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British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

WELCOME

Welcome to the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (known as BSPGHAN), the national, professional and academic society which represents specialty colleagues working for infants, children and young people with digestive and liver disorders.

WHO WE ARE

BSPGHAN is a society that brings together colleagues from a range of professional disciplines and is recognised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) as the society responsible for this field of paediatric medicine.

BSPGHAN’s membership  is renowned for its friendliness and inclusivity. Membership stands at around 500 members, comprising consultants and specialist trainees in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition;  affiliated health care professionals such as specialist dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, clinical psychologists and scientists. This breadth of membership is a great benefit to the society and the wide range or professionals serve to represent our models of care for families. BSPGHAN has Professional groups and Working Parties to advocate for the key issues that our patients face.

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Jobs

Clinical Academic Position – Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Job Posting in NASPGHAN

https://jobs.naspghan.org/job/clinical-academic-position-paediatric-gastroenterologist/61410717/

For informal discussion about the job, please contact:

Dr. Dhandapani Ashok, Pediatric Gastroenterologist: dhandapani.ashok@lhsc.on.ca (+1 519 685 8177)

Description

The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a Paediatric Gastroenterologist to join our established Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology. The Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides a comprehensive ambulatory and in-patient service to a population of about 1.5 million in southwestern Ontario. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has a comprehensive array of services encompassing the full spectrum of gastroenterology disorders and provides a full range of endoscopic procedures. The Division has a dedicated Inflammatory Bowel Disease team, hepatology, post-transplant liver and aerodigestive clinics. The Division is supported clinically by a nurse practitioner, 2 nurse case managers, dietitian, clinical psychologist, and social worker. We have a research coordinator to aid in clinical research. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is very active in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Western is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see http://www.uwo.ca/ to learn more). Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario. Subspecialty certification in Paediatric Gastroenterology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required. The successful candidate will hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in academic medicine, the ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the health care team and office staff, and will be expected to participate in team-based health care and teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition.

The anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2022, although an alternative start date can be negotiated.

News and Updates

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023 will be held in Old Windsor in close proximity to Heathrow, the M25 and with fast rail links from London Paddington via Slough as well as suburban train services from London Waterloo.

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UK Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting (JIRM) Thursday 30th June 2022 12-3pm

The teams at Sheffield Children's Hospital would like to cordially invite all interested health professionals to a national intestinal rehabilitation (UK- Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting; JIRM) meeting discussing difficult paediatric intestinal failure patients. It will be held on 30th June, 2022 12:00 – 15:00 PM GMT virtually.  Register in advance for this meeting by completing the word document and return via email to: Registration.event@yahoo.com   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This is an initiative on part of the JIRM and is not endorsed by BSPGHAN as yet. Rules of engagement during the meeting.  Only those accepted registrants will be allowed in the meeting. A designated person will be granting access to the online meeting on the day and will be checking against the list of registered participants. Joining instructions should not be shared with others including via social...

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Button Battery Awareness 

Please download the Infographic – this aims to help parents understand, identify and prevent button battery ingestion in their child, and how to act if it occurs. Please download the Manifesto – this document sets out 4 calls to action for public authorities, policymakers and healthcare providers to help tackle button battery ingestion in children effectively.Advice guides – our clinical guide and parental guide, can view/download here: https://espghan.info/advice-guides/index.php #ButtonBatteryAwareness #NeverAgain

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Oxford IBD MasterClass

The Oxford MasterClass 2022 will be held on 12th & 13th September at the Examination Schools in Oxford. The focus of the meeting will be the innovations in IBD from the field of immunology. As always, the meeting will be delivered by a distinguished faculty of national and international speakers. Find out more

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Allergy Postgraduate programmes at Imperial College London

Imperial College London now offer a brand-new online stream, as well as continued blended stream which includes teaching at St Mary's Medical School Campus in London. There are still places available and up to 8 scholarships are offered for highly motivated new UK or international applicants for the next academic year 2022-2023 (application deadline: 14 July 2022).   They are hosting a Virtual Information Session on 22 June 2022 at 17:00 (GMT) with their Programme Faculty and current students. Registration is required and they welcome any interested members to join them. Further informationDownload

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Early investigation and management of children with acute non-A-E hepatitis, with and without liver failure

This clinical framework is intended to provide a structure for the investigation, transfer and management of children with novel non-A-E acute hepatitis in the context of an emergence of a novel disease. The recommendations within this guidance are based on existing principles of management of acute hepatitis and acute liver failure and on expert consensus opinion in the absence of high quality evidence around this novel condition. Read on the RCPCH website

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PPPP Congress 2022: 8th International Congress of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics in Pediatrics

On behalf of Prof. Flavia Indrio and the World Association of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics in Pediatrics, I warmly invite you to the PPPP Congress 2022: 8th International Congress of Probiotics, Prebiotics, Postbiotics in Pediatrics that will be held on 15-17 September 2022 in Valencia, Spain. To see the complete programme of the congress, you may visit its official website at www.biotics4pediatrics.eu

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ESPGHAN Nutrition Summer School – still some vacancies

There are still a few places available at the ESPGHAN Committee of Nutrition to the ESPGHAN Nutrition Summer School “Paediatric Nutrition – in Health and Disease” at the De Vere Beaumont Estate in Old Windsor in the United Kingdom. The application deadline has been extended to 30 May ! Please do encourage your juniors and AHPs to register if you have not already done so ! ESPGHAN Nutrition Summer School4-8 July 2022De Vere Beaumont Estate Old Windsor – United Kingdom“PAEDIATRIC NUTRITION – In Health and Disease” Summer School is designed to:  offer a comprehensive curriculum on paediatric nutritional research, focusing on current ‘hot topics’ serve as an introduction to evidence-based medicine in the field of nutrition provide evidence-based advice on nutrition for healthy infants, children and adolescents and on the prevention, diagnosis, and management of paediatric nutritional diseases offer unique opportunities to learn from and interact with expert faculty...

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Upcoming Events

BSPGHAN Education Series: IBD associated liver disease

Zoom

Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 7, 2022 12:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: IBD associated liver disease Speaker: Dr Jane Hartley Register in […]

BSPGHAN Education Series: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Zoom

Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 15, 2022 01:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: ARFID Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WsNm1hkOQY-AWJtlUUjs1Q After registering, […]

BSPGHAN Education Series: GORD and endotherapeutic procedures

Zoom

Speaker: Dr Shishu Sharma Hi there, You are invited to a Zoom webinar. When: Jul 20, 2022 02:00 PM London Topic: BSPGHAN Education Series: GORD and endotherapeutic procedure Register in […]

Oxford IBD MasterClass

The Oxford MasterClass 2022 will be held on 12th & 13th September at the Examination Schools in Oxford. The focus of the meeting will be the innovations in IBD from the field of […]

BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023

Beaumont Estate Old Windsor Burfield Rd, Old Windsor, Windsor SL4 2JJ

8-10 March 2023 BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 2023 will be held in Old Windsor in close proximity to Heathrow, the M25 and with fast rail links from London Paddington via Slough […]

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Jobs

Clinical Academic Position – Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Job Posting in NASPGHAN

https://jobs.naspghan.org/job/clinical-academic-position-paediatric-gastroenterologist/61410717/

For informal discussion about the job, please contact:

Dr. Dhandapani Ashok, Pediatric Gastroenterologist: dhandapani.ashok@lhsc.on.ca (+1 519 685 8177)

Description

The Department of Paediatrics, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, is seeking a Paediatric Gastroenterologist to join our established Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology. The Division of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology provides a comprehensive ambulatory and in-patient service to a population of about 1.5 million in southwestern Ontario. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology has a comprehensive array of services encompassing the full spectrum of gastroenterology disorders and provides a full range of endoscopic procedures. The Division has a dedicated Inflammatory Bowel Disease team, hepatology, post-transplant liver and aerodigestive clinics. The Division is supported clinically by a nurse practitioner, 2 nurse case managers, dietitian, clinical psychologist, and social worker. We have a research coordinator to aid in clinical research. The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology is very active in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. Western is a research-intensive institution with a wide range of academic and professional programs (see http://www.uwo.ca/ to learn more). Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

Candidates for this position must have an MD or equivalent degree and must be eligible for licensing in the Province of Ontario. Subspecialty certification in Paediatric Gastroenterology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required. The successful candidate will hold a full-time Limited Term Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in academic medicine, the ability to collaborate effectively with all other members of the health care team and office staff, and will be expected to participate in team-based health care and teaching, both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in intestinal rehabilitation and nutrition.

The anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2022, although an alternative start date can be negotiated.

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