Support Trainees to attend the ACPGBI Annual Meeting in Dublin
It has been brought to my attention that some trainees are having difficulty in obtaining study leave and financial support to attend the ACPGBI in Dublin on the grounds that Dublin is categorized as an overseas venue.
However, as the name suggests, ACPGBI are formed by and represent clinicians and allied care practitioners from across the islands of GB and Ireland and our Annual Meeting is our main scientific, research, training and educational event.
The meeting incorporates, within the three day programme, participation of The Dukes’ Club (Trainee Colorectal surgeons), Colorectal Nurse Specialists and our dynamic Patient Liaison Group, all of whom have separate parallel programmes in addition to the main event. There are 24 short paper podium presentations by Trainees and over 200 poster presentations.
The venue for the Annual Meeting of ACPGBI rotates throughout the British Isles and Ireland and should not in any way be considered an overseas meeting for the purposes of leave and expenses.
Many of our trainees are presenting or participating in the meeting and are heavily involved and the research and training opportunities are essential for current and future colorectal surgeons.
I urge all to support trainees to attend and participate to maintain these small islands as global leaders in colorectal disease treatment, research and education.
Please contact me for further information.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to Dublin!