Clinical Societies

Listed here are a number of the Societies for Clinical Specialities related to Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Disease with which BSGAR has forged links. Under each heading you will find a short description of the society, links to their website and contact details where available. To shortcut to a particular society please click on the relevant Society from the Contents list.

The BSGAR Liaison Officer, Huw Roach, coordinates the liaison between BSGAR and these societies, including developing the Radiological content of the scientific programme for the Societies' annual meetings. News from each society which may be of interest to BSGAR members will be distriubted via the Members Forum and the News section of the BSGAR website.

Contents

  1. Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) of Great Britain and Ireland
  2. The British Society of Gastroenterology
  3. The British Society for the Study of the Liver (BASL)
  4. The British Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  5. Digestive Disorders Federation
  6. The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain
  7. The Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) of Great Britain and Ireland

The Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) of Great Britain and Ireland held its inaugural meeting in Glasgow in 1996 under the Presidency of Professor Robin Williamson. The objectives of AUGIS are to improve the delivery, the results and outcome of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver and biliary tract requiring surgical treatment. Membership of the Association is open to all surgeons, both trained and in training, who have a major sub-specialty interest in upper gastrointestinal surgery. Affiliate membership is also open to those who wish to promote the objectives of the Association in advancing the science and practice of upper gastrointestinal surgery and the promotion of research in this field. AUGIS now includes the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS).

AUGIS meets under the umbrella of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland at its spring meeting and at an annual autumn meeting. This meeting provides an educational forum designed to promote standards in training in upper gastrointestinal surgery and endoscopy. In 2012 AUGIS will combine with BSG, BASL and BAPEN to present the first combined meeting of the Digestive Diseases Federation.

Website: www.augis.org

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The British Society of Gastroenterology

The British Society of Gastroenterology is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom. Founded in 1937, it now has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field. The BSG has representation within the British Royal Colleges, and consequently the Department of Health and Government, and is represented at World and European level. The BSG is a registered charity.

BSG is intimately involved in all aspects of training of British gastroenterology and to original research in the field. Research is supported indirectly through promotion of high standards and offering platforms for scientific presentation and publication, and directly through substantial financial contributions to the Society's affiliated charity, Core (formerly the Digestive Disorders Foundation). "Gut", the Society's scientific journal is Europe's highest ranked, by citation-related impact factor. The Society regularly produces guidelines on aspects of contemporary practice.

The BSG runs an annual scientific meeting at which many hundred original papers are presented to audiences approaching 2600 professionals. In 2012 BSG will combine with AUGIS, BASL and BAPEN to present the first combined meeting of the Digestive Diseases Federation.

President: Professor JM Rhodes 2009
Endoscopy Vice-President: Dr S Hughes 2010

Chairman of the Radiology section: Dr Julian Elford

Radiology Section Committee:

Dr Julian Elford
Dr Mahesh Kumar
Dr Rajeev Singh
Dr Dominic Blunt
Dr Connor Corr
Dr Nasir Khan
Dr Steve Lee
Dr Sathi Sukumar
Dr Ratan Verma
Dr Luke Williams
Dr Ian Zealley
 

Website: www.bsg.org.uk

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The British Society for the Study of the Liver (BASL)

The British Association for the Study of the Liver is dedicated to the knowledge and understanding of the biology and pathology of the liver for the optimal care of patients. BASL members are composed of both scientists and clinicians, including GPs, and members from the pharmaceutical industry interested in liver physiology and pathophysiology. The BASL umbrella incorporates the Nurse Forum and also the British Viral Hepatitis Group.

Contact
BASL Secretariat
Suite 24, Level 6
New England House
Brighton BN1 4GH
Phone: 0845 521 0272
Fax: 0870 751 7747
Email: info@basl.org.uk

Geoffrey Bowden, Secretariat Director: geoffrey.bowden@basl.org.uk
Simon Williams, Assistant Secretariat Director: simon.williams@basl.org.uk
Toni Slater, Secretariat Manager: toni.slater@basl.org.uk Katy Lennon, Secretariat Assistant: katy.lennon@basl.org.uk
Website: www.basl.org.uk

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The British Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

The British Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) is a champion of excellence in nutritional care. Its aims are to help ensure that those suffering from malnutrition or other nutritional problems are appropriately recognised and managed, to encourage the development of an integrated approach to managed nutritional care and to improve the nutritional care of people at risk of malnutrition whether in hospitals or in the community.

Honorary Chairman Dr Mike Stroud

Contact:
BAPEN Office
Secure Hold Business Centre,
Studley Road,
Redditch,
Worcs
B98 7LG

Tel: 01527 457850
Fax: 01527 458718
Website: www.bapen.org.uk

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Digestive Disorders Federation

The Digestive Disorders Federation (DDF) 2012 Meeting was the first combined meeting of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS), British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) and British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL). This DDF meeting replaced the annual meeting of each of the four organisations.

Website: http://www.ddf2012.org.uk

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The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain

The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland is a professional society representing more than 1000 Colon and Rectal specialists dedicated to advancing and promoting the science and practice of the treatment of patients with diseases and disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. It is also known as The Association of Bowel Specialists.It encompasses surgeons, physicians, oncologists, pathologists, radiologists and specialist nurses working in this field.

The Association holds an annual meeting and has established and owns its own journal working closely with Blackwell as publishers.

Secretariat:
The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PE
Tel: +44(0)20 7973 0307 / + 44(0)20 7973 0373
Fax: +44 (0)20 7430 9235
E-mail: acpgbi@asgbi.org.uk
Administrator: Anne O’Mara

Website: http://www.acpgbi.org.uk/

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The Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

The first meeting of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland was held on 16 June 1975 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. The aim of the Society is "to promote and encourage, for the benefit of the public, the study of and research into diseases of the pancreas and to disseminate knowledge and hold discussions on the results of such study and research."

The Society holds an annual meeting hosted by the President and regularly attended by over a hundred delegates.

Mr Jeremy French
Honorary Secretary,
Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland,
HPB Surgical Unit,
Freeman Hospital,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7DN
E-mail: jeremy.french@nuth.nhs.uk

Website: http://www.psgbi.org/

 

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