Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Special Interest Group 

The Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Special Interest Group (SIG) is linked to the Metabolic CRN topic area. The SIG Lead is Dr Will Alazawi of Queen Mary, University of London & Barts Health NHS Trust. If anyone wishes to join the group please contact the BASL secretariat on .  


To understand, prevent and treat NAFLD, and to reduce its impact on health as well as health services.


To promote and support the development, conduct and delivery of research activity related to NAFLD

To disseminate innovations and best practices in clinical services related to NAFLD

To involve patient representatives in the activities of the SIG

To lead, contribute and participate in the development of educational activities related to NAFLD

To engage with pharma regarding research and educational activities related to NAFLD.

To respond on behalf of BASL to national or international organisations on issues related to NAFLD.


Annual reports
Annual report 2018-19 -  Download Annual report_2018-19_NAFLD SIG.pdf.

1st meeting - 11 January 2019
Agenda - Download NAFLD SIG _Agenda 110119.pdf.

2nd meeting - 14 June 2019
Agenda - Download Agenda_14 June 2019.pdf.

Presentation on NAFLD: A diabetologist's view, Chris Byrne, University of Southampton & Southampton NIHR BRC, University Hospital Southampton - Download Management of diabetes in patients with NASH_BASL.pdf

Presentations on chronic liver diseases: GP view:

3rd meeting - 28 February 2020
Agenda - Download Agenda_28 February 2020_FINAL.pdf.
Meeting report -  Download Report_28 February 2020.pdf.

NAFLD bioresource
Philip Newsome, University of Brimingham - Download NAFLD BioResource_June 2019.pdf.

Download NAFLD BioResource_Blog.pdf.


The next meeting of the NAFLD SIG will take place on 22nd April 2021 and will be held via Zoom Meetings. 

Members of BASL and the NAFLD SIG are welcome to attend the meeting.

Visit the Events page of the BASL website for more information.

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