British society of gastroenterology

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) is a British professional organisation of gastroenterologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians and others amongst its members, which number over 3,000. It was founded in 1937, and is a registered charity. Its offices are in Regent's Park, London.

The society is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom.[1] It is involved with the training of gastroenterologists in the United Kingdom, and with original research into gastroenterology. The society also produces information for patients with gastrointestinal diseases.[2]

The society publishes the medical journal Gut, as well as clinical practice guidelines and various other documents relevant to the field of gastroenterology. This area includes diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and biliary tract, and the disciplines of gastrointestinal endoscopy, nutrition, pathology and gastrointestinal surgery. Moreover, the society holds an Annual General Meeting at which original research in gastroenterology and hepatology may be presented.

The current president is Professor Jon Rhodes (BSG Council 2010-2012).

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