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April 2018

27/04/18 - BLNA Nurse Meeting, Austin Court, Birmingham - REGISTER NOW

The BLNA is delighted to announce its forthcoming April meeting – Innovations in caring for people with or at risk of liver disease

The meeting will be held at Austin Court in Birmingham on Friday 27th April 2018. The programme reflects innovations in care and the dynamic nature of liver nursing. Topic areas will include alcohol, hepatitis C and primary biliary cholangitis. We have invited a service user to discuss the lived experience of liver disease, person focussed sessions are always well received by offering nurses insight and helping to illuminate the care we give to people with liver disease. Acute on chronic liver failure will be complemented by the “Liver Diseases in Bite Size Pieces” session which will focus on features of decompensated cirrhosis. The UK government is currently out to consultation to change the way that organ donation works in England; we will debate the pros and cons of the two different systems. In 2018 there will be a number of changes to the way that donor livers are allocated and we will investigate what effect this might have for liver transplant recipients. As technology becomes a more integral part of our work, we will be looking at a liver app that supports assessment and diagnosis of liver conditions.

Registration is now open and programme topics* covered include:

Acute on Chronic Liver Disease
Hepatitis C
Features of decompensated cirrhosis
Liver Apps
National allocation of donor livers
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Lived experience of liver disease
Organ donation debate
* subject to change


Registration Fees:

Members: £20
Non-Members: £75*

*Are you a BLNA member yet? If not, you are missing out on considerable benefits for a yearly fee of £20, including a significant discount on your registration fee for this meeting so we encourage you to sign up before registering for the meeting. 

For any enquiries please contact:  or telephone 01543 442154.

June 2018

06/06/18 - 08/06/18 - Basic Science Retreat, Derby - Registration Now Open

BASL are delighted to announce that the fifth Basic Science Retreat will take place 6-8 June 2018 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Alfreton in Derbyshire. The previous events were a resounding success and hopefully again this unique meeting will offer plenty of interaction and discussion as well as a unique opportunity to foster new and lasting collaborative projects across all areas of hepatology research.

The programme will cover seven sessions: 

• “Working with big data” and Technologies
• Immunology and Autoimmune disease
• Liver cancer
• Metabolic disease and Liver Physiology
• Alcoholic Liver disease and Fibrosis
• Viral Infection

The event will be limited to a maximum of 80 places so REGISTER NOW and don't miss out.

Your accommodation and meals at The Hayes are included in the price of the registration fee which is just £150 per person.

Submit your Abstracts

If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the above topics please submit an abstract for review. The quality in previous years has been outstanding and we hope to receive more top submissions for the 2018 event.

The format is simply free text of contemporary research with a maximum of 400 words and should be submitted by clicking the link > here

Deadline for submitting all abstracts is midday on Friday 13th April 2018.

14/06/18 - BASL – Wilson’s Disease Special Interest Group (SIG) - London

We would like to invite any interested BASL members to join the Wilson’s Disease Special Interest Group (SIG).

The second meeting of the group is taking place on 14th June 2018 from 09.30 - 16.30.

Venue: Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE.

A programme will follow shortly. 

Thie meeting s is not an educational event per se and members should have an active interest in Wilson’s / able to contribute to the group. Neurologists and clinical chemists/geneticists with known interest in Wilson’s have been approached but we welcome more.

If you are a BASL member and interested in joining the Wilson’s disease SIG and attending the meeting please contact Dr Griffiths at  or the BASL Secretariat at

July 2018

13/07/18 - 14/07/18 - BASL School of Hepatology - Leeds - Registration Now Open

Registration Now Open

Join us at the BASL School of Hepatology on 13th – 14th July at the University of Leeds.

The event is a residential meeting and includes overnight accommodation on Friday 13th July. The event is FREE to attend for BASL medically qualified members in training (a refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking) and is aimed at SpRs / Doctors in Training with a NTN.

Numbers are restricted to 40 delegates so book early to avoid disappointment.

Download Draft Programme School of hepatology July 2018.pdf

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September 2018

18/09/18 - 19/09/18 - BLTG Transplant Meeting - Save The Date


Venue - York University

As an affiliate of BASL, the BTLG has built on the role of the UK and Ireland Annual Meeting and will integrate the meetings previously organised by each individual transplant centre to offer a central stage for those operating in or with a strong interest in the field of liver transplantation.

The fourth meeting of the Britsh Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) takes place on Tuesday 18th September and carries over to the morning of Wednesday 19th September before the BASL Annual Meeting starts at lunchtime on the Wednesday.

Highlights of the meeting include the ‘Williams-Calne Lecture’. 

Full details about the BLTG Transplant Meeting when available will be on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website - here.

19/09/18 - 21/09/18 - BASL Annual Meeting 2018 - including the BLNA Nurse Meeting - ABSTRACT SUBMISSION OPEN


We are delighted to announce that the BASL2018 Annual Meeting will take place 19 - 21 September 2018 at University of York and we invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation.

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
• Viral & Immune Liver Disease
• Cancer
• Transplantation
• Cirrhosis & its Complications
• Basic Science
• Miscellaneous

The quality in previous years has been outstanding and we hope to receive more top submissions for the 2018 event.

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

Please note that there is a total overall word limit for your submission of 400 words (excluding names of authors and affiliations). If you wish to include charts or tables, each one will count as 150 words. Please try to remain within this limit.

Submit your abstract > here.

Abstracts submissions will close on FRIDAY 1st JUNE 2018.


The BASL Annual Meeting is the highlight of the BASL calendar and the main liver meeting in the UK, where all of us interested in liver disease will share time whether we are clinicians, nurses, basic scientists, pharmacists, working in industry or students.

BASL2018 will be held at York University and the programme runs from Wednesday 19th September and continues through to lunchtime on Friday 21st September.  With the BLNA Nurses Day meeting running in parallel on Thursday 20th September.

Registration will open soon and further details about the meetings will be available on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website > here.


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