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  • 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. 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. The society publishes the medical journals Gut and Frontline Gastroenterology. It also produces 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. The society holds an Annual General Meeting during which original research, updates and reviews in gastroenterology and hepatology are presented. Named lectures include the Sir Arthur Hurst lecture and the Sir Francis Avery Jones BSG Research medallist. Recent presidents have been Hermon Dowling (1996-1997), Chris Hawkey (2010), Jon Rhodes (2011–12), Ian Gilmore (2013–14), Ian Forgacs (2014–16) and Martin Lombard (2016–18). The current president is Cathryn Edwards (2018-). The British Society of Gastroenterology is a National Society Member of the United European Gastroenterology.

  • Alessio Fasano


    Alessio Fasano is an Italian medical doctor, pediatric gastroenterologist and researcher. He holds the W. Allan Walker Chair of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Furthermore, he is Vice Chair of Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research and Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston. He has made major contributions to the understanding of autoimmune diseases, in particular celiac disease.

  • Arthur Krigsman


    Arthur Krigsman is a pediatrician and gastroenterologist best known for his controversial research in which he attempted to prove that the MMR vaccine caused diseases, especially autism. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of gastrointestinal pathology in children with autism spectrum disorders, and has written in support of the diagnosis he calls autistic enterocolitis. The original study that tied the MMR vaccine to autism and GI complaints conducted by one of Krigsman's associates has been found to be fraudulent, and the diagnosis of "autistic enterocolitis" has not been accepted by the medical community.

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