March 2019

BLTG Liver Day at the BTS Congress - Harrogate - Register Now

Registration Open

The BLTG will be holding a Liver Day on Thursday 7th March 2019 during the British Transplant Society (BTS) Congress which is taking place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 6 - 8 March 2019.   

Please visit the BTS Congress website to view the days programme and to book your place; .

BHPG Education Meeting - London - Register Now

The British Hepatology Pharmacy Group (BHPG) is a newly constructed sub group of BASL. We are delighted to announce our first educational meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Wallacespace Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DP on Thursday 7th March 2019.

The objectives of the BHPG are to provide national leadership for pharmacists working in the field of hepatology and to promote excellence in the provision of pharmaceutical care in this area. The group brings together senior representation from across the country with a wealth of experience in the field of hepatology

Our inaugural meeting will cover a range of topics, with the aim to promote awareness of the pharmacist’s role across the field of hepatology and provide education and peer support to junior pharmacists.

The agenda can be downloaded here >   Download BHPGEducationMeetingAgendaMarch72019.pdf

The meeting is FREE to attend for BASL / BHPG members (a refundable £40 deposit will be taken at the time of booking).  Non-members are most welcome at the meeting at a cost of £45.00.

Non-members are encouraged to join BASL / BHPG. Annual membership is just £20 for an Affiliate member and provides the opportunity to attend a number of BASL events for free and others at a considerable discount.

Register Now by clicking > Here.

For delegates that have some distance to travel reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses i.e. cheapest second-class rail ticket, are available on request. Claims will be processed in line with the BASL expenses policy and available to BASL / BHPG members only, up to a maximum of £100. Please note that any overnight accommodation costs cannot be reimbursed. Contact for more information.  

Should you have any questions about the meeting please do not hesitate to contact , and

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BASL End of Life SIG meeting - Register Now

The next meeting of the End of Life Special Interest Group (SIG) will be held from 10.00 - 16.00pm on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Venue: Canygne Hall 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS. 

If you would like to attend this meeting, please contact Samantha Jones,, as places are limited.

BLNA Nurse Meeting - Birmingham - Register Now

Registration is Now Open 

The BLNA is delighted to announce its forthcoming March meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on Friday 22nd March 2019.

BLNA members can attend the meeting for £20. If your not a member yet, 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 using the link below. .

You can Register for the meeting by visiting > .

A draft programme can be downloaded here > Download BLNA March 2019 - Draft programme for publishing.pdf.

Travel Bursary:
Norgine have sponsored 10 travel bursary scholarship awards for BLNA (BASL/BLNA) members of up to a maximum of £100 per person to attend the BLNA Meeting in Birmingham on 22nd March 2019.

The travel bursary is considered a contribution towards a registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses, but not subsistence. Priority will be given to nurses who have not been granted another bursary to attend a BLNA meeting in 2018.

Deadline - 22nd February 2019.

Applicants should read the following guidance document before applying > Download BLNA Bursary Guidance Document_website.pdf

An application form can be downloaded here >  Download BLNA Bursary application form_website.docx

Should you have any questions please contact .

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham in March.

BVHG Meeting - 29th March - London - Register Now

The BVHG's first meeting of 2019 is scheduled to take place on Friday 29th March in London, at the Hallam Conference Centre.

We are delighted that Professor Pietro Lampertico, a world expert on Hepatitis B and the Chair of the EASL Clinical Practice Guideline on the disease will be joining us to discuss future treatment strategies for Hepatitis B. 

The meeting will aim to provide a comprehensive update on hepatitis B with topics to include include epidemiology, applied virology, treatment issues, pipeline therapies and UK/global elimination strategies.

The meeting title is 'Hepatitis B: past, present and future'?  Topic areas include:

  • Epidemiology Virology and Treatment
  • Future Treatment Strategies
  • HBV Elimination

Draft programme -   Download DRAFT Programme BVHG March 19.pdf

The meeting is FREE to attend for BASL members (a £40.00 refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking) and for non-members the cost of registration is £45.00.

To register for the meeting click on the booking link to follow - 

Should you have any questions, please contact Kim Girling at . 

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May 2019

BASL Portal Hypertension SIG meeting - Register now

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,

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,, by 31 March 2019

June 2019

Basic Science Retreat, Derby 2019 - Save the Date

Save the Date

The 2019 Basic Science Retreat will take place from 5-7 June at the Hayes Conference Centre, Derbyshire.

Further details will follow.

If you have any questions please contact .

July 2019

BASL School of Hepatology 2019 Plymouth - Save the Date

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More information will follow once available.

September 2019

BASL2019 - 17-20 September 2019 - Save the Date

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BASL2019 will take place from 17-20 September 2019 at the Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathcylde, Glasgow.

BASL Annual Meeting - 18-20 September
BLNA Nurse Meeting - 18-19 September
BLTG Transplant Meeting - 17-18 September

November 2019

BVHG Meeting - 29th November - Manchester - Save the Date

Further details will follow when available. 

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