AHP wins IFSO scholarship

Bariatric dietitian Sally Abbott is the European winner of an IFSO scholarship and will travel to Dubai for IFSO 2018.

Sally says: “I have been working as a bariatric dietitian in the NHS for four years and am an AHP member of BOMSS. I completed my Masters of Research and submitted my thesis abstract to IFSO 2018 in Dubai. At the same time, I applied to the IFSO integrated Health Scholarship in the hope of being able to travel to Dubai and present my own research.

“I am completely delighted to have won one of five global scholarships from IFSO and for my hard work and contribution to bariatric surgery in the UK to be publicly recognised.

“Winning this scholarship has given me the opportunity to attend and present at an international conference for the first time in my career. I hope that by presenting my abstracts at IFSO in September 2018, I will have opportunities to build networks with colleagues from around the world and bring home new knowledge to inform my own team’s dietetic clinical practice. Of course, I also look forward to exploring Dubai!”

Congratulations to Sally from all at BOMSS.


Call for AUGISt Trainee rep nomination

AUGIS Council is seeking nominations for the role of AUGIS Trainee Representative from September 2018. The primary role of Trainee Representative involves attending AUGIS Council meetings, chairing the AUGISt committee, writing for the AUGIS Newsletter and contributing to the Training Day.  There are also other responsibilities that arise on an ad hoc basis from both ASiT and AUGIS.

If you wish to be considered for the role of AUGIS Trainee Representative, an expression of interest should be to Mr Adrian O’Sullivan, Honorary Secretary of AUGIS, c/o Nichola Bartlett (nichola@augis.org). You must be a current paid up Trainee Member of AUGIS and AUGIS/BOMSS.

Applicants will also require a proposer and seconder, who should also both be current Trainee Members and must email their support to Nichola Bartlett (nichola@augis.org) prior to the closing date.

The deadline for nominations is 9am, Thursday 27 July.  If more than one person is nominated for the position a ballot will take place and nominees will be required to provide a 100 word personal statement to accompany the ballot.