A Surgeons Guide to AGIP - Assoc GI Physiologists

The Association of Gastro-intestinal Physiologists (AGIP) is an Associate group within the British Society of Gastroenterology, first inaugurated in 1991. Associate Membership of the BSG is intended for those who have a long-term commitment to some aspect of gastrointestinal practice or research, but who are otherwise ineligible for other forms of membership e.g., gastrointestinal nurses, dieticians, clinical GI physiologists, nurse consultants and other non-medically qualified individuals; all groups of health care workers warmely welcomed by TPFS. 

Intending Associate Members should have been in a relevant post for at least one year, and their commitment should be demonstrated by regular sessional contributions to gastrointestinal practice or research amounting to at least two-and-a-half days per week. The constitution of AGIP is governed by BSG guidelines.

AGIP has a Council of 12 and is chaired by Jeff Wright (Nottingham). TPFS membership on council includes Prof Graeme Duthie and Steve Perring (Poole). Steve is a member of our QA & G committe.


Download constitution AGIP

Scientist Training Programme (STP) MSc Clinical Science curriculum in GI physiology & urodynamics


The AGIP bursary scheme is happening again! We have extended the scheme to fund attendance at the BSG Annual Meeting to be held in Manchester in June 2017. We are particularly keen to encourage people to submit abstracts of original research for the meeting and applicants who have submitted abstracts will be given preference in terms of a successful application. AGIP have a significant presence at this meeting and would welcome more contribution from AGIP members.
The bursary scheme will be for up to £500 per applicant and include allocation of a session for successful applicant to review and be subsequently published in NewWave.
Deadline for applications will be January 31st 2017. If you need help in writing an abstract a mentoring scheme is available to AGIP members. For more details of this and the bursary scheme in general please contact anthonyhobson@hotmail.com 


New Wave Publications

December 2016


Short Course in GI Physiology Newcastle 13 - 15th September 2016