BASL2019 17th - 20th September - Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathcylde, Glasgow. Including the BLNA Nurse Meeting and BLTG Transplant Meeting. Full details available on 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.

BASL ANNUAL MEETING

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BNLA NURSE
MEETING

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BLTG
MEETING

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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

BASL Trainee Mentoring Sessions at BASL / BLTG 2019

News Type: BASL News

The mentoring sessions will be informal and will cover advice on career development. The sessions will be led by Professor Michael Heneghan, Consultant Hepatologist & Professor of Hepatology at the Institute of Liver Studies, King's College Hospital.

When - the morning of Wednesday 18th September 2019

Where – during the BASL / BLTG Annual Meeting at the Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Criteria – you must be a BASL Medically Qualified in Training Member and be registered for the BASL / BLTG Annual Meeting 2019.

Times - a session can be booked in advance and 30-minute time slots are available between 10:00 – 13:00 and are being offered on a first come first served basis. The final sessions will start at 12:30.

To Book - register for a mentoring session in advance by emailing judy@basl.org.uk before 2 p.m. on Friday 6th September 2019. Alternatively speak with colleagues on the day at the Registration Desk at BASL2019 to book a session.

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow.

NIHR Funded Solid Organ Research - closes 1 pm 27 November 2019

News Type: Transplant News

We are pleased to advise that the NIHR solid organ replacement, transplant and donation call has now gone live and can be found on the NIHR website at https://www.nihr.ac.uk/documents/1995-solid-organ-replacement-transplant-and-donation-commissioning-brief/21522 .

The closing date for stage 1 applications is 13:00 hrs Wednesday 27th November 2019.

NIHR funded liver research - closes 1 pm 27 November 2019

News Type: BASL News

The NIHR cross programme broad Liver Disease call has been approved – see https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding/1993-liver-disease/21585 .

The closing date for outline applications is 13:00 hrs Wednesday 27th November 2019

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 .

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 - Register Now
News Type: BASL Events

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 programme here >   Download BLTG Programme 2019 - Web 1.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 - Register Now
News Type: BASL Events

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 Programme is available and can be downloaded here>   Download BASL2019 Programme_Web 3.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- Register Now
News Type: BASL Events

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 programme can be downloaded here >  Download BLNA Programme Sept 2019_Web 2.pdf

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.


BLNA Travel Bursary - Now Closed

Applications are invited from BASL/BLNA members who are UK-based Nurses in the field of Liver Nursing.

There are 15 travel bursary scholarship awards available of up to a maximum of £200 per person to attend the BLNA Meeting in Glasgow from 18 - 19th September 2019, provided by the following companies:

• Norgine
• Shionogi

The travel bursary is considered a contribution towards a registration fee, travel and accommodation expenses, but not subsistence. Priority will be given to nurses who have not been granted another bursary to attend a BLNA meeting in 2019.

Deadline for applications is 17:00 on Monday 12th August 2019.

Please contact steve@basl.org.uk should you have any queries or call 01543 442154. 


BASL would like to thank our sponsors Norgine and Shionogi for supporting the BLNA travel bursaries. 

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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