November 2018

MCA 2018 SYMPOSIUM: ‘Risky Drinking’ - London

On 14 November 2018 the MCA Annual Symposium on the theme of ‘Risky Drinking’ at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in central London.

The MCA Symposium has grown over the last few years and is now one of the foremost conferences on alcohol and health harm. It attracts an ever larger audience of health professionals from all disciplines who value its very wide ranging approach to alcohol from basic science to public health, whilst retaining a clinical focus.

This year the programme will look at different aspects, including Professor Roger Williams on the Lancet Commission on the Liver, Clive Henn from PHE on public health and the PHE’s CQUIN programme to reduce alcohol-related risks, Professor Ketan Patel on the recent elucidation of the molecular basis of alcohol in cancer causation, Dr John Holmes on risk, guideline development and implementation and Professor Colin Drummond on alcohol treatment services.

The 2018 Max Glatt Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr Jane Marshall, Consultant Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, who has had an illustrious career managing alcohol-related health harm including among health professionals.

Please find the booking form here:  Download MCASymposium2018Bookform.pdf

Any queries please contact the MCA office directly (020 7487 4445 /

RCPE Symposium: Gastroenterology - Edinburgh

Venue: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Topics: Inflammatory bowel disease; Liver disease; Disorders of nutrition; Endoscopy


December 2018

1st European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists (ECYG) - Croatia

The 1st European Conference of Young Gastroenterologists (ECYG) entitled "Challenges in clinical gastroenterology and hepatology" will be held in Zagreb, Croatia.

The conference is organised by Croatian Society of Gastroenterology and its Youth Section, and is supported by European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition (EAGEN), European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESMN), European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (EFSUMB), University of Zagreb School of Medicine and University of Rijeka School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Studies University of Rijeka, Croatian Medical Association, City of Zagreb and Ministry of Health of Republic of Croatia.

The meeting will assemble gastroenterology residents and specialists from all over Europe, and will also welcome residents and young doctors of other specialities who are dealing with digestive health.

The ECYG are offering 5 free registrations + accommodation for gastroenterology residents or young gastroenterologists from the UK who submit an abstract (original research or interesting case-reports) for the conference.

Full details about the conference, including how to submit and abstract can be found on the ECYG webpage here > .

View the programme here > Download ECYG Dec 2018 programme.pdf.

January 2019

12th Paris Hepatology Conference

The 12th Paris Hepatology Conference (PHC) is taking place on 14th - 15th January 2019. The PHC is an independent educational meeting on the management of liver diseases (Hepatitis B & C, NASH, end stage liver diseases, HCC, liver transplantation…) taking place every year in Paris.

During the last conferences we have gathered up to 1000 specialists from more than 60 countries.

Further details can be found on the conference website here > .

23rd Advanced Gastroenterology & Hepatology Course

This well established course runs for its 23rd time in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

To read more, to view the programme and to find out how to register visit the course website > here.

Should you have any questions please contact: Christine Berwick, Education Coordinator .

February 2019

6th National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference

The 6th National Gastrointestinal Nursing Conference is taking place on Friday 1st February 2019 at the Cavendish Conference Centre, London.

Vist the conference website to view the programme and find out more > .

March 2019

EASL-AASLD HBV Endpoints event: reduced registration fees to BASL members

BASL members have been offered reduced registration fees to attend the EASL-AASLD HBV Endpoints event taking place on 8-9 March 2019.

Venue: ExCel London

Important information on the event can be found at .

Registration opens on 20th October 2018.

The registration process is quite straight forward for BASL members. Under visitor type delegates need to select 'Delegate – EASL member' and insert their BASL membership ID or if this is not known simply input ‘BASL’. 

June 2019

ICFL 2019 - Germany - Save the Date

The 2nd International Conference on Fatty Liver (ICFL) will take place in Berlin, Germany on June 27-29, 2019.

ICFL 2019 will bring together physicians, researchers and allied health professionals in the field of Hepatology, Gastroenterology, as well as Diabetology, Nutrition, Radiology, and Cardiology, in order to address the growing impact of Fatty Liver and its relationship with the other organs in the body. ICFL 2019 will focus on unifying the global knowledge of Fatty Liver, which has the potential to yield valuable research through multidisciplinary involvement.

Please see the conference website for detailed information.