All-Ireland conference announced

An All-Ireland upper GI conference will be held in Belfast from  May 15 – 16, 2014.  It promises to be an interesting meeting with local and international speakers. The President and Council of AUGIS are lending their support to this meeting.  

The conference will be held in the historic Europa Hotel with excellent access for bus and rail transport.

There will be a Trainee Masterclass on the Thursday morning (May 15).  Please feel free to invite trainees and colleagues who may not be aware of the meeting. 

On the social / networking side, there will be a dinner on the Thursday night with the emphasis on informality.

To book your place and find out more, follow this link:

Wales Regional Representative

The joint Welsh Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy / British Society of Gastroenterology (WAGE/BSG) Spring GI clinical symposium will be held in the vibrant city of Cardiff on March 27 with input from leading AUGIS members. Dr Simon Olliff from Birmingham will take attendees through the curative options for HCC and Professor Graeme Poston will discuss management dilemmas in metastatic neuroendocrine Neoplasia. This will be followed by lectures to improve outcomes in oesophagogastric and pancreatic cancer therapy by Professor Mike Griffin and Professor Richard Charnley. Dr John Morris from Glasgow will discuss models for out-of-hours endoscopy provision and Professor Des Winter from Dublin will discuss modern management of colorectal emergencies.

Mr Richard Welbourn, president of BOMSS, will continue the theme of emergency surgery by taking us through the emergency interventions for complications of weight loss surgery, how to diagnose/when and how to treat them. The emergency session will be concluded by a master class lecture of modern management of oesophago-gastric emergencies by Professor Derek Alderson.

More details about the conference can be found here –