The BSG is holding its fifth introductory day for newcomers into higher specialist training. Our main aim is to welcome you to our great specialty, but particularly to encourage you to look into the future – not so much as the training programme ahead of you, but beyond that into a career in gastroenterology.We feel that many trainees focus on their training years that lie ahead and so don’t take a long view about training as a pathway to prepare them for their eventual career as a specialist.The morning comprises a series of introductory talks from senior Gastroenterologists who have wide experience of training. In the afternoon there will be a series of ‘Musical Tables’, which will commence after lunch and continue after tea break. Between 8-12 trainees will rotate around separate tables, which will be hosted by a Gastroenterologist and a trainee, where a series of relevant topics will be presented and discussed in a more informal manner.The BSG Training Committee, the BSG Trainees’ Section and your regional Training Programme Director all support this very important day and strongly encourage you to come along. The Consultants where you are working may be aware that you won’t be in the hospital that day, but we do advise that you must check this and book your study leave for the day.There is no attendance fee, lunch and refreshments are provided and the BSG will reimburse travel expenses (of journeys over 100 miles) for BSG members or those who make a commitment to become a member (but you must please take advantage of any advanced booking discounts if using the railway). Expenses claim forms MUST be returned to the BSG office by Mon 16th December 2019.I look forward to meeting you on the day and helping you to get the very best out of your chosen career. You have chosen well!Kind regards,