About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 May 2021 from 10:55am to 3:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Gastroenterology and Hepatology

In this annual meeting, this year webinar form, delegates will gain understanding and skills for management and service development in Gastroenterology and Hepatology as a consultant or senior trainee. 

Join this full-day of educational sessions to gain the non-clinical skills and curriculum requirements that are essential for trainees to develop as senior clinicians.

In addition to key speaker presentations, trainees will also have the opportunity to submit cases to the Trainee Prize and to present their work at this meeting. 

We would like to thank our sponsors Galapagos, Janssen and Shionogi UK for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors – nor have the sponsors contributed to the purchasing of any gift or prizes.

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Joel Mawdsley, President, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

What’s the perfect job? And preparing for the interview

Dr Charles Murray, Service Lead, Gastroenterology Department, Royal Free Hospital

Job planning and appraisal

Dr Louise Langmead, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal London Hospital

Developing a service – business cases and strategic planning

Dr Joel Mawdsley, Service Lead, Gastroenterology Department, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital

Break and sponsor presentation

The Effect of COVID-19 on IBD prescribing and service provision in a UK tertiary centre - live presentation sponsored by Janssen and given by Dr Mark Samaan, Consultant, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

Managing endoscopy

Dr Sean Preston, Director of Endoscopy, Barts Health

Dealing with complaints and other difficult situations

Dr Robert Logan, Consultant Gastroenterologist King’s College Hospital, President-elect Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Panel discussion
Break and sponsor presentations

IBD 2025: Perspectives on the future of IBD care - video presentation sponsored by Galapagos, given by Professor Charlie Lees, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Edinburgh IBD Unit

Optimising management of severe thrombocytopenia with TPO-Ras - video presentation sponsored by Shionogi UK, given by Professor Andy Holt, Consultant Transplant Physician and Deputy Medical Director, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Section Prize presentations

Clinical case

Dr James Kang, SpR, James Paget University Hospital

Clinical case

Dr Rebecca Jeyaraj, Academic Foundation Year 2 Doctor, King’s College Hospital

Clinical case

Dr Bhagat Manku, FY2, University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

Clinical case

Dr Roderick Prawiradiradja, Gastroenterology Registrar, West Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Research - Breath testing for colorectal cancer - the COlorectal BReath Analysis1 study (COBRA1)

Dr Georgia Woodfield, ST5 Gastroenterology, West Middlesex Hospital

Prize announcement
Close of meeting





Gastroenterology & Hepatology Section: Gut Club Prize

1st prize - £100 and 50% discount on RSM membership for 1 year
Other: Runners-up will receive 50% discount on RSM membership for 1 year

Open to:
Medical students and pre-registrar junior doctor


21 September 2021


16 November 2021

Application guidelines:

Abstracts of no more than 250 words can be submitted by any pre-registrar junior doctor or medical student. They can cover any of the four following areas: 

  • Clinical research (with the subheadings Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion) 
  • Quality Improvement (also with the subheadings Background, Methods, Results, Conclusion) 
  • Clinical case (to include a summary of the clinical course and brief discussion) 
  • An outline for a ten-minute virtual piece of teaching (include the title, brief learning objectives and a summary of how those learning objectives will be met) 

(audit/QI, clinical research, a clinical case, or a piece of teaching).  

To submit an abstract for the first event please follow this link to the submissions page. Please note abstracts must be submitted before Tuesday 21 September 2021. 

Submit here
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