BASL Events BASL Endorsed Events Other Events

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

09/02/18 - Infections of the liver, can we deal with them? Birmingham

Save the Date

This event is supported by the UKCPA Pharmacy Infection Network and is endorsed by the BVHG. It is designed for pharmacists involved in providing and developing services in infectious diseases and/or gastroenterology and hepatology looking after patients with liver disease in secondary and primary care.

The aim of the masterclass is to update practitioners on common infections of the liver concentrating on liver abscess and viral hepatitis and the management of infectious liver disease in the hospital and community setting. A review of the current understanding of resistance to DAA will enable practitioners to guide appropriate management of viral hepatitis.

Venue: The Studio, Birmingham. 

Please download a flyer here >  Download UKCPA Gastro PIN flyer 09 02 18 v3.pdf

Advanced booking is essential.

UKCPA Members Registration Fee: £60
Non-Members Registration Fee: £135

To register online, please visit: 
For further information please contact the UKCPA office: Tel: 0116 2714894, Email:, Website: .

22/02/18 - Basic to Translational: Current Concepts of Liver Immunology Meeting

BSI London Immunology Group presents a one day meeting on key themes in basic and translational liver immunology.

The meeting is endorsed by BASL and is taking place at The Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House, 35 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4SG.

Date: Thursday, 22 February, 2018 - 09:00 to 18:00.

Further information can be found here >  Download BSI Liver Meeting Feb 18 flyer -v1.pdf

and a programme here >  Download BSI Liver meeting Feb 2018.pdf 


  • Lymphoid Cells and liver immunity
  • Innate immune cells and the liver
  • Novel concepts in liver immunology and immunotherapy
  • Selected Abstracts

Along with guest speakers there will be 3 oral presentations and posters to be selected from abstracts. A prize will be awarded for the best oral presentation.
Please submit your 250 word (max) abstract to  - the abstract deadline is 18th December 2017

There is limited capacity so please register early to avoid disappointment. Register by clicking > here.


  • BSI/BASL Members – Early Bird Rate before 22nd January 2018 - £50 / from 22nd January - £65
  • Student/Concessionary BSI/BASL Members – Early Bird Rate before 22nd January 2018 - £20 / from 22nd January - £30.

If you have any enquries please contact the London Immunology Group > 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

02/03/18 - BVHG Meeting - London - Save the Date

The first British Viral Hepatitis Group (BVHG) meeting in 2018 will take place on Friday 2nd March at The Hallam Conference Centre, 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 and epidemiologists with an interest in viral diseases of the liver.

The meeting is FREE to BASL members (a deposit is taken at the time of booking) and non-members are welcome.

A draft programme will be available shortly on the BASL website and booking will open in early December.

For further information, please contact Kim Girling at or telephone 01543 442154.

06/03/18 - BASL – End of Life Care in Liver Disease (SIG) Meeting

We would like to invite any interested BASL members to join the End of Life Care in Liver Disease Special Interest Group (SIG).

The inaugural meeting of the group is taking place on Tuesday 6 March 2018 from 10.30 - 16.00.

Venue: Room LF8, Level F, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona road, Southampton SO16 6 YD.

A provisional programme is available here > Download BASL-End of Life Care-Prov Programme Mar 2018.pdf

Please note that this is not an educational event per se and members should have an active interest in End of Life Care in Liver Disease / able to contribute to the group.

If you are a BASL member and are unable to attend the meeting on 6th March but wish to join the group then we would be happy to include you in any future circulations.

The formal Chair of the End of Life Care in Liver Disease SIG will be decided in due course but for the purpose of getting the initial meeting set up Dr Mark Wright has been given an overseeing task by the outgoing BASL President.

If you are a BASL member and interested in joining the End of Life Care in Liver Disease SIG and attending the meeting please contact Dr Mark Wright directly at .

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.

14/03/18 - BLTG School of Transplantation - Save the Date


The BLTG School of Transplantation for 2018 is taking place on Wednesday 14th March in Brighton.

The School of Transplantation offers an excellent platform for trainees in liver transplantation with lectures delivered by carefully selected leading speakers from the UK. 

Next year’s meeting is a one day standalone event that will run in parallel with the first day of the British Transplantation Society Congress at the same venue; The Brighton Centre, Brighton.

The meeting is FREE to BASL members (a deposit is taken at the time of booking) and with numbers restricted to 40 places early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.

A draft programme will be available shortly and booking will open in early December. 

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support:
Complete Supporter - Norgine

For further information please contact Kim Girling at or telephone 01543 442154.

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.

April 2018

05/04/18 - 06/04/18 - HCC UK meeting, London - Save the Date

HCC –UK Annual Meeting - Save the Date

The annual HCC-UK meeting will take place in London on 5th and 6th April 2018. Details on the venue and programme will be distributed at a later date. The meeting is being hosted by Dr Abid Suddle from Kings College Hospital, London.

The meeting is directed towards all those involved in the care of patients with HCC including hepatologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, oncologists, surgeons and clinical nurse specialists and scientists.

Please save the date for what promises to be an exciting meeting in this rapidly evolving area.

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. 

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

Next year's Basic Science Retreat is taking place from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th June and is being held at The Hayes Conference Centre, in Alfreton in Derby.

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. 

July 2018

13/07/18 - 14/07/18 - BASL School of Hepatology - Leeds - Save the Date

Save The Date

Venue: University of Leeds

The School of Hepatology is a residential meeting and is FREE to attend for BASL medically qualified members in training (a refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking). This event is aimed at SpRs / Doctors in Training with a NTN and is restricted to 40 delegates.

As soon as a draft programme is available it will appear on the website. 

September 2018

18/09/18 - 19/09/18 - BLTG Transplant Meeting - Save The Date


Venue - York University

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.

The fourth meeting of the Britsh Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) takes place on Tuesday 18th September and carries over to the morning of Wednesday 19th September before the BASL Annual Meeting starts at lunchtime on the Wednesday.

Highlights of the meeting include the ‘Williams-Calne Lecture’. 

Full details about the BLTG Transplant Meeting when available will be on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website - here.

19/09/18 - 21/09/18 - BASL Annual Meeting 2018 - including the BLNA Nurse Meeting - Save the Date


Venue: York University

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.

BASL 2018 opens after lunch on Wednesday 19th September and continues through to lunchtime on Friday 21st September 2018.

The BLNA Nurses Day meeting runs in parallel on Thursday 20th September.

Full details about the meetings will be available shortly on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website > here.

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