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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April 2019

Medicine 2019: Royal College of Physicians Annual Conference

Medicine 2019, the RCP’s fifth annual conference, will take place 25–26 April at Manchester Central’s flagship Convention Complex. With over 70 speakers from all specialties, and over 800 delegates attending, this promises to be our biggest annual conference yet. This conference is worth 12 CPD points, and will provide two days of networking opportunities with some of the best minds in the field.

Ideal for all specialties and grades, Medicine 2019 will explore the latest cutting-edge developments in healthcare and focus on how to improve patient care.

- Learn – benefit from hands-on sessions on the latest digital advances transforming healthcare.
- Collaborate – share best practice and expand your network with healthcare experts.
- Develop – find out about the latest research and clinical advances in multiple specialties.
- Innovate – hear from UK policy advisers on the future shape of the NHS.


Want to submit your abstract? We’re welcoming research pieces on a range of topics. Cash prizes available. Submit via the dedicated page on our website: 

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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AMMF Cholangiocarcinoma Conference - London Stansted Airport

The AMMF’s Cholangiocarcinoma Conference 2019 is dedicated exclusively to cholangiocarcinoma (bile duct cancer) – 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.

Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, very close to London Stansted Airport. 

This conference is for everyone with an interest in cholangiocarcinoma, including:

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

Visit the AMMF conference website for full information and to register by clicking > here

CPD Accreditation has been applied for.


Royal Free Sheila Sherlock Hepatology Post Graduate Course - Register Now

A curriculum based course in Hepatology for Medical/Surgical GI and acute medical trainees and comprehensive clinical update for consultants.

Course information
This comprehensive course in Hepatology is to be held at The Royal Free Hospital from the 15th to 17th May 2019.

The aim of the course is to provide a strong foundation in clinical hepatology, equipping both future and current gastroenterologists and acute physicians to expertly manage patients with liver disease.

Location: The Atrium, The Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London, NW3 2QG.

A programme can be downloaded here:  Download 2019 Programme Royal Free Postgrad course.pdf

A flyer here:  Download 2019 Flyer RF Postgraduate Course.pdf

Course application - Early Bird Deadline 17th April 2019

  • Trainees (confirmation of trainee status will be required) £200 / Early Bird Rate £180
  • Consultants £300 / Early Bird Rate £270
  • Single Day Rate (Day 2, acute medical doctors only) £90 / Early Bird Rate £81

Register via the following link: 

RCP accreditation applied for.

For further information please contact: .

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 .

Viruses, Vaccines and Eradication Conference 2019- London - Register Now

Thursday 6th June 2019, QEII Centre, London 

A one-day conference dedicated to providing academics and clinicians with novel information and opportunities for scientific debate on the topic of reducing global disease, through virus elimination and eradication.

Registration Now Open

6 CPD credits are being applied for with the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists.

Visit the conference website to download a provisional programme and to register  

Registrations for the conference can be submitted online. Discounted registration rates are available to members of BASHH, BASL, BVHG and BIA. The number of places at the conference are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. As such, we would encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.

If required, you can book your accommodation for the conference via HotelMap. It is important to book accommodation early as rates will increase significantly nearer the time of conference. Visit the conference website to read more > .

International Hepatology Ultrasound Course 2019 - RF London

This course is for clinicians only.

3-day intensive course in clinical ultrasound applied to hepatology.

Run in conjunction with UCL attendees will benefit from hands-on training to complement the essential theory sessions. Both theory and practical sessions will be held in the Atrium at the Royal Free Hospital. Participants will have the opportunity to be guided by internationally recognized experts in clinical ultrasound.

The lectures will range from basic medical ultrasound to the assessment of chronic liver disease, vascular and biliary pathology to the latest advances such as contrast enhanced ultrasound and tissue elastography.

On the first day practical sessions will be carried out on healthy subjects to familiarize with normal anatomy. On the second day attendees will have the opportunity to focus on different real cases of liver pathology and the 3rd day will be dedicated to the clinical application of different elastographic techniques

All of the information, including how to register, can be found on the course website here >  .

A copy of the draft programme can be downloaded here >  Download Hepatology_Ultrasoundcourse_Programme_2019.pdf

ICFL 2019 - Germany - Save the Date

The 2nd International Conference on Fatty Liver (ICFL) will take place in Berlin, Germany on June 27-29, 2019.

ICFL 2019 will bring together physicians, researchers and allied health professionals in the field of Hepatology, Gastroenterology, as well as Diabetology, Nutrition, Radiology, and Cardiology, in order to address the growing impact of Fatty Liver and its relationship with the other organs in the body. ICFL 2019 will focus on unifying the global knowledge of Fatty Liver, which has the potential to yield valuable research through multidisciplinary involvement.

Please see the conference website for detailed information.

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

7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association - Seoul

7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA 2019)

Venue: COEX, Seoul, Korea

Official Language: English

Organised by:

  • Local Organizing Committee of APHPBA 2019
  • Hosted by: Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (A-PHPBA)
  • Korean Association of Hepato-Biliary and Pancreas Surgery (KAHBPS)


Important Dates:

  • Abstract Submission Deadline: March 15 (Fri.), 2019
  • Super Early Registration Deadline: April 15 (Mon.), 2019
  • Notification of Acceptance: May 15 (Wed.), 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

International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) Conference - Chicago - Save the Date

Save the Date

The 13th International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) conference is taking place from 20-22nd September in Chicago.

Visit the conference website for more information here > .

Annual Cambridge Liver Symposium 2019

The Cambridge Annual Liver Symposium is taking place on Friday 27th September from 08:30 – 16:00.

Venue: Robinson College, Cambridge.

Dinner: Thursday 26th September 20:00.

Topics include:

  • Autoimmune / PSC
  • NASH/fibrosis assessment
  • Genetic liver disorders
  • Interactive MDT-style cases (viral/portal HT)

Programme to follow.

FREE to attend and CPD accredited (6 points).

If you have any questions and to reserve your place please contact or telephone: 01223 586 891.

Download Cambridge Liver Symposium flyer 2019.pdf

November 2019

BVHG Meeting - 29th November - Manchester - Save the Date

Further details will follow when available. 

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