Submit an abstract for BASL2018 which runs from 19 - 21 September 2018 in York. Further details can be found on the Events listing page. Abstract submission is now closed. 

Basl2018 Annual Meeting

18th - 21st September, University of York

Join us at the University of York for the BASL2018 Annual Meeting where all of us interested in liver disease will share time whether we are clinicians, nurses, basic scientists, pharmacists, working in industry or students. The programme runs from Wednesday 19th through to lunchtime on Friday 21st September, with the BLNA Nurses Day meeting running in parallel on Thursday 20th September, with a couple of early sessions running on Wednesday afternoon. The BLTG programme runs from Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th September. Register Now.

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Basl and basl sub-groups

The British Association for the Study of the Liver is a multi-disciplinary society with around 900 members composed of interested individuals from clinical medicine, clinical and basic research and allied professions.

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British Liver Nurse Association is a professional nursing organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disease, in order to improve the quality of patient care.

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The British Viral Hepatitis aims to improve the management and study of patients with chronic viral liver disease, bringing together UK hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians, virologists and interested epidemiologists.

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The BLTG (British Liver Transplant Group) was launched in 2014 to represent the professional interests of liver transplantation in the UK and promote strategic and academic development. The BLTG will foster close relationships with BTS (British Transplant Society) and LICAGE (Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe) and will build on the role of the UK and Ireland Annual Meeting by delivering structure and authority to the group.

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Is a professional pharmacy organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disorders including viral hepatitis, in order to improve the quality of patient care, through medicines optimisation, collaborative and multi-disciplinary working and promoting patient-focused research.

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HCC UK is a multi-disciplinary organisation aiming to promote collaboration in research, education and clinical service development for primary liver cancer. We bring together leading oncologists, liver surgeons, hepatologists, basic scientists, radiologists, pathologists and specialist nurses to lead improvement in the quality of patient care.

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News

BASL Trainee Mentoring Sessions at BASL2018

News Type: BASL News

When - on the morning of Thursday 20th September 2018.

Where – during BASL 2018 at the University of York.

Criteria – you must be a BASL Medically Qualified in Training Member and be registered for the BASL Annual Meeting 2018.

The mentoring sessions will be informal and will cover advice on career development. They will be led by Professor Michael Heneghan, Consultant Hepatologist & Professor of Hepatology at the Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital and Dr Tim Cross, Consultant Hepatologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Times: a slot can be booked from 09:15 – 11:45 and are being offered on a first come first served basis. They can be booked in advance with up to 12 one to one slots of 30 minutes each available, with the final sessions starting at 11:45.

To Book: to book a session in advance please email steve@basl.org.uk before 2 p.m. on Friday 7th September 2018, or to book a session on the day please speak to one of my colleagues on the Registration Desk at BASL2018.

We look forward to seeing you at BASL2018. 

Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award 2018 - apply now - deadline 31st July 2018

News Type: BASL News

Deadline: Tuesday 31st July 2018

The Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award was set up in honour of the late Professor Andrew Burroughs, who sadly passed away in March 2014.Professor Burroughs was an eminent and world renowned Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Physician/Hepatologist and among his many achievements was his significant contribution to liver transplantation.

This year the award will take place during the BLTG Transplant Meeting at the University of York, 18th - 19th September 2018.

This prize is awarded to young investigators, scientific or clinical, who are in training or within 2 years of taking up consultant positions (or equivalent) and the winner will deliver the prize lecture at the Meeting, which will be being during the morning session on Wednesday 19th September, and will also receive free registration to the meeting and £1,000.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining the research and another A4 sheet listing up to 5 related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk before the deadline of 17:00 on Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Dame Shelia Sherlock Research Prize 2018 - apply now - deadline 31st July 2018

News Type: BASL News

Deadline: Tuesday 31st July 2018

Each year BASL presents the Dame Sheila Sherlock research prize, one of the highlights of the annual meeting. This prize is awarded annually to recognise the enormous contribution of Dame Sheila Sherlock to the development of Hepatology as a discipline in its own right.

When Dr Sherlock started her medical career, little was known about liver disease. Her work helped to establish hepatology as a medical specialty. She pioneered the use of needle liver biopsy, which had been used purely as a research tool, based on the technique of Sir John McMichael; this improved understanding of the pathology of liver disease and is used in the diagnosis of liver diseases today. The liver unit that she set up at the Royal Free Hospital became the centre for both research into liver disease and the education of trainees in the specialty.

Dame Sheila was involved in the foundation of the British Liver Club in 1961, which subsequently evolved into The British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL). She was one of our past presidents and the first recipient of The BASL Distinguished Service Award. In keeping with Dame Sheila’s enthusiasm for fostering young researchers, this eponymous research prize is awarded to young investigators without substantive posts in either medicine or science for their research contributions in the field of Hepatology.

The winner of the award will deliver a lecture presenting their research during the BASL Annual Meeting, 19-21 September 2018 at the University of York. This year the prize is free registration to the meeting, a place at the Annual Dinner and £1,000.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining the research and another A4 sheet detailing the related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk before the deadline of 17:00 on Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Vacancy - Hepatology Nursing post

News Type: Nurse News

Specialist Practitioner Band 6

Job Reference: 321-SS-SP-B6-HEP
Main Area: Hepatology
Location: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Salary: £26,565 to £35,577 per annum
Closing date: 10th June 2018 23:59

Full details can be found on the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website > here.

BLTG COMMITTEE POST VACANCIES - DEADLINE FRIDAY 15TH JUNE

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of a number of BLTG Committee Posts will come to an end in September 2018. As such, BLTG are now seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

Secretary – elected by the BLTG members to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once. The Secretary is responsible for running the administrative tasks pertaining to his/her function and will work closely with the BASL Secretariat, which is appointed by the BASL Governing Board.

Transplant Hepatology Representative – elected by the BLTG members and will service for a period of 3 and 2 years alternating. This post is for a period of 2 years.

Nurse Representative (x1 post) - the Nurse Representative is elected by the BLTG members and will serve for a period of two years and may be re-elected once. The Nurse Representative post is for a transplant co-ordinator.

Pathology Representative – elected by the BLTG members for a term of 3 years.

Nomination Process
Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat at judy.hawksworth@execbs.com by the deadline of Friday 17:00 15th June 2018.

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BLTG member to propose them and a second BLTG member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing. If more than one candidate is nominated, the Secretariat will arrange for an election of all members. He/she will be elected by simple majority of those members voting. A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidate should an election need to take place. 

The newly elected posts will be announced at the next Business Meeting of the Association during the BLTG Transplant Meeting in September 2018.
If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact judy.hawksworth@execbs.com .

Best regards,
BASL Secretariat

 

Events

05/09/18 - 07/09/18

Royal Free International Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass 2018 - London
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

The International AEM (Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass) is a comprehensive, major educational event with the participation of a stellar faculty of highly acclaimed international and national speakers to showcase the state-of-the-art of advanced endoscopy.

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, Marylebone, London W1G 0LZ​

The meeting includes a Hepatology Symposium >  Download AEM Sept 2018 Hepatology Symposium.pdf

Download a full programme here >  Download AEM Sept 2018 Prog Flyer.pdf

Early Bird Deadline 30 June 2018.  

Full information and how to register can be found on the International AEM website here: http://www.londonendoscopymasterclass.com

14/09/18 - 16/09/18

ILCA 2018 Conference - London
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14−16 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
www.ilca2018.org 

The International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) is pleased to bring its 12th Annual Conference to the beautiful city of London, United Kingdom, offering a programme with a multidisciplinary and transversal approach, with the objective to encourage and stimulate scientific debate and networking between liver cancer experts from all regions.

Clinical, translational and basic researchers, physicians and allied professionals across liver cancer related disciplines will convene at the ILCA 2018 to share best practices and findings, making this event the premier forum for advancing research in the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of liver cancer.

The deadline for early bird registration rates is 25 June 2018.

For more information on ILCA and on ILCA 2018, please visit www.ilca-online.org  and www.ilca2018.org .

 

18/09/18 - 19/09/18

BLTG Transplant Meeting - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
News Type: BASL Events

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - Early Bird discount available

As an affiliate of BASL, the BTLG has built on the role of the UK and Ireland Annual Meeting and will integrate the meetings previously organised by each individual transplant centre to offer a central stage for those operating in or with a strong interest in the field of liver transplantation.

We are delighted to announce that the fourth meeting of the Britsh Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) is taking place on Tuesday 18th September and carries over to 14:30 p.m. on Wednesday 19th September 2018.

One of the highlights of the meeting is the ‘Williams-Calne Lecture’ which is taking place at 14:00 on Wednesday 19th September and is this year being delivered by Professor Dorry Segev, Transplant Surgeon, John Hopkins on 'Expanding the donor pool – the use of hepatitis C positive donors'.

Download a draft programme here >    Download BLTGTransplantMeet2018 Draft Programme-website.pdf

Take advantage of the Early Bird discounted registration fees for this year's BLTG Annual Meeting and register before 31st July 2018 > HERE.

19/09/18 - 21/09/18

BASL Annual Meeting 2018 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
News Type: BASL Events

 

The BASL Annual Meeting is the highlight of the BASL calendar and the main liver meeting in the UK, where all of us interested in liver disease will share time whether we are clinicians, nurses, basic scientists, pharmacists, working in industry or students.

BASL2018 will be held at York University and the programme runs from Wednesday 19th September and continues through to lunchtime on Friday 21st September.  

View a draft meeting programme here >  Download BASLAnnualMeeting2018Programme-draft-website.pdf

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - take advantage of the Early Bird discounted registration fees and register before 31st July 2018 > HERE

Further details about the meeting will be available on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website shortly. 

 

19/09/18 - 20/09/18

BLNA Nurse Meeting at BASL2018 - Registration Open
News Type: BASL Events

Join us for the second BLNA Nurse Day Meeting of 2018 which will be held during BASL2018 at the University of York.

Sessions are being planned for early arrivals on the Wednesday afternoon with joint BLNA / BASL sessions on Thursday morning with the Nurse Meeting continuing on Thursday afternoon.

REGISTER NOW and take advantage of the Early Bird discounted registration fees before 31st July 2018 by clicking > HERE.

View a draft programme here>   Download BLNA Meeting 2018 - Programme - draft website.pdf

Nurse Bursary Application details will appear here shortly. 

 

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