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‘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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‘Frontline Barrett’s: Screening, surveillance and therapy’

5 Oct, 15 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

After the great #FGDebate with the SWiG-BSG Network Mentoring Team, we are delighted to announce our next #FGDebate with be a UEG Week on Tuesday 22nd September 2015, at 8-9pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline Barrett’s: Screening, surveillance and therapy’.

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald holds a personal chair in Cancer Prevention at the University of Cambridge. She is a tenured Programme Leader at the MRC Cancer Unit at the Hutchison-MRC Research Centre in Cambridge and she is a Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge.  She graduated from Cambridge University in 1992, performed a research degree at Stanford University, California (1995-1997) and then undertook specialist clinical training and postdoctoral research at Barts and The London Hospitals (1997-2001). Whilst at Barts funding from an MRC Clinician Scientist award was instrumental for Rebecca to continue her clinical training and also make progress with her laboratory research. She moved back to Cambridge in 2001 to the newly established MRC Cancer Unit (formerly the MRC Cancer Cell Unit) which had translational cancer research at the heart of it’s mission. A position within this unit was ideal for Rebecca since the focus of her research is to improve methods for early detection of oesophageal cancer through better understanding of the molecular pathogenesis.  Furthermore, being located in an MRC unit with core funding, embedded within a Cancer Centre, has been enabled Rebecca to conduct patient orientated research which requires time to build up the infrastructure and sample resource.

Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald

                   Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald

Rebecca was awarded the prestigious Westminster medal and prize for her first proof of concept work on the Cytosponge and associated assays for diagnosing Barrett’s oesophagus in 2004 and this received an NHS Innovation prize in 2011.  She received a Lister Prize Fellowship in 2008 and in 2013 Rebecca was awarded an NIHR Research Professorship to facilitate translational research for patient benefit.  In recognition of her work she has given the Goulstonian Lecturer at the Royal College of Physicians and was awarded the Sir Francis Avery Jones Medal from the British Society of Gastroenterology.  Rebecca enjoys teaching and communicating science to the public.  She directs studies for medical students at Trinity College Cambridge and is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning and Teaching.  She has a wealth of lecturing experience including radio broadcasts for BBC Radio 4 and ABC Radio Australia, Health of the Nation.  Rebecca is committed to bringing research advances into clinical practice and inspiring other researchers to do likewise.

In advance of the #FGDebate, the questions Professor Fitzgerald will try and answer include:

  • Given the low conversion rate from Barrett’s to adenocarcinoma should we do surveillance?
  • Is there an alternative to endoscopy for diagnosis and surveillance of Barrett’s?
  • Who should have ablation therapy?
  • The Dutch have advocated centralisation of surveillance – is this a good idea?
  • Do biomarkers play a role in Barrett’s?
  • How can we tell which patients will progress?

Join us on Tuesday 6th October 2015 7-8pm GMT for the #FGDebate!

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Missed the #FGDebate with BSG-SWiG team? Catch up with the Podcast and Storify summary of the debate here – ‘Frontline Gastroenterology: Supporting Women in Gastroenterology’

5 Oct, 15 | by Dr Philip J Smith, Frontline Gastroenterology Trainee Editor

If you missed the #FGDebate with the BSG-SWiG team on ‘Frontline Gastroenterology: Supporting Women in Gastroenterology,’ you can catch up with the:

Podcast after the #FGDebate at

https://soundcloud.com/bmjpodcasts/supporting-women-in-gastroenterology/s-Xkqfj

Or the Storify summary of the #FGDebate at

https://storify.com/FrontGastro_BMJ/frontline-gastroenterology-supporting-women-in-gas

Don’t forget to join us for the next #FGDebate is with Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald (@RC_Fitzgerald) on Tuesday 6th October 2015, at 7-8pm GMT and will discuss, ‘Frontline Barrett’s: Screening, surveillance and therapy’.

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