September 2018

Royal Free International Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass 2018 - London

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:

ILCA 2018 Conference - London

14−16 September 2018
London, United Kingdom 

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  and .



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.



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. 


BLNA Nurse Meeting at BASL2018 - Registration Open

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. 


Annual Cambridge Liver Symposium 2018 - Cambridge

The Annual Cambridge Liver Symposium is taking place on Friday 28th September at Robinson College, Cambridge.

This event is RCP approved and free to attend.

Download the draft programme here >   Download Cam liver symp 2018 programme.pdf

To reserve your place contact Helen Paterson on 01223 586891 or email Helen at .


October 2018

Hepatology Highlights for the Healthcare Specialist in collaboration with BVHG

Wednesday 3 October 2018, QEII Centre, London, UK (FREE to ATTEND)

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BHIVA Autumn Conference

4-5 October 2018, QEII Centre, London, UK

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Frontiers in Hepatology - Intestinal Dysbiosis and the Microbiome in the Liver Disease, London

The Frontiers in Hepatology is a one day CPD accredited conference where the focus will be to provide up-to-date information on the gut-liver axis in occurrence of liver damage and multi-organ failure. The content will be of value to all those specialising in Hepatology including, Academics, NHS Consultant and SpR's.

Details are available to download below and on The Foundation for Liver Research website here;  . 

Programme:  Download Frontiers in Hepatology programme 2018.pdf

Registration Form:  Download Registration Form-Frontiers in Hepatology 2018.pdf 

For registration and further details of this conference please contact Enda O’Sullivan, Institute of Hepatology London, Foundation for Liver Research, 111 Coldharbour Lane, London, SE5 9NT. Tel: 020-7255 9833 or e-mail: e.o' .

Spaces are limited so early registration is advised.

Increasing Post Transplant Survival - University of Birmingham

This one day conference will highlight approaches to improve the quality and quantity of life of solid organ transplant recipients.

Solid organ transplantation is a great success story with more recipients than ever being alive. However, the improvement in short term survival has not been matched by similar increases in long term survival; premature loss of graft and life is related to many factors including recurrent disease, de novo cancers, infection, rejection and cardiovascular disease.

Venue: Medical School, Univeristy of Birmingham

Registration Fee: £20.00.

For more details and to view a programme and reserve your place visit the conference website here > . 


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


BVHG Meeting - London - 30th November 2018 - Booking now open

The second British Viral Hepatitis Group (BVHG) meeting in 2018 will take place on Friday 30th November 2018 at The British Medical Association, Tavistock Square, London.

The BVHG aims to improve the management and study of patients with chronic viral liver disease. The group brings together UK hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians as well as virologists with an interest in viral diseases of the liver.
The meeting will address the important issues of the Liver including mandatory screening for hepatitis C in pregnancy, is HBIg vital for controlling hepatitis B after liver transplantation? and should Hepatitis C DAA treatment be given to all patients with HCC?

We will be hearing about these from our eminent panel of speakers. Delegate participation is encouraged at the meeting.

The meeting is FREE to BASL / BVHG members (a £40 refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking) and non-members are welcome at a cost of £45.00. 

A draft programme can be viewed here  Download Draft Programme - BVHG 30th Nov 20183.pdf
For further information, please contact Kim Girling at or telephone 01543 442154.

We would like to thank our sponsors:
Premier Supporter: Gilead Sciences
Key Supporters: MSD and Cepheid

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December 2018

CCA-UK Special Interest Group meeting

Save the date  - the first meeting of the CCA-UK SIG will be held on all day on Friday 7 December 2018. The venue will be The Friends House, Euston Road, London. More details to follow. 

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.