March 2019

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 Programme BVHG 29 March 2019.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

BASL - BLTG School of Transplantation 2019 - Cambridge - BOOKING NOW OPEN

Are you a Gastroenterology or Surgical trainee with an interest in liver disease and transplantation? Then we are very much looking forward to meeting you at the BLTG/BASL School of Liver Transplantation on 3rd & 4th May in Cambridge.

The aim of the day is for as much interaction as possible! There are only 40 delegate places, and we intend for the atmosphere to be cosy and relaxed!

Average feedback score for the 2018 school 4.7/5 (5 being excellent) - "excellent meeting", "case studies were excellent", "great topics".

If you are looking to expand your CV, there are multiple opportunities in the programme to do so! We require 7 enthusiastic individuals to present the cases for the multidisciplinary case based discussions, with discussion led by supervising consultants. In addition, we need 2 argumentative souls for the trainee led debate on liver transplantation for acute alcoholic hepatitis. On all counts this will require a small amount of preparation in advance.

If you would like to participate formally, please could you let me (Dr Jo Leithead) know by email at . Participants will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Delegate information:

The event is FREE to attend for BASL / BLTG members (a refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking) and is primarily aimed at SpRs and Doctors in Training. It is a residential meeting and runs over 2 days from Friday lunchtime to Saturday afternoon. 

A draft programme can be downloaded here >   Download BASL BLTG Transplant School 2019_Draft programme.pdf

To book your place either click on the link below or the following link .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Girling at or telephone 01543 442154. 

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Acute Liver Failure (ALF) Special Interest Group meeting

The next ALF SIG meeting will be held from 13.00 - 16.30pm on Thursday 23 May 2019. The venue is the Andy Burroughs seminar room, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF.

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

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 - Booking Now Open

Join us at the BASL School of Hepatology on 5th - 6th July 2019 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth.

The event is FREE to attend for BASL medically qualified members in training (a £120 refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking) and is aimed at SpRs / Doctors in Training with a NTN.

Non-members are welcome ro attend the event, the cost for non-members is £150. 

The BASL School of Hepatology offers an excellent platform for trainees in hepatology, with lectures delivered by leading speakers from the UK. There will be ample opportunities for interaction with case presentations and group discussions.

The event runs over 2 days from Friday lunchtime to Saturday afternoon.  It is a residential meeting and includes complimentary overnight accommodation on Friday 5th July. 

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

A draft programme can be downloaded here >  Download School of Hepatology July 2019_draft programme web.pdf

Book your place here> 

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September 2019

BASL2019 - 17-20 September 2019 - Save the Date

Save the Date

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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