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March 2018

02/03/18 - BVHG Meeting - London - 2nd March 2018 - Registration Now Open

The first British Viral Hepatitis Group (BVHG) meeting in 2018 will take place on Friday 2nd March at The Hallam Conference Centre, London.

The BVHG aims to improve the management and study of patients with chronic viral liver disease. The group brings together UK hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians as well as virologists and epidemiologists with an interest in viral diseases of the liver.

The meeting will address the important issue of HIV and the Liver. Whilst treatments for HCV in HIV infected individuals has come a long way, there are many liver specific challenges that remain in the HIV field. We will be hearing about these from our eminent panel of speakers. Delegate participation is encouraged at the meeting.

The meeting is FREE to BASL / BVHG members (a deposit is taken at the time of booking) and non-members are welcome at a cost of £45.00.


A draft programme can be viewed here.  Download Programme BVHG BHIVA meeting 2nd March 2018.pdf

For further information, please contact Kim Girling at or telephone 01543 442154.

We would like to thank our sponsors:
Premier Supporter: Gilead Sciences
Key Supporters: MSD and Cepheid

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06/03/18 - BASL – End of Life Care in Liver Disease (SIG) Meeting

We would like to invite any interested BASL members to join the End of Life Care in Liver Disease Special Interest Group (SIG).

The inaugural meeting of the group is taking place on Tuesday 6 March 2018 from 10.30 - 16.00.

Venue: Room LF8, Level F, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona road, Southampton SO16 6 YD.

A provisional programme is available here > Download BASL-End of Life Care-Prov Programme Mar 2018.pdf

Please note that this is not an educational event per se and members should have an active interest in End of Life Care in Liver Disease / able to contribute to the group.

If you are a BASL member and are unable to attend the meeting on 6th March but wish to join the group then we would be happy to include you in any future circulations.

The formal Chair of the End of Life Care in Liver Disease SIG will be decided in due course but for the purpose of getting the initial meeting set up Dr Mark Wright has been given an overseeing task by the outgoing BASL President.

If you are a BASL member and interested in joining the End of Life Care in Liver Disease SIG and attending the meeting please contact Dr Mark Wright directly at .

14/03/18 - BLTG School of Transplantation - Brighton - Booking Now Open


The BLTG School of Transplantation for 2018 is taking place on Wednesday 14th March in Brighton.

The School of Transplantation offers an excellent platform for trainees in liver transplantation with lectures delivered by carefully selected leading speakers from the UK. 

This meeting is a one day standalone event that will run in parallel with the first day of the British Transplantation Society Congress at the same venue; The Brighton Centre, Brighton.

The meeting is FREE to BASL members (a deposit is taken at the time of booking) and with numbers restricted to 40 places early booking is advisable to avoid disappointment.


A draft programme is available:  Download School of Transplantation Programme 2018.pdf

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support:
Complete Supporter - Norgine

For further information please contact Kim Girling at or telephone 01543 442154.

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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 - Save the Date

Next year's Basic Science Retreat is taking place from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th June and is being held at The Hayes Conference Centre, in Alfreton in Derby.

More details will follow when available.  

July 2018

13/07/18 - 14/07/18 - BASL School of Hepatology - Leeds - Save the Date

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Venue: University of Leeds

The School of Hepatology is a residential meeting and is FREE to attend for BASL medically qualified members in training (a refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking). This event is aimed at SpRs / Doctors in Training with a NTN and is restricted to 40 delegates.

As soon as a draft programme is available it will appear on the website. 

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 - Save the Date


Venue: York University

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.

BASL 2018 opens after lunch on Wednesday 19th September and continues through to lunchtime on Friday 21st September 2018.

The BLNA Nurses Day meeting runs in parallel on Thursday 20th September.

Full details about the meetings will be available shortly on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website > here.

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