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Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: All you need to know

25 Apr, 16 | by Kelly Horwood, BMJ

Following the March #FGDebate with Dr Richard Hansen and Ms Joan Gavin ‘Nutrition in IBD – what to do in theory and practice’, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate will be on Thursday 28th April 2016 8-9 BST with Dr Gautam Mehta. The topic this month will be ‘Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: All you need to know’.

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Dr Mehta is a Hepatologist, with interests in cirrhosis, acute-on-chronic liver failure and alcohol-related liver disease. He completed his PhD in portal hypertension at UCL, and has recently been appointed Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Hepatology at UCL. Gautam tweets regularly @drgautammehta, and also has an interest in Digital Health – starting one of the first secondary prevention m-Health trials in the UK @alcochange.

This #FGDebate @FrontGastro_BMJ promises to be an interesting and educational one and we look forward to hearing your questions.

‘Frontline IBD: Nutrition in IBD – what to do in theory and practice’

22 Mar, 16 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

After the great #FGDebate with the Dr Johnson, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate will be on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 with Dr Richard Hansen, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Ms Joan Gavin, Paediatric Gastroenterology Dietician, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline IBD: Nutrition in IBD – what to do in theory and practice’.

Dr Richard Hansen is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at the new Glasgow Children’s Hospital. His main clinical interests are in inflammatory bowel disease, Helicobacter pylori and paediatric liver disease. He completed a PhD in gastrointestinal microbiology in 2012 and has published widely in this field. His ongoing research focuses on microbial therapeutic approaches to managing inflammatory bowel disease, including projects looking at nutrition, probiotics and faecal transplantation. Dr Hansen has been an early advocate of Twitter for free open access medical education (#FOAMED) and currently runs the twitter feed for British Society of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (@BSPGHAN), including the live tweeting of key conferences

Dr Richard Hansen

Dr Richard Hansen

 

Ms Joan Gavin is a Paediatric Gastroenterology Dietitian at Southampton Children’s Hospital. Her main interests are inflammatory bowel disease and gut allergy/intolerance. She has completed a masters degree on gastrointestinal malabsorption and has published work on nutritional intakes in inflammatory bowel disease. Joan recently presented data on maintenance nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease highlighting it’s role in prolonging remission at the BSPGHAN conference in January this year.

Ms Joan Gavin

Ms Joan Gavin

 

The #FGDebate will be a practical discussion about how to approach Nutrition in IBD from a theoretical and practical point of view.  We hope you can join us then using #FGDebate

 

‘Frontline Training: The shape of Gastroenterology training in the UK and beyond’

22 Feb, 16 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

After the great #FGDebate with the Ms Kay Greveson, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate will be on Tuesday 23rd February 2016 with Dr Gavin Johnson, Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCL Hospitals and The Royal Free Hospital, London, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline Training: The shape of Gastroenterology training in the UK and beyond’.

Dr Gavin Johnson is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCL Hospitals and The Royal Free Hospital. His clinical work encompasses pancreaticobiliary medicine with ERCP and EUS, and he has experience of organising numerous postgraduate courses including ERCP hands-on and London Live Endoscopy. He was until 2015 the Chair of the BSG Education Committee, and currently sits on the JAG QA committee with a role in defining the new assessment and JAG accreditation procedures for UK endoscopists in training. Dr Johnson is also a Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at UCL and is the Director of Undergraduate Education at UCL Hospitals and Academic Lead for year 4 of UCL Medical School.

Dr Gavin Johnson

                             Dr Gavin Johnson

During the #FGDebate Dr Gavin Johnson will cover the following objectives:

– To debate the current challenges of UK training in gastroenterology and endoscopy

– To introduce new concepts in the formative and summative assessment and accreditation of UK endoscopists

– To discuss the potential risks and opportunities of the GMC’s Shape of Training

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Missed the #FGDebate with Ms Kay Greveson? Catch up with the Podcast and Storify summary of the debate here – ‘Frontline IBD: Travel and IBD – advice from the IBD Passport’

21 Feb, 16 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

If you missed the #FGDebate with Ms Kay Greveson, ‘Frontline IBD: Travel and IBD – advice from the IBD Passport’ you can catch up with the Storify summary of the #FGDebate at:

https://storify.com/FrontGastro_BMJ/frontline-ibd-travel-and-ibd-advice-from-ibd-passp

The podcast with Ms Kay Greveson can be listened to here:

Don’t forget to join us for the next #FGDebate which is with Dr Gavin Johnson (@drgavinoz) on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline Training: The shape of gastroenterology training in the UK and beyond’

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‘Frontline IBD: Travel and IBD – advice from IBD Passport’

19 Jan, 16 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

After the great #FGDebate with the Dr Anton Emmanuel, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate will be on Tuesday 19th January 2016 with Ms Kay Greveson, IBD Nurse Specialist at the Royal Free Hospital, London, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline IBD: Travel and IBD – advice from IBD Passport’.

Kay Greveson RGN, MSc, a qualified independent nurse prescriber, now works as lead IBD nurse at the Royal Free Hospital, London. She trained at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she was appointed an IBD specialist nurse. Her research interests include in travel health and IBD, transitional care and screening prior to Anti-TNF therapy. A speaker at national and international events, she has written for numerous journals and co-authored a chapter for ‘IBD Nursing’. She is involved in IBD-related projects for NICE and in Europe, and is a committee or faculty member of organisations including the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation.

 

Ms Kay Greveson

Ms Kay Greveson

During the #FGDebate Ms Greveson will cover:

  • Introduction to IBD Passport travel website
  • Pre-travel preparation
  • Vaccinations
  • Managing IBD overseas inc. Diet, medication, post-surgery and flare

Join us on Tuesday 19th January 2016 8-9pm GMT for the #FGDebate

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Missed the #FGDebate with Dr Anton Emmanuel? Catch up with the Podcast and Storify summary of the debate here – ‘Frontline IBS: An approach to treatment pathways?’

18 Jan, 16 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

If you missed the #FGDebate with Dr Anton Emmanuel, ‘Frontline IBS: An approach to treatment pathways?’ you can catch up with the Storify summary of the #FGDebate at:

 

https://storify.com/FrontGastro_BMJ/frontline-ibs-an-approach-to-treatment-pathways

 

The podcast with Dr Anton Emmanuel can be listened to here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/frontline-ibs-an-approach-to-treatment-pathways?in=bmjpodcasts/sets/frontline-gastroenterology

 

Don’t forget to join us for the next #FGDebate which is with Ms Kay Greveson (@IBDPassport) on Tuesday 19th January 2016, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline IBD: Travel and IBD – advice from IBD Passport’.

 

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‘Frontline IBS: An approach to treatment pathways’

7 Dec, 15 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

After the great #FGDebate with the Dr Patch and Dr Tripathi, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate will be on Tuesday 29th December 2015, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline IBS: An approach to treatment pathways’.

Dr Anton Emmanuel, Editor in Chief, Frontline Gastroenterology

Anton Emmanuel obtained his medical degree from London University. He is a Senior Lecturer in Neuro-Gastroenterology at University College London and Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (Queen Square) and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore). Prior to this he was Senior Lecturer at Imperial College and St Mark’s Hospital. His current clinical work encompasses being director of the GI Physiology Unit at University College Hospital as well as providing a specialist clinical neuro-gastroenterology service. His research includes basic gut neurophysiology and the study of the aetiology and management of functional gastrointestinal disorders of the upper and lower gut. He currently supervises 5 post-graduate research fellows undertaking higher degrees. He is ex-Chairman of the NeuroGastroenterology (NGM) section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and is the Medical Director of Core, the UK gastrointestinal charity. He is editor in chief of Frontline Gastroenterology, a specialist clinical journal. Best of all he is married with four children and a dog.

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                         Dr Anton Emmanuel

During the #FGDebate Dr Emmanuel will cover the relevant treatment pathways in IBS.

Join us on Tuesday 29th December 2015 8-9pm GMT for the #FGDebate

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Missed the #FGDebate with Dr David Patch and Dr Dhiraj Tripathi? Catch up with the Podcast and Storify summary of the debate here – ‘Frontline Hepatology: Variceal Bleeding Guidelines’

7 Dec, 15 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

If you missed the #FGDebate with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald on ‘Frontline Barrett’s: Screening, surveillance and therapy,’ you can catch up with the Storify summary of the #FGDebate at:

https://storify.com/FrontGastro_BMJ/frontline-hepatology-variceal-bleeding-guidelines 

The podcast with Dr David Patch can be listened to here:

 

 

Don’t forget to join us for the next #FGDebate which is out Xmas Special Debate with Dr Anton Emmanuel (@AntonEmmanuel2) on Tuesday 29th December 2015, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline IBS: An approach to treatment pathways’.

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‘Frontline Hepatology: Variceal Bleeding Guidelines’

22 Nov, 15 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

After the great #FGDebate with the Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate will be on Tuesday 24th November 2015, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline Hepatology: Variceal Bleeding Guidelines’.

Dr Dhiraj Tripathi

Dr Dhiraj Tripathi is a Consultant Hepatologist, with duties covering both general and transplant hepatology. He trained in Edinburgh, and took up his current post in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 2008. He has particular interest in clinical aspects of portal hypertension, and was awarded a doctorate based on his clinical research in Edinburgh.

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               Dr Dhiraj Tripathi

He runs a specialist clinic for patients with complications of portal hypertension and vascular disorders such as Budd Chiari Syndrome. He has extensive experience in the management of patients with varices. He is involved in clinical trials of portal hypertension at principal investigator level, and has published widely on the topic with over 40 publications in peer review journals. He is the lead author of the British Society of Gastroenterology’s UK Guidelines on the management of variceal haemorrhage in cirrhotic patients just published in Gut.

Dr David Patch

Dr David Patch was appointed at the Royal Free Hospital as a Registrar in 1993 and completed his gastroenterology/general hepatology specialist training in 1998, accredited in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He was appointed to a substantive consultant post at the Royal Free Hospital in 1998 in the Department of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation.

Dr David Patch (front)

                         Dr David Patch (front)

Dr Patch’s clinical role is as a Hepatologist and Liver Transplant Physician and his specialist interests include management of portal hypertension and complications of chronic liver disease. He performs upper and lower endoscopies including variceal banding/gastric variceal gluing. He also performs a number of radiological procedures including trans-jugular liver biopsies, hepatic wedge pressure measurements and TIPS procedures. These have comprised his principal areas of research and he has lectured widely on variceal bleeding and complications of portal hypertension.

During the #FGDebate Dr Tripathi and Dr Patch will cover:

  • Primary prevention of variceal bleeding
  • Acute bleeding management and secondary prevention with reference to BSG guidelines and Baveno 6 consensus
  • TIPS in secondary prevention
  • ‘What’s Hot from AASLD’

Join us on Tuesday 24th November 2015 8-9pm GMT for the #FGDebate

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Missed the #FGDebate with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald? Catch up with the Storify summary and the Podcast of the debate here – ‘Frontline Barrett’s: Screening, surveillance and therapy’

22 Nov, 15 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

If you missed the #FGDebate with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald on ‘Frontline Barrett’s: Screening, surveillance and therapy,’ you can catch up with the Storify summary of the #FGDebate at:

https://storify.com/FrontGastro_BMJ/frontline-barrett-s-screening-surveillance-and-the

The podcast with Professor Fitzgerald can be listened to here:

https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/frontline-barretts-screening-surveillance-and-therapy

Don’t forget to join us for the next #FGDebate which is with Dr David Patch (@DavidPatch1) and Dr Dhiraj Tripathi (@dtrip2015) on Tuesday 24th November 2015, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline Hepatology: Variceal Bleeding Guidelines’.

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