About this section

The Gastroenterology & Hepatology Section provides a broad educational range of gastroenterological topics for physicians, surgeons, nurses and associated healthcare professionals, and promotes information exchange between healthcare professionals enabling them to provide better care for patients.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.

Dr Joel Mawdsley
Dr Robert Logan
President Elect
Dr Edward John Despott
Honorary Secretary
Dr Louise Langmead
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming gastroenterology and hepatology events

View all events and webinars being run by the Gastroenterology & Hepatology Section.

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Free Webinar CPD

Gastroenterology in a post COVID-19 world

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted. This webinar will provi...
  • Price Free
Book Book
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Immunosuppression and gastrointestinal disease and trainees’ prize meeting

If you are part of a London Deanery bursary places are available. Please email the gastroenterology@rsm.ac.uk inbox with your hospital details to claim your free place. *This event was due to take pla...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Prizes & awards

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Section Prize 


Clinical case: First prize - £100 and a year’s free RSM membership, second prize: £50 and a year’s free RSM membership

Research prize: £100 and one year's free RSM membership

Submission deadline

Friday 1 May 2020 

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words, on either an interesting/challenging clinical case or research on any aspect of gastroenterology or hepatology. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their abstract as a poster or oral presentation. All shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the meeting free of charge. Posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

Clinical cases: the abstract should describe the presentation, investigations and management of the clinical case. The author should discuss the significance or relevance of the case, and any take home messages.

Abstracts selected for oral presentation should be presented in ‘Grand Round’ style with multiple choice option Q&A during the presentation to allow audience participation.

Research abstracts: any original research including literature review is accepted. Abstracts should contain the title, introduction, method, results and discussion.


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