Alcohol-related Liver Disease Special Interest Group

The Alcohol-related Liver Disease (ArLD) Special Interest Group (SIG)  has been established to address issues relatimg to the commonest cause of advanced liver disease in the United Kingdom.  Despite the frequency of ArLD, there are many inconsistencies and uncertainties regarding its management. The SIG will address early diagnosis, the natural history and management of ArLD with a view to quality improvement in patient care and coordination of effective clinical research. The group aims to bring clinical hepatology together with laboratory, addiction, primary care and public health specialists. The SIG lead is Dr Ewan Forrest of Glasgow Royal Infirmary. If anyone wishes to join the group please contact the BASL secretariat on


1st meeting - 9 January 2019

Report -  Download ArLD SIG Jan 2019_Report.pdf.

Presentation on alcohol treatment in ArLD, Colin Drummond, King’s College London - Download Alcohol treatment ARLD BASL 2018.pdf.

Presentation on biopsy in ArLD, Richard Parker, St James's Hospital, Leeds - Download Biopsy.pdf.

Presentation on hospital episode attribution to ArLD, Steve Hood, Aintree University Hospital - Download Hospital Episode attribution to ArLD.pdf


The next meeting of the ArLD SIG will be held from 1.30 to 3.45 pm on Monday 25 November 2019. The venue is the Hilton Liverpool City Centre. The SIG meeting will be part of the NWAC 2019. Both the SIG meeting and NWAC are free to attend, and SIG members are welcome to participate in the whole of the NWAC. If you would like to attend, please register with, confirming if you want to participate in a) the ArLD SIG meeting only or b) the SIG meeting and the rest of the NWAC as well.

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