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Exploring the Science of Digestion is back!

Join us at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on 20th June to learn about the hidden world inside us all, the conditions that affect your digestive system and what we know about how to fight them. This is your chance to hear from leading experts in a friendly but informative way and ask them the questions you've always wanted to ask. Click here to find out more and to reserve your free ticket!

Core needs your help to set the priorities for heartburn and Barrett's Oesophagus research

Do you suffer from heartburn or have Barrett's Oesophagus - or know someone who does?  If you do then Core wants to hear from you.

We are running, in collaboration with other digestive disease charities, a consultation with both public and professionals about what should be the priorities for research in this area.  

To start the programme we are asking people to complete a short questionnaire.  It should take no more than five minutes and the link is here.  Please fill it in - and share with anyone else you know who might be interested.

The next stage of this consultation will be a public event on April 8 at UCH in London.  If you're interested in attending please send an email to Jon Smalldon at Core.

Don't miss out on GastroCycle 2016

GastroCycle 2016 is a fantastic 4 day fundraising ride through the beautiful English countryside from Newcastle to Liverpool in June. It costs just £99 to sign up and all money raised helps to fight digestive diseases. Time is running out to join the adventure - find out more and sign up here. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reply to this email or ring 020 7486 0341.


Important information regarding the new RCPCH ePortfolio

Dear all,

Please note, the dates for ePortfolio go live have changed slightly from those previously advertised; we have moved the dates back one day to the Friday to ensure the College is open when this important stage occurs and we can provide support for trainees and supervisors. 

Please take note of these changes to dates.

Phase 1 – affecting West Midlands and Scotland users ONLY. This will not affect those in these regions who are not in run through training. Those users will be included in the second phase
13 November - ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
7 December – new RCPCH ePortfolio system will go live

Phase 2 – affecting all other users including those who use ePortfolio as a non-run through trainee.
 18 December – ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
20 January – new ePortfolio system will go live

We have updated our website: www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news with this information and with WPBA and ePortfolio forms for trainees to use during the downtime. These are provided as Word files that can be typed into and saved. Trainees should keep a copy and send one to their assessor. When the system goes live the trainees can then ask their assessor to copy and paste the WPBA into the new ePortfolio. Whilst we are putting these provisions in place we strongly recommend that trainees complete as many WPBAs as possible before they lose access to ASSET. Our recommendation is that trainees do 2 WPBA a month  so ideally trainees should try and fit these 2 assessments in before the 13th or 18th depending what phase they are in.

As a reminder all ASSET and ePortfolio data for trainees and supervisors/assessors will be transferred to the new system. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to let me know

Best wishes
Pippa AshtonProject Manager - RCPCH ePortfolio integration project
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH
Tel. 020 7092 6040 Web:  http://www.rcpch.ac.uk  Follow us on Twitter @rcpchtrainees

Keep up to date on the ePortfolio project by visiting www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news.