April 2024

18
Apr
BLTG UK Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Transplant School Webinar Series April meeting - Registration now open

April meeting subject - Post liver transplant care

British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) are pleased to announce the 6th meeting in their webinar series.

The BLTG UK Liver Critical Care and Anaesthesia Transplant School is a series of monthly webinars (held via Zoom), aimed at promoting education and sharing knowledge amongst the seven UK Liver Transplant centres. We will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the perioperative and critical care management of these patients, delivered by expert clinicians from around the UK and the world.

Each session will comprise two 30-minute talks, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. The webinars will be free to watch live by both BASL members and non-members following registration and are open to both trainees and consultants.

Watch the sessions live to receive your CPD certificate.

NB: catch up recordings will be accessible to BASL members ONLY via the BASL website members area.

Programme series can be viewed here:   Download BLTG UK Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Transplant School Webinar Series 2023-2024_website v4.pdf

Session 6:
Webinar time: 17:30 - 19:00pm
Dr Jaimin Patel, Liver Intensivist & Anaesthetist, University Hospitals Birmingham

  • Immediate Post-Liver Transplant Care in the ITU

Dr Rachel Westbrook, Transplant Hepatologist, Royal Free London

  • Long-term Liver Transplant Complications – what to do when a patient comes to your ITU with a previous liver transplant.

Followed by 30mins for questions and discussion.

Register HERE

Not a BASL BLTG member? Why not consider joining, read more > HERE

Contact Kim@basl.org.uk if you have any questions.

22
Apr
Improving HCC surveillance in the UK: Monothematic meeting - Meeting Full

Registration Closed - Meeting Full

Date: 22nd April
Registration: 09:30am to 10:00am
Meeting Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Location: Lloyd Suite, Edgbaston Park Hotel, 53 Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham B15 2RS

Hepatocellular carcinoma is a major cause of cancer mortality in the UK. NICE guidelines recommend that people with cirrhosis should receive HCC surveillance, defined as an ultrasound scan of the liver every six months. The goal of surveillance is to detect HCC early when it is easier to treat. However, the delivery and implementation of surveillance in the UK (as in many other countries) is suboptimal and has been for many years. Indeed, only a minority of eligible patients receive adequate surveillance, and most people who develop HCC are diagnosed at advanced stages.

Our meeting will showcase new ideas and developments for improving HCC surveillance in the UK. We will highlight key initiatives that are currently underway in the UK to increase early HCC detection. We will discuss the latest thinking on personalised surveillance and consider what relevance and application this has to HCC. We will also look at what new surveillance tests are on the horizon and how these innovations are likely to alter the surveillance landscape. Our meeting will feature a wide range of renowned speakers, researchers and opinion leaders in this field.

The organisers; Tim Cross, Hamish Innes and Tom Bird have put together a great line up.

Please keep this date free and make the journey to Birmingham if you can. You will not be disappointed.

Download HCC monothematic program_v13.03.24.pdf


Registration Closed 

The event is Free to attend and a £25 deposit will be taken at the time of booking, which is refunded when you attend the event.
Terms and Conditions apply - Cancellations received on or after the 8th April will not be accepted and no refunds will be provided.


 

23
Apr
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25
Apr
BASL X-tra Online Conference - Register Now!

1 week to go!

BASL Xtra is an online educational conference. 

Three afternoons of multi-professional liver learning on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th of April from 13:00-16:30 each day.

BASL X-tra will have something for everyone - multi-professional, topic-focused education delivered online with attractive rates.

Catch up will be available and for up to 28 days later.

23rd April - Session 1: PBC and X-tra hepatic manifestations

24th April - Session 2: Optimising health in people with stable cirrhosis

25th April - Session 3: Liver Grand-rounds: Complex and controversial cases

View a draft programme here >   Download BASL Xtra programme_16.04.pdf

REGISTER by Clicking > HERE

Registration from just £20 for members:
From £20 for nurses, pharmacists, AHPs, students and scientists
From £50 for trainees
From £75 for consultants

Awarded 9 CPD credits

Contact admin@basl.org.uk for any queries. 


Thank you to our sponsors:

Book Now

May 2024

08
May
BASL School of Hepatology Webinar Series 2024 - Session 1: Outpatient management of cirrhosis - Registration now open

REGISTER NOW - through Zoom by clicking HERE

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Or a new consultant wanting to know more about specific areas of Hepatology? Do you want to improve you hepatology knowledge to permit Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Webinar Series 2024/5. The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees and consultants interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Following the success of the series in 2021, 2022 & 2023 we are running a series of 6 bi-monthly webinars through 2024 and 2025 on a Wednesday evening.

We are delighted to announce our first session and speaker for May:

Session 1: Outpatient management of cirrhosis
Speaker: Dr Dina Mansour 
Date: Wednesday 8th May 2024
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

REGISTER NOW - through Zoom by clicking HERE

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

Remember to read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering    Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2022.pdf

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


Thank you to our supporter:

   

And our Partner:

 

This webinar series is supported by Dr Falk and Astra Zeneca. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting.

14
May
'BASL/BSG Embedding sustainability into service development and delivery using the SusQI framework webinar' - Register Now

BASL and BSG have commissioned The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to run a series of 3 virtual Sustainable Healthcare webinars and this is the second webinar.

Titled: Embedding sustainability into service development and delivery using the SusQI framework

Time: 6- 7pm (UK time) - 45 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A.

The webinar is FREE to attend for BASL and BSG members and non-members, however, the recordings are only available to BASL and BSG members via catch up.

Not a member? Join BASL > Here .

Registration Open - register by clicking > Here.

(NB: The BSG are kindly organising registration for the webinar)

Speaker: Catherine Richards

Catherine leads the SusQI programme for the SusQI Academy and courses at the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. An Occupational Therapist by background with experience in Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement in the NHS. Catherine is an experienced Improvement Advisor, with a passion for embedding sustainability into clinical practice and QI.

The final webinar takes place on 16th July titled 'Research in sustainability: the role of carbon footprinting' and registration is open > Here .

Book Now
23
May
BLTG School of Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Webinar Series - 23rd May - Coagulation - Save the date

British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) are pleased to announce the 7th meeting in their webinar series.

The BLTG UK Liver Critical Care and Anaesthesia Transplant School is a series of monthly webinars (held via Zoom), aimed at promoting education and sharing knowledge amongst the seven UK Liver Transplant centres. We will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to the perioperative and critical care management of these patients, delivered by expert clinicians from around the UK and the world.

Each session will comprise two 30-minute talks, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. The webinars will be free to watch live by both BASL members and non-members following registration and are open to both trainees and consultants.

Watch the sessions live to receive your CPD certificate.

NB: catch up recordings will be accessible to BASL members ONLY via the BASL website members area.

Programme series can be viewed here:  Download BLTG UK Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Transplant School Webinar Series 2023-2024_website v4.pdf

Session 7:
Webinar time: 17:30 - 19:00pm

Speaker: Dr Lara Roberts, Liver Haematologist, King’s College Hospital London
Talk: 'Coagulation in Chronic Liver disease: assessment and peri-procedural management'

Speaker: Dr Asif Arshad, Liver Intensivist & Anaesthetist, University Hospitals Birmingham
Talk: 'Peri-transplant coagulation management and Viscoelastic testing Interpretation'

Registration will open following the 18th April webinar. 

23
May
MASLD SIG Virtual Meeting - 23rd May 2024

Please save the date for the next MASLD SIG meeting which will take place online.

Speaker: TBC
Date: 23rd May 2024
UK Time: 3pm - 5pm
Location: tbc

An Agenda will follow.

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

REGISTER NOW - link to follow

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

Remember to read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering  Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2022.pdf

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

June 2024

13
Jun
Haemochromatosis SIG meeting - SAVE THE DATE

Please save the date for the next Haemochromatosis SIG meeting which will take place via Zoom.

Speaker: TBC
Date: 13th June 2024
UK Time: 17:00 - 19:00
Location: Zoom

An Agenda will follow.

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

REGISTER NOWclick here 

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

Remember to read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2022.pdf

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

13
Jun
BLTG School of Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Webinar Series - 13th June - Renal - Save the date

Session 8:
Webinar time: 17:30 - 19:00pm

Dr Brian Hogan, Liver Intensivist, Royal Free London
Renal – Pathophysiology and management of Renal Dysfunction in Cirrhosis

Dr Mike Spiro, Liver Anaesthetist, Royal Free, London
Renal – Peri- and post-operative prevention and management of renal dysfunction and interoperative CRRT

  • Intra-operative influences of AKI
  • Peri-operative optimisation of renal perfusion

Registration will open following the 23rd May webinar.

29
Jun
Introduction to Hepatology Day - Save the date

Introduction to Hepatology Day - Saturday 29th June 2024 – Central London - Venue TBC

The programme is currently in production and will include presentations from leading physicians in the field of hepatology. 

This meeting is aimed at early year Gastroenterology trainees (ST4/5) and those considering applying for Gastroenterology in the near future (IMT3 and IMT1/2) who are interested in Hepatology. We aim to cover some of the fundamental aspects of hepatology and the career pathway. You will hear from experienced UK Hepatologists and senior trainees who will talk on exciting developments in Hepatology and how you can navigate the current training pathway.

If you would like any further information please contact Kim@basl.org.uk  

July 2024

11
Jul
BLTG School of Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Webinar Series - 11th July - Respiratory - Save the date

Session 9:
Webinar time: 17:30 - 19:00pm

 

Dr Georg Auzinger, Liver Intensivist, King’s College Hospital London

Respiratory – Hepatopulmonary Syndrome: Pathophysiology, pre- and peri-operative management

 

Dr Sam Patel, Liver Intensivist/Anaesthetist, King’s College Hospital London

Respiratory – Portopulmonary Syndrome: Pathophysiology, pre- and peri-operative management

 

Registraton will open shortley after the June meeting.

16
Jul
'BASL/BSG Research in sustainability: the role of carbon footprinting - Registration Open

BASL and BSG have commissioned The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to run a series of 3 virtual Sustainable Healthcare webinars and this is the final webinar.

Title: Research in sustainability: the role of carbon footprinting

Time: 6- 7pm (UK time) - 45 minute presentation and 15 minute Q&A.

The webinar is FREE to attend for BASL and BSG members and non-members, however, the recordings are only available to BASL and BSG members via catch up.

Not a member? Join BASL > Here .

Registration Open - register by clicking > Here.

(NB: The BSG are kindly organising registration for the webinar)

Speaker details to follow.

 

Book Now

August 2024

19
Aug
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21
Aug
Basic Science Retreat Meeting - Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE 

The Basic Science Retreat meeting will be an in person meeting bringing together leading scientists, academics and clinicians in the field of UK Hepatology. The meeting provides an exceptional platform to discuss the latest advancements in liver diseases and cutting-edge research technologies.

The meeting will be hosted in the serene surroundings of Dulwich College, London from Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st August 2024.

More details to follow.

September 2024

11
Sep
BLTG School of Liver Critical Care & Anaesthesia Webinar Series - 11th September - Variceal Bleeding and The Psychological Management of Patients - Save the date

Session 10:
Webinar time: 17:30 - 19:00pm

 

Dr David Patch, Liver Transplant Physician, Royal Free London

Variceal Bleeding – Update for Liver Anaesthetists and Intensivists

 

Dr Lucy Gorvin, Clinical Psychologist, Royal Free London

The psychological management of patients pre-and post-Liver Transplant

 

Registraton will open shortley after the July meeting.

October 2024

08
Oct
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11
Oct
BASL2024 Annual Meeting 8th - 11th October 2024 - Harrogate Convention Centre

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


BASL is delighted to announce that the BASL2024 Annual Meeting will take place on 8th - 11th October 2024 at the Harrogate Convention Centre 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
  • Health Inequalities
  • Nursing, AHP and Pharmacist
  • Other
  • Sustainable Hepatology (including digital health)
  • Parenthesis
  • Transplantation
  • Viral hepatitis 

The quality in previous years has been outstanding and we hope to receive more top submissions for BASL 2024.

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). One Table or figure or image can be included along with references in your abstract as uploaded files. Please try to remain within this limit.

Full submission guidelines can be found here > Download BASL Abstract Submission Guidelines.pdf

Submit your abstract HERE

Abstracts submissions will close 9am Friday 7th June 2024