September 2019

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Sep
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20
Sep
BASL2019 - 18-20 September 2019 - Register Now

REGISTER FOR THE MEETING BY CLICKING > HERE 

The BASL2019 Annual Meeting 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 a Welcome Civic Reception courtesy of The Rt Hon The Lord Provost Councillor Eva Bolander.

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 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.


This year's Annual Dinner will take place at The Merchants House of Glasgow - don't forget to book your place. 

BASL Annual Dinner - 1900 hours - Thursday 19th September 2019
Venue - The Merchants House of Glasgow, 7 West George Street,
Glasgow G2 1BA
Telephone: 0141 221 8272
Website: https://www.merchantshouse.org.uk/ 


View the Programme here >  Download BASL2019 Programme-MASTER.pdf  

Full information can be found on the BASL Annual Meeting microsite >  https://baslannualmeeting.org.uk/ 

We hope to see you in Glasgow.

18
Sep
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19
Sep
BLNA Nurse Meeting- Register Now

REGISTER FOR THE MEETING BY CLICKING > HERE.

Join us at this year's BLNA Autumn Nurse Meeting which is taking place during BASL2019 at the Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

We start from 14:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon with a theme of promoting synergies across liver nursing and continue into Thursday morning with a joint BASL/BLNA session around tackling inequalities in liver disease.  The BLNA meeting continues into the afternoon under a theme of developing excellence in liver nursing.

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


Don't forget to book your place at the BASL Annual Dinner which is being held at The Merchants House of Glasgow on Thursday evening. 

BASL Annual Dinner - 1900 hours - Thursday 19th September 2019
Venue - The Merchants House of Glasgow, 7 West George Street,
Glasgow G2 1BA
Telephone: 0141 221 8272
Website: https://www.merchantshouse.org.uk/ 


A programme can be downloaded here >  Download BLNA Programme Sept 2019 MASTER.pdf

Full information can be found on the BASL Annual Meeting microsite > https://baslannualmeeting.org.uk/ 

We hope to see you in Glasgow. 

20
Sep
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22
Sep
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 > https://www.ilca2019.org/ .

27
Sep
Annual Cambridge Liver Symposium 2019

The Cambridge Annual Liver Symposium is taking place on Friday 27th September from 08:30 – 16:00.

Venue: Robinson College, Cambridge.

Dinner: Thursday 26th September 20:00.

Topics include:

  • Autoimmune / PSC
  • NASH/fibrosis assessment
  • Genetic liver disorders
  • Interactive MDT-style cases (viral/portal HT)

Download a copy of the programme here >  Download Camliversymp2019finalprog.pdf

FREE to attend and CPD accredited (6 points).

If you have any questions and to reserve your place please contact cambridge.liversymp@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or telephone: 01223 586 891.

Download Cambridge Liver Symposium flyer 2019.pdf

October 2019

08
Oct
FRONTIERS IN HEPATOLOGY VIII - London - Registration Open

FRONTIERS IN HEPATOLOGY VIII  – ALCOHOL & NON-ALCOHOLIC STEATOHEPATITIS

One day CPD accredited conference and the content would be of value to all those specialising in Hepatology and Gastroenterology including, Academics, NHS Consultants and SpR’s.

Date:Tuesday 8th October 2019
Venue: The Institute of Hepatology London, 111 Coldharbour Lane, London, SE5 9NT

This event brings together a number of ‘thought-leaders’ and experts to highlight the increasing prevalence of ASH/NASH and aims to provide an overview of the pathogenesis, epidemiology and therapeutic implications of this co-morbidity, with a particular focus on the overlapping causes and pathways.

A programme and application form can be downloaded from the Foundation for Liver Research website > http://www.liver-research.org.uk/newsletter/hepatology-conferences.html or below. 

Download a copy of the programme here >   Download Frontiers programme R1 19.pdf

An application form to register for the meeting can be downloaded here >  Download Registration Form Frontiers in Hepatology.pdf   

For more details, please contact Enda O’Sullivan on 020-7255 9833 or e-mail:e.o'sullivan@researchliver.org.uk.  

 

25
Oct
UK PSC Study Day

UK-PSC are organising a UK PSC Study Day that will be held on Friday 25th of October 2019 in Leeds (UK), at the Hilton Hotel. We are hoping that you would be able to attend – Please Hold the Date.

For registration and further details, please visit and monitor: www.birmingham.ac.uk/ukpsc

We look forward to seeing you,

Many Thanks and Best Wishes,

 UK-PSC (Dr Palak Trivedi and Team)

 

31
Oct
London Liver Regenerative Medicine Network meeting

LONDON LIVER REGENERATIVE MEDICINE NETWORK

Workshop 31st October 2019

This is the second Workshop of the London Liver Regenerative Medicine Network, which is being planned for Thursday 31st October 2019 at the Institute of Hepatology London.

The aim of the Network is to provide a platform for the London Liver Regenerative Medicine research community and facilitate inter/multidisciplinary collaboration across the London Universities and Institutes. The half-day Workshop will highlight the current research in hepatic regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, including cell therapy, organ-on-a-chip, bio-artificial hepatic systems and stem cell biology, to discuss the challenges and future directions for the progression of this field and identify research opportunities for collaborations.

The meeting will include two Keynote Sessions and two Bright Sparks Sessions with shorter talks.

The meeting will be held in the Seminar room of the Institute of Hepatology and will be restricted to 70 persons to facilitate discussion.

For details please contact Dr Luca Urbani on 020-72559843 or e-mail: luca.urbani@researchinliver.org.uk.

Draft programme: Download LLRM workshop - Programme 2019 draft.pdf

November 2019

14
Nov
Cholangiocarcinoma UK Annual Meeting - Nottingham - Register Now

This year the annual meeting of Cholangiocarcinoma-UK will have a basic science theme.

A full programme is planned, featuring a series of invited speakers and talks from abstracts. There will also be a moderated round table discussion on key questions in the basic science of Cholangiocarcinoma and where next. This year will also see the inauguration of the Neil Blenkinsop Memorial Lecture, to be given by Dr Chiara Braconi of the University of Glasgow. Lunch will be provided alongside viewing of posters. 

The meeting times are from 9.00am to 5.00pm and a draft programme can be downloaded below.

Download CCA-UK Leaflet.pdf

Download Draft programme_v1.docx.

Venue: Jubilee Conference Centre, Jubliee Campus, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG8 1BB.

In case of queries, please contact the BASL Secretariat on Samantha@basl.org.uk or +44(0)1543 442154.


Abstracts - may be submitted for either oral or poster presentation at the meeting. They may relate to any aspect of the basic science of Cholangiocarcinoma

Full guidance on abstract submission can be downloaded > here Download CCA-UK Abstract Process.pdf or viewed via the booking link below. 

Abstract deadline: 14 October 2019. 


Early Bird Registration - until 14 October 2019.

There are two categories -

  • scientists, clinicians, nurses, pharmacists: £50
  • students and medically qualified trainees: £25

Registration fee from 15 October 2019: £90

Cancellation policyIf you wish to cancel your attendance at this event, please notify the BASL Secretariat by 31 October 2019. Fees are non-refundable. In exceptional circumstances refunds may be made at the sole discretion of BASL.

Book Now
20
Nov
Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) 5th liver day: Current perspectives in liver disease

Date: Wednesday 20th November

Time: 08:45 – 15:30

Read more on the link to the RSM event page by clicking - here. 

The RSM liver day will explore key advances in our understanding and management of liver disease. Plus a comprehensive review across a wide range of key hepatological conditions.

The meeting will provide a unique forum for consultant hepatologists, gastroenterologists, specialist registrars and clinical nurse specialists to discuss the current challenges and approaches to the management of liver disease.

Topics include:
• The latest therapeutic advances in chronic liver disease
• How to optimise outcome in alcohol-related liver disease
• The latest therapeutic strategies for viral hepatitis
• Optimise management in acute liver failure and the criteria for transplantation
• Review the pathogenesis and management strategy for fatty liver disease.

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Farrell at lucy.farrell@rsm.ac.uk .

21
Nov
RCPE Symposium: Gastroenterology - Edinburgh

Date: Thursday 21 November 2019
Venue: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Topics: Gastroenterology at the forefront of public health endeavours; nature or nurture - lifestyle diseases; reflux; bariatric endoscopy; mesenteric ischaemia; nutritional challenges in a failing gut
Website: https://events.rcpe.ac.uk/gastroenterology-0 
Contact: m.farquhar@rcpe.ac.uk 

25
Nov
Alcohol-related Liver Disease SIG

The next meeting of the ArLD SIG will be held from 1.30 to 3.45 pm on Monday 25 November 2019. The venue is the Hilton Liverpool City Centre. The SIG meeting will be part of the NWAC 2019. Both the SIG meeting and NWAC are free to attend, and SIG members are welcome to participate in the whole of the NWAC. If you would like to attend, please register with Samantha@basl.org.uk, confirming if you want to participate in a) the ArLD SIG meeting only or b) the SIG meeting and the rest of the NWAC as well.

29
Nov
BVHG Meeting - 29th November - Register Now

Join us at the next meeting of the BVHG which is being held on Friday 29th November 2019 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.

The aims of the BVHG is to improve the management and study of patients with chronic viral liver disease. The group brings together UK hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians as well as virologists with an interest in viral diseases of the liver.

We have an eminent panel of speakers and delegate participation is encouraged throughout the day.

A draft copy of the programme can be viewed here - Download Programme BVHG 29 Nov 2019_Web version.pdf.

If you have any questions, or have any problems booking your place, please do not hesitate to contact kim@basl.org.uk .  

The BVHG would not be able to continue to function without the support of its members and we would love to hear from you with suggestions for future meetings and other areas where you think the BVHG can make a valued contribution.

Book Now
29
Nov
Wilson's Disease SIG

The next meeting of the Wilson's Disease SIG will be held from 1-5 pm on Friday 29 November at Queen Square, UCL. If you would like to attend, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk.  

January 2020

30
Jan
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31
Jan
RCPE Course: 24th Advanced Gastroenterology and Hepatology Course - Edinburgh

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 .

April 2020

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Apr
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19
Apr
The International Liver Congress, London UK

 

At EASL’s annual International Liver Congress, ILC 2020, doctors, patients, allied health professionals and policymakers will discuss the important new insights and information to help them combat liver disease. Attendees will hear the latest epidemiological and real-world data on how physical inactivity and poor diets contribute to liver disease and gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms. Leading clinicians and researchers in the field will talk about the kinds of everyday life changes that can help or even reverse liver disease, and update on treatment options.

The congress will also update attendees on EASL’s important policy and advocacy work, providing evidence and support to governments and international organizations implementing laws and policies that promote health in daily life.

Whatever your role, ILC 2020 will involve you in EASL’s mission to improve liver heath and support you in doing your part.

The International Liver Congress™ 2020 website, abstract submission and registration will be available as of 1 October 2019.
For the latest news, sign up to the ILC newsletter.

23
Apr
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24
Apr
RCP Annual Conference Medicine 2020 - Birmingham

Medicine 2020 is the RCP's sixth annual conference and takes place at The ICC, Birmingham. Bringing together speakers at the forefront of improving patient care, Medicine 2020 will provide an essential national update for physicians from all career grades and specialties. Exploring ground-breaking medical developments, we’ll focus on how to deliver world-class healthcare.

Full information can be found on the RCP website here > https://rcpmedicine.co.uk/2020/ 

Medicine 2019 was a record-breaking success with over 900 delegates enjoying the clinical networking event of the year. Headline speakers Baroness Dido Harding and Matt Hancock MP ensured lively discussion on the latest policy developments and helped to spark debate among delegates and speakers. The  principal and corporate sponsors created a vibrant and dynamic experience for attendees.

Download the Medicines 2019 highlights report here >  Download Medicine 2019 Highlights report.pdf

 

 

24
Apr
BLNA Spring Meeting 2020 - Birmingham

SAVE THE DATE

The BLNA is delighted to announce its forthcoming April meeting in 2020.

The meeting will be held at Austin Court in Birmingham on Friday 24th April 2020.

Further meeting details will be added once known.