BSG Annual Meeting 2013: Prize Winners

The BSG congratulates all winners of poster session and oral abstract presentations for their hard work. Poster winners will receive a certificate and up to £50; oral abstract winners will receive a certificate and up to £250. The names of the winners and their respective categories are listed below.

Oral Abstract Winners

Plenary OC-001 Kinesh Patel The impact of the introduction of formalised polypectomy assessment on training in the UK
Plenary OC-002 Neil Henderson Selective alpha V integrin deletion identifies a core, targetable molecular pathway that regulates fibrosis across solid organs
Liver OC-008 Danielle Reid Kupffer cells play a dual pro-inflammatory and protective role in non-alcoholic steatohepatitis
Endoscopy OC-045 Peter Basford High definition white light endoscopy and I-scan for small colonic polyp evaluation: results of the Hiscope Study
Inflammatory Bowel Disease OC-017 Charlotte Hedin A discriminant analysis demonstrates that siblings of patients with Crohn's Disease have a distinct microbiological and immune phenotype compared with healthy controls: insights into disease pathogenesis
Gastroduodenal OC-020 Sarah Burgess The murine gastric microbiome is influenced both by helicobacter felis infection and somatic deletion of NF-KappaB family members
Oesophageal OC-028 Leo Alexandre Statin use is associated with improved survival in patients with oesophageal cancer: a survival analysis using the UK general practice research database and National Cancer Registry
Neurogastroenterology & Motility OC-033 Imran Aziz Is lymphocytic duodenosis a marker for irritable bowel syndrome?
Pancreas OC-041 Rajiv Lahiri Enhanced monocyte function and surface TLR expression predict post-operative systemic inflammatory response syndrome in patients immediately following major hepatic and pacreatic resection
GI Physiology OC-044 Jamal Hayat Effets of sleeve gastrectomy on gastro-oesophageal reflux and oesophago-gastric motility
Education and Training OC-048 Colin Kong Colonoscopy: What is the number required to maintain competency? - A retrospective audit
Small Bowel and Nutrition OC-058 Francis Phillips Bile acid malabsorption: "The Unusual Suspect". A very frequent cause for diarrhoea after treatment for many different cancer types
Radiology OC-064 Sophie Pirie Pet scanning in gastric cancer: A comparison of avid versus non avid cancers
Neoplasia and Cancer Pathogenesis OC-066 Jamie Weaver The Cancer Research UK (CRUK) funded ICGC oesophageal adenocarcinoma project: MRC Research Centre and CRUK Cambridge Research Institute
Nursing OC-077 Janet Jones Is the referral appropriate?
Health Service Research & IT (split prize) OC-080 Matt Johnson IBD-SSHAMP (Supported, Self Help and Management Programme); UK's first internet based remote management system for managing stable IBD
  OC-082 Christopher Calvert The development of a web-based system to enhance care in inflammatory bowel disease
Colorectal/Anorectal OC-083 Joe Geraghty Faecal occult blood test analysis in the United Kingdom bowel cancer screening programme
Cellular and Molecular Pathology OC-089 Gareth-Rhys Jones Epigenetic control of GI inflammation via the methyl-binding protein MBD2
Nutrition OC-063 Phillip Oppong Pain and anxiety experienced by patients following PEG placement

Poster Winners

Education & Training PTU-007 Louise Macdougall Evaluating endoscopy trainers; how reliable are peer evaluators?
Endoscopy PTU-048 Gareth Corbett The effect of the colonoscope magnetic imaging device (SCOPEGUIDE©) on implantable cardiac devices
Inflammatory Bowel Disease PTU-081 John Seenan Are we exposing patients with a mildly elevated faecal calprotectin to unnecessary investigations?
Liver PTU-099 Abigail Zabron Discovery of potential plasma biomarkers of cholangiocarcinoma utilising surface-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF MS)
Neurogastroenterology & Motility PTU-135 Stuart Brierley Mechanism of action for linaclotide-induced abdominal pain relief
Oesophageal (split prize) PTU-156 Massimiliano Di Pietro The combination of autofluorescence imaging and probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy has an excellent diagnostic accuracy for dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus
  PTU-161 Mohammed Butt Expression of polo-like kinase 1 and geminin is up-regulated in the squamous-metaplasia-dysplasia-carcinoma sequence and correlates with aneuploidy
Pancreas PTU-175 Mallikarjuna Uppara Quadruple, clinical, radiological, cytological and biochemical analysis of pancreatic cystic lesions are necessary prior to therapeutic planning
Small Bowel PTU-198 Jonathan Nolan Serum FGF19 levels are related to disease activity in ileal Crohn's disease
Colorectal/Anorectal PWE-008 Anjan Dhar Placide: Probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic associated diarrhoea (AAD) and clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDD) in elderly patients admitted to hospital - results of a large multi-centre RCT in the UK
Endoscopy PWE-068 Mustafa Shawihdi Diagnostic yield of serious disease and variation in elective gastroscopy rates in English general practice: analysis of administrative data
Inflammatory Bowel Disease PWE-092 Lyndsay Hughes Psychosocial impact of food and nutrition in peope with IBD: a qualitative study
Liver PWE-124 Palak Trivedi VAP-1 activity is elevated in PSC and modulates A4B7-dependent lymphocyte adhesion to HSEC under flow
Neoplasia and Cancer Pathogenesis PWE-159 David Westwood HIF-1alpha-dependent gastrin gene expression mediates resistance to hypoxia-inducible apoptosis in a human colorectal cancer cell line
  PWE-164 Johnny Ong Utilizing integrative genomic analysis and proteomics to decipher the biology and therapeutic potential of Trim44 in oesophageal adenocarcinoma and breast cancer
Nutrition PWE-175 Peter Davies Simple intervention improves outcome in delivery of parenteral nutrition
radiology PWE-197 Abdulkani Yusuf Is MRCP a useful investigation where the biliary tree is normal on previous imaging?
Colorectal/Anorectal PTH-007 Mohammed Butt Two phase photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy (PACT) combined with germinant therapy effectively treats clostridium difficile and their spores that are resistant to antibiotics
Endoscopy PTH-046 Ria Rosser Analysis of metachronous colorectal adenoma sites suggests proximal occurrence is more probable
Health Service Research & IT PTH-077 Neerav Mukesh Joshi The changing face of clostridium difficile infection
Inflammatory Bowel Disease PTH-083 Noor Jawad Methylation signatures of non-expressed genes reveal insights into the effects of inflammation on stem cell dynamics and crypt fission in inflammatory bowel disease
Nursing PTH-121 Nicola Taggart Practicalities of implementing a three session day in endoscopy
Service development (split prize) PTH-131 Benjamin Shandro First year results from a virtual iron dificiency anaemia service at a district general hospital
  PTH-152 Lynn Tobin Nurse delivered day case paracentesis - a single centre experience
Small bowel PTH-187 Ramesh Arasaradnam A novel non-invasive approach to diagnose bile acid diarrhoea (BAD) using an electronic nose (E-Nose) and field asymmetric ion mobility spectroscopy (FAIMS)