Gastroduodenal Section Committee

Prof DM Pritchard Chairman 2013
Dr A Goddard Secretary 2013
Dr S Barton Member 2010
Dr P Phull Member 2010
Dr I Beales Member 2012
Prof J Atherton Member 2013
Dr P Collins Member 2013
Dr B Disney (Trainee) Member 2013
Dr S Hearnshaw Member 2013
Dr K Kapur Member 2013
Dr Nigel Trudgill Member 2013

Individual membership 260

DatePast Committee ChairsPast Committee Secretaries2001 – 2003John AthertonMarjorie Walker2004 – 2006Kenneth McCollMarjorie Walker

Gastroduodenal Section Annual Reports


Gastroduodenal Section Annual Report 2011


The Gastroduodenal Section held a successful symposium at the 2011 BSG Annual Meeting entitled 'Management of difficult dyspepsia'. The symposium was introduced by Dr N Trudgill and was then divided into two sections, the first discussing four clinical scenarios in which patients had evidence of gastroduodenal pathology at endoscopy (presented by Profs K McColl, M Pritchard, J Atherton and Dr A Goddard) and the second discussing three scenarios in which the endoscopy was normal (presented by Pros O Epstein, R Spiller and M Fox). The symposium concluded with a state-of-the-art-lecture on 'Functional dyspepsia' presented by Prof M Simren from Gothenburg, Sweden. The symposium was held in the main hall and attendance was excellent with approximately 250 attendees. It was chaired by Prof E El-Omar and Prof DM Pritchard.

The session of free papers at the 2011 BSG Annual Meeting was chaired by Prof E El-Omar and Prof DM Pritchard. 6 abstracts were presented and the session was reasonably well attended (25 members). The talks were of a high standard and generated good discussion. The poster round was conducted by Dr I Beales and Dr P Phull.

The Gastroduodenal Section has arranged a DDF symposium at the 2012 Meeting entitled 'Management of gastric bleeding.' It will discuss the management of a number of difficult clinical conditions and also the role of other specialists including radiologists, surgeons and haematologists. It will conclude with a state of the art lecture on 'Peptic ulcer haemorrhage' to be delivered by Prof J Sung (Hong Kong).

We welcome feedback and ideas from all section members and from others in the BSG.

Emad El Omar, Chairman
Mark Pritchard, Secretary

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