New BASL President and Secretary Elected
Date Added: 13/05/11
Professor Graham Foster from Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust has been elected as the new President of the British Association for the Study of the Liver this week. His two year term will start on 9th September.
At the same time Dr Phil Harrison of King's College London has been confirmed as the BASL Secretary-elect. His three year term will also commence on 9th September.
In his election address Professor Foster promised to continue BASL's work improving services for patients with all forms of liver disease.
He went on to say: "It is essential to build strong links with groups such as the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) while maintaining our commitment to high quality liver services delivered by appropriately trained, committed physicians. "
The new President has promised to continue to mentor and assist the young scientists and clinicians who will provide our future leaders and believes that BASL is well placed to provide such leadership based on high quality clinical services and internationally competitive research. He is also committed to ensuring that BASL continues to provide current and future patients with the best possible care.
Graham Foster has been an active member of the Association over a number of years and founded the British Viral Hepatitis Group.
The Secretary-elect has also played an active part in the life of the Association in previous years having served on the BASL committee.
"I relish the opportunity to give more to the specialty at national level", he said, "I remain dedicated to keeping BASL as the voice of the 'liver community' and promise to devote my time, energy and heart to see that the membership's best interests are represented. "