May 2021

12
May
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology May 2021 - Session 5: Recognising liver lesions

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 5: "Recognising liver lesions”
Speaker - Dr Sara Upponi, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Date: Wednesday 12th May
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme >    Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members only.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

REGISTER - through Zoom by clicking HERE

Please read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering:

Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2021.pdf

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

            Platinum Sponsor:                                           Gold Sponsor:                                     Bronze Sponsor:

                                           

 

"This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

19
May
BASL / BSG Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar Series - Psychosocial management of alcohol use disorder

Date: Wednesday 19th May
Title: Psychosocial management of alcohol use disorder
Speaker: Dr Peter Rice, Addiction Psychiatrist, NHS Tayside
UK Time: 18:00 - 19:00pm

About
This series of 6 webinars (hosted on Zoom) will discuss different elements of the management of a patient with an alcohol use disorder through an individual patient’s journey from initial presentation, through to the development of alcohol dependency, end stage liver disease and transplantation. The overall objectives of the series will be as follows:

  • To define alcohol use disorders and the tools required to diagnose them
  • To define what an early intervention is, how it can be delivered and the evidence base behind its efficacy
  • To outline the best management of acute alcohol withdrawal, the differences between fixed and on demand regimens and the different settings that this can be managed in
  • To discuss the different pharmacological interventions to prevent alcohol misuse or alcohol use relapse and define which populations are best suited for which regimen(s)
  • To review the available psychological modalities used in the field of alcohol use disorders; including cognitive behavioural therapies, 12 step counselling, peer support based interventions, social networking and motivational interviewing
  • To provide brief training on the practical application of motivational interviewing and how this could be implemented in the medical outpatient setting
  • To define the parameter of alcohol history that are assessed to determine suitability for liver transplant with special emphasis of what information referrers should provide to the transplant centre.

Format
This series of free monthly 45-60 minute Zoom webinars will be based on a single clinical case. They will be chaired jointly by the organisers who will start the session with a brief presentation of aspects of the clinical case relevant to that session. The invited speaker(s) will then be asked to deliver their presentation with a Q&A session concluding the webinar. Participants will be in ‘attendee mode’ on the platform and can submit questions through the dedicated facility. They will not be able to speak directly to the panel and cameras will not be activated. The sessions will be recorded and made available on the BASL website after the event. Attendees will be reminded of this fact at the start of each session.

Who can attend?
Members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the management of patients with alcohol use disorders including but not limited to trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, general internal medicine trainees and transplant coordinators. In addition, we envisage this will be of interest to consultant colleagues. Whilst the sessions will discuss management in a UK setting, we would welcome and encourage participation from international colleagues.

CPD
Attendees at each webinar will be eligible for 1 external Royal College of Physicians Continuing Professional Development points. Certificates of attendance will be emailed directly to attendees following the webinars.

Register - https://plymouth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OS8Iv2_0RuKGqvTrzil7sw 

Queries
All enquiries should be directed to Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy at ahmed.elsharkawy@uhb.nhs.uk .

Organisers
Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy, Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Birmingham
Dr Ashwin Dhanda, Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Plymouth and BASL ArLD Specialist Interest Group Lead
Dr Steven Masson, Consultant Hepatologist, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals and BSG Alcohol Lead

Future Dates:
9th June
Using motivational interviewing in clinical encounters
Speaker – Professor Eilish Gilvarry, Consultant Psychiatrist in addictions, Newcastle Addictions Service, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS

14th July
Peri-transplant assessment and management of alcohol use
Speakers – Sister Liz Shepherd, Lead Specialist Substance Misuse Nurse and SMSLT Chair, Royal Free Hospital, London and Dr Jennifer Ryan, Alcohol Lead, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Free Hospital, London.

26
May
BASL Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1ATD) sub-SIG Meeting

The Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1ATD) Sub-Special Interest Group is being set up under the Rare Diseases SIG and will be led by Dr Tamir Rashid.

The first meeting of the group will take place virtually by Zoom on Wednesday 26th May from 13:00 - 13:30pm.

The session will last 30 minutes (15 minute presentation + 15 minute discussion) and the objectives of the meeting are:

1. to introduce the SiG
2. present an update on the national database we are constructing with Public Health England
3. brain storm around future work

To join the A1ATD sub-SIG and register for the meeting please email judy@basl.org.uk . 

June 2021

09
Jun
BASL / BSG Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar Series - Using motivational interviewing in clinical encounters

Date: Wednesday 9th June
Title: Using motivational interviewing in clinical encounters
Speaker: Professor Eilish Gilvarry, Consultant Psychiatrist in addictions, Newcastle Addictions Service, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS
UK Time: 18:00 - 19:00pm

About
This series of 6 webinars (hosted on Zoom) will discuss different elements of the management of a patient with an alcohol use disorder through an individual patient’s journey from initial presentation, through to the development of alcohol dependency, end stage liver disease and transplantation. The overall objectives of the series will be as follows:

  • To define alcohol use disorders and the tools required to diagnose them
  • To define what an early intervention is, how it can be delivered and the evidence base behind its efficacy
  • To outline the best management of acute alcohol withdrawal, the differences between fixed and on demand regimens and the different settings that this can be managed in
  • To discuss the different pharmacological interventions to prevent alcohol misuse or alcohol use relapse and define which populations are best suited for which regimen(s)
  • To review the available psychological modalities used in the field of alcohol use disorders; including cognitive behavioural therapies, 12 step counselling, peer support based interventions, social networking and motivational interviewing
  • To provide brief training on the practical application of motivational interviewing and how this could be implemented in the medical outpatient setting
  • To define the parameter of alcohol history that are assessed to determine suitability for liver transplant with special emphasis of what information referrers should provide to the transplant centre.

Format
This series of free monthly 45-60 minute Zoom webinars will be based on a single clinical case. They will be chaired jointly by the organisers who will start the session with a brief presentation of aspects of the clinical case relevant to that session. The invited speaker(s) will then be asked to deliver their presentation with a Q&A session concluding the webinar. Participants will be in ‘attendee mode’ on the platform and can submit questions through the dedicated facility. They will not be able to speak directly to the panel and cameras will not be activated. The sessions will be recorded and made available on the BASL website after the event. Attendees will be reminded of this fact at the start of each session.

Who can attend?
Members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the management of patients with alcohol use disorders including but not limited to trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, general internal medicine trainees and transplant coordinators. In addition, we envisage this will be of interest to consultant colleagues. Whilst the sessions will discuss management in a UK setting, we would welcome and encourage participation from international colleagues.

CPD
Attendees at each webinar will be eligible for 1 external Royal College of Physicians Continuing Professional Development points. Certificates of attendance will be emailed directly to attendees following the webinars.

Register - https://plymouth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iqGy4mJhSBKtPfe4hGzeiw 

Queries
All enquiries should be directed to Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy at ahmed.elsharkawy@uhb.nhs.uk .

Organisers
Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy, Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Birmingham
Dr Ashwin Dhanda, Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Plymouth and BASL ArLD Specialist Interest Group Lead
Dr Steven Masson, Consultant Hepatologist, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals and BSG Alcohol Lead

Future Dates:
14th July
Peri-transplant assessment and management of alcohol use
Speakers – Sister Liz Shepherd, Lead Specialist Substance Misuse Nurse and SMSLT Chair, Royal Free Hospital, London and Dr Jennifer Ryan, Alcohol Lead, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Free Hospital, London.

11
Jun
BVHG & HBV SIG Virtual Meeting - Registration now open

Dr Mark Aldersley and Dr Patrick Kennedy are pleased to announce that the next BVHG and HBV SIG meeting.

Date: Friday 11th June 2021
Meeting times: 1:30pm to 4pm

Please read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering:

Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2021.pdf

You can register for the meeting via this link REGISTER

Not a BASL member, then why not join by clicking HERE .

Further details and a programme will follow in due course. 

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.

16
Jun
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology June 2021 - Session 6: Unwell Cirrhotic/ACLF

SAVE THE DATE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 6: “Unwell Cirrhotic/ACLF”
Speaker - Dr Brian Hogan, Kings College Hospital, London
Date: Wednesday 16th June
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk  should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

          Platinum Sponsor:                                          Gold Sponsor:                                      Bronze Sponsor:
                                     


'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

July 2021

14
Jul
BASL / BSG Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar Series - Peri-transplant assessment and management of alcohol use

Date: Wednesday 14th July
Title: Peri-transplant assessment and management of alcohol use
Speakers: Sister Liz Shepherd, Lead Specialist Substance Misuse Nurse and SMSLT Chair, Royal Free Hospital, London and Dr Jennifer Ryan, Alcohol Lead, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Free Hospital, London.
UK Time: 18:00 - 19:00pm

About
This series of 6 webinars (hosted on Zoom) will discuss different elements of the management of a patient with an alcohol use disorder through an individual patient’s journey from initial presentation, through to the development of alcohol dependency, end stage liver disease and transplantation. The overall objectives of the series will be as follows:

  • To define alcohol use disorders and the tools required to diagnose them
  • To define what an early intervention is, how it can be delivered and the evidence base behind its efficacy
  • To outline the best management of acute alcohol withdrawal, the differences between fixed and on demand regimens and the different settings that this can be managed in
  • To discuss the different pharmacological interventions to prevent alcohol misuse or alcohol use relapse and define which populations are best suited for which regimen(s)
  • To review the available psychological modalities used in the field of alcohol use disorders; including cognitive behavioural therapies, 12 step counselling, peer support based interventions, social networking and motivational interviewing
  • To provide brief training on the practical application of motivational interviewing and how this could be implemented in the medical outpatient setting
  • To define the parameter of alcohol history that are assessed to determine suitability for liver transplant with special emphasis of what information referrers should provide to the transplant centre.

Format
This series of free monthly 45-60 minute Zoom webinars will be based on a single clinical case. They will be chaired jointly by the organisers who will start the session with a brief presentation of aspects of the clinical case relevant to that session. The invited speaker(s) will then be asked to deliver their presentation with a Q&A session concluding the webinar. Participants will be in ‘attendee mode’ on the platform and can submit questions through the dedicated facility. They will not be able to speak directly to the panel and cameras will not be activated. The sessions will be recorded and made available on the BASL website after the event. Attendees will be reminded of this fact at the start of each session.

Who can attend?
Members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the management of patients with alcohol use disorders including but not limited to trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, general internal medicine trainees and transplant coordinators. In addition, we envisage this will be of interest to consultant colleagues. Whilst the sessions will discuss management in a UK setting, we would welcome and encourage participation from international colleagues.

CPD
Attendees at each webinar will be eligible for 1 external Royal College of Physicians Continuing Professional Development points. Certificates of attendance will be emailed directly to attendees following the webinars.

Register - https://plymouth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pcGD6kiRQIyzPAX1cNyHOg 

Queries
All enquiries should be directed to Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy at ahmed.elsharkawy@uhb.nhs.uk  .

Organisers
Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy, Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Birmingham
Dr Ashwin Dhanda, Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Plymouth and BASL ArLD Specialist Interest Group Lead
Dr Steven Masson, Consultant Hepatologist, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals and BSG Alcohol Lead

21
Jul
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology July 2021 - Session 7: Diagnosis and management of vascular liver disease

SAVE THE DATE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 7: “Diagnosis and management of vascular liver disease”
Speaker - Dr David Patch, Royal Free Hospital, London
Date: Wednesday 21st July
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme >    Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

         Platinum Sponsor:                                         Gold Sponsor:                                      Bronze Sponsor:
                                      


'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

August 2021

18
Aug
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology August 2021 - Session 8: DILI

SAVE THE DATE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 8: "DILI"
Speaker: Professor Guruprasad Aithal, Nottingham Digestive Disease Centre, University of Nottingham
Date: Wednesday 18th August
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

         Platinum Sponsor:                                           Gold Sponsor:                                   Bronze Sponsor:
                                     


'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

September 2021

15
Sep
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology September 2021 - Session 9: HCC

SAVE THE DATE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 9: "HCC"
Speaker - Dr Victoria Snowdon, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Date: Wednesday 15th September
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

     Platinum Sponsor:                                                              Gold Sponsor:                                               Bronze Sponsor:
                                                                  


'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

22
Sep
-
24
Sep
BASL2021 - Call for Abstracts

BASL is delighted to announce that the BASL2021 Annual Meeting will take place virtually on 22-24 September 2021 and we invite authors to submit abstracts for the event.

If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the topics below please submit an abstract for review:

• Alcohol & Metabolic Liver Disease
• Auto Immune Liver Disease
• Basic Science
• Cancer
• Cirrhosis & its Complications
• Clinical Service Development
• COVID and the liver
• Nursing & AHP
• Other
• Transplantation
• Viral hepatitis

The quality in previous years has been outstanding and we hope to receive more top submissions for the virtual 2021 event.

Abstracts will be judged by a selected panel of reviewers following the submission deadline and submitting authors will be notified as to whether their submitted abstract has been accepted.

Please note that there is a total overall word limit for your submission of 400 words (excluding names of authors and affiliations). A table and figure can be included in your abstract - Any table or chart will count for 150 words out of your total. Please try to remain within this limit.

Successful abstracts will also be published in the BMJ GUT Journal in accordance with their guidelines.

Full Abstract Submission guidelines can be found > here

Submit your Abstract > here .

Abstract submissions will close 9am on MONDAY 28th JUNE 2021

Registration
The virtual programme is currently being confirmed and registration will open shortly.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact steve@basl.org.uk .

 

October 2021

20
Oct
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology October 2021 - Session 10: Who to refer for transplant

SAVE THE DATE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 10: Who to refer for transplant
Speaker - Dr Martin James - Nottingham University Hospital.
Date: Wednesday 20th October
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

            Platinum Sponsor:                                          Gold Sponsor:                                Bronze Sponsor:
                                     


'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

November 2021

10
Nov
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology November 2021 - Session 11: HPB for Hepatologist

SAVE THE DATE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 11: "HPB for Hepatologist "
Speaker: Dr Deepak Joshi, Kings College Hospital, London
Date: Wednesday 10th November
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

     Platinum Sponsor:                                                     Gold Sponsor:                                 Bronze Sponsor:
                                              

'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

December 2021

15
Dec
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology December 2021 - Session 12: Management of the non-transplant candidate with end stage liver disease

SAVE THE DATE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 12: "Management of the non-transplant candidate with end stage liver disease "
Speaker: TBC
Date: Wednesday 15th December
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

     Platinum Sponsor:                                                       Gold Sponsor:                         Bronze Sponsor:
                                     

'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi, Dr Falk Pharma UK and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.