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Bursaries for ASIT members for Doctors Academy courses

ASIT are working with Doctors academy and they have given us £20,000 worth of bursaries for their courses over the next 2 years.
This includes one free place and 4 x £150 bursaries towards an advanced lap colorectal skills course (14th to 15th Oct) for ASIT members
For more information, please click here

Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery

As a brand new innovation, beginning this year at Manchester Surgical Week, ASGBI have dedicated a whole day to post-graduate courses and workshops on Tuesday 21st April, before the full Congress begins on Wednesday 22nd. Refreshments will be provided for all half-day courses. On behalf of the ACPGBI, there will be an Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery course for colorectal trainees. Further information can be found here.

Trainee Update from The Pelvic Floor Society 2015

Trainee Update from The Pelvic Floor Society

The PFS is working to improve the delivery of training of pelvic floor disorders in the UK. A website is under construction which has information for trainees including a curriculum and procedure based assessments for those wishing to include pelvic floor surgery in their practice. These are hoped to be particularly helpful for those declaring a special interest in Pelvic Floor Surgery at consultant interview, as a way of demonstrating objective assessment of their competencies. http://tpfs.formediaweb.co.uk/index.php

We will also advertise courses aimed at trainees on this website. These include:

  • Exeter: 16/17th March 2015. Southern Pelvic Floor Society meeting in the evening followed by Exeter Functional Pelvic Floor Day for trainees. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Dundee: 25th/26th May 2015. http://cuschieri.dundee.ac.uk/courses
  • Midlands: July 2015 date TBC, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Manchester: Portland St 8/9 October 2015. 10th Annual PF Society meeting (details awaited)
  • Dorset: (RNLI Poole) Feb 2016. Day 1 - lectures and interactive MDTs. Day 2 am radiology and ARP, pm animal model operating


Pelvic USS courses

  • Birmingham: 12th May. Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital. B15 2WB.  www.marus.org.uk/
  • Croydon: 16/17 May 2015. www.perineum.net/courses
  • London: ExCel at DDF- 22/25 June

ACPGBI Exam Awards

The Association of Coloproctology of GB & Ireland (ACPGBI)  invites surgeons who have passed the third part Intercollegiate exam with colorectal surgery as their declared subspecialty interest since 1st July 2014 to an Awards  Presentation. This will be held on Thursday, 25th June during the ACPGBI plenary session at the 2015 DDF meeting. The DDF meeting is being held from 22nd – 25th June at ExCeL, London.

Eligible surgeons will need to be registered for the DDF meeting for at least the 25thJune in order to gain access to the Awards Presentation.

For detailed information about the meeting visit



Organised by the BSG Trainees Section

Following the huge success of last year's event the BSG Conference Party 2015 will be an informal social gathering and networking opportunity open to all delegates.

It promises to be one of the highlights of DDF 2015. For this one off event the BSG have exclusive use of The London Aquarium (usually £26 for a daytime public ticket) home to one of Europe's largest collections of global marine life. Attendees will enjoy a red carpet entrance and complimentary drink on arrival before they wander around the underwater maze. Alongside the shark tanks they will discover a unique 'under the sea' themed area with bar, DJ and everything else required to soak up a party atmosphere, socialise and unwind!

Places are limited so please don't delay and register now. Last years event was a sell out with >500 delegates attending. The BSG conference party is open to all DDF delegates (members and non-members of partner societies) and promises to be a fantastic evening. Look forward to seeing you there!

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015
Location: SEA LIFE London Aquarium, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7PB
Time: 8.45pm until 1am
Closest tube stations: Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee, Waterloo & City lines - 6 minute walk) or Westminster (Circle and District, Jubilee line - 12 minute walk)
Price: £20.00 per person, book at registration

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