Case of the month: Jelly belly?

Case of the month: A 75 year old man presents with a 2 month history of abdominal distension and lethargy. Clinical examination demonstrates shifting dullness and investigations reveal he has a microcytic anaemia with raised tumour markers (CA19-9-208 U/ml , CEA-88 µg/L)  Ascitic aspiration yields a gelatinous fluid, the coronal section of his abdominal CT scan […]

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#FGDebate GI Consequences of Cancer

GI Consequences of Cancer: Cancer cured – all back to normal now?’ Date: Tuesday 4th October 2016 Time: 8-9 BST Guest: Dr Ana Wilson @GIWolfsonunit Dr Ana (Ignjatovic) Wilson BA(Hons) MD MRCP Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist Dept:   Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy Tel:      020 8869 5277 Email:  smita.patel5@nhs.net Dr Ana Wilson is out featured guest for this […]

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Assessment strategies in gastroenterology by Neel Sharma

All doctors regardless of specialty are assessed regularly – after all assessment drives learning. From a UK standpoint assessment comprises the MRCP (UK) examinations and SCE. During GI training there is the JAG accreditation of simple and more advanced endoscopic intervention as well as portfolio based records. In the field of medical education there are […]

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‘The flipped classroom’-future of endoscopic training?

Read our latest blog on pedagogical strategies in gastroenterological training from Dr Neel Sharma. Neel Sharma is currently a gastroenterology trainee in Singapore having worked in a medical education setting across the UK, Asia and the US Medical education is now a well-recognised academic discipline. However, compared to traditional basic science it is still fairly premature having recently […]

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

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’. […]

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

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’. […]

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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’

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 […]

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

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, […]

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