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BVHG School of Hepatology

BASL School of Hepatology will be held at Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Leeds University over the 13th and 14th July 2018

The event, including overnight accommodation if required on the Friday night, is free to attend for all BASL medically qualified members in training and is restricted to 40 delegates.


Friday 13th July 2018

12:30              Registration and Lunch

13:30              Introduction and Welcome - Dr Ian Rowe 

                        Hepatocellular carcinoma - Chair: Dr Rebecca Jones

13:40-14:00   Epidemiology of HCC in the UK - Dr Anya Burton

14:00-14:20   How and when can radiology diagnose HCC - Dr  Raneem Albazaz

14:20-14:30   Pathology for HCC - When the radiology just isn't enough - Dr Judy Wyatt

14:30-14:50   MDT 1 - 2 diagnostic cases – All


14:50-15:10   Tea break


Treatment of HCC

15:10-15:25     When is surgery an option? - TBC

15:25-15:40     Ablation for HCC - Dr Jon Smith 

15:40-15:45     TACE - Dr Chris Hammond

15:45-16:00     Chemotherapy - Dr Dan Swinson

16:00-16:15     Radiotherapy - Dr Rebecca Goody

16:15-16:45     MDT 2 – 2 treatment cases - All

16:45-17:30     Setting up a liver unit – the Master’s perspective - Dr Mervyn Davies

17:30                Finish

19:00                Dinner – Aagrar Indian Restaurant, Leeds (transport will be provided).


Programme day two

New developments in Hepatology

9:15-9:35         Liver disease as a population problem - Dr Ian Rowe

9:35-9:55         New treatment for PBC - Dr Ramu Chimakurthi

9:55-10:15       Targeted treatments for NASH - Dr Matthew Armstrong

10:15-10:45     Can we afford costly drugs for patients with liver disease? – Dr Katie Spencer

10:45-11:15     Coffee break


Hot topics in portal hypertension

11:15-11:45     Personalised treatment of variceal bleeding – Dr Jayne Dillon

11:45- 12:15    Portel vein thrombosis - cause, consequence, or inconsequential – Dr Audrey Dillon


12:15-13:15     Lunch


BVHG session

13:15-13:35     Current landscape of HCV treatment - Dr Will Gelson 

 3:35-13:55      Do DAAs prevent decompensation? - TBC

13:55-14:15     Do they prevent HCC? - Dr Ian Rowe

14:15-14:40     DAAs for HCV - Cost, commissioning, and the CQUIN - Dr Stuart McPherson


14:40-15:10     Refreshments


15:10-15:30     HCV - Reaching the whole population - Dr Mark Aldersley

15:30-16:10     HCV - is elimination realistic by 2030 - TBC and Dr Mary Cannon

16:10                Feedback and close


This event is aimed at SpRs / Doctors in Training with a NTN

This is a weekend residential event, which is free to BASL medically qualified members in training, the cost to non-members is £125 and includes: 

  • Bed and breakfast accommodation for Friday night in Halls of Residents
  • Lunch and dinner on Friday night
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday 14th July 18 
  • Dietary requirements are required for the whole of the event.


Please complete the online registration form below to book your place.  The event is limited to 40 places available to SpRs/Doctors in Training with a NTN.

You must tick both days on the booking as this is a two day event only.

Please indicate on the relevant area of the booking form if you require accommodation, also if you will be attending the dinner on Friday night. Places are on a first come first served basis.

Registration cost: Free to BASL medically qualified members in training and £125 to non-members.



Registration Course cost:

BASL in training members - Free (*a £120 refundable deposit will be taken on booking*)
Non-members £125

*Members Refundable Deposit

For members, on completion of the booking form, a refundable deposit of £120 will be taken and will be returned to you after you have attended the event.  If you do not attend the meeting and do not cancel your place within 2 weeks of the meeting, you may forfeit your deposit. Please see the cancellation policy below.

If you have any queries, please contact the Secretariat on kim@basl.com or +44 (0)1543 442154. 


Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your attendance at this event, please contact the Secretariat no later than 14 days prior to the event. Bookings made within 14 days of the event cannot be refunded.  Cancellations made outside of this time will be made at the sole discretion of BASL.  If the event is free of charge to attend, cancellation as stated here may incur charges. By clicking confirm you accept these terms.

 If you have any queries please contact kim@basl.org.uk or Tel: 01543 442154.

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