ASiT

The Roux Group represents Upper GI trainees on the ASiT Council, working very closely on a number of work streams that influence surgical trainees and, in particular, Upper GI trainees. The Roux Group fully supports ASiT’s longstanding ethos of “the pursuit of excellence in surgical training”.

Representation

Among the >40 committees upon which ASiT is represented are several with particular relevance to Roux Group members. A close and strong relationship with ASiT ensures that your views are represented on these and many other committees:

  • JCST (Joint Committee for Surgical Training)
  • JAG / JETS (Endoscopy training committee)
  • General Surgical SAC (Specialty Advisory Committee)
  • JCIE (Joint Committee for Intercollegiate Examinations – FRCS Gen Surg)
  • ISCP / eLogbook Committees
  • RCSEng Council

Courses

ASiT also provides a range of courses for surgical trainees, some of which may be of interest to Roux members:

  • ASiT Research Skills Course
  • ASiT NOTSS Course
  • ASiT Leadership in Surgery Course

Conference

ASiT’s annual conference is a great forum for meeting fellow trainees and presenting your work. Among the >10 affordable preconference courses [hyperlink: https://www.asit.org/events/2019-asit-conference/asit-pre-conference-courses-2019/asit-2019-pre-conference-courses/evt1306] is something to benefit most trainees, and for a fraction of the cost of most typical equivalent courses. With inspirational speakers and a gala dinner regularly attended by >200 trainees and guests, it’s not just educational, but great fun too.

Publication and position statements

One of ASiT’s important roles is to exert influence upon decision-makers regarding surgical training in the best interests of patients and trainees, present and future. As part of this, ASiT regularly publishes position statements and survey data on topical issues. These are found here [hyperlink: https://www.asit.org/resources/archived-articles-documents]

Prizes, Awards and Grants:

ASiT provides a wide range of prizes, awards and grants, all available to ASiT members. These are available to support research, travel, and other activities, such as regional meetings. Details are available here. ASiT’s Research Toolkit is available to support researchers with access to some of the technical tools required to deliver projects small and large (e.g. SurveyMonkey access