  All questions must be answered in full and the word limit must be adhered to.

Call for submissions:      Friday 23rd November 2018

Closing Date:                     Friday 22nd February 2019


Questions

Any queries and prize submission should be sent to Irene Maposa at  i.maposa@bsg.org.uk

 

Out of Programme Experience Award

 

 The Out of Programme Experience Award is designed to help gastroenterology trainees in the UK access training opportunities that are not available as part of their local training rotations.


Eligibility

The award is open to any BSG member who is training in gastroenterology in the UK. This includes members of the BSG Trainee Section Committee not directly involved in the organisation of the award. Applicants must have a national training number (NTN). 

The applicant should be undertaking (or planning to undertake) an attachment or posting outside of their normal training scheme.  This may be within the UK or abroad and can be a short term attachment or longer clinical post. 

 

The Award

There is a single award of £1000.

The money should be used to fund travel, to assist costs of arranging the post (e.g. registration with foreign medical councils) or to present publications arising from the attachment at national/international meetings.

 

Conditions of the Award

The successful applicant must submit a report to the Trainees' Section within 12 months of the award.  The report should include a summary of the work undertaken and information on opportunities for other trainees.

The successful applicant must attend the plenary session of the BSG Annual Meeting 2019 in Glasgow, for receipt of the award.

 

Application Process

Applications will be via the attached pro-forma and are anonymised prior to being assessed by a panel approved by the BSG.

The personal statement should contain a full description of the work, a description of why the work is relevant to training and a proposal of how the money will be spent. The application should detail the available local training opportunities and what additional benefit the proposed attachment will offer.

All completed applications should be emailed to Irene Maposa i.maposa@bsg.org.uk

Closing Date Friday 22nd February 2019

 


Examples of previous OOP awards:

 

2018: Dr Shraddha Gulati, London and South east Deanery

2017: Dr Beverley Kok, Peninsula Deanery

2016: Dr Dipesh Vasant, North Western Deanery

2015: Dr Sarmed Sami, Yorkshire and Humber

2014: Dr Grace Dolman, Wessex Deanery

2013: Dr Lachlan Ayres, Severn Deanery

 

 

 

BSG Hopkins Prize for Endoscopy 2019

The Prize is awarded annually at the annual meeting on the recommendation of the Endoscopy Committee for the best submission regarding a technical innovation in the field of endoscopy, a new method using existing endoscopic equipment, or contribution to endoscopy research. Entrants need not be a member of the Society. The successful recipient will be required to deliver a 30-minute lecture at the BSG Annual Meeting.

Further information can be found here. Please note: The deadline (4 February 2019) has now passed. 

 

Sir Francis Avery Jones Research Award 2019

This is an annual award to encourage research by gastroenterologists working in the British Isles. The award consists of a medal and a prize, consisting of free registration for the whole annual meeting, return travel booked through the BSG’s agent plus taxi fares or reimbursement up to £500 if self-booked plus taxi fares, and up to 3 nights’ accommodation. The recipient is required to deliver a lecture (usually 20-30 minutes) at the plenary session of the Annual Meeting. The recipient must be aged 40 or less (45 if part time) or have not held a Consultant/Honorary Consultant post for more than 5 years at the time of the lecture. All or a substantial part of the work described must have been performed in the UK or Eire. The recipient need not be a member of the BSG.

Further information can be found here. Please note: The deadline (4 February 2019) has now passed. 


 

 

Abstract + Poster Submission

"Top 5 Tips for a Good Abstract" - provided by BSG Senior Secretary Dr Stuart McPherson

 

1.   The introduction must include a very clear description of the aim of the study and why it is important

2.   Include a brief outline of methodology to give the reader enough information to understand how the study was conducted.
3.   Less is more with results” - include the key results that answer your aim and substantiate your conclusion. You do not need to include an exhaustive list of results.

4.   Make it easy to read and don’t include non-standard abbreviations. Reviewers have a lot of them to score, so make it easy for them.

5.   Ensure you follow the submission guidelines to the letter.

 

 


"Top 5 Tips for a Winning Research Poster" - provided by BSG Senior Secretary Dr Stuart McPherson

 

1.    Have an engaging title. Think of it like a newspaper headline. A good one gets people to read it.
2.    “Less is more”. Most people typically spend less than a minute looking at a poster so only include key information to address your aims and substantiate your conclusions.
3.    Include graphs, figures and tables to illustrate key points as readers are more likely to look at these rather than read text.
4.    Keep the text to a minimum and when you do include text use bullet points to make it easier to read. Accentuate key points in bold or colour.
5.    Many people read the aim and conclusions first so ensure these are prominent in the poster and written clearly.
 

Example Poster from BSG 2018.

 

 

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