February 2020

28
Feb
NAFLD SIG

The next meeting of the NAFLD SIG will be held from 12-4.30pm on Friday 28 February 2020. The venue is the Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Innovations Centre, Queen Mary University of London, 42 New Road, Whitechapel, London E1 2AT. If you would like to attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk.

Download Draft agenda_28 February 2020_v2.docx.

 

March 2020

05
Mar
Liver Biopsy in the Assessment of Medical Liver Disease

Venue: The Royal College of Pathologists, 6, Alie Street, E1 8QT

This course will provide a practical diagnostic approach to reporting medical liver biopsies, focusing on the importance of clinico-pathological correlation in assessing common patterns of liver damage. Recommended for senior trainees in Pathology and Hepatology and consultant histopathologists and gastroenterologists who are regularly involved in liver biopsy assessment (without necessarily working in a Liver Unit).

5 CPD Points

Download a programme here >  Download Programme Liver biopsy 05032020.pdf

Full information and how to register for the meeting is now available on the RCPath website here> https://www.rcpath.org/event/liver-biopsy-in-the-assessment-of-medical-liver-disease-7.html  .

12
Mar
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13
Mar
HCC-UK Annual Conference 2020 - London - Registration Open

We are delighted to announce that the HCC-UK Annual Conference 2020 will take place from 12th – 13th March at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel London - Tower of London.  

This years meeting will be focusing on 'Questioning Current Practice' and a programme can be downloaded here >  Download HCC-UK Programme 2020 - Web Version.pdf 

Registration is now Open -  visit the conference website here; https://hcc-uk.org.uk/ to read more and book your place. 

Delegate Fees are as below:

  • Thursday afternoon meeting - free to attend
  • Friday attendance - Allied Healthcare Professional - £35.00
  • Friday attendance - Doctors - £45.00

The HCC-UK meeting is directed towards all those involved in the care of patients with HCC including hepatologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists, oncologists, surgeons and clinical nurse specialists and scientists.

This year’s programme includes the topics below:

  • Scientific Focus 2020 – Hunter Accelerator Award
  • Multi-centre trials
  • Basic Science papers
  • Change practices for early and intermediate HCC
  • Questioning current practice
  • Oncology – Which treatment and who for

Please do not hesitate to contact the BASL Secretariat at Fran.turley@execbs.com  if you have any questions.

Abstract submiussion is now closed. 

19
Mar
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20
Mar
Liver-Gut Axis Friend or Foe? Edgbaston Conference Centre, Birmingham

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. 

They are delighted to be hosting a joint scientific meeting with their Gastroenterology and Allied Health Professional Colleagues over two days. There will be plenary sessions in the field of Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition with opportunities for interactive discussion and workshops led by all their team including their Allied Health Professionals.

Don’t miss this special event to catch up with everyone, contribute to the science and have fun!

Registration and Abstract Submission is Open - visit the meeting website for full information > https://liverunit30.co.uk/ 

View a programme here >   Download Birmingham Liver Unit Meet Prog 2020 2.pdf

19
Mar
End of Life SIG

The next meeting of the End of Life SIG will be held from 10.30am - 15.45pm on Thursday 19 March 2020, at Engineers' House in Bristol.

Draft agenda - Download BASL EOL SIG meeting - draft programme 19th March 2020_v4.docx.

If you would like to attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk.

                                      

20
Mar
Autoimmune Liver Disease Forum

Venue: The Burlington Hotel, Birmingham

This Forum presents a contemporary overview of evidence-based clinical practice and research activity in Autoimmune Liver Diseases (AILD). Each speaker is a key opinion leader in their field, with coverage of topics that encompass risk stratification, timing and choice of therapeutic strategies, clinical trial updates, and management considerations in special populations.

To register please visit: www.drfalk.co.uk/meeting/falk-forum-76.

Programme: Download FF 76 - Bham BSG APPROVED.pdf.

 

April 2020

15
Apr
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19
Apr
The International Liver Congress, London UK

 

At EASL’s annual International Liver Congress, ILC 2020, doctors, patients, allied health professionals and policymakers will discuss the important new insights and information to help them combat liver disease. Attendees will hear the latest epidemiological and real-world data on how physical inactivity and poor diets contribute to liver disease and gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms. Leading clinicians and researchers in the field will talk about the kinds of everyday life changes that can help or even reverse liver disease, and update on treatment options.

The congress will also update attendees on EASL’s important policy and advocacy work, providing evidence and support to governments and international organizations implementing laws and policies that promote health in daily life.

Whatever your role, ILC 2020 will involve you in EASL’s mission to improve liver heath and support you in doing your part.

The International Liver Congress™ 2020 website is now live - abstract submission and registration is open.

For the latest news, sign up to the ILC newsletter.

17
Apr
Alcohol-related Liver Disease SIG

The next meeting of the ArLD SIG will be held from 4-6pm on Friday 17 April 2020 at the Ibis Styles London Excel hotel, London. If you would like to attend, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk.

23
Apr
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24
Apr
RCP Annual Conference Medicine 2020 - Birmingham

Medicine 2020 is the RCP's sixth annual conference and takes place at The ICC, Birmingham. Bringing together speakers at the forefront of improving patient care, Medicine 2020 will provide an essential national update for physicians from all career grades and specialties. Exploring ground-breaking medical developments, we’ll focus on how to deliver world-class healthcare.

Full information can be found on the RCP website here > https://rcpmedicine.co.uk/2020/ 

 

 

24
Apr
BLNA Spring Meeting 2020 - Birmingham - Registration Open

The British Liver Nurse's Association are delighted to announce that registration is now open for their forthcoming meeting that is taking place on 24th April 2020 at the IET Austin Court in Birmingham.

Book your place now by clicking > HERE . 

Topics covered include:

  • Nursing care of the patient with acute alcoholic hepatitis
  • Alcohol related brain injury
  • The emotional impact of organ donation on recipients
  • Liver Diseases in Bite Size Pieces – Rare Diseases
  • Current research in liver disease
  • Celebrating the Year of the Nurse – what does the future hold for liver nurses?
  • NAFLD Case studies

You can download a draft programme here >  Download BLNA April 2020 prog v10.pdf

BLNA Nurse Bursaries now available
Shionogi B.V have sponsored this year’s travel bursaries and made available 20 travel bursary scholarship awards for members to attend the forthcoming BLNA April Meeting.

Scholarship awards are capped at a maximum of £100 per person and are considered a contribution towards a registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses, but not subsistence. Nurses who have been granted another bursary to attend BLNA 2020 are not eligible to apply.

Full guidance and an application form can be downloaded below:
Download BLNA Bursary Guidance Document 2020.pdf

Download BLNA Bursary application form 2020.docx

The deadline for submitting completed application forms to gemma.bell@execbs.com is no later than 17.00hrs on Friday 14th February 2020.

May 2020

05
May
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07
May
7th Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Hepatology Postgraduate Course, London

We are pleased to invite you to register for the Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Hepatology Postgraduate Course, to be held at the Royal Free Hospital, London, on 5th-7th May 2020. This course is clinically focussed, interactive and delivered by national experts, with excellent delegate feedback. The programme provides a comprehensive review of the diagnosis, investigation and management of patients with liver disease across outpatient, acute take, ITU and liver transplant settings; as well as daily interactive grand rounds and Q&As with the experts.

All areas of the JRCPTB curriculum in hepatology will be covered, which can be mapped and uploaded to the JRCPTB e-portfolio. Trainee and early bird concessions are available.

A copy of the course programme can be downloaded here >   Download RF Hep Postgrad Course 2020.pdf

More information about the course can be found on the UCL IDLH website > here.  

 

13
May
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15
May
AMMF Cholangiocarcinoma Conference 2020, Stansted Airport

AMMF’s conference is dedicated exclusively to cholangiocarcinoma  – with international speakers presenting what’s new in treatments and clinical trials, updates on the cholangiocarcinoma research that AMMF is supporting, and more.  Plus, there will be plenty of time for networking and one to one conversations with world-class specialists. The event will be CPD accredited. The venue is the Radission Blu Hotel, Stansted Airport.

Who should attend?
This conference is for everyone with an interest in cholangiocarcinoma, including:

Hepatologists
Surgeons
Gastroenterologists
Oncologists
Radiologists
Scientists and researchers
GPs
Nurse specialists
Medical students
Pharmaceutical companies
Patients, their families and friends
AMMF’s supporters and fundraisers.

For more information and to register visit the conference website: https://ammf.org.uk/ammf-conference-2020/

21
May
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22
May
8th Annual Birmingham Liver Course

The University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital are pleased to host the 8th Annual Birmingham Liver Course.

Time: Day 1, 09:30 – 18:30, Day 2, 09:30 – 13:20

Location: Medical School, University of Birmingham

Website: www.birmingham.ac.uk/livercourse  

The meeting will cover practical and pressing issues in the management of advanced liver disease with speakers from around the country who are experts in their field. Using an interactive approach, we are sure this course will prove to be very popular and of interest to trainees, consultants, nurses and allied health professionals.

Programme online, https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/mds-cpd/conferences/liver-course/programme.aspx  

Online registration now open, https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/facilities/mds-cpd/conferences/liver-course/registration.aspx  

21
May
British Hepatology Pharmacy Group Meeting - London -Save the Date

The British Hepatology Pharmacy Group are delighted to announce that their second educational event is taking place on Thursday 21st May 2020 in Wallace Space, St Pancras, London.

The agenda is yet to be finalised but topics covered will include;

- The causes of chronic liver disease
- The management of chronic liver disease (incl. decompensated cirrhosis bundle)
- The pharmacists role in the management of patients with liver disease
- Rare diseases in hepatology
- New therapies on the horizon

Registration and further details will follow when available. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk . 

June 2020

11
Jun
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12
Jun
CCA-UK workshop at the UK Oncology Forum

CCA-UK will hold a clinical themed workshop at the UK Oncology Forum annual conference at the ICC in Birmingham. The workshop will take place on the morning of Thursday 11 June 2020. The conference runs from 11-12 June.  Both the CCA-UK workshop and UK Oncology Forum annual conference are free to attend.  The conference is CPD accredited.

Anyone wishing to attend the CCA-UK workshop will be expected to stay on for the whole of day one of the annual conference. Registration is via the UK Oncology Forum - https://oncology-forum.co.uk/register/. When registering please ensure you choose the CCA-UK workshop option under the section UK Oncology Forum and Cancer Collaboration. Delegates are of course welcome to attend both days of the annual conference.

Workshop invite -  Download 2020 OF Invitation CCA-UK.pdf.

July 2020

10
Jul
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11
Jul
BASL School of Hepatology - Nottingham

Save The Date 

More details will be added when available.

September 2020

08
Sep
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09
Sep
BLTG Annual Transplant Meeting 2020 - Plymouth

Save the Date

When: BLTG Transplant Meeting - 8th – 9th September 2020.

Where: The Guildhall Plymouth

More details will be added to the BASL website and to the Annual Meeting website https://baslannualmeeting.org.uk/ when available.

 

09
Sep
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11
Sep
BASL Annual Meeting 2020 - Plymouth

Save the Date

When: 9th – 11th September 2020.

Where: The Guildhall, Plymouth

A number of joint symposiums are planned with speakers from AASLD coming over to deliver key talks both at the BASL and BLNA meetings.

More details will be added to the BASL website and to the Annual Meeting website https://baslannualmeeting.org.uk/ when available and we look forward to welcoming you in Plymouth.

09
Sep
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10
Sep
BLNA September Meeting 2020 - Plymouth

Save the Date

When: 9th – 10th September 2020.

Where: The Guildhall Plymouth

A number of joint symposiums are planned with speakers from AASLD coming over to deliver key talks both at the BASL and BLNA meetings.

More details will be added to the BASL website and to the Annual Meeting website https://baslannualmeeting.org.uk/ when available and we look forward to welcoming you in Plymouth.

14
Sep
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16
Sep
BASL Basic Science Retreat - Plymouth

Save the Date

The 2020 Basic Science Retreat will take place from Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th September at Dartington Hall, Dartington, Totnes, Devon. 

More information will be added to the website when available.