Submit an abstract for BASL2018 which runs from 19 - 21 September 2018 in York. Further details can be found on the Events listing page. Deadline for submission is FRIDAY 1st JUNE 2018.

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 BASL 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. The BLTG programme runs from Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th September. Registration opens in May.

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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

BLTG COMMITTEE POST VACANCIES - DEADLINE FRIDAY 15TH JUNE

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of a number of BLTG Committee Posts will come to an end in September 2018. As such, BLTG are now seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

Secretary – elected by the BLTG members to serve for a period of up to three 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 BASL Secretariat, which is appointed by the BASL Governing Board.

Transplant Hepatology Representative – elected by the BLTG members and will service for a period of 3 and 2 years alternating. This post is for a period of 2 years.

Nurse Representative (x1 post) - the Nurse Representative is elected by the BLTG members and will serve for a period of two years and may be re-elected once. The Nurse Representative post is for a transplant co-ordinator.

Pathology Representative – elected by the BLTG members for a term of 3 years.

Nomination Process
Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat at judy.hawksworth@execbs.com by the deadline of Friday 17:00 15th June 2018.

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BLTG member to propose them and a second 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 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 the BLTG Transplant Meeting in September 2018.
If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact judy.hawksworth@execbs.com .

Best regards,
BASL Secretariat

 

BASL Committee Post Vacancies - deadline Friday 15th June

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of a number of BASL Committee Posts will come to an end in September 2018. As such, BASL are now seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

Research Committee Chair
The Research Committee Chair is elected by the membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once. The appointee is responsible for basic science and portfolio development. In addition to his/her role on the Governing Board, the Chair of the Research Committee will make specific recommendations to Governing Board regarding the program of the Annual Scientific Meeting. The BASL Special Interest Groups (SIGs) also report to the BASL Committee through the Research Lead who will co-ordinate this.

Educational and Training Councillor
There are two Educational and Training Councillors and one of the 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 in 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.

Services Committee Chair
The Services Committee Chair is elected by the membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once. The Services Chair is commissioned by the Governing Board to support 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.

President Elect – new post
BASL is also seeking expressions of interest for a new post that of The President Elect who is elected by the membership and will work with the BASL President from September 2018 and take up the role of President at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2019. The President is the Chairman of the Association and serves for two years and Chairs the Annual Scientific Meeting and the meetings of the Governing Board. Public Affairs are also managed by the President, who liaises closely with the Secretary and Treasurer, and other members of the Governing Board, as required.

Nomination Process
Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat at judy.hawksworth@execbs.com by the deadline of Friday 17:00 15th June 2018.

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 BASL2018 in September.

If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact judy.hawksworth@execbs.com .

Best regards,
BASL Secretariat

BASL Professional Development Awards - APPLICATIONS OPEN

News Type: BASL News

BASL is offering two competitive awards in 2018 up to a value of £3,000 each to contribute to the costs of an international attachment in clinical liver disease (including liver transplantation and liver surgery) or research into any aspect of liver disease.

Applications are open to any healthcare professional or scientist working in the field of liver disease who are members of BASL, BLNA, BLTG or BASL affiliated groups.

To find out further details and how to apply download the information document here;   Download BASL professional development awards final 15.3.18.pdf

The deadline for submitting your application is 17:00 on Friday 29th June 2018.

Applications should be emailed to the BASL Secretariat at judy.hawksworth@execbs.com .

100K – LAST CALL

News Type: BASL News

The 100,000 genomes project will finish recruiting around September of this year.

There is a category for liver - ‘ductal plate malformation’ - which enables patients to be entered with any form of congenital liver disease including vascular.

Please liaise with your local clinical genetics department regarding any outstanding cases so that we can maximise numbers nationally.


Bill Griffiths
Consultant Hepatologist, Cambridge

 

Vacancy - Alcohol Liaison Nurse - Oxford

News Type: BASL News

Job Reference: 321-SS-HEP-ALN-B7
Employer: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Department: Hepatology
Location: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Salary: £31,696 - £41,787 per annum
Closing Date: 13 May 2018

Full details can be found on the NHS Jobs site > here.

Events

01/06/18 - 03/06/18

International Hepatology Ultrasound Course 2018 - RFH
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

The Royal Free Hospital and British Medical Ultrasound Course are running an International Hepatology Ultrasound Course. The course is a comprehensive ultrasound course in hepatology to be held over 3 days. Attendees will benefit from hands-on training to compliment the essential theory sessions. The lectures will range from basic ultrasound to the assessment of chronic liver disease, vascular and biliary pathology to the latest advances such as contrast enhanced ultrasound and tissue elastography. Attendees will have the opportunity to scan both healthy volunteers and pre diagnosed patients.

Venue: The Royal Free Hospital.

Visit The British Medical Ultrasound Society website for more information and to register > here.  

04/06/18 - 07/06/18

BSG Annual Meeting, Liverpool
News Type: Other Events

The BSG Annual Meeting 2018 will take place at the Liverpool ACC from Monday 4 - Thursday 7 June 2018. 

Download BSG AM 2018 Flyer.pdf .

Visit the conference website here > http://www.bsg2018.org/ .

06/06/18 - 08/06/18

Basic Science Retreat, Derby - Registration Now Open
News Type: BASL Events

BASL are delighted to announce that the fifth Basic Science Retreat will take place 6-8 June 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Alfreton in Derbyshire. 

The programme will cover seven sessions: 

• “Working with big data” and Technologies
• Immunology and Autoimmune disease
• Liver cancer
• Metabolic disease and Liver Physiology
• Alcoholic Liver disease and Fibrosis
• ACLF
• Viral Infection

Sessions start at 16.30 on the Wednesday evening and run through to 12.30 on Friday, a timing format that has proved a resounding success at previous events. Hopefully again this unique meeting at a new venue will offer plenty of interaction and discussion as well as an opportunity to foster new and lasting collaborative projects across all areas of hepatology research.

The event will be limited to a maximum of 80 places and it is NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER NOW  - don't miss out.

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

The latest draft programme can be found HERE.

08/06/18

International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) Educational Workshop – London
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

BASL and the BVHG are pleased to endorse the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) educational workshops.

The INHSU has developed an Educational Programme for health practitioners, entitled Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Programme.

The Education Programme is designed for Addiction Specialists, General Practitioners, Nurse Prescribers, Pharmacist Prescribers and other clinical staff working with people who inject drugs. The course provides participants with the confidence, knowledge and clinical decision-making skills to be able to manage and treat hepatitis C in their setting, or refer to specialist care as appropriate.

Further information can be found on the flyer here -  Download INHSU_2018_Workshops.pdf

A full list of workshops can be found below:
• London 8 June 2018
• Bristol 12 June 2018
• Edinburgh 14 June 2018
• Manchester 18 June 2018
• Birmingham 22 June 2018

The workshops are fully catered and free to attend, but registration is essential. For more information and to register, see www.inhsueducation.org/the-united-kingdom/workshops .

The workshops will be accredited for CPD hours – with applications pending with RCGP and RCN.

A limited number of travel scholarships to assist regional clinicians to attend are also available, please contact info@inhsu.org for an application form.

12/06/18

International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) Educational Workshop – Bristol
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

BASL and the BVHG are pleased to endorse the International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) educational workshops.

The INHSU has developed an Educational Programme for health practitioners, entitled Hepatitis C in Primary Care and Drug and Alcohol Settings Education Programme.

The Education Programme is designed for Addiction Specialists, General Practitioners, Nurse Prescribers, Pharmacist Prescribers and other clinical staff working with people who inject drugs. The course provides participants with the confidence, knowledge and clinical decision-making skills to be able to manage and treat hepatitis C in their setting, or refer to specialist care as appropriate.

Further information can be found on the flyer here -  Download INHSU_2018_Workshops.pdf

A full list of workshops can be found below:
• London 8 June 2018
• Bristol 12 June 2018
• Edinburgh 14 June 2018
• Manchester 18 June 2018
• Birmingham 22 June 2018

The workshops are fully catered and free to attend, but registration is essential. For more information and to register, see www.inhsueducation.org/the-united-kingdom/workshops .

The workshops will be accredited for CPD hours – with applications pending with RCGP and RCN.

A limited number of travel scholarships to assist regional clinicians to attend are also available, please contact info@inhsu.org  for an application form.

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