Acute Liver Failure Special Interest Group 

The Acute Liver Failure (ALF) Special Interest Group (SIG ) is an affiliate of BASL. Its purpose is to facilitate collaborative research, and provide a forum to discuss and disseminate best practice. The group is linked to the Transplant CRN topic area. The SIG Lead is Professor Will Bernal of Kings College, London and the Secretary is Dr Joanna Moore of St James's University Hospital, Leeds. If anyone wishes to join this group please contact Samantha@basl.org.uk

Aims

  • Facilitate basic science and clinical research
  • Advise on policy and best practice
  • Optimise and guide clinical management across the UK.

Resources

Annual reports

Annual report 2018-19 -  Download Annual report_2018-19_ALF SIG.pdf.

 

1st meeting - 22 January 2019

Meeting report - Download 220119_ SIG Minutes_FINAL.pdf.

 

2nd meeting - 18 July 2019

Meeting report - Download 19 07 18 SIG Minutes_FINAL.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 ALF 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 ALF 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 ALF SIG

·        The initial Lead can stand for election once

·        Should a contested election be held, BASL / ALF 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 18 October 2019

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

The ALF SIG is linked to the Transplant 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 Transplant 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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