BASL2019 17- 20 September - Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathcylde, Glasgow.  Including the BLNA Nurse Meeting and BLTG Transplant Meeting. Early Bird Rate ends 31 July. Visit the Annual Meeting Website

BASL2019 ANNUAL MEETING

17th - 20TH September, University of STRATHCLYDE GLASGOW

Join us the BASL2019 Annual Meeting where all of us interested in liver disease will share time whether we are clinicians, nurses, basic scientists, pharmacists, working in industry or students. The programme runs from Wednesday 18th September to lunchtime on Friday 20th, with the BLNA Nurses Day meeting running on Wednesday 18th PM & Thursday 19th. The BLTG programme runs from Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th September. 

Visit the Annual Meeting Website for all the details.

Registration Open - Early Bird Deadline 31st July 2019.

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BASL AND BASL SUB-GROUPS

The British Association for the Study of the Liver is a multi-disciplinary society with around 900 members composed of interested individuals from clinical medicine, clinical and basic research and allied professions.

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British Liver Nurse Association is a professional nursing organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disease, in order to improve the quality of patient care.

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The British Viral Hepatitis aims to improve the management and study of patients with chronic viral liver disease, bringing together UK hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians, virologists and interested epidemiologists.

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The BLTG (British Liver Transplant Group) was launched in 2014 to represent the professional interests of liver transplantation in the UK and promote strategic and academic development. The BLTG will foster close relationships with BTS (British Transplant Society) and LICAGE (Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe) and will build on the role of the UK and Ireland Annual Meeting by delivering structure and authority to the group.

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Is a professional pharmacy organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disorders including viral hepatitis, in order to improve the quality of patient care, through medicines optimisation, collaborative and multi-disciplinary working and promoting patient-focused research.

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HCC UK is a multi-disciplinary organisation aiming to promote collaboration in research, education and clinical service development for primary liver cancer. We bring together leading oncologists, liver surgeons, hepatologists, basic scientists, radiologists, pathologists and specialist nurses to lead improvement in the quality of patient care.

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News

Vacancy - Hepatology Clinical Research Fellow Portsmouth - closing date 28 July

News Type: BASL News

Clinical Research Fellow (Hepatology)

POST: Hepatology Research Fellow – Research & Innovation
Hours: 40 hours per week (1.0 WTE)
Contract Type: Fixed term contract – 1 year initially
Closing Date for Applications: 28th July 2019
Interview Date: 11th August 2019
Proposed Start Date: to be agreed
Salary: £

The NHS Jobs link is:
https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/?vac_ref=915633643

Research Funding Opportunities - Guts UK

News Type: BASL News

Guts UK are pleased to announce the following funding opportunities. Visit the Guts UK website at https://gutscharity.org.uk/research/grants-and-awards/ for more information and to download the application forms and guidance.

The deadline for all awards is 19th August 2019.

Guts UK Development Grants
Five grants of up to £50,000 each are available to research-established clinicians and scientists for translational or proof of concept research in any area of gastroenterology (including pancreatology and hepatology).

Guts UK Nutrition Development Grants
Two grants up to £50,000 each are available to research-established clinicians (including gastroenterology specialist dietitians) and scientists for research on any aspect of nutrition that is related to gastroenterology (including hepatology and pancreatology).

Guts UK/forCrohns Development Grants
Following on from a successful collaboration with forCrohns in 2018 we announce two grants of up to £50,000 each for research-established clinicians and scientists specifically focusing on translational or proof of concept research in Crohn’s Disease.

Guts UK/BSG Trainee Awards (Individual and Networks)
Four grants up to £5,000 each are available to gastroenterology specialty trainees who would like to conduct research or Audit/quality improvement (QI) in any area of gastroenterology (including pancreatology and hepatology) or nutrition. Trainees can apply individually or as networks.

Please direct any queries related to the above grants to research@gutscharity.org.uk .

Guts UK/Bowel & Cancer Research - PhD for Research into Diverticular Disease and Diverticulitis
This new research stream follows on from a previous collaboration with Bowel & Cancer Research into Diverticular Disease and recognises the need for funding in this relatively neglected area of research. Proposals of up to £75,000 are sought to support a three year PhD student research project into diverticular disease. Support will be given to: new ideas in diagnostics, therapeutics or devices, experimental medicine and pilot studies; outcomes research. For queries relating to this call contact Deborah Gilbert: deborah@bowelcancerresearch.org .

Vacancy - BASL Trainee Representative Expressions of Interest - Deadline 17th June

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of the current BASL Trainee Representative will come to an end in March 2020. As such, BASL are now seeking expressions of interest for this position with a view to shadowing the current representative for 6 months.

To apply for the position you must be a BASL Medically Qualified Member in Training and hold a national training number (NTN). The position is open to all trainees who are at least 24 months pre-CCT from September 2019.

The Trainee Representative will serve on the BASL Committee for a maximum of 2 years. They are expected to comment on all issues pertaining to training to ensure that trainee views are heard, to ensure that the annual meeting and schools of Hepatology meet trainees needs and in addition to attend BASL Committee meetings (face to face or teleconference) as well as the Annual Meeting. A working knowledge of Twitter is desirable and a strong link with the BSG trainee representative is helpful.

Application Process

Please send your expressions of interest to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk  by the deadline of 23:59 on Monday 17th June 2019.

Emails should clearly have as the subject: BASL Trainee Representative Post 2019.

Candidates wishing to be considered for the post are required to provide a short personal statement containing no more than approx. 300 words explaining why you want to be the BASL Trainee Representative and what relevant skills or training you have. Your personal statement should accompany your expressions of interest email where possible.

A panel comprising of 3 BASL committee members will review and score the applications to select the successful applicant.

The new Trainee Representative will be announced at the next Business Meeting of the Association during the Annual Meeting in September 2019 and will work with the current trainee representative for 6 months and take up their post in March 2020.

If you require any further information, please contact judy@basl.org.uk .

Vacancies – BASL Committee Posts 2019 - Expressions of Interest - Deadline 17th June

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of a number of BASL Committee Posts will come to an end in September 2019. As such, BASL are now seeking expressions of interest for the following 5 positions:

Treasurer
The BASL Treasurer is elected by the membership and can serve for up to three years, and may be re-elected once. The Treasurer is also a member of the BLTG Committee.

The Treasurer has the following duties:

  • To represent the Association in financial negotiations with third parties together with the Secretary or any other person designated for the task by the Governing Board;
  • To oversee the collection and distribution of money on behalf of the Association and keep records of all transactions;
  • To engage and supervise an accountant who will keep the books of the Association;
  • To present the annual accounts, consisting of the profit and loss statement and balance sheet, to the Business Meeting;
  • To present the current accounts to the Governing Board.

The newly elected or re-elected Treasurer will take up the role at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2019.


Secretary Elect

The Secretary Elect is elected by the membership and will shadow the BASL Secretary from October 2019, taking up the role of Secretary at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2020.

The Secretary is the Chief Executive of the Association, serves for two years, and may be re-elected once. The Secretary is responsible for running the administrative tasks pertaining to his/her function and will work closely with the Secretariat, which is appointed by the Governing Board.


British Viral Hepatitis Group (BVHG) Committee Chair 

The BVHG Chair is elected by the BASL / BVHG membership to serve for a period of up to three year’s and may be re-elected once.

The BVHG is commissioned by the Governing Board to:

  • Promote research and the exchange of scientific information concerning viral hepatitis;
  • Foster multicentre scientific studies pertaining to viral hepatitis within the UK;
  • Promote education of physicians, surgeons, clinical nurse specialists and scientists with regard to viral hepatitides and their management;
  • Promote interaction between clinical disciplines to promote good care of patients and foster research and clinical trials.

The newly elected BVHG Commitee Chair will take up the role in December 2019 and will have a handover with the current Chair. 


Educational and Training Councillor
The BASL Committee has two Educational and Training Councillors and one of these posts is up for election. The post is elected by the membership to serve for a period of four years and may be re-elected once.  In addition to their role on the Governing Board, the Education and Training Councillors are responsible for Educational tasks as defined by the Governing Board, such as supporting the School of Hepatology.

The newly elected Education and Training Councillor will take up the role at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2019.


Scientist Representative

The Scientist Representative is elected by the membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once.
In addition to his/her role on the Governing Board, the Scientist Representative is responsible for the organisation and programme for the annual Basic Science Retreat meeting. This post is a non-clinical committee post.

The newly elected Scientist Representative will take up the role at the end of the Business Meeting of the Association in September 2019.


All of the above posts, with the exception of Secretary Elect, shall be registered with Companies House in the UK as a Director of BASL and registered with the Charities Commission as a Trustee.

Nomination Process

Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 23:59 on Monday 17th June 2019.  

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL member to propose them and a second BASL member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.

If more than one candidate is nominated, the Secretariat will arrange for an election of all members. He/she will be elected by simple majority of those members voting.

A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidate should an election need to take place.

The newly elected posts will be announced at the next Business Meeting of the Association during BASL2019 in September.

If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk .

Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award 2019 - apply now - deadline 10th June

News Type: BASL News

Deadline: 09:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

The Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award was set up in honour of the late Professor Andrew Burroughs, who sadly passed away in March 2014. Professor Burroughs was an eminent and world renowned Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Physician/Hepatologist and among his many achievements was his significant contribution to liver transplantation.

The winner of the award will deliver the prize lecture at the BLTG Transplant Meeting which this year is taking place at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow between 17th - 18th September 2019. The winner will also receive free registration to the meeting and £1,000.

Eligibility
This prize is awarded to young investigators, scientific or clinical, who are in training or within 2 years of taking up consultant positions (or equivalent), with an interest in liver transplantation. 

How to Apply
Please send one A4 sheet outlining the research and another A4 sheet listing up to 5 related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk before the deadline of 09:00 on Monday 10th June 2019.

Events

04/09/19 - 07/09/19

7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association - Seoul
News Type: Other Events

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)

Website: www.aphpba2019.org 

Important Dates:

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

17/09/19 - 18/09/19

BLTG Transplant Meeting - Early Bird Closes 31 July
News Type: BASL Events

REGISTER NOW - EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS - 31st JULY 2019

We are delighted to announce that the fifth meeting of the British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) is taking place on Tuesday 17th September and the morning of Wednesday 18th September at the Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

As an affiliated group 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 meeting starts on Tuesday 17th September and continues on Wednesday morning with a joint symposium with BASL. The Wednesday morning programme can be viewed on the BASL2019 events entry and a full BLTG programme will be added below when available.

Highlights of the meeting include the ‘Williams-Calne Lecture’, given this year by Professor Vincenzo Mazzaferro (Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano, Italy) and the Lecture by the Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award Winner.


REGISTER your place by clicking > HERE.

Or alternatively here - https://execbs.eventsair.com/basl2019/basl2019reg/Site/Register 

View a draft programme here >   Download BLTG BASL MASTER JAL programme 2019_web.pdf

Further information can be found on the BASL Annual Meeting website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Hewitt at steve@basl.org.uk  or on 01543 442154.

18/09/19 - 20/09/19

BASL2019 - 18-20 September 2019 - Early Bird Closes 31 July
News Type: BASL Events

REGISTER NOW – EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS 31st JULY 2019

Join us at the BASL2019 Annual Meeting which is taking place at the Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

We start with a joint BASL/BLTG symposium on new horizons in liver transplantation on Wednesday morning (open to all comers), preceding the main BASL meeting. After lunch the main BASL programme commences and we will explore new horizons in primary liver cancer. The moderated poster session is on Wednesday evening with supper provided.

The second day offers the joint BASL and BLNA session in the morning on tackling inequalities in liver disease followed by an afternoon session themed around pregnancy and the liver. The annual dinner will take place in the evening.

The final morning will see a series of case-based discussions led by recognised experts in the field, followed by a rapid fire update session and oral presentations of the highest scoring abstracts of original research.

We hope to see you in Glasgow.


REGISTER your place by clicking on the linkHERE.

Or alternatively herehttps://execbs.eventsair.com/basl2019/basl2019reg/Site/Register 

A draft Programme is available and can be downloaded here>  Download BASL2019 Programme_Web Version.pdf

Download a flyer here>  Download BASL 2019 Event flyer A5 double sided updated v1.pdf

Further information can be found on the BASL Annual Meeting website

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Hewitt at steve@basl.org.uk or on 01543 442154.

18/09/19 - 19/09/19

BLNA Nurse Meeting - Early Bird Closes 31 July
News Type: BASL Events

REGISTER NOW – EARLY BIRD RATE ENDS 31st JULY 2019

Please join us at the Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow for the BLNA Nurse meeting. The nurse meeting takes place during the BASL Annual Meeting and this year runs from the afternoon of Wednesday 18th September and all day on Thursday 19th September. There is a joint session with BASL planned for the Thursday morning which proved popular in 2018. The Thursday morning programme can be viewed on the BASL2019 events entry and a full BLNA programme will be added below when available.

The meeting promises to deliver exciting and inspiring sessions for all liver nurses, with the programme including a wide range of topics.


REGISTER your place by clicking on the linkHERE.

Or alternatively here - https://execbs.eventsair.com/basl2019/basl2019reg/Site/Register 

A draft programme will be added to the website shortly. 

Futher information can be found on the BASL Annual Meeting website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Hewitt at steve@basl.org.uk or on 01543 442154.


Abstract submission is now closed.


 

20/09/19 - 22/09/19

International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) Conference - Chicago - Save the Date
News Type: Other Events

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 > https://www.ilca2019.org/ .

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