Gastroenterology Specialist Group


2020 Study Day - Save The Date - Fri 28 Feb 2020

Our 2020 Study Day & AGM will be held on Fri 28 Feb 2020  in the Great Hall at London Metropolitan University.

Bookings are now live for the 2020 event.  Click here to book.

The draft programme can be found here.


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Abstract Submissions Open until 31st Dec 2019!

For a chance to give a short oral presentation or a poster presentation at the Study Day please submit your abstract to by 31st Dec 2019. Authors will hear in mid-January 2020 if their abstract has been accepted for oral or poster presentation; up to four abstracts will be selected for short oral communications within the programme. Guidelines for authors can be found in this abstract instruction document and example abstract.



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Welcome to the web pages for the the BDA Gastroenterology specialist group.

Our group has the following aims and objectives:


  • To support and develop UK high quality evidence based dietetic practice within gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • To provide up to date evidence based information on dietary treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatic conditions to dietitians and other health professionals.
  • To encourage and enable continued educational development within our membership.
  • To promote the benefits of the dietitian's role working in gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • To provide clear and easy to understand evidence based information to dietitians, patients, other health care providers and the media/public.
  • To ensure the financial security and sustainability of the GSG.


  • To produce and update as required evidence based practice guidance documents (clinical guidelines, professional consensus statements, position statements) for the dietetic management of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders in adults for UK dietitians to use, in primary and secondary care, through our GSG Clinical Leads. Initiation and coordination will be with the Clinical Quality Policy Officer of the BDA to ensure high quality production, with development through PEN (Practice based Evidence in Nutrition).
  • To provide high quality, clear and balanced, evidence based dietetic and patient resources (e.g. diet sheets, food fact sheets, patient treatment pathways) to facilitate the implementation of our evidence based professional guidelines. We aim to produce BDA resources for patients, dietitians and the public at minimal pricing, supporting widest possible usage within NHS and UK private clinical practice, co-ordinating with relevant charities and any other organisations where possible e.g. Coeliac UK, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, IBS Network.
  • To work continuously to raise the profile of dietitians working in gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • To facilitate learning by holding regular study days.
  • To promote dietetic involvement in research and audit.
  • To encourage good working relationships with other health care providers to enhance our knowledge, understanding and professionalism.
  • To share experiences and provide a channel for communication and networking between dietitians working in gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • To provide support and mentorship to dietitians working in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.


To join the BDA Gastroenterology specialist group, see the Joining a Specialist Group page.


You can email the group at