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November 2017

03/11/17 - BVHG Meeting 3rd November 2017 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN


This meeting is free to BASL / BVHG Members (a £40 refundable deposit will be taken on application)

For non-members a charge of £45 will apply.

CPD points have been applied for.


Note from the Chair

The phrase ‘world expert’ is often over-used but it is fair to say that we have two true world experts speaking at the event. Professor Nassim Kamar has led the way in our understanding of chronic hepatitis E and has published the majority of the seminal pieces of work in the field. He is going to give a state of the art lecture on the management of chronic hepatitis E. Professor Heiner Wedemeyer is a world leading expert on many aspects of viral hepatitis with his work in the field of hepatitis delta guiding the way in this area – one which I consider the final frontier in our battle against morbidity and mortality caused by the viral hepatitis. He is going to update us on management of this difficult virus. I look forward to welcoming you to what is likely to be a truly exceptional event.

Dr. Ahmed Elsharkawy

Consultant Hepatologist


Viral Hepatitis: Hepatitis D and E – Where are we at in 2017


09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and introduction: Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy

Hepatitis E

09:40 – 10:00 Introduction to Hep E virology and epidemiology – Dr Samreen Ijaz – Public Health England

10:00 – 10:20 Prevalence of Hep E in the UK and European Food Chains – Dr Stephen Wyllie TBC

10:20 – 10:40 Epidemiology and case mix of acute and chronic Hep E in the UK – Dr Michael Anckorn

10:40 – 11.10 Coffee break

11:10 – 11:30 Extrahepatic manifestations of Hepatitis E – Dr Glynn Webb – Royal Cornwall Hospital 

11:30 – 12:15 State of the Art Lecture - Management of Hepatitis E – Dr Nassim Kamar – Toulouse, France

12:15 – 13:00 Symposium sponsored by AbbVie

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

Hepatitis D

14:00 – 14:30 Hepatitis Delta – epidemiology and virology – Dr Belinda Smith - Imperial NHS Trust

14:30 – 15:15 State of the art lecture The management of Hepatitis D – Prof Heiner Wedemyer – Hannover, Germany

15:15 – 15:45 Will we ever be able to cure Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D - Dr Patrick Kennedy - St Bartholomew's Hospital, London - TBC

15:45 – 16:00 Panel discussion and conclusion – Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy - University Hospital Birmingham




Registration Course cost:

Members of BASL/BVHG - Free* (a £40 refundable deposit will be taken on booking)
Non-members £45.00

*Members Refundable Deposit

For members, on completion of the booking form, a refundable deposit of £40 will be taken and will be returned to you after you have attended the event. If you do not attend the meeting and do not cancel your place within 2 weeks of the meeting, you may forfeit your deposit. Please see the cancellation policy below.

If you have any queries, please contact the Secretariat on or +44 (0)1543 442154.

Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your attendance at this event, please contact the Secretariat no later than 14 days prior to the event. Bookings made within 14 days of the event cannot be refunded. Cancellations made outside of this time will be made at the sole discretion of BASL. If the event is free of charge to attend, cancellation as stated here may incur charges. By clicking confirm you accept these terms.


We would like to thank our sponsors for their support

Premier sponsors: Abbvie and Gilead Sciences

Key sponsor: MSD  

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03/11/17 - BASL School of Viral Hepatology - BOOKING NOW OPEN


The BASL School of Viral Hepatology is aimed at Nurses/SpRs/Doctors in Training with a NTN.


Venue: Hallam Conference Centre, 44 Hallam St, London, W1W 6JJ


09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and Introduction – Dr Will Gelson – Addenbrooks Hospital Cambridge

09:40 – 10:00 Natural History of HBV and HDV – Dr Kate Rolfe, Virologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

10:00 – 10:20 Assessment of patients with HBV – Dr Stuart McPherson, Consultant Hepatologist, Freeman Hospital Newcastle

10:20 – 10:40 Hepatitis B treatment – Dr Patrick Kennedy, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal London

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee

11:10 – 11:25 Hepatitis D: important clinical concepts – Dr Sarah Hughes, Consultant Hepatologist, St Georges

11:30 – 11:55 Join the main BVHG meeting for the State of the Art Lecture by Dr Nassim Kama - Toulouse

Continue with the main meeting programme.


The meeting is free to BASL/BVHG Members.

For non-members a charge of £45 will apply.

We thank our School Series sponsor for this meeting:
Premier sponsors - Norgine

Registration now open

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June 2018

06/06/18 - 08/06/18 - Basic Science Retreat, Derby - Save the Date

Save the date - Basic Science Retreat, 6 – 8 June at The Hayes Conference Centre, in Alfreton in Derby.


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