Portal Hypertension Special Interest Group

The Portal Hypertension Special Interest Group (SIG) was established to facilitate collaborations in clinical and translational research, and to provide a platform to nurture discussion in best management of patients in this complex and rapidly evolving area. The SIG is linked to Cirrhosis and its Complications CRN topic area.

Portal Hypertension is a very active research area, with recent NIHR HTA funding of two randomised controlled trials which have the potential to become the largest ever clinical trials in cirrhosis. Translational research has been boosted by studies on non-invasive assessment of Portal Hypertension, and exciting new drugs.  There is also much debate on the best management of patients with regard to medical and radiological therapies. The SIG Lead is Dr Dhiraj Tripathi of University Hospitals Birmingham. If anyone wishes to join this group please contact Samantha@basl.org.uk.

Steering Committee

Dr Dhiraj Tripathi (Chair), University Hospitals Birmingham

Dr Abhishek Chauhan, University Hospitals Birmingham

Professor Jonathan Fallowfield, University of Edinburgh

Professor Peter Hayes, University of Edinburgh

Dr Joanna Leithead, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Dr Raj Mookerjee, University College London

Dr David Patch, University College London

Dr Vikram Sharma, Royal London Hospital

Professor Adrian Stanley, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Dr Emmanouil Tsochatzis, University College London


1st Steering Committee meeting - 7 November 2018

Meeting report -  Download BASL Portal Hypertension SIG Steering Committee Teleconference Minutes- 7 Nov 2018.pdf.

Further resources to be added. 


The inaugural meeting of the BASL Portal Hypertension SIG will be held from 12.30-4.30 on Wednesday 1 May 2019 at the Medical School, University of Birmingham. If you would like to attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk.  

Download Portal Hypertension SIG Annual Meeting FINAL.pdf.

We would like trainee SIG members to submit an abstract of an audit or project you have done for presentation at our inaugural meeting. This will give you the opportunity to not only present your work to the leading portal hypertension experts in the UK but will also help to foster future collaborations. If your abstract is accepted, we would expect you to deliver a short, 5 minute talk broadly outlining your work and key findings on the day.

Abstracts should be 400 words maximum and sent to Abhishek Chauhan, BASL Committee Trainee Representative, a.chauhan.1@bham.ac.uk, by 31 March 2019

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