BASL Virtual Annual Meeting is taking place from 21-24 September. BLTG meeting on 21st and BLNA meeting in parallel on 24th.  We are delighted to announce registration is now open - Register here. A programme will be available soon.

BASL2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

21st - 24TH September 2021

The BASL Annual Meeting 2021 will take place virtually again this year from 21st - 24th September. Abstract submission is now closed.  The BLTG meeting will take place on 21st and the BLNA meeting on 24th September. Registration is now open for all meetings and a full programme will follow soon. Sponsorship opportunities are available please contact steve@basl.org.uk .

BASL VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

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BASL AND BASL SUB-GROUPS

The British Association for the Study of the Liver is a multi-disciplinary society with around 900 members composed of interested individuals from clinical medicine, clinical and basic research and allied professions.

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British Liver Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disease, in order to improve the quality of patient care.

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The British Viral Hepatitis aims to improve the management and study of patients with chronic viral liver disease, bringing together UK hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians, virologists and interested epidemiologists.

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The BLTG (British Liver Transplant Group) was launched in 2014 to represent the professional interests of liver transplantation in the UK and promote strategic and academic development. The BLTG will foster close relationships with BTS (British Transplant Society) and LICAGE (Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe) and will build on the role of the UK and Ireland Annual Meeting by delivering structure and authority to the group.

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Is a professional pharmacy organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disorders including viral hepatitis, in order to improve the quality of patient care, through medicines optimisation, collaborative and multi-disciplinary working and promoting patient-focused research.

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HCC UK is a multi-disciplinary organisation aiming to promote collaboration in research, education and clinical service development for primary liver cancer. We bring together leading oncologists, liver surgeons, hepatologists, basic scientists, radiologists, pathologists and specialist nurses to lead improvement in the quality of patient care.

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News

HCC UK Committee - Expressions of Interest - Deadline extended to 13th August

News Type: BASL News

The HCC UK Committee is currently seeking expressions of interest for a number of posts.  HCC UK is a multi-disciplinary group aiming to promote professional collaboration in research, education and clinical service development for primary liver cancers. The group meet three to four times a year and all post holders will serve for three years and may be re-elected for one further term:

• Chair - will chair committee meetings
• Secretary
• Conference & education lead x 2
• Basic science lead
• Hepatology representative
• Oncology representative
• Surgery representative
• Radiology representative

Any BASL member who wishes to be affiliated to HCC UK can do so via the 'member area' of the BASL website or by emailing admin@basl.org.uk  .

Nomination Process
Please send your nomination, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk . Deadline extended to 17:00 on Friday 13th August 2021.

Candidates wishing to be considered to join the HCC UK Committee should be a member of BASL and will require one BASL member to propose them and a second to confirm their suitability for the role in writing. (Proposing and seconding of candidates is by email.)

If more than one candidate is nominated the Secretariat will arrange for an election of BASL HCC UK members, in which all BASL members affiliated to HCC UK may vote. At this stage a personal statement will be requested from the candidates and the successful candidate will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting.

Thank you.

(Added 13 July 2021)

Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology - Portsmouth

 

 

News Type: BASL News

Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology to be supervised by Dr Richard Aspinall in Portsmouth.

The post is for an initial 12 months with funding to extend to 2 or 3 years if desired.

The research fellow will be supported to develop an investigator led project subject to their interests and register for a higher degree. Potential projects are negotiable but existing opportunities include alcohol related illness, NAFLD/NASH, portal hypertension, polycystic liver disease, renal dysfunction in cirrhosis and ongoing collaborations with Public Health.

Informal enquiries are welcomed. Please contact Dr Richard Aspinall, NIHR Wessex Research Network Lead for Hepatology by email richard.aspinall@porthosp.nhs.uk or telephone 02392 28 6255.

The link to the NHS Jobs advert is here:
https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916631975  

Closing date is 20/08/21

BLTG Committee Elected Posts 2021 – Expressions of Interest - Closes 30th July

News Type: Transplant News

A number of posts on the British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) Committee will come to the end of tenure in September 2021 and we are seeking expressions of interest for the following positions on the committee:

BLTG Chair Elect
Elected by the BASL BLTG membership to serve for 1 year and take over from the BLTG Chair after the BASL Annual Business Meeting in September 2022. The BLTG Chair sits on the BASL Governing Board and is registered with Companies House in the UK as a Director of BASL.

BLTG Secretary
Elected by the BASL BLTG membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once.

BLTG Conference and Education Lead
Elected by the BASL BLTG members for a term of 2 and 3 years alternating - this is a 2 year post.

Nursing Representative (x2 posts); Transplant Co-ordinator and Nursing Representative
Elected by the BASL BLTG membership and will serve for a period of two years. The nursing representatives on the committee represent patient care before and after liver transplantation respectively.

Any BASL member who wishes to be affiliated to BLTG can do so via the 'member area' of the BASL website or by emailing admin@basl.org.uk .

Nomination Process
Please send your nominations by email, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 09:00 on Friday 30th July 2021.

Candidates wishing to be considered to join the BLTG Committee will require one BASL/BLTG member to propose them and a second BASL/BLTG member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing. (Proposing and seconding of candidates is by email.)

If more than one candidate is nominated for one or more of the posts, the Secretariat will arrange for an election of BASL BLTG members. A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be requested from the candidates. He/she will be elected by a simple majority of BASL BLTG members voting.

Thank you.

Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology Post - University of Edinburgh

News Type: BASL News

Clinical Research Fellow in Hepatology Post - University of Edinburgh

Location: Queens Medical Research Institute, Edinburgh

Closing date: 02/08/2021 17:00

Visit The University of Edinburgh website for more details and to apply  > click  here .

 

Opportunities: BASL Committee Members Elected Posts 2021 – Expressions of Interest - Closes 30 June

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of a number of committee member posts will come to an end in September 2021 and BASL are now seeking nominations for the following 3 positions on its Governing Board:

BASL Secretary Elect - elected by the membership and will shadow the BASL Secretary from October 2021, taking up the role of Secretary at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2022.

The Secretary is the Chief Executive of the Association and serves for up to two years. They are responsible for running the administrative tasks pertaining to his/her function and will work closely with the Secretariat, who are appointed by the Governing Board.

Research Lead - elected by the membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once. The Research Lead is responsible for basic science, research and portfolio development.

Services Lead - elected by the membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once. The Services Lead supports the development and implementation of Clinical Standards and the provision of Clinical Services, including preparation and delivery of advice to national health authorities concerning liver diseases.

The newly elected BASL members will take up their roles at the end of the BASL Annual Business Meeting in September 2021.

All of the above posts, with the exception of the Secretary Elect post, shall be registered with Companies House in the UK as a Director of BASL and registered with the Charities Commission as a Trustee.

BASL is committed to promoting equality and diversity and ensuring equal opportunities and access for all our members. Please consider joining the BASL committee and help to shape the future of BASL.

Nomination Process
Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 23:59 on Wednesday 30th June 2021.

Candidates wishing to be considered for nomination must be a member of BASL and will require one BASL member to propose them and a second BASL member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing. (Proposing and seconding of candidates is by email.)

If more than one candidate is nominated for a particular post, the Secretariat will arrange for an election of all members. He/she will be elected by simple majority of those members voting.

A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidate should an election need to take place. Candidates will be contacted by the Secretariat if a personal statement is required.

The newly elected posts will be announced at the next Annual Business Meeting of the Association during BASL2021 which takes place from 21st – 24th September.

If you need any more information on any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk .

We look forward to hearing from you.

Events

18/08/21

BASL Virtual School of Hepatology August 2021 - Session 8: DILI - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
News Type: BASL Events

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 8: "DILI"
Speaker: Professor Guruprasad Aithal, Nottingham Digestive Disease Centre, University of Nottingham
Date: Wednesday 18th August
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website7.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members only.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.


REGISTER - through Zoom by clicking HERE

Please read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering:
Download  Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2021.pdf

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

         Platinum Sponsor:                                           Gold Sponsor:                                   Bronze Sponsor:
                                     


'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

21/08/21 - 23/08/21

Basic Science Retreat - London - Registration Open
News Type: BASL Events

BASL is delighted to announce that the seventh Basic Science Retreat will take place at The Institute of Hepatology, London from 21-23 August 2021.

The retreat will start at 13.00hrs on Saturday 21st and close at midday on Monday 23rd August.

The previous events were a resounding success and hopefully again this unique meeting will offer plenty of interaction and discussion as well as a unique opportunity to foster new and lasting collaborative projects across all areas of hepatology research.

The programme will cover six sessions and a number of speakers have been confirmed so far:

Alcoholic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis

  • Ramon Battaler – University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Debbie Shawcross – Kings College London

Liver Cancer

  • Luca Urbani – Kings College London
  • Tom Bird – Beatson Institute
  • Derek Mann – Newcastle University
  • Luke Boulter - University of Edinburgh
  • John Mackey Beatson Institute
  • Helen Reeves – Newcastle University – updates from HUNTER

Metabolic Disease

  • Michele Vacca University of Bari, Italy
  • Zoe Hall - Imperial College London
  • Lesley Hoyles – Nottingham Trent University
  • Dr Gleb Yakubov – Nottingham University

Pathology Man versus Mouse

  • Rob Goldin - Imperial College London
  • Tim Kendall - University of Edinburgh

Single cell seq (omics) and Imaging

  • Prakash Ramachandran - University of Edinburgh
  • Daniel Geh – Newcastle University
  • Leo Carlin – Beatson Institute
  • Kylie Matchett - University of Edinburgh

Viral Infection

  • Upkar Gill – Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)
  • Sandra Phillips - Institute of Hepatology, Foundation for Liver Research

Abstract submission now closed.


Registration OPEN

The event will be limited to a maximum of 60 places so REGISTER NOW and don't miss out.

The registration fee which is just £150 per person and includes accommodation at Dulwich College on both nights, a cheese and wine reception at the Institute on 21st and a meal at a local venue on 22nd August.

Register > here .


Please contact steve@basl.org.uk if you have any questions.

15/09/21

BASL Virtual School of Hepatology September 2021 - Session 9: HCC
News Type: BASL Events

SAVE THE DATE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 9: "HCC"
Speaker - Dr Victoria Snowdon, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Date: Wednesday 15th September
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website7.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

     Platinum Sponsor:                                                              Gold Sponsor:                                               Bronze Sponsor:
                                                                  


'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

21/09/21

BLTG Virtual Annual Meeting - Registration Open
News Type: BASL Events

British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) is pleased to announce that their Annual Meeting will take place virtually on Tuesday 21st September 2021 as part of BASL2021. 

Registration is now open

Full details can be found on the registration platform, registrants can choose to register just for the BLTG day or for BLTG and BASL  > register here.

A full programme can be downloaded below:
Download BLTG BASL modified final programme for release 21 Sept 2021.pdf

We are delighted that this year's Williams Calne Lecture: "Expanding the donor pool for liver transplantation" will be delivered by Professor Robert J Porte (University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands).

The BLTG Committee look forward to welcoming you to the meeting. 

If you have any questions please contact steve@basl.org.uk .

21/09/21 - 24/09/21

BASL Virtual Annual Meeting - Registration Open
News Type: BASL Events

BASL is delighted to announce that the BASL2021 Annual Meeting will take place virtually from 21-24 September 2021 and includes the BLTG meeting on Tuesday 21st and the BLNA meeting on Friday 24th. 

We are delighted to confirm that registration is now open.  Full details can be found on the registration platform > register here.

The BASL2021 Virtual Annual Meeting is shaping up to be an exciting event with world class speakers across a range of multi-disciplinary topics. The programme is nearly complete and will be published very soon. 


Abstract submission is now closed. 


Dame Sheila Sherlock Research prize 2021 - Applications Open

Each year BASL presents the Dame Sheila Sherlock research prize, one of the highlights of the annual meeting. This prize is awarded annually to recognise the enormous contribution of Dame Sheila Sherlock to the development of Hepatology as a discipline in its own right.

Dame Sheila was involved in the foundation of the British Liver Club in 1961, which subsequently evolved into The British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL). She was one of our past presidents and the first recipient of The BASL Distinguished Service Award. In keeping with Dame Sheila’s enthusiasm for fostering young researchers, this eponymous research prize is awarded to young investigators without substantive posts in either medicine or science for their research contributions in the field of Hepatology.

Eligibility
In keeping with Dame Sheila’s enthusiasm for fostering young researchers, this eponymous research prize is awarded to young investigators without substantive posts in either medicine or science for their contributions in the field of hepatology research.

The winner will receive free registration to the meeting, an award and a prize of £1,000 and an invite to deliver the prize lecture and present their research at the BASL Annual Meeting.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining your research and another A4 sheet listing up to 5 related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk  before the deadline of 09:00hrs on Monday 2nd August 2021

You must be a BASL member to apply.


Andy BurroughsYoung Investigator Award 2021

The Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award was set up in honour of the late Professor Andrew Burroughs.

Professor Burroughs was an eminent and world renowned Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Physician/Hepatologist and among his many achievements including his wide area of expertise in cirrhosis and portal hypertension and significant contribution to liver Transplantation.

Eligibility
This prize is awarded to young investigators who have contributed to clinical or translational research related to liver disorders who are in training or within 2 years of taking up consultant positions (or equivalent); this year the winner will receive free registration to the meeting, an award and a prize of £1,000 and an invite to deliver the prize lecture and present their research at the BASL Annual Meeting.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining the research and another A4 sheet listing up to 5 related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk  before the deadline of 09:00hrs on Monday 2nd August 2021

You must be a BASL member to apply.


Contact - if you have any question please do not hesitate to contact steve@basl.org.uk .

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