BASL is a multi-disciplinary society with over 1,000 members composed of interested individuals from clinical medicine, clinical and basic research and allied professions. 

Membership to the Association is open to an individual in the UK with an interest in the liver and its disorders. To become a member, an application is made electronically to the Association. Persons residing outside the UK may become ‘Corresponding Members’ and may attend but cannot vote at the Business Meeting of the Association.

BASL Membership covers membership to BASL and all of its sub groups and special interest groups including BLNA, BVHG, BLTG, BHPG and HCC-UK. Membership is not available to one specific group but the subscription rate you pay is determined by your job status. This membership structure was put in place at the start of the membership year 31 January 2015.

This allows all members free access to BASL and affiliate group meetings except for specific meetings where subsidised rates apply. Any chargeable meetings will have rates advertised.

Please contact if you have any questions relating to membership.

BASL Member Benefits

Being part of BASL gifts the membership benefits below: 

  • Discounted registration rates for the annual meeting including the BLTG and BLNA meetings;
  • Discounted access to our Trainee events, including the Introduction to Hepatology Day and BASL Hepatology and Transplant School webinars;
  • Free registration to the BVHG meetings;
  • Eligibility for the BASL Travel Awards (for members below status of Senior Lecturer or Consultant to allow presentation of high-quality UK liver research at National and International meetings);
  • Eligibility for the prestigious Dame Sheila Sherlock Award (to an emerging researcher in the field of liver disease, for members below status of Senior Lecturer or consultant). Applications are usually submitted two months prior to the annual meeting - details are announced;
  • Members Newsletter
  • Free event and job vacancy listings;
  • Full access to the Resources section of the BASL website.

Membership Rates

Medically Qualified Consultant Member (Consultants, Surgeons, Physicians) - £150
Medically Qualified In Training Member (SpRs, Scientific Trainees, Students) - £55
Nurse/ Affiliate Member (Nurses, Transplant Co-ordinators, Pharmacists, Other Healthcare Professionals) - £20
Scientist Member (For Scientists (not including Scientific Trainees) - £20

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Ward Membership

Interested in a ward membership? BASL's ward membership includes 5 memberships at an annual cost of £100. The names of up to 5 nurses and/or AHP's can be changed annually. Contact for more information. 

Corporate Membership

Companies are welcome to join BASL as a Corporate Member. This is open to companies involved in the fields of Liver Research or Liver Disease and its treatment. An organisation can apply for a Corporate membership, (price on application). Corporate members do not have voting rights. 

Applications are subject to approval by the BASL Committee and approved companies will be asked to specify a designated Primary contact who the membership will be against. The membership is for one person and is non-transferrable between individuals.

Members are entitled to membership privileges, including discounted course or conference registrations as a delegate, (excluding exhibition staff). Persons working for companies in a clinical capacity are normally eligible for Medically Qualified Consultant membership.

Requests for a Corporate Membership should be emailed to .

Pro-Rata Payments

% of fees due Part of the year to be applied to 2024/2025 Example
100% payment Joining before the Annual Meeting. For those joining between the start of Membership year (1st February) and the Annual Meeting.  01 February 2024 – 14 October 2024
50% payment

Joining post Annual Meeting to the end of November.

15 October 2024- 30 November 2024
100% payment – (13 or 14 months for the price of 12)

Joining in December and January, these one or two months will be offered free of charge and the new member will receive 13-14 months for the price of 12.

01 December 2024– 31 Jan 2025

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