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March 2018

22/03/18 - 23/03/18 - Nottingham Gastroenterology SCE Revision Course (2018)

A focused curriculum-based update course in Gastroenterology & Hepatology for Gastroenterology SPRs approaching the SCE exam.

Venue: Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham.

The course will include: a pre and post course exam, an introduction to answering SBAs, lectures from experienced consultants with time for Q&As, and comprehensive coverage of the required syllabus.

Fee - the course fee is £120 for the two day course, but candidates from within the Deanery will be free of charge if this is their first attendance at this course (else standard fee applies).

For further information and to book a place visit the website by clicking here.   

23/03/18 - IgG4-RD conference, Royal College of Physicians - 'Save the Date'


On behalf of Prof Ellie Barnes from Oxford, and Dr George Webster from London we are delighted to ask you to SAVE THE DATE for the UK's first IgG4 Related Disease Symposium, to be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London, Friday 23rd March 2018.

This exciting event will bring together the wide range of specialities involved in this recently described and fascinating disease. As well as addressing the history, immunology and pathogenesis of IgG4-RD, we will also be exploring the clinical manifestations and management of affected sites, including:

• Liver and pancreaticobiliary system
• Kidneys and retroperitoneum
• Lungs
• Nervous system
• Rheumatological

We will be joined by a fantastic national and international expert faculty, including John Stone, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Director of Clinical Rheumatology Massachusetts General Hospital, who has done so much to advance our understanding and management of IgG4-RD.

If you would like to attend, please reply to myself via e-mail: and I will add you on our invitations list to ensure you are kept up to date with the latest details.

Further details will be sent out to all in a timely manner.

April 2018

05/04/18 - 06/04/18 - HCC UK meeting, London - Registration Open

Save the Date

The annual HCC-UK meeting will take place in London on 5th and 6th April 2018.

Venue: The Fetal Medicine Institute, 16-20 Windsor Walk, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BB.

A programme can be downloaded here:  Download Schedule HCC UK 2018.pdf and is also available on the HCC-UK 2018 meeting website here > .

The meeting is being hosted by Dr Abid Suddle from Kings College Hospital, London.

The 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.

Register now for what promises to be an exciting meeting in this rapidly evolving area.

17/04/18 - BHIVA Hepatology Highlights 2018 Edinburgh: Tuesday 17 April 2018

Registration Now Open

BHIVA are delighted to announce the BHIVA Hepatology Highlights for the Healthcare Specialist 2018 In collaboration with BVHG. This free to attend meeting will take place on the evening of Tuesday 17 April 2018 in Edinburgh prior to the Fourth Joint Conference of BHIVA with BASHH.

A Provisional Programme is available to view;  Download BHIVA Hepatology Highlights Programme May 2018.pdf

Online Registration is now open and you can register by clicking - here.

Please note that places are limited and will be allocated, in principle, on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the Hepatology Highlights Meeting is provided on a complimentary basis to all delegates, however only those who provide a commitment fee of £20 will be registered for this meeting. This will only be charged if you fail to show up on the day or fail to cancel your registration before Friday 6 April 2018.

27/04/18 - BLNA Nurse Meeting, Austin Court, Birmingham - REGISTER NOW

The BLNA is delighted to announce its forthcoming April meeting – Innovations in caring for people with or at risk of liver disease

The meeting will be held at Austin Court in Birmingham on Friday 27th April 2018. The programme reflects innovations in care and the dynamic nature of liver nursing. Topic areas will include alcohol, hepatitis C and primary biliary cholangitis. We have invited a service user to discuss the lived experience of liver disease, person focussed sessions are always well received by offering nurses insight and helping to illuminate the care we give to people with liver disease. Acute on chronic liver failure will be complemented by the “Liver Diseases in Bite Size Pieces” session which will focus on features of decompensated cirrhosis. The UK government is currently out to consultation to change the way that organ donation works in England; we will debate the pros and cons of the two different systems. In 2018 there will be a number of changes to the way that donor livers are allocated and we will investigate what effect this might have for liver transplant recipients. As technology becomes a more integral part of our work, we will be looking at a liver app that supports assessment and diagnosis of liver conditions.

Registration is now open and programme topics* covered include:

Acute on Chronic Liver Disease
Hepatitis C
Features of decompensated cirrhosis
Liver Apps
National allocation of donor livers
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
Lived experience of liver disease
Organ donation debate
* subject to change


Registration Fees:

Members: £20
Non-Members: £75*

*Are you a BLNA member yet? If not, 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 before registering for the meeting. 

For any enquiries please contact:  or telephone 01543 442154.

May 2018

10/05/18 - AMMF's Cholangiocarcinoma Conference

The AMMF Cholangiocarcinoma Conference is a UK-focused day that includes speakers from several of the areas of cholangiocarcinoma research that AMMF is currently supporting, plus medics at the forefront of the treatment and care of the cholangiocarcinoma patient.

The venue is The Radisson Blu Hotel, very close to London Stansted Airport. There is onsite parking, and the hotel is just minutes' walk from the air and rail terminal. The day will begin with registration from 8.30am for a 9.30 am start, and the main conference will finish at 5.30pm. 

For full information visit the conference page on the AMMF website > here. 

To register click > here. 

11/05/18 - 13/05/18 - 25th APASL Single Topic Conference on HCC in Yokohama, Japan

The Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver (APASL) Single Topic Conference will be held on May 11-13, 2018 in Yokohama, Japan. 

Under the theme of “HCC: Strategy in the New Era”, the conference program will present high-quality content based on up-to-date information and cutting edge lectures by eminent researchers, in order to reconfirm the achievement of better basic and clinical practice in the field of HCC.

The scientific program will consist of invited lectures, plenary sessions, symposia, and free papers on significant developments on the theme of “HCC: Strategy in the New Era”. The program will also provide the latest information and fresh ideas for hepatologists.

Visit the conference website to find out further details by clicking > here

Key conference date lines can be found below:

Abstract Submission Open - 2 October 2017 - 31 January 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline - 28 February 2018
Pre-registration will close - 13 April 2018    

19/05/18 - Clinics and Science in Hepatology 2018 - Educational Meeting, Birmingham

The Clinics and Science in Hepatology 2018 meeting is a 1-day educational meeting taking place on Saturday 19 May at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. 

The programme has been developed by Course Directors Geoffrey Dusheiko (UK) and Maria Buti (Spain), alongside an expert Scientific Committee comprising Thomas Berg (Germany), Christophe Hézode (France) and Lawrence Serfaty (France).

This meeting is intended to educate ~100–150 practising physicians treating patients with HBV, HCV and NAFLD in Europe and the Middle East and CME accreditation of 6 credits is anticipated for this event.

The meeting is free to attend, with participation grants available for attendees to support their travel expenses and accommodation (for 1 night prior to the meeting, and subject to meeting the criteria and where allowed according to their country regulations).

Register to guarantee your place


22/05/18 - 24/05/18 - UCL Sheila Sherlock Hepatology Postgraduate Course 2018

‘Professor Massimo Pinzani of UCL and his team will once again be running the 2018 Hepatology Postgraduate Course which for this year is combined with the Sheila Sherlock Course making a unique opportunity for the attending Postgraduates.

The aim of the course is to provide a strong foundation in hepatology and equip both future and current gastroenterologists and general physicians to become more expert in the field.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:
• Identify all areas of the JRCPTB curriculum in hepatology which have been covered within the course and apply them to your
own clinical practice.
• Apply learnt knowledge to the Specialty Certificate Examination in Gastroenterology
• Contribute to the development of Hepatology services within your own Hospitals
• Be more confident in managing hepatology patients on the acute medical take
• Have a good breadth of knowledge into the science underpinning Hepatology research today.

This three day course aims to provide:

• Clinically focused updates
• Comprehensive coverage of the pathogenesis, diagnosis, investigation and management of patients with acute and chronic liver disease
• Topics mapped to the (JRCPTB) curriculum in hepatology with learning outcomes that can be uploaded to the JRCPTB e-portfolio
• A deeper understanding of the basic science of liver disease
• Interactive teaching focusing on SCE style SBA questions and real cases’

REGISTER > here. 

24/05/18 - 25/05/18 - 6th Annual Birmingham Liver Course

Professor Gideon Hirschfield and Dr James Ferguson, of the University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Liver Unit are organising the 6th Annual Birmingham Liver Course, on 24-25 May 2018. 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.

Download a copy of the programme here;  Download Bham Liver Course May 2018.pdf

For further details and to Register click > here or visit the University of Birmingham Website; .

June 2018

01/06/18 - 03/06/18 - International Hepatology Ultrasound Course 2018 - RFH - Save the Date

Save the Date

The Royal Free Hospital and British Medical Ultrasound Course are running an International Hepatology Ultrasound Course. The course is a comprehensive ultrasound course in hepatology to be held over 3 days. Attendees will benefit from hands-on training to compliment the essential theory sessions. The lectures will range from basic ultrasound to the assessment of chronic liver disease, vascular and biliary pathology to the latest advances such as contrast enhanced ultrasound and tissue elastography. Attendees will have the opportunity to scan both healthy volunteers and pre diagnosed patients.

Venue: The Royal Free Hospital.

More information will follow, however advance bookings can be made by clicking > here

04/06/18 - 07/06/18 - BSG Annual Meeting, Liverpool - Save the Date

'Save the Date' - the BSG Annual Meeting 2018 will take place at the Liverpool ACC from Monday 4 - Thursday 7 June 2018. 

Download BSG AM 2018 Flyer.pdf .

More details will follow when available. 

06/06/18 - 08/06/18 - Basic Science Retreat, Derby - Save the Date

Next year's Basic Science Retreat is taking place from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th June and is being held at The Hayes Conference Centre, in Alfreton in Derby.

More details will follow when available.  

25/06/18 - 26/06/18 - RCP Annual Conference, Innovation in Medicine 2018 at ExCel London

More information will follow. 

July 2018

13/07/18 - 14/07/18 - BASL School of Hepatology - Leeds - Booking now open

Registration now open

Venue: University of Leeds

The School of Hepatology is a residential meeting and is FREE to attend for BASL medically qualified members in training (a refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking). This event is aimed at SpRs / Doctors in Training with a NTN and is restricted to 40 delegates.

As soon as a draft programme is available it will appear on the website. 

Book Now

September 2018

14/09/18 - 16/09/18 - ILCA 2018 Conference - London

14−16 September 2018
London, United Kingdom 

The International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) is pleased to bring its 12th Annual Conference to the beautiful city of London, United Kingdom, offering a programme with a multidisciplinary and transversal approach, with the objective to encourage and stimulate scientific debate and networking between liver cancer experts from all regions.

Clinical, translational and basic researchers, physicians and allied professionals across liver cancer related disciplines will convene at the ILCA 2018 to share best practices and findings, making this event the premier forum for advancing research in the pathogenesis, prevention, and treatment of liver cancer.

The deadline to submit your abstract is 6 April 2018 and the deadline to benefit from the early registration rates is 25 June 2018.

For more information on ILCA and on ILCA 2018, please visit  and .


18/09/18 - 19/09/18 - BLTG Transplant Meeting - Save The Date


Venue - York University

As an affiliate of BASL, the BTLG has built on the role of the UK and Ireland Annual Meeting and will integrate the meetings previously organised by each individual transplant centre to offer a central stage for those operating in or with a strong interest in the field of liver transplantation.

The fourth meeting of the Britsh Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) takes place on Tuesday 18th September and carries over to the morning of Wednesday 19th September before the BASL Annual Meeting starts at lunchtime on the Wednesday.

Highlights of the meeting include the ‘Williams-Calne Lecture’. 

Full details about the BLTG Transplant Meeting when available will be on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website - here.

19/09/18 - 21/09/18 - BASL Annual Meeting 2018 - including the BLNA Nurse Meeting - Save the Date


Venue: York University

The BASL Annual Meeting is the highlight of the BASL calendar and the main liver meeting in the UK, where all of us interested in liver disease will share time whether we are clinicians, nurses, basic scientists, pharmacists, working in industry or students.

BASL 2018 opens after lunch on Wednesday 19th September and continues through to lunchtime on Friday 21st September 2018.

The BLNA Nurses Day meeting runs in parallel on Thursday 20th September.

Full details about the meetings will be available shortly on the BASL Annual Meeting 2018 website > here.

28/09/18 - Annual Cambridge Liver Symposium 2018 - Cambridge - Save the Date

Save the Date

The Annual Cambridge Liver Symposium is taking place on Friday 28th September at Robinson College, Cambridge.

This event is RCP approved and free to attend.

Further details will follow when available. 


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