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 can be downloaded > here


21st - 24TH September 2021

The BASL Annual Meeting 2021 will take place virtually again this year from 21st - 24th September, including the BLTG meeting on 21st and the BLNA nurse meeting on 24th September. Registration is open for all meetings. View the full programme across all meetings > here . The members Annual Business Meeting is also taking place during BASL2021 at 2pm on Friday 24th.









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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Clinical Fellowship Hepatology - St James's University Hospital

News Type: BASL News

Job Title: Clinical Fellowship Hepatology
Specialty/Department: Department of Hepatology
Location: Leeds Liver Unit, St James’s University Hospital
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Job link: 

Applications are invited for a Clinical Fellowship available from September 2021 for 6 months renewable for a further 6 months in the Department of Hepatology at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.

We are looking for an enthusiastic well-motivated trainee who wants the opportunity to gain experience in the management of liver disease.With a growing need for doctors to understand and be able to manage patients with liver disease, this is an exciting opportunity to train in one of the leading UK Hepatology centres and contribute to the Leeds Liver Unit’s international reputation for transplantation.

The successful candidate will gain experience in all aspects of Hepatology including the assessment of patients with acute and sub-acute liver failure, assessment of patients for treatments such as liver transplantation and TIPSS, patients with a wide variety of complex general Hepatological conditions and with viral hepatitis. This is a clinical post and the fellow will join the out of hours rota and have the opportunity to undertake audit and contribute to ongoing projects in the department.

The Department is affiliated to the University of Leeds with the MRC funded Centre for Bioinformatics, the Leeds Institute of Data Analysis and the NIHR funded Diagnostic Evaluation Co-operative.

Candidates should hold full licence to practise with the UK General Medical Council and have completed their Foundation Years training or equivalent.

Basic salary scale will depend upon experience. An out of hours banding supplement will also apply.

Interested applicants are welcome to contact Dr Mark Aldersley, Consultant Hepatologist and Lead Clinician by e-mail .

Closing date 27th September 2021.

Survey of HCC surveillance services in the UK 2021- an invitation to participate

News Type: BASL News

A survey of HCC surveillance in the UK was last conducted in 2014, which highlighted some weaknesses in service provision nationally. We are repeating the survey to see if things have changed, and extending the survey to include additional questions on surveillance imaging and secondary surveillance. We have worked with the HCC UK Committee in developing this survey, and the project is supported by BASL. We hope that this will generate a valuable contemporary overview of UK HCC surveillance service delivery, and stimulate discussion and innovation.

The link to the survey is found here > 

This time we are seeking service level responses (one response per organisation or service).We expect the survey will only take 10-15 minutes to complete, although some of the questions might require input from other clinical colleagues e.g. section 3 is about imaging and may require input from a radiologist. We will acknowledge the lead contributor from each organisation in a report of this survey.

Many thanks in advance for your time.

Dr Aloysious Aravinthan, Consultant Hepatologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Dr James Franklin, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Christopher Clarke, Consultant Radiologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Steve Ryder, Consultant Hepatologist, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Professor Shahid Khan, Professor of Practice (Hepatology), Imperial College London


Gilead Sciences: UK & Ireland Viral Hepatitis Fellowship/Medical Grants Program

News Type: BASL News

In an effort to further address the unmet medical need in viral hepatitis, Gilead Sciences is launching a fellowship program.

The programme will support proposals that evaluate existing, or implement and evaluate new, innovative initiatives focussed on increasing appropriate Hepatitis Delta testing utilising electronic healthcare systems (e.g. automated reflex testing or pop-ups).

Applications will be accepted from 16th August and 15th October 2021.

For more information on Gilead Sciences Fellowship program and how to apply, please visit: .

IQILS Accreditation Programme Update

News Type: BASL News

The IQILS accreditation programme has grown significantly in the last 18 months. There has been a rapid increase in the level of engagement from services, committed to progressing with IQILS accreditation. The programme currently has 60 registered services, an increase of 8 services in 2021 alone. 11 services are currently signed off for the level 1 standards; A list of all these services can be found on the IQILS website. Three services will be undergoing a full accreditation assessment in the latter part of 2021.

The programme is also offering registered services, that are not an operational delivery hub for the Hepatitis C network, peer review support opportunities. The peer reviews are taking place remotely and will provide your service with an opportunity to receive feedback and guidance on how to progress with the accreditation standards.

In other news, Dragana Smith has recently been appointed as the new IQILS programme manager. Dragana previously worked as programme manager for the pulmonary rehabilitation accreditation programme, and prior to joining the Royal College of Physicians, worked in the fields of legal practice and medical education.

Registration to the programme is open to all liver services across the UK. If your service is interested in registering, please visit our website to sign up: 

Services registered to the programme receive access to the following benefits:
• The full accreditation standards
• Access to the IQILS website and self-assessment webtool
• Regular virtual training session on the accreditation process and standards
• Online repository of best practice templates and documents
• Regular newsletters on the programme with updates
• Support from the IQILS office team

Please contact the IQILS team at or 0203 3075 1508 if you would like to speak to the IQILS team about the programme.

IQILS Accreditation Programme - assessors needed

News Type: BASL News

The IQILS accreditation programme is seeking nurse and medical assessors to conduct accreditation assessments for the programme.

The IQILS programme was launched in 2017 and is designed to support liver services in the UK. Accreditation is a supportive process of evaluating the quality of clinical services against the programme’s established standards.

Successful applicants will undergo a detailed training programme that equips them with the necessary skills and knowledge required to undertake the role. You will be invited to remote training sessions, as well as observe an assessment and receive support from the office team.  If you are interested in becoming an assessor, please contact the IQILS team at to further discuss the role.


21/09/21 - 24/09/21

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

It's not too late to register for the BASL2021 Annual Meeting which is taking place virtually from 21-24 September 2021.

BASL2021 Includes the BLTG meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 21st and the BLNA Nurse meeting on Friday 24th - further details can be found on the individual website listings.

The Virtual Annual Meeting is shaping up to be an exciting event with world class speakers across a range of multi-disciplinary topics. Download a programme below:

Download Full Programme.pdf

REGISTRATION is Open and full details can be found on the registration platform > register here.

Medically Qualified (Consultants, Surgeons, Physicians) - £120
Medically Qualified in Training (SpRs, Scientific Trainees, Students) - £90
Nurse / Affiliate (Nurses, Transplant Co-ordinators, Pharmacists, Other Healthcare Professionals) - £30
Scientist (For Scientists (not including Scientific Trainees) - £36

Programme highlights include:

  • Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Award - Harnessing peripheral & intrahepatic immune responses to optimise treatment strategies for chronic hepatitis B - Dr Upkar Gill

  • Ralph Wright Lecture - Curing Chronic Hepatitis B - Professor Geoff Dusheiko

  • Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award - From organoids to organs: a journey of clinical translation - Dr Fotios Sampaziotis

  • British Liver Trust Lecture - The BASL Inclusiveness Project - Dr Rebecca Jones, Dr Jude Oben, Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy, Dr Saket Singhal and Dr Joanna Leithead
  • Alex Mowat Lecture - Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis: Discovery to Disease modifying drugs - Dr William Balistreri, Cincinatti

Members are invited to attend the BASL ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING - 2pm on Friday 24th September.



BLNA Virtual Annual Meeting - Register Now
News Type: BASL Events

British Liver Nurses' Association (BLNA) are delighted to announce their Annual Meeting will take place virtually during BASL2021. 

Date: Friday 24th September
Time: 9:30-12:15 / 12:55-16:15

A specially created programme for ward and specialist liver nurses can be viewed below:

Download BLNA BASL Programme PUBLISH v4.pdf

Registration is Open 

  • £30 BASL / BLNA Members
  • £60 for non-members - not a member yet then why not join BASL / BLNA today at a cost of £20 > here

NB: Registration fees include access across the 4 days of the BASL Annual Meeting from 21st - 24th September.

Full details can be found on the registration platform > register here.

Please contact if you have any questions. 


Annual Cambridge Liver Symposium 2021 - Register Now
News Type: Other Events

We are running our liver symposium F2F this year back at Robinson College, Cambridge.

Registration is free - please download a programme below:

Download Cambridge Liver symposium 2021 v2.pdf

For more information and to register please email: 

Registration will need to be completed by 13th September.

We hope you are able to join us.

Kind regards
Bill Griffiths
Consultant Hepatologist, Cambridge


AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminar Series - 4PM UK
News Type: Other Events

Speaker: Dr William M. Lee, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX.
Title: “ Novel studies in acetaminophen toxicity from the Acute Liver Failure Study Group”

Zoom registration link: 

These are a series of AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminars and will take place on the second Thursday of each month except for July and August and November - the Liver Meeting.

More dates will be added soon.


BASL Virtual School of Hepatology October 2021 - Session 10: Who to refer for transplant - Registration now open
News Type: BASL Events


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 10: Who to refer for transplant
Speaker - Dr Martin James - Nottingham University Hospital.
Date: Wednesday 20th October
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.

REGISTER - through Zoom by clicking HERE

Remember to read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering:

Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2021.pdf

Please contact should you have any questions.

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