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BSG Educational Events - Guidance

Monday, 24 March 2014 11:24

Important Notes

  • Events should have educational benefits for BSG members, at the discretion of the BSG Education Committee.
  • At least one organiser should be a BSG member.
  • Events should have CPD approval from the RCP (or other relevant accrediting body) if the event takes place within the UK.
  • Event organisers should contact the BSG Education Committee as early as possible. Applications should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the next BSG Education Committee meeting, so that the programme can be tabled.
  • Event organisers should try to avoid dates clashing with other BSG-endorsed/supported/organised events. The BSG reserves the right to ask organisers to change the date if a clash would occur.
  • The BSG Education Committee's decision is final.
Level Event programme, venue, catering and administration planned and organised… Event entitlements Paid for by Abstracts in Gut Examples
BSG Endorsed Entirely by third party, without BSG involvement.

BSG asked only to provide endorsement based on final version of event programme.
Listed on Events page of BSG website.

Entry on BSG enewsletter.

BSG Education logo appears on course literature and marketing (eg flyer, website).

BSG reserves right to have a marketing stand at the event.

BSG members get 10% minimum discount on registration fees IF the event charges a delegate's fee.
Not BSG.

If commercially sponsored, there must be at least two funders. Singly-sponsored events will not be endorsed.
No Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium.

London Live Endoscopy
BSG Supported By a third party with BSG involvement As for Endorsed events.

Marketing help from MCI.
As for Endorsed events. Possibly BIG 2013 (British - Irish Gastroenterology)

WAGE 2014.
BSG Organised By BSG Committees and/or working groups thereof: e.g. Education / Programme / Research / Section(s) As for Supported events BSG (commercial sponsorship possible) Possibly Annual meeting
Clinical Update meetings e.g. Edinburgh, Nottingham Trainee Taster Course
BSG Research Workshops

Gastroenterology Masterclass

Thursday, 13 February 2014 10:34

We proudly open the BSG conference 2014 with the innovative 'Gastroenterology Masterclass' – a one-day interactive educational symposium lead by international experts in both Gastroenterology and Hepatology. With lectures combining 'gold standard' clinical guidelines with 'tips from the shop floor' the Masterclass is the perfect opportunity for both junior and senior gastroenterologists to benefit from the unique insights our experts provide when approaching both common and complex clinical problems.

The 'Gastroenterology Masterclass' has something for everyone – from luminal bowel disease, to hepatology, pancreatobiliary disease and functional disorders. In addition, the day ends with the 'Gastroenterology Masterclass' special symposium for all delegates to attend 'Gastroenterology in Extreme Circumstances' hosted by the BSG Trainees Section, covering the role of gastroenterology and nutrition in the most challenging and unique environments known to mankind. Finally, we are proud to present Chris Boardman delivering a special GastroCycle 2014 talk to celebrate the completion of the London to Manchester charity bike ride in aid of CORE.

The organizing committee has literally gone to the ends of the earth and climbed the highest mountains to ensure the most exciting opening to the BSG in years! It aims to be a 'not to be missed event' on the BSG 2014 calendar.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Dr Gavin Johnson
BSG Education Chair
Dr Cathryn Edwards
BSG Senior Secretary
Dr Philip Smith
BSG Trainee Section Chair


For details of learning objectives and programme details please visit the dedicated website for the BSG Annual Meeting 2014:

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BSG Annual Meeting 2013: Prize Winners

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 10:58

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)

Free access: ESPGHAN/ESPID evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis in children in Europe

Monday, 15 April 2013 13:27

UEG has a new, free online course (2 hours) to help implement the ESPGHAN guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis. The course is also linked to a project (TEEN-AGE, Tutorial European Electronic Network on Acute Gastroenteritis) set up to measure the effectiveness of the e-learning intervention in physicians from different European countries. You can access the materials here.

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