April 2021

Introduction to IQILS session (non-registered services)

If you are interested in registering to the IQILS programme and would like to learn more, the IQILS team will be hosting an introduction to IQILS session on Tuesday 20 April, 09:30 – 10:30.

This virtual session is specifically designed for non-registered services to learn more about the IQILS programme, including:

• what accreditation is and how it can add value to your service
• the process and logistics involved in accreditation
• the benefits of registering

To register to this session, please visit the IQILS website to sign up.

Services registered to the programme receive access to the following:

• The full accreditation standards
• Access to the IQILS website and self-assessment webtool
• Regular virtual training session on the accreditation process and standards
• Online repository of best practice templates and documents
• Regular newsletters on the programme with updates
• Support from the IQILS office team

Registration to the programme is open to all liver services across the UK. If your service is interested in registering, please visit the website to sign up: https://www.iqils.org/UserRegistration/

Please contact us at askiqils@rcp.ac.uk if you have any questions.

May 2021

Liver Unit 30 Year Celebration - Looking Back, Moving Forward; 3 Decades of the Liver Unit

The Liver Unit at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital is celebrating their 30-year anniversary commemorating the opening of the Paediatric Liver Unit in 1989 at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Five Ways, Birmingham. 

The meeting will highlight the multidisciplinary team involvement in the care of children with liver disease who may also have gut involvement and will build on the success of preceding meetings.

The aim is for adult and paediatric colleagues joining with colleagues from district general hospitals, local, nationally and globally who all work in collaboration to look after these complex patients to interact with each other on common problems and seek innovative solutions that are implemented in practice.

The programme consists of a mixture of expert views, workshops highlighting changes in management from specialist centre to local hospital thereby reducing burden on patients’ time in travelling long distances and meeting their needs locally.

There will also be a separate workshop session for the allied health professionals to encourage networking and discussion around the complex issues of family support and interdisciplinary management.

Visit the meeting website for full information > https://liverunit30.co.uk/ 

Registration is free to all and will open shortly.

Abstract submission is open - all abstracts reflecting the 3 decades of the liver unit are welcome - deadline 31st March.

June 2021

Royal College of Pathologists - Liver biopsy teaching virtual events - Bitesize Series

Bitesize Liver Webinar Series
1st June - 5th July

A webinar series of 6 one-hour long sessions to run weekly, starting 1st June 2021 and finishing the 5th July. Delegates can choose to attend all 6 webinar sessions or pick and pay for sessions of interest. 

Viist the Royal College of Pathologists website for more details and to register > here 

Webinar 1, 4.30pm Tuesday 1st June - Fatty liver disease, Professor Rob Goldin
Webinar 2, 4.30pm Monday 7th June - Chronic biliary disease, Dr Alberto Quaglia
Webinar 3, 4.30pm Monday 14th June - Chronic hepatitis - viral & AIH, Speaker TBC
Webinar 4, 4.30pm Monday 21th June - Acute hepatitis including acute liver failure, Professor Stefan Hubscher
Webinar 5, 4.30pm Monday 28th June - Hepatocellular tumours, Dr Paul Kelly
Webinar 6, 4.30pm Monday 5th July - Non-hepatocellular tumours, Dr Alyn Cratchley

6 CPD points available for this webinar series (1 per webinar).

Important - This event will unfortunately not be recorded.

EASL - The International Liver Congress - Beating Liver Disease Together

Register for the International Liver Congress before 22 March and benefit from early member fees!

Visit the Congress website for all of the details > https://easl.eu/event/the-international-liver-congress-2021/scientific-programme/