Submit an abstract for BASL2018 which runs from 19 - 21 September 2018 in York. Further details can be found on the Events listing page. Abstract submission is now closed. 

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 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, with a couple of early sessions running on Wednesday afternoon. The BLTG programme runs from Tuesday 18th to Wednesday 19th September. Register Now.

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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

Vacancy - Hepatology Nursing post

News Type: Nurse News

Specialist Practitioner Band 6

Job Reference: 321-SS-SP-B6-HEP
Main Area: Hepatology
Location: John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Salary: £26,565 to £35,577 per annum
Closing date: 10th June 2018 23:59

Full details can be found on the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust website > here.

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

 

Events

22/06/18

International Network on Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU) Educational Workshop – Birmingham
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.

25/06/18 - 26/06/18

RCP Annual Conference, Innovation in Medicine 2018 at ExCel London
News Type: Other Events

More information will follow. 

28/06/18

HBV Special Interest Group meeting
News Type: BASL Events

We would like to invite any interested BASL members to join the HBV Special Interest Group (SIG).

The inaugural meeting of the group is taking place on 28 June 2018 from 1.30pm – 5pm.

Venue: Clark Kennedy Innovations room, Blizard Institute, Barts and The London, 4 Newark Street, London E1 2AT  

A programme is available:  Download BASL HBV SIG Meeting Agenda_2806183.pdf.

Please note that this is not an educational event per se and members should have an active interest in HBV / be able to contribute to the group.

If you are a BASL member and interested in joining the SIG and attending the meeting, please contact Samantha Jones at Samantha@basl.org.uk by 21 June. If you are unable to attend the meeting on 28 June but wish to join the group, then we would be happy to include you in future circulations. 

 

13/07/18 - 14/07/18

BASL School of Hepatology - Leeds - Now Full
News Type: BASL Events

Registration Closed

Join us at the BASL School of Hepatology on 13th – 14th July at the University of Leeds.

The event is a residential meeting and includes overnight accommodation on Friday 13th July. The event is FREE to attend for BASL medically qualified members in training (a refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking) and is aimed at SpRs / Doctors in Training with a NTN.

Numbers are restricted to 40 delegates so book early to avoid disappointment.

Download Draft Programme School of hepatology July 2018.pdf

05/09/18 - 07/09/18

Royal Free International Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass 2018 - London
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

The International AEM (Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass) is a comprehensive, major educational event with the participation of a stellar faculty of highly acclaimed international and national speakers to showcase the state-of-the-art of advanced endoscopy.

Venue: The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, Marylebone, London W1G 0LZ​

The meeting includes a Hepatology Symposium >  Download AEM Sept 2018 Hepatology Symposium.pdf

Download a full programme here >  Download AEM Sept 2018 Prog Flyer.pdf

Early Bird Deadline 30 June 2018.  

Full information and how to register can be found on the International AEM website here: http://www.londonendoscopymasterclass.com

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