This year, the BSG Hopkins Prize for Endoscopy lecture will be delivered by Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Chair of the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark's Hospital, Harrow. The lecture will be titled ‘Improving Safety and Quality of Endoscopy Through the Development of Innovative Training and Assessment Tools in Technical and Non-Technical Skills’

Dr Thomas-Gibson’s current research and clinical interests are in quality and safety of endoscopy, colonoscopy and polypectomy; improving endoscopic training and assessment; UC surveillance and the management of early colorectal neoplasia.

She was the first chair of the JAG working group overseeing the Quality Assurance of Endoscopic Training throughout the UK until 2012. She sits on the Bowel Cancer Screening Accreditation panel & BSG Endoscopy committee. She developed the BCS mentorship training programme to support screening endoscopists in England and is a member of the BSG SWiG steering group.

The presentation is to be delivered at the BSG annual meeting  2018, during the BSG Endoscopy Section’s symposium on Wednesday 6th June (PM).

Harold Hopkins was a scientist, an innovator and a teacher. He is quoted as saying:

"Only when you try to teach something do you discover whether you truly understand it."

My clinical, research and academic interest has always been in improving quality and safety in endoscopy through the development of novel training and assessment tools. My work has benefitted from a rich collaboration with colleagues who have a shared passion for improving the quality of endoscopy through training. I am honoured to follow in the footsteps of so many esteemed winners of this award.'


Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson