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September 2022 - Dates to be confirmed

Thank you to everyone that contributed, supported, organised and attended the virtual BASL 2021 Annual Meeting and for making the meeting a great success. The organising committee are planning a face to face meeting for next year and look foward to announcing the dates and location for BASL2022 shortly.









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 Group 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 Type: BASL News

The Guts UK/Dr Falk awards recognise the achievements of those who bring new knowledge and insight to the field of gastroenterology, pancreatology and hepatology. These awards are an opportunity to achieve national recognition as well as the financial support for career progression.

Awards available:

  • A £1,000 prize for the best essay on gastroenterology or hepatology research personally undertaken by medical students who were on an intercalated BSc/MRes/MSc/MPH/MBPhD* course during the previous academic year (2020-21).
  • Four £1,500 prizes for medical students taking full-time science degrees (BSc/MRes/MSc/MPH/MBPhD*) focusing on gastrointestinal or liver-related disease in the current academic year (2021-22).
  • Two £2,500 awards for F1/F2 doctors to facilitate prospective research in an area relevant to gastroenterology or hepatology.
  • A £1,000 award for primary and secondary care gastrointestinal/liver nurses for initiatives that have improved patient care. (Nominate your colleague today for this award).
  • A £1,000 award for dietitians working in gastroenterology or hepatology for initiatives that have improved patient care.
  • Up to £10,000 is available for UK-based gastroenterology/hepatology SpR trainees who would like to conduct an audit or quality improvement project in any area of gastroenterology, liver disease or nutrition.

Applications will close at 17:00 on 28th February 2022

For further information and to apply: 

* PhD students should note that they may apply for the medical student prize only once during their three-year studentship and that they may apply for the essay prize when their PhD has been completed.

Foundation for Liver Research - Small Grants Scheme

News Type: BASL News

First Call for Applications

The Foundation for Liver Research has set up a new Small Grants Scheme in memory of the late Professor Roger Williams CBE (1931-2020). This scheme is open to any applicant in the UK.

Outline of the Small Grants Scheme

An Application form can be downloaded from the Foundation for Liver Research website > here

The closing date for the first Call is 1st March 2022.

For details of eligibility and the application process, contact Natalie Day, Chief Executive of the Foundation for Liver Research .

National Survey - investigating the attitudes of UK specialists to liver fibrosis assessment and non-invasive liver fibrosis tests

News Type: BASL News

BASL members are invited to take part in a national survey. 

As part of the Early Detection of Liver Disease SIG, we are asking if you could take a moment to complete this short survey of attitudes towards fibrosis assessment and use of non-invasive fibrosis tests.

Gathering this type of information is important to gauge what is current practice and where barriers lie to the use of these tests.

The survey takes only 2 mins, and we’d be hugely grateful for your participation and opinions!

Link to survey: here

Kind Regards,

Kush Abeysekera
Ankur Srivastava
Clinical Research Fellow
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
University of Bristol
Southmead Hospital, North Bristol Trust

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: .



AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminar Series - December 2021
News Type: Other Events

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm EST / 15:00PM UK

A series of AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminars that will take place on the second Thursday of each month except for July, August and November (the Liver Meeting) through 2021 & 2022.

Title: "The DILI-sim Initiative: Applying Quantitative Systems Toxicology to understand, predict, and prevent DILI”
Presenter: Paul B. Watkins, MD, FAASLD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Registration Link: 


News Type: BASL Events

The next meeting of the NAFLD SIG will take place in the afternoon on Friday 10th December and will be held at: 

Blizard Institute
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen Mary University of London
4 Newark St
E1 2AT

A remote channel is being explored for those who cannot attend in person.  

Members of the NAFLD SIG have been sent the details on how to register for the meeting and all enquiries should be directed to . 


BASL Virtual School of Hepatology December 2021 - Session 12: Care of the advanced liver disease patient, with and without transplantation
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 12: "Care of the advanced liver disease patient, with and without transplantation"
Speaker:  Dr Ben Hudson, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Date: Wednesday 15th December
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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'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’.


AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminar Series - January 2022
News Type: Other Events

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm EST / 15:00PM UK

A series of AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminars that will take place on the second Thursday of each month except for July, August and November (the Liver Meeting) through 2021 & 2022.

Title: “Mechanisms of liver regeneration after drug-induced liver injury - An Update”
Presenter: Dr. Udayan Apte, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Therapeutics, University of Kansas Medical Center

Registration Link: 


British Hepatology Pharmacy Group Meeting - Save the Date
News Type: BASL Events

Save the Date

A provisional date has been set for the next BHPG eduational meeting. 

The meeting will take place as a Zoom webinar and further details will be added once confirmed. 

Contact should you have any questions.

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