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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

UK Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting (JIRM) 19th May 12:00-14:00pm – CHANGE OF DATE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are deferring the 3rd JIRM Meeting (originally Thursday 19th May 12:00-14:00). We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. 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. This has been rescheduled to Thursday June 30th 12:00-15:00 GMT 2022. 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 and links to join the meeting. Those who registered for the original meeting (19th May 2022) will automatically be registered to the new date.

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IRTA International Chapters

The Council of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association (IRTA) would like to announce the approval of a new policy to promote the development of local chapters within the organization. The goal of this exciting initiative is to increase international participation of all care providers within the multidisciplinary teams engaged in intestinal failure, rehabilitation, and transplantation.  This would be accomplished through educational and research activities to promote the development of clinical and psychosocial management strategies for pediatric and adult patients with intestinal failure who require rehabilitation or transplant. IRTA invites care providers from all international intestinal rehabilitation and transplant centers to become engaged as active participants through the development of a local IRTA chapter. Creating a chapter will increase your visibility and local network. Involvement at the local level is important for the consolidation and...

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ESPGHAN ENDOSCOPY SUMMER SCHOOL,  JUNE 15–18 2022 – SHEFFIELD, UK

This will be a fabulous opportunity to mix with and learn from some of the most experienced paediatric endoscopists from all over the world. There will be short interactive lectures intermixed with hands-on learning using mannequins and more sophisticated virtual training modalities with small group training. Please click here to view the programme You can apply for the event by clicking here.

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We are excited to advertise two fixed-term roles for a senior clinical fellow (ST6+ or equivalent) to join the Paediatric Gastroenterology services at Great Ormond Street Hospital

1 Senior Clinical Fellow (Equivalent of ST6+) in Paediatric Gastroenterology in IBD, Mucosal Immunology and Gastro-intestinal Allergy1 Senior Clinical Fellow (Equivalent of ST6+) in Paediatric Gastroenterology in Nutrition These appointments provides comprehensive training in Paediatric Gastroenterology, and are suitable for candidates with at least 5 years of Paediatric experience at a post-graduate level. Candidates should be able to demonstrate previous experience in paediatric gastroenterology. These posts provides a unique and exciting opportunity for training in Gastroenterology, in one of the largest units in the UK, with a specific focus in for training in Paediatric Nutrition and Intestinal Failure Rehabilitation; or IBD and Mucosal Immunology. To arrange an informal visit or to discuss the posts further, you are welcome to contact us via Marjorie.Balaram@gosh.nhs.uk or GIFellowProgram@gosh.nhs.uk Formal NHS Jobs advert with job descriptions can be found at:...

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Childhood Adenovirus Hepatitis Update

UKHSA press release: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/increase-in-hepatitis-liver-inflammation-cases-in-children-under-investigation UKHSA technical briefing: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/acute-hepatitis-technical-briefing https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1073704/acute-hepatitis-technical-briefing-2.pdf

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BSPGHAN / UCLAN Systematic review fellowship 2022-3

We are delighted to announce the launch of this fellowship opportunity. This is a joint opportunity brought to you by the BSPGHAN research committee and Professor Morris Gordon, Director of the Biomedical Evidence synthesis and Translation to practice (BEST) unit at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). The unit houses the Cochrane Gut UK review group, managing the Paediatric IBD and functional bowel disease portfolios. The team have produced 35 systematic reviews, including 20 Cochrane reviews, in the last 3 years. One successful candidate will be offered a funded secondment from 1st August 2022 for 12 months of 0.1-0.2 FTE. During this time, they will be offered bespoke training in systematic review techniques needed for Cochrane and non-Cochrane reviews. They will join the team for between one and three reviews, with a specific focus on reviews of functional constipation in childhood. These are being produced after requests from the Dutch guidelines team and the...

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ESPGHAN has launched an official PODCAST!

The podcasts will dive into latest research, solutions for addressing practice management issues, and much more. This is a great learning opportunity not only for trainees but all BSPGHAN members! https://podcasts.apple.com/at/podcast/espghan-podcast/id1614905161?i=1000556022957 https://open.spotify.com/show/3Rfx34k8okGsMyrrVZvUrd Tune in every other week!

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Surveying National Prevalence, Investigation and Management of Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID)

Currently there is no clinical standard for investigation / management of congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID). Dr Sam Huthart, Dr Zamvar, Dr Sims and Dr Kontaki from Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust have put together a google form with the aim of surveying national prevalence, investigation and management of CSID to obtain epidemiological data and establish best-practice. To all paediatric gastroenterologists nationwide please help the Leeds team to achieve these outcomes by completing the following survey: Surveying National Prevalence, Investigation and Management of Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID) - Google Forms

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Upcoming Events

UK Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting (JIRM)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are deferring the 3rd JIRM Meeting (originally Thursday 19th May 12:00-14:00). We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. The teams at Sheffield Children's Hospital would […]

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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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