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BSG Endoscopy Live 2019
  1. Colin Rees1,
  2. Ian D Penman2,
  3. George Webster3
  1. 1 Department of Gastroenterology, South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, South Shields, UK
  2. 2 Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3 Department of Gastroenterology, University College Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ian D Penman, Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Ringgold standard institution, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK; ian.penman{at}

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In October 2018 British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy lost a great friend and supporter of UK endoscopy when past BSG president Dr Ian Forgacs died. Ian was an inspirational president and this issue of Frontline Gastroenterology, produced to coincide with BSG Endoscopy Live 2019, is dedicated to Ian’s memory. Ian’s career spanned the development of endoscopy from the early days as a new technique to the multimodality diagnostic and therapeutic specialty that it is now. The first …

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  • Contributors All authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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