Dame Sheila Sherlock Research & Andy Burroughs Research Prizes
Winners are invited to deliver the prize lectures & present their research at BASL 2024 plus £1,000
Full details on the BASL2024 website > Here  - Apply today
BASL members only
Closing 1st July

BASL ANNUAL MEETING

8th-11th October 2024

BASL Annual Meeting 2024 - Tuesday 8th - Friday 11th October, including BLTG Transplant Meeting & BLNA Nurse Meeting. Full programme across all meetings coming soon.

Venue: Harrogate Convention Centre, Harrogate.

Registration Open!  Register > Here.

Early Bird reduced registration fees close 26th August. 

BASL ANNUAL MEETING

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BLNA 
MEETING

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BLTG 
MEETING

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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 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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British Association for Allied Health Professionals in Liver is a professional group for AHP’s specialising or working with patients with liver conditions. Bringing together specialist hepatology AHP’s from across the four Nations. Their aim is to promote excellence through the provision of AHP care to all patients with liver disorders.

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News

Joint Statement BASL/BSG - Pabrinex shortage and guidance on alternatives

News Type: BASL News

Pabrinex IV will be out of stock from July/ August 2024 until September 2025, due to supply issues relating to manufacturing regulations issued by the EU.
Pabrinex IM will be permanently discontinued from December 2024. Pabrinex is only used in the UK, with thiamine IV/ IM being routinely used globally.

At present the plan is to obtain unlicensed IV and IM thiamine from Europe with dosing guidance available via the SPS link below.

Applications for the licensing of thiamine IM and IV are due to go to the MHRA, which will hopefully be granted before the end of the year.

It is important to note if a Patient Group Direction (PGD) is being used (often used in community setting) only licensed products can be used in this setting. Therefore IM Pabrinex should be conserved for this purpose.

The following has been published online by the DHSC Specialist Pharmacy Service – see link below:

Using and prescribing thiamine in alcohol dependence – SPS - Specialist Pharmacy Service – The first stop for professional medicines advice

Joanna Henry, Gastroenterology Directorate Pharmacist, Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust
Sital Shah, Chair British hepatology Pharmacy Group , Consultant Pharmacist, King’s College hospital, London

BASL HEPATOLOGY SERVICES SURVEY 2024

News Type: BASL News

BASL have produced this survey about liver disease service provision in the UK.

We would be extremely grateful if you could complete the short survey (which should take no longer than 10 minutes) using the link below. 

We would ask that only one response is completed for each hospital to avoid duplication.

This is part of a larger project which builds on the Lancet Liver Commission, aiming to develop a better understanding of the needs of patients requiring liver disease services across the whole of the care pathway, from early identification to specialist treatment. The national Hepatobiliary & Pancreas Clinical Reference Group (chaired by Professor Richard Aspinall) is leading work to bring about the transformation of liver disease services, reducing inequalities in terms of access, uptake and outcomes and the response to this survey will be used as supporting evidence. As Integrated Care Boards take on more responsibility for commissioning local services, the findings from this survey will clarify where there are gaps in service provision and where there are opportunities to strengthen networks to improve population health outcomes.

Although we are asking for your email address, that is purely for administrative purposes. All responses will be confidential and a final report will be produced which will not enable any individual clinicians or hospitals to be identified.

The final report will be available on the BASL website but if you would like a copy emailed to you separately, please contact angeline.walker@nhs.net .

If you have any queries about the survey, please email michael.allison6@nhs.net or angeline.walker@nhs.net .

Thank you for taking the time to respond.

Please click > HERE to access and take part in the survey. 

Thank you.

Job Opportunity – Academic and Clinical Fellow- Hepatocellular Cancer Surveillance, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

News Type: BASL News


Academic and Clinical Fellow- Hepatocellular Cancer Surveillance at the University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.

See full details > Here

Closing date 23/06/2024

Informal enquiries welcomed – Please contact Dr Tahir Shah Tahir.Shah@uhb.nhs.uk

Gilead UK and Ireland Viral Hepatitis Fellowship and Medical Grants Programme is now open for applications

News Type: BASL News

The Viral Hepatitis Fellowship and Medical Grants programme will support innovative projects and initiatives that ultimately lead to an improvement in awareness, diagnosis, linkage to care and/or management of people living with viral hepatitis (B, C and Delta).

Further information on the Viral Hepatitis Fellowship and Medical Grants Programme can be found on Gilead’s website Here .

The application window for Viral Hepatitis is open from Monday 18th March to Friday 28th June 2024.

Should you have any questions regarding the process, application form, or the eligibility of your project, please email gileadfellowship@axon-com.com .

The James Lind Alliance -UKCLIF- British Liver Trust survey on research priorities for liver cirrhosis is now live

News Type: BASL News

Liver Cirrhosis Research

Calling all people living or working with liver disease - we need your help!

What do you think are the most important questions for liver cirrhosis research?

Scan the code in the flyer below to complete a 10 minute survey:

Download JLA-Liver-Cirrhosis-A4 Poster-May24.pdf

Or use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Liver-cirrhosis-research 

Cases of liver disease are increasing in the UK and although a lot of research is being done, we have not developed a new treatment for liver cirrhosis in the last 20 years.

Events

25/06/24

BHPG and BLNA Post EASL Debrief Webinar - Registration now open
News Type: BASL Events

Registration is now open for the BHPG and BLNA Post EASL Debrief Webinar

Time: 14:15-16:00PM
Platform: Zoom

Register HERE

This webinar is free to attend.

Topics will include up to date evidence around:

          Viral Hepatitis   Speaker - Kate Jack 

          Autoimmune Liver disease (AIH/PBC)   Speaker - Sital Shah

          Holistic management of MASLD   Speaker - Yun Kim

          Cirrhosis and complication   Speaker - Diane Backhouse

Download the full programme  Download BLNA BHPG Webinar Agenda - 25th June 2025 v3.pdf

Remember to read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering   Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2022.pdf

Not a BASL BLTG member? Why not consider joining, read more > HERE

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

11/07/24

BLTG School of Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Webinar Series - 11th July - Respiratory - Registration open
News Type: BASL Events

British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) are pleased to announce the registration for the 9th meeting in their webinar series is now open.

You can register HERE

The BLTG UK Liver Critical Care and Anaesthesia Transplant School is a series of monthly webinars (held via Zoom), aimed at promoting education and sharing knowledge amongst the seven UK Liver Transplant centres. We will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the perioperative and critical care management of these patients, delivered by expert clinicians from around the UK and the world.

Each session will comprise two 30-minute talks, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. The webinars will be free to watch live by both BASL members and non-members following registration and are open to both trainees and consultants.

Watch the sessions live to receive your CPD certificate.

NB: catch up recordings will be accessible to BASL members ONLY via the BASL website members area.

Programme series can be viewed here:   Download BLTG UK Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Transplant School Webinar Series 2023-2024_website v4.pdf

Session 9:

Webinar time: 17:30 - 19:00pm

Dr Georg Auzinger, Liver Intensivist, King’s College Hospital London

  • Respiratory – Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: Pathophysiology, pre- and peri-operative management

Dr Sam Patel, Liver Intensivist & Anaesthetist, King’s College Hospital London

  • Respiratory – Portopulmonary Syndrome: Pathophysiology, pre- and peri-operative management

Followed by 30mins for questions and discussion.

Register HERE

Not a BASL BLTG member? Why not consider joining, read more > HERE

Contact Kim@basl.org.uk if you have any questions.

 

16/07/24

'BASL/BSG Research in sustainability: the role of carbon footprinting - Registration Open
News Type: BASL Events

BASL and BSG have commissioned The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to run a series of 3 virtual Sustainable Healthcare webinars and this is the final webinar.

Title: Research in sustainability: the role of carbon footprinting

Time: 6- 7pm (UK time) - 45 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A.

The webinar is FREE to attend for BASL and BSG members and non-members, however, the recordings are only available to BASL and BSG members via catch up.

Not a member? Join BASL > Here .

Registration Open - register by clicking > Here.

(NB: The BSG are kindly organising registration for the webinar)

Speakers: 
Rosie Hillson, Sustainability Analyst - Rosie joined CSH in May 2021 with a focus on estimating the carbon impacts of healthcare organisations, clinical pathways, and consumables. Her time is split between supporting internal CSH led projects such as the Green Team Competition as well as providing consultancy support to external organisations. Previous projects have included the carbon footprint analysis of commissioned NHS eye test services and estimation of Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Scope 1,2 and 3 carbon footprint. Rosie is also part of the team developing and facilitating the carbon footprinting for healthcare course.

Ingeborg Steinbach, Lead Sustainability Analyst - Ingeborg has worked for CSH since 2008 supporting healthcare organisations and professionals in embedding sustainability in day-to-day practice. The last eight years, her focus of work has been the economic, environmental and social impact analysis of healthcare organisations and services, quality improvement projects and individual clinical pathways. Ingeborg has led the development and is teaching CSH’s carbon footprinting for healthcare course. She is passionate of using sustainability analytics to improve the sustainability of healthcare.

16/07/24

Acute Liver Failure (ALF) Special Interest Group Face to Face Meeting 2024
News Type: BASL Events

Please Save the Date for the next ALF SIG Meeting.

Potential Date: Tuesday 16th July
Programme: TBC
Location: TBC
Time: TBC
Format: TBC

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > HERE

Remember to read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2022.pdf

Please contact SIGS@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.

17/07/24

BASL School of Hepatology Webinar Series 2024 - Managing ArLD / MetArLD / Alcoholic Hepatitis – Where we are in 2024 - Register now
News Type: BASL Events

REGISTER NOW - through Zoom by clicking HERE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Or a new consultant wanting to know more about specific areas of Hepatology? Do you want to improve your hepatology knowledge to permit Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Webinar Series 2024/5. The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees and consultants interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Following the success of the series in 2021, 2022 & 2023 we are running a series of 6 bi-monthly webinars through 2024 and 2025 on a Wednesday evening.

We are delighted to announce our second session and speaker for July:

Session 2: Managing ArLD / MetArLD / Alcoholic Hepatitis – Where we are in 2024
Speaker: Dr Mike Allison 
Date: Wednesday 17th July 2024
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

REGISTER NOW - through Zoom by clicking HERE

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > HERE

Remember to read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering     Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2022.pdf

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


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This webinar series is supported by Dr Falk, Advanz Pharma and Astra Zeneca. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting.

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