HBV Special Interest Group 

The HBV Special Interest Group (SIG) is linked to the Viral CRN topic area. The SIG Lead is Dr Patrick Kennedy of the Royal London Hospital. The first meeting of the SIG was held in June 2018. If anyone wishes to join the group please contact the BASL secretariat on Samantha@basl.org.uk.

 

Resources 

1st meeting - 28 June 2018

Presentation on HBV research in the UK, Will Irving, University of Nottingham - Download HBV Research UK.pdf.

Presentation on Hepatitis B priority areas, Sema Mandal and Samreen Ijaz, PHE - Download Hepatitis B priority areas.pdf.

Presentation on the HBV pipeline and what the SIG can offer, Geoff Dusheiko, Kings College Hospital - Download The HBV pipeline and what the SIG can offer.pdf.

Presentation on HBV immunological research, Salim Khakoo, University of Southampton -  Download HBV immunological research.pdf.

Presentation on HBV biomarkers, Ivana Carey, King’s College Hospital - Download HBV biomarkers.pdf.

 

2nd meeting - 31 January 2019

Meeting report -  Download The HBV SIG Jan 2019_Report.pdf.

 

News

BASL has set up a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which are linked to the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network (CRN) topic areas. The HBV SIG has been active for one year, with an initial lead appointed by the BASL Committee. BASL is now seeking nominations for an elected Lead for this SIG. 

Eligibility requirements

·        All nominees should be members of the HBV SIG, as a BASL member or as an associate member of BASL through being a member of the SIG

·        Each nominee should have a proposer and seconder, who should also be BASL members or associate members through the HBV SIG

·        The initial Lead can stand for election once

·        Should a contested election be held, BASL / HBV SIG members may vote in this

·        The elected Lead will serve for two years, when there will be a further election.

Nomination process

·        Please send nominations to the BASL Secretariat at Samantha@basl.org.uk by 17:00 on 19 July 2019

·        If more than one candidate is nominated, the Secretariat will arrange for an election, in which all BASL / HBV SIG members may vote

·        Should an election be required, candidates will need to submit a personal statement of up to 300 words

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

·        Any queries should be addressed to Samantha@basl.org.uk.

About the HBV SIG

The HBV SIG is linked to the Viral CRN topic area. The SIG comprises members from a variety of disciplines. Further information may be found elsewhere on this webpage.

The role of the SIG Lead

A SIG is expected to meet at least once a year. The BASL secretariat provides administrative support for SIGs, which includes creating and maintaining SIG member databases, arranging meetings and associated materials, and arranging publicity.

The role of the SIG Lead includes:

·        Chairing SIG meetings and co-ordinating actions to be pursued

·        Helping to co-ordinate bids for funding for trials and other research, and linking with the NIHR and other funders

·        Ensuring the SIG is recognised and supported within the Viral CRN topic area

·        Participating in meetings of the BSG / BASL Liver Research Development Group, which usually meets three times a year in London

·        Reporting on SIG activities to BASL, in particular via liaison with BASL’s Research Subcommittee.

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