March 2019

BLTG Liver Day at the BTS Congress - Harrogate - Register Now

Registration Open

The BLTG will be holding a Liver Day on Thursday 7th March 2019 during the British Transplant Society (BTS) Congress which is taking place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 6 - 8 March 2019.   

Please visit the BTS Congress website to view the days programme and to book your place; .

BHPG Education Meeting - London - Register Now

The British Hepatology Pharmacy Group (BHPG) is a newly constructed sub group of BASL. We are delighted to announce our first educational meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Wallacespace Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DP on Thursday 7th March 2019.

The objectives of the BHPG are to provide national leadership for pharmacists working in the field of hepatology and to promote excellence in the provision of pharmaceutical care in this area. The group brings together senior representation from across the country with a wealth of experience in the field of hepatology

Our inaugural meeting will cover a range of topics, with the aim to promote awareness of the pharmacist’s role across the field of hepatology and provide education and peer support to junior pharmacists.

The agenda can be downloaded here >   Download BHPGEducationMeetingAgendaMarch72019.pdf

The meeting is FREE to attend for BASL / BHPG members (a refundable £40 deposit will be taken at the time of booking).  Non-members are most welcome at the meeting at a cost of £45.00.

Non-members are encouraged to join BASL / BHPG. Annual membership is just £20 for an Affiliate member and provides the opportunity to attend a number of BASL events for free and others at a considerable discount.

Register Now by clicking > Here.

For delegates that have some distance to travel reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses i.e. cheapest second-class rail ticket, are available on request. Claims will be processed in line with the BASL expenses policy and available to BASL / BHPG members only, up to a maximum of £100. Please note that any overnight accommodation costs cannot be reimbursed. Contact for more information.  

Should you have any questions about the meeting please do not hesitate to contact , and

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EASL-AASLD HBV Endpoints event: reduced registration fees to BASL members

BASL members are being offered preferential registration fees to attend the EASL- AASLD HBV Endpoints event taking place on 8-9 March 2019 at ExCel in  London

Full information about the event and how to register can be found on the EASL website here > .

To register as a BASL member, during the registration process delegates must select ‘Delegate - EASL member’ under ‘Visitor Type’ indicating ‘BASL’ under BASL Membership field if you know your BASL membership ID this can be entered here, if not simply inputting ‘BASL’ will suffice. 

Early fee registration deadline: 07 January 2019

HCC-UK Annual Meeting 2019 - Birmingham - Register Now


Date: 14th - 15th March 2019

Venue: The Studio, Birmingham

Download a flyer >  Download HCC-UK 2019 Flyer.pdf

Register Now - visit the conference website to view a full programme and to register > .

Call for Abstracts - this year there will also be an opportunity to present work from your own centres. Abstracts will be selected by the HCC-UK panel for posters and oral presentations. Submission deadline: midnight GMT 30th January 2019

This years programme will include the following topics

• Viral Hepatitis and HCC
• Update on selection for transplantation and the new allocation system
• Debate on surgery vs transplantation for HCC
• Latest developments in targeted therapy for HCC
• Nutrition and HCC
• Clinical scenarios and Case-based discussion- the role of the MDT

BASL End of Life SIG meeting - Register Now

The next meeting of the End of Life Special Interest Group (SIG) will be held from 10.00 - 16.00pm on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

Venue: Canygne Hall 39 Whatley Road, Bristol, BS8 2PS. 

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

5th Annual Nottingham Gastroenterology European SCE Course - Register Now

This 2 day BASL-and BSG-endorsed course is set to be a fantastic event for Gastroenterology trainees of all grades, covering the breadth of the 2010 JRCPTB Gastroenterology curriculum, tailored to help trainees prepare for the gastroenterology specialty certificate examination. This interactive course covers all the core topics including GI radiology, histopathology and endoscopy images reflective of the content of the examination. In addition sessions are included on examination technique with the opportunity for real-time mock examinations and quizzes for discussion.

Venue: Post Graduate Education Centre, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH.

To register visit the course website here > 

The course cost is £100 for the two days (with a 20% included BSG discount).  

A provisional programme can be viewed here >  Download 5thNottinghamSCEcourse2019provprogramme.pdf 

For any enquiries please contact: .

BLNA Nurse Meeting - Birmingham - Register Now

Registration is Now Open 

The BLNA is delighted to announce its forthcoming March meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham on Friday 22nd March 2019.

BLNA members can attend the meeting for £20. If your not a member yet, you are missing out on considerable benefits for a yearly fee of £20, including a significant discount on your registration fee for this meeting so we encourage you to sign up using the link below. .

You can Register for the meeting by visiting > .

A draft programme can be downloaded here > Download BLNA March 2019 - Draft programme for publishing.pdf.

Travel Bursary:
Norgine have sponsored 10 travel bursary scholarship awards for BLNA (BASL/BLNA) members of up to a maximum of £100 per person to attend the BLNA Meeting in Birmingham on 22nd March 2019.

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 2018.

Deadline - 22nd February 2019.

Applicants should read the following guidance document before applying > Download BLNA Bursary Guidance Document_website.pdf

An application form can be downloaded here >  Download BLNA Bursary application form_website.docx

Should you have any questions please contact .

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham in March.

BVHG Meeting - 29th March - London - Register Now

The first meeting of the BVHG 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 (Web) DRAFT Programme BVHG 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,

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

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: .

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 > .

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 - Save the Date

Save the Date

More information will follow once available.

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 > .

November 2019

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

Further details will follow when available. 

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