Acute Liver Failure Special Interest Group 

The Acute Liver Failure (ALF) Special Interest Group (SIG ) is an affiliate of BASL. Its purpose is to facilitate collaborative research, and provide a forum to discuss and disseminate best practice. The group is linked to the Transplant CRN topic area. The SIG Lead is Professor Will Bernal of Kings College, London and the Secretary is Dr Joanna Moore of St James's University Hospital, Leeds. If anyone wishes to join this group please contact


  • Facilitate basic science and clinical research
  • Advise on policy and best practice
  • Optimise and guide clinical management across the UK.


Annual reports

Annual report 2018-19 -  Download Annual report_2018-19_ALF SIG.pdf.


1st meeting - 22 January 2019

Meeting report - Download 220119_ SIG Minutes_FINAL.pdf.


2nd meeting - 18 July 2019

Meeting report - Download 19 07 18 SIG Minutes_FINAL.pdf.


The next SIG meeting has been arranged for Thursday 13 February 2020. The timing is TBC, but is likely to be a mid to late morning start, finishing late afternoon. The venue is the Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5, 9RS.

If you would like to attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones,, as places are limited.

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