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BASL Annual Meeting 19th - 21st September
BLTG Transplant Meeting 18th - 19th September
BLNA Nurse Meeting 19th - 20th September

Basl2018 Annual Meeting

18th - 21st September, University of York

Join us at the University of York for the BASL2018 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 19th through to lunchtime on Friday 21st September, with the BLNA Nurses Day meeting running in parallel on Thursday 20th September, with a couple of early sessions running on Wednesday afternoon. The BLTG programme runs from Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th September. Register Now.

Further details visit the Anuual Meeting website: www.baslannualmeeting.org.uk 

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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

Hepatitis C in the UK 2018 report

News Type: BASL News

Hepatitis C in the UK 2018 report - a copy of the report, press release, infographic and slide set can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/deaths-from-hepatitis-c-have-fallen-by-11-per-cent-in-the-last-year .

AHA Job Opportunity: Media and Comms Adviser

News Type: BASL News

The Alcohol Health Alliance (AHA) are now recruiting for the AHA Media and Comms Adviser position.

Application deadline is 19 August, interviews on 6 SeptembeN

About the Role
The Alcohol Health Alliance is looking for a proactive communications professional to drive its media work and cement its position as the leading national voice on alcohol and health. Based at the prestigious Royal College of Physicians, this is a rare opportunity to work with high-profile partners and internationally-renowned experts to influence public health policy at the highest level.

Responsibilities
• You’ll drive our media work and position yourself as journalists’ first point of contact for alcohol-related stories
• You’ll find creative new ways to make our messages heard, drafting press releases, web copy, briefings and articles
• You’ll develop and deliver a communications strategy that positions the AHA as leading national voice on alcohol and health
• You’ll work with the AHA’s policy and advocacy team (based at the Institute of Alcohol Studies) and the AHA’s 50 members to influence alcohol-related policy at the highest level
• You’ll manage the day-to-day operation of the AHA.
Salary Band: Grade 4, £30,188 - £36,226 per annum
Benefits include 27 days of annual leave, 7% employer pension contribution, free lunches, season ticket loan (access to this loan is after probation) and much more.

More information can be found here: https://jobs.rcplondon.ac.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?VacancyID=570 .

BASL Trainee Mentoring Sessions at BASL2018

News Type: BASL News

When - on the morning of Thursday 20th September 2018.

Where – during BASL 2018 at the University of York.

Criteria – you must be a BASL Medically Qualified in Training Member and be registered for the BASL Annual Meeting 2018.

The mentoring sessions will be informal and will cover advice on career development. They will be led by Professor Michael Heneghan, Consultant Hepatologist & Professor of Hepatology at the Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital and Dr Tim Cross, Consultant Hepatologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Times: a slot can be booked from 09:15 – 11:45 and are being offered on a first come first served basis. They can be booked in advance with up to 12 one to one slots of 30 minutes each available, with the final sessions starting at 11:45.

To Book: to book a session in advance please email steve@basl.org.uk before 2 p.m. on Friday 7th September 2018, or to book a session on the day please speak to one of my colleagues on the Registration Desk at BASL2018.

We look forward to seeing you at BASL2018. 

Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award 2018 - apply now - deadline 31st July 2018

News Type: BASL News

Deadline: Tuesday 31st July 2018

The Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award was set up in honour of the late Professor Andrew Burroughs, who sadly passed away in March 2014.Professor Burroughs was an eminent and world renowned Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Physician/Hepatologist and among his many achievements was his significant contribution to liver transplantation.

This year the award will take place during the BLTG Transplant Meeting at the University of York, 18th - 19th September 2018.

This prize is awarded to young investigators, scientific or clinical, who are in training or within 2 years of taking up consultant positions (or equivalent) and the winner will deliver the prize lecture at the Meeting, which will be being during the morning session on Wednesday 19th September, and will also receive free registration to the meeting and £1,000.

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 17:00 on Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Dame Shelia Sherlock Research Prize 2018 - apply now - deadline 31st July 2018

News Type: BASL News

Deadline: Tuesday 31st July 2018

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.

When Dr Sherlock started her medical career, little was known about liver disease. Her work helped to establish hepatology as a medical specialty. She pioneered the use of needle liver biopsy, which had been used purely as a research tool, based on the technique of Sir John McMichael; this improved understanding of the pathology of liver disease and is used in the diagnosis of liver diseases today. The liver unit that she set up at the Royal Free Hospital became the centre for both research into liver disease and the education of trainees in the specialty.

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.

The winner of the award will deliver a lecture presenting their research during the BASL Annual Meeting, 19-21 September 2018 at the University of York. This year the prize is free registration to the meeting, a place at the Annual Dinner and £1,000.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining the research and another A4 sheet detailing the related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk before the deadline of 17:00 on Tuesday 31st July 2018.

Events

05/09/18 - 07/09/18

Royal Free International Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass 2018 - London
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

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: http://www.londonendoscopymasterclass.com

14/09/18 - 16/09/18

ILCA 2018 Conference - London
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14−16 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
www.ilca2018.org 

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.

For more information on ILCA and on ILCA 2018, please visit www.ilca-online.org  and www.ilca2018.org .

 

18/09/18 - 19/09/18

BLTG Transplant Meeting - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
News Type: BASL Events

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN BOOK YOUR PLACE > HERE.

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 BLTG Transplant Meeting 2018-Programme-MASTER-website.pdf

19/09/18 - 21/09/18

BASL Annual Meeting 2018 - York University - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
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REGISTRATION IS OPEN BOOK YOUR PLACE > HERE .

Please join us at the University of York for the BASL2018 Annual Conference 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 19th September and continues through to lunchtime on Friday 21st September.  

We start with a basic science symposium on understanding and harnessing viral resistance on Wednesday morning (open to all comers), preceding the main BASL meeting. The BASL conference proper opens after lunch on Wednesday and will explore new horizons in HBV and HCV.
The moderated poster session is on Wednesday evening with supper provided. Please note: posters are to remain in situ throughout.
The second day offers the joint BASL and BLNA session in the morning, followed by an afternoon session themed around the heart and the liver. The conference dinner will take place in the evening at The Merchant's Adventurer in the centre of York.
The final morning will see a series of case-based discussions led by recognised experts in the field, followed by oral presentations of the highest scoring abstracts of original research.

As always, we are grateful to our sponsors without whom it would be impossible to run these meetings and to all Speakers and Chairs for their individual contributions.

View a draft meeting programme here >  Download BASLAnnualMeeting2018Programme-Website.pdf

Further details about the meeting are available on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website> HERE. 

19/09/18 - 20/09/18

BLNA Nurse Meeting at BASL2018 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
News Type: BASL Events

REGISTER NOW by clicking > HERE.

Please join us at the University of York for the British Liver Nurses Association (BLNA) Meeting, which is taking place on the afternoon of Wednesday 19th September and Thursday 20th September, with Thursday morning offering a joint BASL/BLNA session on lifestyle and the liver. 

The moderated poster session is on Wednesday evening with supper provided and the BASL2018 conference dinner will take place in the evening at The Merchant's Adventurer in the centre of York.

The meeting promises to deliver exciting and inspiring sessions for all liver nurses, with the programme including a wide range of topics.

As always, we are grateful to our sponsors without whom it would be impossible to run these meetings and to all Speakers and Chairs for their individual contributions.

View a draft programme here>   Download BLNA Meeting 2018 - Programme - draft website.pdf

Download a flyer to share with your colleagues >  Download BLNA Leaflet v2.pdf

Nurse Bursary
Gilead have sponsored this year's travel bursaries and made available 15 travel bursary scholarship awards for BLNA (BASL/BLNA) members of up to a maximum of £200 per person to attend the BLNA Meeting in York from 19 - 20th September 2018. The travel bursary is considered a contribution towards a registration fee, travel and accomodation expenses, but not subsistence. Priority will be given to nurses who have not been granted another bursary to attend a BLNA meeting in 2018.

Applicants should read the following guidance document before applying > Download BLNA Bursary Guidance Document.pdf
An application form can be downloaded here >  Download BLNA Bursary application form.docx

Deadline for applications is 17:00 on Friday 24th August 2018.  

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