BASL2022 20-23rd September. Face to face meeting Queens Hotel, Leeds. BLTG meeting Tuesday, BASL/BLTG symposium Wednesday am, main BASL meeting 21-23rd, BLNA meeting 22-23rd. Early Bird Registration click > HERE.

BASL2022 ANNUAL MEETING

20th - 23rd September 2022

The BASL2022 Annual Meeting will be a face to face meeting and is taking place at the Queens Hotel in Leeds. The meeting will open with the BLTG meeting on Tuesday 20th September, followed by a joint BASL/BLTG symposium on Wednesday morning ahead of the main BASL meeting 21st-23rd September. There will be a joint BASL/BLNA session in the main programme and also a BLNA parallel session. Abstract Submission is Open read more Here. Early Bird Registration is Open - register Here .

BASL VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

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BLNA VIRTUAL
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BLTG VIRTUAL
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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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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

Opportunities to Join the British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) Committee - Expressions of Interest and Nominations – deadline 09:00hrs Tuesday 19th July 2022

News Type: Transplant News

There are a number of opportunities coming up for members to serve on the BLTG committee so please get involved and help to shape the future of BLTG.

Detailed below are the elected committee posts that are coming to the end of tenure in September 2022:

BLTG Chair - elected by the membership. The post holder will serve for a period of up to 3 years and may be re-elected once. The BLTG Chair is a member of the BASL Governing Board and sits on the BASL Committee:
Read more about this post here:  Download BASL Committee Posts_Information June 22.pdf

Transplant Hepatology Representative - elected by the membership and will serve for a period of 3 and 2 years alternating - this post is for a period of 3 years.

Transplant Surgery Representative - elected by the membership and will serve for a period of 2 and 3 years alternating - this post is for a period of 2 years.

Nursing Representative (x1 post) - elected by the membership and will serve for a period of 2 years. The 2 x nursing representatives represent patient care before and after liver transplantation respectively.

BASL and BLTG are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its work. It is actively promoting equal opportunities and access for all our members regardless of their background. We would, therefore, encourage you to consider joining the BASL and BLTG committees to help to shape the future of BASL and increase our inclusivity/inclusiveness.


Nomination Process
Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 09:00hrs Tuesday 19th July 2022.

Candidates wishing to be considered for nomination must be a member of BASL and will require one BASL member to propose them and a second BASL member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing. (Proposing and seconding of candidates can be done by email.)

If more than one candidate is nominated for a particular post the Secretariat will arrange for an election of all members. Should an election need to take place the Secretariat will contact the candidates and request a personal statement. The statement should contain no more than approx. 300 words and permission will be requested to share the personal statements with the BASL membership. (Personal statements are intended for this purpose only.)

The successful candidate will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting.

Newly elected committee members will join the BASL and/or BLTG committee after the BLTG Transplant Meeting in September, which is being held as part of the BASL Annual Meeting in Leeds from 20th- 23rd September 2022.

If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk .

We look forward to hearing from you.

Opportunities to Join the BASL Committee - Expressions of Interest and Nominations – deadline 09:00hrs Tuesday 19th July 2022

News Type: BASL News

There are a number of opportunities coming up for members to serve on the BASL committee so please get involved and help to shape the future of BASL.

Detailed below are the elected committee posts that are coming to the end of tenure in September 2022:

President Elect - elected by the membership. The President is one of three principal officers of the Association. The post holder will shadow the BASL President from October 2022, taking up the role of President at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2023. The President is the Chairman of the Association and serves for two years. The President will Chair the annual Scientific Meeting and the meetings of the Governing Board.

Treasurer – elected by the membership. The Treasurer is one of three principal officers of the Association. The post holder can serve for up to three years and may be re-elected once.
Read more about this post here:
Download BASL Committee Posts_Information June 22.pdf

NB: The President, Secretary and Treasurer post holders must have different Institutional affiliation within the UK.

Education & Training Committee Councillor – elected by the membership. The post holder will serve for a period of four years and may be re-elected once. There are two Educational and Training Councillor’s on the Governing Board and members elect one new Councillor every two years. The post holders are responsible for educational tasks as defined by the Governing Board, such as running the BASL School of Hepatology.

BLTG Chair - elected by the membership. The post holder will serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once.
Read more about this post here:
Download BASL Committee Posts_Information June 22.pdf

• BLNA Chair - elected by membership. The post holder will serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once. The BLNA is commissioned by the Governing Board to promote education of nurses with regard to liver diseases and their management.

Services Lead - elected by the membership. The post holder will serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once. The Services Lead supports 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.
Read more about this post here:
Download BASL Committee Posts_Information June 22.pdf

Scientist Representative - elected by the membership. The postholder will serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once. The post holder is responsible for the organisation and programme for the annual Basic Science Retreat meeting.

NB: all of the above posts, with the exception of President Elect, shall be registered with Companies House in the UK as a Director of BASL and registered with the Charities Commission as a Trustee.

BASL is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its work. It is actively promoting equal opportunities and access for all our members regardless of their background. We would, therefore, encourage you to consider joining the BASL committee to help to shape the future of BASL and increase our inclusivity/inclusiveness.


Nomination Process

Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 09:00hrs Tuesday 19th July 2022.

Candidates wishing to be considered for nomination must be a member of BASL and will require one BASL member to propose them and a second BASL member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing. (Proposing and seconding of candidates can be done by email.)

If more than one candidate is nominated for a particular post the Secretariat will arrange for an election of all members. Should an election need to take place the Secretariat will contact the candidates and request a personal statement. The statement should contain no more than approx. 300 words and permission will be requested to share the personal statements with the BASL membership. (Personal statements are intended for this purpose only.)

The successful candidate will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting.

Newly elected committee members will be announced at the next Business Meeting of the Association that is being held during the BASL Annual Meeting in Leeds from 20th- 23rd September 2022, and join the committee thereafter.

If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk .

We look forward to hearing from you.

Gilead Fellowship Grants Programme: Viral Hepatitis

News Type: BASL News

The Gilead UK & Ireland 2022 Viral Hepatitis Fellowship Grants Programme is now accepting applications for funding. The Fellowship Programme is a medical grants funding stream that helps drive innovative diagnostic/care models and supports best practice sharing initiatives amongst healthcare professionals. Since 2008, the programme has supported over 300 projects within several therapy areas. Its ultimate aim is to help improve the lives of patients, in the field of viral hepatitis, with a focus on hepatitis delta virus (HDV).

This year, they are inviting applications from healthcare (e.g., clinicians, nurses, pharmacists) or allied (e.g., clinical researchers, laboratory technicians) professionals for proposals that evaluate existing, or implement and evaluate new, innovative initiatives focused on increasing appropriate HDV testing alone or in combination with hepatitis B, with subsequent liver management. 

Priority will be given to those projects that focus on the optimisation of the pathways for the diagnosis and management of HDV. Gilead particularly welcomes any project that demonstrates replicable and scalable potential.

Projects that fall outside of this scope, but which will add clinical value, or which investigate an area of unmet need in the field of HDV can also be submitted. All applications will be reviewed and appraised based on their individual merit and focus on driving positive change in patient care.

Please note that any applications which generate specific patient clinical outcomes (either classified as interventional or non-interventional studies according to EUDRACT criteria) cannot be accepted. These fall under the category of a clinical trial and, as such, will be considered out of scope of the Fellowship Programme.

The application window will close on Saturday 6th August 2022. If you have a project which you think may be relevant, Gilead encourages you to learn if your project is eligible and apply here.

Should you have any general enquiries or questions regarding the process, application form, or your project eligibility, please email gileadfellowship@axon-com.com who will be happy to support you with your request.

 

Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Prize 2022 - Applications Open

News Type: BASL News

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.

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.

Eligibility
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 will receive free registration to the meeting, an award and a prize of £1,000 and an invite to deliver the prize lecture and present their research at the BASL Annual Meeting.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining your research and another A4 sheet listing up to 5 related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk before the deadline of Monday 1st August 2022.

You must be a BASL member to apply.


The BASL Annual Meeting Is taking place from 20th-23rd September at the Queen's Hotel in Leeds - Early Bird registration closes 31st July. Read more about registering > here .

Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award - Applications Open

News Type: BASL News

The Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award was set up in honour of the late Professor Andrew Burroughs.

Professor Burroughs was an eminent and world renowned Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Physician/Hepatologist and among his many achievements including his wide area of expertise in cirrhosis and portal hypertension and significant contribution to liver Transplantation.

Eligibility
This prize is awarded to young investigators who have contributed to clinical or translational research related to liver disorders who are in training or within 2 years of taking up consultant positions (or equivalent); this year the winner will receive free registration to the meeting, an award and a prize of £1,000 and an invite to deliver the prize lecture and present their research at the British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) Annual Meeting in Leeds on Tuesday 20th September.

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 Monday 1st August 2022.

You must be a BASL member to apply.


The BLTG Annual Meeting is part of the BASL Annual Meeting that is taking place from 20th-23rd September at the Queen's Hotel in Leeds - Early Bird registration closes 31st July.  Read more about registering > here .  

Events

04/07/22

Royal College of Pathologists - Liver biopsy teaching virtual events - Bitesize Series
News Type: Other Events

Bitesize Liver Webinar Series
30th May - 4th July
Time: 4:30-5:30pm

A webinar series of 6 one-hour long sessions to run weekly, starting 30th May 2022 and finishing the 4th July. Delegates can choose to attend all 6 webinar sessions or pick and pay for sessions of interest.

Visit the Royal College of Pathologists website for more details and to register > Here .

4th July: Acute hepatitis and acute liver failure (Tu Vinh Luong)

6 CPD points available for this webinar series (1 per webinar).

All enquiries should be directed to meetings@rcpath.org 

17/08/22

BASL Virtual School of Hepatology - Session 4: Alcohol related liver disease
News Type: BASL Events

Save the Date

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 Webinar Series 2022.

Following the success of the series in 2021 we are running a series of bi-monthly webinars this year on a Wednesday evening, with a face to face meeting being planned for the Summer.

We are delighted to announce our session and speaker for August:

Session 4: "Alcohol related liver disease”
Speaker: Dr Richard Parker – Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Date: Wednesday 17th August
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 here >  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Webinar Prog 2022v3.pdf
NB: Programme subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

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

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


Thank you to our supporters:

Gold Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsor:

'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

08/09/22

AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminar Series – September
News Type: Other Events

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.

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT

Title: “Aristolochic acid in herbal remedies is a common cause of liver cancer”

Presenter: Dr. Steven G Rozen, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/DILI09-22

16/09/22

Glasgow Gastro Conference 2022
News Type: Other Events

Venue: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Celebrating its fifth year, the Glasgow Gastro Conference 2022 will return to a face to face format.

Visit the conference website for more information > Here

This one-day Conference will consist of interactive presentations, case based learning and state of the art lectures, with both national and international experts providing topical updates on a wide range of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy issues.

The programme will be of interest to consultants and trainees in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, General and Acute Medicine and also nurse specialists in Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Hepatology.

View the programme here: Download GlasgowGastroConferenceFlyer_Sept2022.pdf

Up to 6 CPD credits will be available.

Please contact wilma.paterson@rcpsg.ac.uk if you have any questions. 

 

20/09/22 - 23/09/22

BASL Annual Meeting 2022 Leeds - Registration Open
News Type: BASL Events

We are delighted to announce the 2022 BASL Annual Meeting will be held face to face from Tuesday 20th - Friday 23rd September at the Queen's Hotel, in Leeds.

BLTG Transplant Meeting - 20-21 (am) September
BASL Annual Meeting - 21-23 September
BLNA Annual Meeting - 22 (pm) -23 September

This is a great chance to meet up with colleagues from across the speciality, exchange ideas, and get updates on the latest advances in hepatology.

Programme highlights include our Named Lectures:

Williams Calne Lecture: The use of Liver transplantation for colorectal metastases
Speaker: Professor Pål-Dag Line, Oslo University Hospital
Wednesday a.m.

Ralph Wright Lecture
Speaker: Professor Neil Henderson, University of Edinburgh
Wednesday p.m.

British Liver Trust Lecture 2022: Reducing Variation by Driving Quality and Rewarding Excellence - What we have learned through 5 years of IQILS
Speaker: Dr James Ferguson, Consultant Hepatologist and National IQILS lead
Thursday a.m.

Alex Mowat Lecture 2022: Childhood Biliary Disease in Adulthood.
Speaker: Professor Patrick McKiernan, Birmingham Women’s & Children’s Hospital
Thursday p.m.

A full programme with confimed speakers will be available soon:
Download Draft BASL2022 Programme_Website_v1.pdf


Early Bird Registration is open register > Here .

Download a delegate fee breakdown here >  Download BASL2022 Fee Breakdown.pdf

Not a BASL member?  Why not considering joining to take advantage of the reduced member registration fees for the annual meeting - please join > Here


Abstract Submission is now closed.


Applications for the Dame Sheila Sherlock Prize Award and the Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award are now open - read more on the news page > here.  Or contact admin@basl.org.uk .

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