After the success of BASL2019 Save the Date for BASL2020 - 8th - 11th September at The Guildhall in Plymouth. Next year's meeting will include joint symposiums with colleagues from AASLD. 

BASL2020 ANNUAL MEETING

8th - 11TH September, PLYMOUTH

Save the Date - BASL2020 Annual Meeting - Plymouth. The BASL programme runs from Wednesday 9th September to lunchtime on Friday 11th, with the BLNA Nurses Day meeting running on Wednesday 9th PM & Thursday 10th. The BLTG programme runs from Tuesday 8th to lunchtime on Wednesday 9th September. 

More details will follow when available.

 

BASL ANNUAL 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 Committee Communications and Website Lead Post - Nominations Close 13th December 2019

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of the current Communications and Website Lead will come to an end in January 2020 and as such, BASL are now seeking expressions of interest for this post.

The Communications and Website Lead 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 post holder is responsible for working with the BASL Secretariat on any website upgrades, to increase BASL’s presence on social media and to work with the committee on developing the BASL member’s portal. A working knowledge of Twitter is desirable.

The post holder will 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 17:00 on Friday 13th December 2019.

Candidates wishing to be considered for this post 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 post will be announced in the January 2020 newsletter to members.

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

BASL BVHG Secretary Post - Nominations Close 13th December 2019

News Type: BASL News

The tenure of the current Secretary will come to an end in January 2020 and as such the British Viral Hepatitis Group (BVHG) are now seeking expressions of interest for this post.

The British Viral Hepatitis Group 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.

The BVHG Secretary 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 Secretary is responsible for running the administrative tasks pertaining to his/her function and will work closely with the BASL Secretariat, which is appointed by the BASL Governing Board.

The main roles of the post are to support the BVHG Chair in the organisation of educational events and to help arrange the BASL / BVHG Hepatology and Viral School.

The BVHG is commissioned by the BASL Governing Board to:

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

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 17:00 on Friday 13th December 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 post will be announced in the January 2020 newsletter to members.

If you require any further information about this role please contact the current post holder Dr Will Gelson at william.gelson@addenbrookes.nhs.uk  .

Inaugural President's Vlog

News Type: Vlogs

Annual call for topics open - UK NSC - closes midnight 4th December 2019

News Type: BASL News

The UK NSC has opened the annual call for new screening topics. It provides every individual, group or organisation with the opportunity to submit a proposal for a new screening programme. This window of opportunity closes at midnight on 4th December 2019.

If you wish to propose a new screening topic that is not already on the UK NSC list, the guidance, submission form and an example proposal are all available at the end of this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-nsc-evidence-review-process/appendix-d-how-to-submit-a-proposal-to-the-uk-nsc .

Please ensure you read through the guidance and use the template submission form which will guide you through all the requirements of a proposal.

For more information about the annual call please read our blog:
https://phescreening.blog.gov.uk/2019/09/05/annualcall2019/ 

Evidence Team
UK National Screening Committee
www.screening.nhs.uk 


Vacancy - Clinical lecturer in Gastroenterology/Hepatology - Birmingham - closing date 12 November

News Type: BASL News

Clinical lecturer in Gastroenterology/Hepatology - Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy

College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham

  • Full Time for 5 Years, or until CCT plus 6 months (whichever is sooner)
  • Starting salary is normally in the range £31,931 to £59,401 a year
  • Closing date: 12 November 2019 Reference: 82161

The post is an HEFCE funded Clinical Lectureship at the University of Birmingham, in Gastroenterology/Hepatology. This post is available for 5 years or until CCT plus 6 months (whichever is sooner). It is, therefore, anticipated that the training programme will attract applicants who have already completed part of their higher specialist training in general medicine or gastroenterology.

The post-holders have responsibilities, which include the care of inpatients and outpatients with general medical and gastrointestinal or liver problems and which from time to time include teaching of introductory course students, final year students and postgraduate students and co-ordination of undergraduate medical examinations at the training hospital.

The appointee will be encouraged and supported to develop a programme of discovery and/or translational research in line with current areas of interest in the unit. The department has an international reputation in the following research areas including immunology, stromal cell and stem cell biology focusing on regeneration in inflammatory bowel and liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma. Another major area of interest is non-alcoholic fatty liver disease with strength in pre-clinical and clinical phases. The successful candidate would work closely within the £12M NIHR Biomedical Research Centre hosted in Birmingham which supports world-leading translational research.

The successful candidate will be appointed to the academic gastroenterology and hepatology training scheme.

Clinical placement will be divided between the Gastroenterology and Liver Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. During the Gastroenterology placement there will be exposure to general medicine and acute medical takes. During the placement on the Liver Unit the candidate will participate in ward work, clinics as well as the on call rota. Clinical contribution will be on a 0.5 WTE basis.

Academic placement will be in the Centre for Liver and Gastrointestinal Research (CLGR) and the lecturer will benefit from the close collaboration between clinicians and scientists in the CLGR. Training will be overseen by Professor Newsome (Director of Centre) and Dr Shetty (Academic Training Lead for Gastroenterology/Hepatology). The Lecturer will be expected to develop a novel research programme under their supervision in line with those of the Centre, with a view to applying for clinician scientist/intermediate fellowship funding. The successful candidate would work closely within the £12M NIHR Biomedical Research Centre hosted in Birmingham and world leading experts and state of the art facilities in the Institute of Immunology and Immunotherapy.

PERSON SPEC
• A higher degree (MD/PhD) is desirable
• Ability to analyse information and communicate effectively
• Ability to access and organise resources successfully.

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please visit the University of Birmingham website here > https://bit.ly/2pK8mm6

For informal queries please contact Prof P Newsome p.n.newsome@bham.ac.uk .

Alternatively information can be obtained from www.hr.bham.ac.uk or by visiting https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/index.aspx .

 

Events

13/01/20 - 14/01/20

13th Paris Hepatology Conference (PHC)
News Type: Other Events

The 13th Paris Hepatology Conference (PHC) is taking place on 13th - 14th January 2020.

The event is an independent educational meeting on the management of liver diseases taking place every year in Paris. The conferences to date have gathered up to 1000 specialists from more than 60 countries.

Read more by visiting the event website here > www.aphc.info . 

23/01/20

Portal Hypertension SIG
News Type: BASL Events

The next meeting of the Portal Hypertension SIG will be held from 12.30-17.00pm on Thursday 23 January 2020. The venue is the Medical School, University of Birmingham. If you would like to attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk.

Download PH SIG 23120_Draft agenda.pdf

30/01/20 - 31/01/20

RCPE Course: 24th Advanced Gastroenterology and Hepatology Course - Edinburgh
News Type: Other Events

Registration is Open

The above course will feature experts speaking in their fields from The Netherlands, USA, Devon, London, Oxford, Birmingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Newcastle, Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh.

Oversea Speakers include Professor Michael Wallace from The Mayo Clinic USA speaking on Artificial intelligence in endoscopy and Professor Ernst Kuipers from Rotteradam The Netherlands speaking on Chronic atrophic gastritis and intestinal metaplasia.

This well-established, two-day course attracts trainees and consultants from across the UK and Europe. It is designed to cover important and "hot" topics, including an update on the latest evidence base for the management and treatment of gastrointestinal and liver conditions..

The course will be held in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Please visit the course website for full programme details and registration - https://events.rcpe.ac.uk/advanced-gastroenterology-hepatology-2020 .

01/02/20

BASL/BSG Introduction to Hepatology Day, London - Register Now
News Type: BASL Events

Join us at the Introduction to Hepatology Day on Saturday 1st February 2020, which is taking place at The Hallam Conference Centre, London.

This one day event is FREE to attend for both BASL & BSG Trainee Members (a deposit of £50 will be taken at the time of booking). *BSG members will need to provide their BSG membership number via email to judy@basl.org.uk please.

The meeting is aimed at Junior Gastroenterology trainees (ST3/ST4) or those considering applying for Gastroenterology (IMT2 / IMT3/CMT2) to ensure the fundamentals of Hepatology are taught well aiming to cover some of the core Hepatology curriculum and for those considering pursuing a career in Hepatology who want advice.

Topics covered in the programme will be:

  • Why choose Hepatology?
  • The Why, How and Future of Hepatology
  • How can I become a Hepatologist?

Junior Gastroenterology trainees who are not members of BASL or the BSG and want to attend the meeting should enquire to judy@basl.org.uk  in the first instance.

Download a draft programme here >  Download BASL draft Introduction to Hepatology Day Prog_2020.pdf

05/03/20

Liver Biopsy in the Assessment of Medical Liver Disease
News Type: Other Events

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 Credits

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  .

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