BASL2019 17- 20 September - Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathcylde, Glasgow.  Including the BLNA Nurse Meeting and BLTG Transplant Meeting. Abstract Submission Open - full information available on the Events Listing page > here.  

BASL2019 ANNUAL MEETING

17th - 20TH September, University of STRATHCLYDE

Join us at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow for the BASL2019 Annual Meeting where all of us interested in liver disease will share time whether we are clinicians, nurses, basic scientists, pharmacists, working in industry or students. The programme runs from Wednesday 18th through to lunchtime on Friday 20th September, with the BLNA Nurses Day meeting running in parallel on Thursday 19th September. The BLTG programme runs from Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th September. 

Abstract Submission and Registration now Open.

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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 Nurse 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

Vacancy – Nursing Representative HCC-UK Committee - Expressions of Interest - Deadline 10th June

News Type: Nurse News

HCC-UK Committee – 1 x Nursing Representative.

The purpose of HCC UK is to promote the professional collaboration in research, education and clinical service development for primary liver cancers. The successful representative is elected by the HCC-UK members and will serve for a period of up to 3 years. The newly elected post will take up their position on the HCC-UK committee as soon as possible. 

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 Monday 10th June 2019.

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL / HCC-UK member to propose them and a second member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.

If more than one candidate is nominated, the Secretariat will arrange for an election of all HCC-UK 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.

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

Vacancies - BLTG Committee Posts 2019 - Expressions of Interest - Deadline 10th June

News Type: Transplant News

The BLTG provides a voice for UK liver transplantation bringing together all clinicians and allied personnel involved or interested in liver transplantation in the UK.

The tenure of a number of BLTG Committee Posts will come to an end in September 2019. As such, BLTG are now seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

BLTG Chair - the Chair is elected by the BLTG members and will serve for a period of up to two years, and may be re-elected once. The BLTG Chair is a member of the BASL Governing Board and one of the three principal officers of the BLTG Governing Board along with the BLTG Secretary and BASL Treasurer.

The BLTG Chair shall be registered with Companies House in the UK as a Director of BASL and registered with the Charities Commission as a Trustee.

The newly elected BLTG Chair will take up the role after the Transplant Meeting in September 2019


Nursing Representative (x1 post) - the Transplant Nursing Representative, representing patient care before and after liver transplantation, is elected by the BLTG members and will serve for a period of up to two years.

The newly elected Nursing Representative will take up the role after the Transplant Meeting in September 2019


Paediatric Representative – the Paediatric Representative is elected by the BLTG members and will serve for a period of up to 3 years.

The newly elected Paediatric Representative will take up the role after the Transplant Meeting in September 2019


Nomination Process

Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 23:59 on Monday 10th June 2019.

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL/BLTG member to propose them and a second BASL/BLTG member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.

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

The newly elected posts will be announced at the next Business Meeting of the Association during the BLTG Transplant Meeting in Glasgow in September 2019.

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

Vacancies – BASL Committee Posts 2019 - Expressions of Interest - Deadline 10th June

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of a number of BASL Committee Posts will come to an end in September 2019. As such, BASL are now seeking expressions of interest for the following 5 positions:

Treasurer
The BASL Treasurer is elected by the membership and can serve for up to three years, and may be re-elected once. The Treasurer is also a member of the BLTG Committee.

The Treasurer has the following duties:

  • To represent the Association in financial negotiations with third parties together with the Secretary or any other person designated for the task by the Governing Board;
  • To oversee the collection and distribution of money on behalf of the Association and keep records of all transactions;
  • To engage and supervise an accountant who will keep the books of the Association;
  • To present the annual accounts, consisting of the profit and loss statement and balance sheet, to the Business Meeting;
  • To present the current accounts to the Governing Board.

The newly elected or re-elected Treasurer will take up the role at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2019.


Secretary Elect

The Secretary Elect is elected by the membership and will shadow the BASL Secretary from October 2019, taking up the role of Secretary at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2020.

The Secretary is the Chief Executive of the Association, serves for two years, and may be re-elected once. The Secretary is responsible for running the administrative tasks pertaining to his/her function and will work closely with the Secretariat, which is appointed by the Governing Board.


British Viral Hepatitis Group (BVHG) Committee Chair 

The BVHG Chair is elected by the BASL / BVHG membership to serve for a period of up to three year’s and may be re-elected once.

The BVHG is commissioned by the Governing Board to:

  • Promote research and the exchange of scientific information concerning viral hepatitis;
  • Foster multicentre scientific studies pertaining to viral hepatitis within the UK;
  • Promote education of physicians, surgeons, clinical nurse specialists and scientists with regard to viral hepatitides and their management;
  • Promote interaction between clinical disciplines to promote good care of patients and foster research and clinical trials.

The newly elected BVHG Commitee Chair will take up the role in December 2019 and will have a handover with the current Chair. 


Educational and Training Councillor
The BASL Committee has two Educational and Training Councillors and one of these posts is up for election. The post is elected by the membership to serve for a period of four years and may be re-elected once.  In addition to their role on the Governing Board, the Education and Training Councillors are responsible for Educational tasks as defined by the Governing Board, such as supporting the School of Hepatology.

The newly elected Education and Training Councillor will take up the role at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2019.


Scientist Representative

The Scientist Representative is elected by the membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once.
In addition to his/her role on the Governing Board, the Scientist Representative is responsible for the organisation and programme for the annual Basic Science Retreat meeting.

The newly elected Scientist Representative will take up the role at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2019.


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

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 Monday 10th June 2019.  

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL member to propose them and a second BASL member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.

If more than one candidate is nominated, 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.

The newly elected posts will be announced at the next Business Meeting of the Association during BASL2019 in September.

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

Vacancy - BASL Trainee Representative Expressions of Interest - Deadline 10th June

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of the current BASL Trainee Representative will come to an end in March 2020. As such, BASL are now seeking expressions of interest for this position with a view to shadowing the current representative for 6 months.

To apply for the position you must be a BASL Medically Qualified Member in Training and hold a national training number (NTN). The position is open to all trainees who are at least 24 months pre-CCT from September 2019.

The Trainee Representative will serve on the BASL Committee for a maximum of 2 years. They are expected to comment on all issues pertaining to training to ensure that trainee views are heard, to ensure that the annual meeting and schools of Hepatology meet trainees needs and in addition to attend BASL Committee meetings (face to face or teleconference) as well as the Annual Meeting. A working knowledge of Twitter is desirable and a strong link with the BSG trainee representative is helpful.

Application Process

Please send your expressions of interest to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk  by the deadline of 23:59 on Monday 10th June 2019.

Emails should clearly have as the subject: BASL Trainee Representative Post 2019.

Candidates wishing to be considered for the post are required to provide a short personal statement containing no more than approx. 300 words explaining why you want to be the BASL Trainee Representative and what relevant skills or training you have. Your personal statement should accompany your expressions of interest email where possible.

A panel comprising of 3 BASL committee members will review and score the applications to select the successful applicant.

The new Trainee Representative will be announced at the next Business Meeting of the Association during the Annual Meeting in September 2019 and will work with the current trainee representative for 6 months and take up their post in March 2020.

If you require any further information, please contact judy@basl.org.uk .

Gilead Sciences Grant Programs Supporting Investigator-Sponsored Research in Liver Diseases

News Type: BASL News

Gilead Sciences are pleased to announce the launch of five new global grants programs to continue to support investigator-sponsored research in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), HCV and HIV co-infection, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). The programs seek to address pressing unmet patient needs in liver diseases, including improving screening and linkage to care, simplifying HCV testing and treatment, developing innovative referral pathways to help patients with NASH, addressing gaps in HBV care for special populations and understanding PSC epidemiology.

For more information on Gilead’s 2019 liver diseases grants programs, please visit https://www.gilead.com/science-and-medicine/research/investigator-sponsored-research .

The 2019 grant programs are:

HCV STAT (Simplification and Test and Treat Strategies toward HCV Elimination)
This program is focused on simplifying HCV care delivery and implementing test and treat strategies to overcome barriers to patient care.
Applications will be accepted from April 11 to June 30, 2019.

HIV/HCV NoCo (No Co-Infection)
This program is focused on investigating strategies to link patients living with HCV and HIV co-infection to HCV treatment.
Applications will be accepted from May 1 to June 14, 2019.

NASH Models of Care
This program will be focused on investigating care pathways between multidisciplinary providers for screening, identifying, and helping to refer, high-risk patients living with NASH, to appropriate medical care.
Applications will be accepted from June 3 to July 15, 2019.

HBV CARE (Linkage to CARe & Epidemiology in Special Populations)
This program will be focused on improving linkage to care among underserved populations and analysing or identifying data gaps in HBV epidemiology in specific demographics or geographies.
Applications will be accepted from August 1 to September 15, 2019.

PSC PACE (PrimAry Sclerosing Cholangitis Epidemiology)
This program will be focused on identifying gaps in PSC epidemiology data and improving understanding of the cascade of care.
Applications will be accepted from September 16 to October 11, 2019.

Events

05/06/19 - 07/06/19

Basic Science Retreat, Derby 2019 - Last Few Places
News Type: BASL Events

We are delighted to announce that the sixth Basic Science Retreat will take place 5 - 7 June 2019 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Alfreton in Derbyshire. The previous events have been extremely successful and we will again be limited to a maximum of 80 places.

The programme will cover six sessions:
• ACLF and Gut liver axis
• Fibrosis
• Immunology of liver disease and viral infection
• Liver Cancer
• Metabolic consequences of liver disease
• Stem cells, cell based therapy and liver regeneration

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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.

Accommodation and meals at The Hayes are included in the price of the registration fee which is just £150 per person.

The event will be limited to a maximum of 80 places so REGISTER NOW and don't miss out > https://bit.ly/2CGC27g 

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

06/06/19

Viruses, Vaccines and Eradication Conference 2019- London
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

Thursday 6th June 2019, QEII Centre, London

www.vveconference.com 

A one-day conference dedicated to providing academics and clinicians with novel information and opportunities for scientific debate on the topic of reducing global disease, through virus elimination and eradication.

Registration Now Open

6 CPD credits are being applied for with the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Download an updated programme below and visit the conference website to register herewww.vveconference.com  

Download VVE2019Programme.pdf

Registration
Registrations for the conference can be submitted online. Discounted registration rates are available to members of BASHH, BASL, BVHG and BIA. The number of places at the conference are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. As such, we would encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.

Accommodation
If required, you can book your accommodation for the conference via HotelMap. It is important to book accommodation early as rates will increase significantly nearer the time of conference. Visit the conference website to read more > www.vveconference.com .

14/06/19 - 16/06/19

International Hepatology Ultrasound Course 2019 - RF London
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

This course is for clinicians only.

3-day intensive course in clinical ultrasound applied to hepatology.

Run in conjunction with UCL attendees will benefit from hands-on training to complement the essential theory sessions. Both theory and practical sessions will be held in the Atrium at the Royal Free Hospital. Participants will have the opportunity to be guided by internationally recognized experts in clinical ultrasound.

The lectures will range from basic medical ultrasound to the assessment of chronic liver disease, vascular and biliary pathology to the latest advances such as contrast enhanced ultrasound and tissue elastography.

On the first day practical sessions will be carried out on healthy subjects to familiarize with normal anatomy. On the second day attendees will have the opportunity to focus on different real cases of liver pathology and the 3rd day will be dedicated to the clinical application of different elastographic techniques

All of the information, including how to register, can be found on the course website here > https://www.bmus.org/mediacentre/events/international-hepatology-ultrasound-course-2019/  .

A copy of the draft programme can be downloaded here >  Download Hepatology_Ultrasoundcourse_Programme_2019.pdf

14/06/19

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease SIG Meeting - Nottingham
News Type: BASL Events

The next meeting of the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease SIG will be held from 1pm to 4.30pm on Friday 14 June 2019. The venue is the Post Graduate Education Centre, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH. If you would like to attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk, as places are limited.

27/06/19 - 29/06/19

ICFL 2019 - Germany - Save the Date
News Type: Other Events

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.

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