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January 2018

19/01/18 - Cholangiocarcinoma UK 2018 - London

The National Workshop on Cholangiocarcinoma is taking place on Friday 19th January 2018 to encourage clinical consensus and translational/academic collaboration.

Meeting times: 8:30 - 17:00

Venue: Fetal Medicine Research Institute, 16-20 Windsor Walk, Camberwell, London SE5 8BB. 

To view the provisional programme and register visit the website > here.

For any further information please contact .

25/01/18 - 26/01/18 - 22nd Advanced Gastroenterology & Hepatology Course

This well established course runs for its 22nd 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 website > here.

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

We look forward to receiving your booking.

February 2018

06/02/18 - Improving Quality in Liver Services Event

The improving Quality in Liver Services accreditation scheme will host a second event at RCP North, in Liverpool on 6th of February 2018. This is for services interested in learning more about the scheme and for those who were unable to make the first event in London.

The aim of the day is to provide further understanding of the scheme and the process. Delegates will have an opportunity to speak to the leads of scheme and to ask questions or advice. Liver services are again encouraged to join the RCP North event where they can network and share best practice.

Date: February 6 2018
Venue: RCP North, Royal College of Physicians North, Level 3, William Henry Duncan Building, 6 West Derby Street, Liverpool, L7 8TX
Time: 10:00am – 13:00pm

All interested parties are welcome to attend. Please forward the invitation to your colleagues to ensure all interested parties are invited;  Download IQILS launch event 0.2 Feb 18.pdf

To book a place please RSVP with the names of those who wish to attend from your service to .

Lunch will be provided. Please include any dietary or accessibility requirements.

09/02/18 - 11/02/18 - Advances and Perspectives in Hepatology, Budapest Liver Meeting

The scientific conference is to be held in Budapest, Hungary, between February 9 and 11, 2018 and features many of the leading experts in the field of hepatology.

The programme will address five key topics in current hepatology:

  • nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, which begins to dominate the field as we await answers to fundamental questions in its diagnosis, management, and outcomes;
  • chronic hepatitis C, which is now easy to cure due to revolutionary pharmaceutical advances yet global eradication faces major challenges;
  • complications of liver disease, which will be a smorgasbord of expert opinions on how to manage adverse outcomes and to provide comfort and dignity for the patient with cirrhosis;
  • hepatocellular carcinoma, which is a globally prevalent and dismal outcome of chronic liver disease with slowly mounting hope for better survival through personalized treatment; and
  • frontiers in hepatology, reviewing some of the most exciting advances such as the role of gut microbiota, the power of big data, and the promise of engineered hepatocytes. This carefully balanced program will be delivered by an internationally renowned faculty from Europe and the Americas.

To find out more about the conference and how to register visit the website > here

23/02/18 - RCPath Conference: Liver Biopsy in the Assessment of Medical Liver Disease - London

This well established course designed for pathologists and hepatologists runs for the 8th time in February 2018. The course is intended to provide a practical diagnostic approach to reporting liver biopsies from patients with medical liver diseases.

To view the programme and to register visit the RCPath website by clicking > here.

Venue: Royal College Of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot St, Whitechapel, London E1 8BB.

March 2018

08/03/18 - 09/03/18 - Inherited disorders of metabolism affecting the liver: management and outcome - Leuven (Belgium)

A course jointly organised by the Hepatology and Metabolic Center, Leuven and the Charles Dent Metabolic Unit, London. This course will include up to date, state of the art lectures and debates, with expert European speakers, regarding current evidence for predicting / preventing complications, and treatment, including transplant and its outcomes, in inherited liver disease. Disorders covered will include the glycogen storage disorders, disorders of glycosylation, lysosomal acid lipase deficiency, disorders of bile acid synthesis, the organic acidemias, Wilson disease and mitochondrial disease. The latest advances in gene therapy and stem cell therapy for metabolic liver disease and the role of circulating microRNAs will also be discussed.

The course is aimed at: Consultants, senior trainees and scientists with a specific interest in inherited metabolic disease, hepatology or liver transplant. Paediatric or adult practice.

View the full details and programme here >  Download Hepatic disease_Leuven 8-9 March 2018.pdf

Fees - the course fees of 450€ cover:

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation (7th and 8th March) including breakfast.
  • Lunch, coffee and dinner during the course.

A local fee of 315€ is granted if accommodation is not needed.

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from the course. Fees are not refundable.

Registration process and deadline
The registration form should be completed on-line: and submitted with your curriculum vitae in English. No payment is required at this stage.
Deadline for registration is 10th of January 2018.

Selection criteria and review process: 
Candidates will be selected based on their background, experience and geographical breakdown.
The scientific organising committee will review the applications and select participants.
Selection decisions will be announced within 10 days following the deadline for registration.

Accreditation - an application will be made for European CME (EACCME).

14/03/18 - 18/03/18 - 27th Conference of the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of Liver - New Delhi, India

The conference program will have high quality content with up-to-date information by eminent researchers and clinicians, covering all aspects of Hepatology.

The conference will provide an avenue for cooperation and collaboration amongst various institutions, academicia, companies, associations, non-profit organizations, and other related sectors, to deliver benefits to the people in the Asian Pacific region, where liver disease continues to be a major problem area.

This would be the perfect opportunity for all of us to share our views, values, experiences and practices regarding liver diseases, such as Viral Hepatitis, Liver Cancers, NASH, Liver Failure, Portal hypertension, Alcoholic Liver Disease, Liver Transplantation, Pediatric Liver Diseases, Liver Radiology, and other topics.

To find out all of the information visit the conference website by clicking> here. 

Download APASL 2018 flyer.pdf.

23/03/18 - IgG4-RD conference, Royal College of Physicians - 'Save the Date'


On behalf of Prof Ellie Barnes from Oxford, and Dr George Webster from London we are delighted to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for the UK's first IgG4 Related Disease Symposium, to be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, Friday 23rd March 2018.

This exciting event will bring together the wide range of specialities involved in this recently described and fascinating disease. As well as addressing the history, immunology and pathogenesis of IgG4-RD, we will also be exploring the clinical manifestations and management of affected sites, including:

• Liver and pancreaticobiliary system
• Kidneys and retroperitoneum
• Lungs
• Nervous system
• Rheumatological

We will be joined by a fantastic national and international expert faculty, including John Stone, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Director of Clinical Rheumatology Massachusetts General Hospital, who has done so much to advance our understanding and management of IgG4-RD.

If you would like to attend, please reply to myself via e-mail: and I will add you on our invitations list to ensure you are kept up to date with the latest details.

Further details will be sent out to all in a timely manner.

May 2018

11/05/18 - 13/05/18 - 25th APASL Single Topic Conference on HCC in Yokohama, Japan

The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Single Topic Conference will be held on May 11-13, 2018 in Yokohama, Japan. 

Under the theme of “HCC: Strategy in the New Era”, the conference program will present high-quality content based on up-to-date information and cutting edge lectures by eminent researchers, in order to reconfirm the achievement of better basic and clinical practice in the field of HCC.

The scientific program will consist of invited lectures, plenary sessions, symposia, and free papers on significant developments on the theme of “HCC: Strategy in the New Era”. The program will also provide the latest information and fresh ideas for hepatologists.

Visit the conference website to find out further details by clicking > here

Key conference date lines can be found below:

Abstract Submission Open - 2 October 2017 - 31 January 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline - 28 February 2018
Pre-registration will close - 13 April 2018    

June 2018

04/06/18 - 07/06/18 - BSG Annual Meeting, Liverpool - Save the Date

'Save the Date' - the BSG Annual Meeting 2018 will take place at the Liverpool ACC from Monday 4 - Thursday 7 June 2018. 

Download BSG AM 2018 Flyer.pdf .

More details will follow when available. 

25/06/18 - 26/06/18 - RCP Annual Conference, Innovation in Medicine 2018 at ExCel London

More information will follow. 

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