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Gastroenterology Conference

RCPE Symposium Edinburgh

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,


The last decade has seen further advances in diagnostics and therapy in gastroenterology and hepatology. However, there remain many challenges in implementing the best possible care in clinical practice, and adapting to manage a growing burden of chronic, complex disease in a resource-constrained health service.

This symposium brings together experts from across the specialty to provide new insights into management of conditions from upper gastrointestinal bleeding, to complex functional gastrointestinal disease. The day will provide an opportunity to learn from experiences of treating GI diseases elsewhere in the world, as well as how innovation in Scotland is facilitating chronic disease management in remote communities.

We anticipate the content will be relevant for a diverse audience, including general physicians, GPs, gastroenterologists, medical trainees and students.

Dr Nick Kennedy
Chair, Organising Committee

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The programme for this event is currently being finalised and will be available on this website shortly. If you require further information in the meantime, please contact

Ms Orela Deane,
Education Co-ordinator,
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,
9 Queen Street,

TEL: + 44 (0)131 247 3659
FAX: + 44 (0)131 220 4393

Email: o.deane@rcpe.ac.uk

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Online booking for this event closes on Tuesday 14 November but places may still be available after that date - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

An early bird discount applies until Tuesday 17 October 2017

Registration fees


Early Bird fee until Tuesday 17 October  

Fee from Wednesday
18 October 2017

Standard fee



RCPE Fellow



RCPE Collegiate / Associate / Foundation Member



Nurse / AHP / Pharmacist / Postgraduate student



Retired FRCPE, including lunch



Retired FRCPE, no lunch



Medical student (refundable deposit)



Medical student – deposit refunded to those who attend the event.

Unpaid post – Nil, if confirmation of status provided – please contact the Education Co-ordinator.

Long term / other leave – Fellows and Members, please contact the Education coordinator as some discretion may be available.

Collegiate and Associate Members of the RCPE in clinical research posts may be eligible for funding - please contact the Education Co-ordinator for further information.

Trainees – Scotland Deanery medical specialty trainees can attend any number of eligible symposia for a one-off payment from their study leave budget (block grant scheme).

Further details can be obtained from the Event Co-ordinator.

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Further Info

This event is open to all grades of medical, health care and scientific staff and to students. If you are unsure about eligibility, or the correct fee category, please contact the RCPE member of staff responsible for the event (see Fees page).

All relevant events are approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD). A certificate of attendance with CPD information will be issued electronically to individual delegates via email. Please note - certificates can only be issued to attendees who have signed against their name on the CPD Register/Delegate List available at each event and completed feedback forms have been received.

Please note that on occasion event programmes may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

A professional photographer may be in attendance at this event. Photographs may be used by the College in digital and printed publicity material. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let a member of staff know at the registration desk.


As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Conference Centre and the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

An induction loop system is available in the conference centre and Great Hall.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

Download pdf map and directions

Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

Local walking routes

Three short walks can be enjoyed from the College. So if you are visiting us, why not explore the local area. Details can be found at Medal Routes.

Commercial Sponsorship

Many events are supported by commercial companies taking stand space. Health professionals and NHS managers are invited to visit the company stands during the breaks. Companies interested in sponsoring this, or other events listed on the Calendar, should contact the Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Exhibitors/sponsors play no part in the planning or delivery of the event and the College has developed an Ethical Sponsorship Policy to support organising committees and committee chairs in their negotiations with potential commercial partners for education and other events.

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