May 2019

01
May
BASL Portal Hypertension SIG meeting - Register Now - Last Few Places

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, Samantha@basl.org.uk.

Download BASL Portal Hypertension SIG Annual Meeting_010519_FINAL.pdf

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, a.chauhan.1@bham.ac.uk, by 31 March 2019

03
May
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04
May
BASL/BLTG School of Transplantation - Cambridge - Now Full

This event is now full - please contact Kim Girling at kim@basl.org.uk to be put on the waiting list.

Are you a Gastroenterology or Surgical trainee with an interest in liver disease and transplantation? Then we are very much looking forward to meeting you at the BLTG/BASL School of Liver Transplantation on 3rd & 4th May in Cambridge.

The aim of the day is for as much interaction as possible and we intend for the atmosphere to be cosy and relaxed.

Average feedback score for the 2018 school 4.7/5 (5 being excellent) - "excellent meeting", "case studies were excellent", "great topics".

Message from the Chair:

If you are looking to expand your CV, there are multiple opportunities in the programme to do so. We require an enthusiastic individual to present the case for 'The patient with alcohol related cirrhosis' in a case based discussions, with discussion led by a supervising consultant. This will require a small amount of preparation in advance.

If you would like to participate formally, please could you let me (Dr Jo Leithead) know by email at joanna.leithead@addenbrookes.nhs.uk . Participants will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.


Delegate information:

The event is FREE to attend for BASL / BLTG members (a refundable deposit of £120.00 is taken at the time of booking). It is primarily aimed at SpRs and Doctors in Training and is a 2 day residential meeting running from Friday lunchtime to Saturday afternoon. A non-member rate is set at £125.00.

A draft programme can be downloaded here >  Download Programme - BASL BLTG Transplant School 2019.pdf

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Kim Girling at kim@basl.org.uk or telephone 01543 442154. 

08
May
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10
May
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.

 

15
May
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17
May
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

Deadline
Register via the following link:
https://onlinestore.ucl.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-medical-sciences-c10/ucl-institute-of-liver-digestive-health-department-of-hepatology-g91 

RCP accreditation applied for.

For further information please contact: l.knight@ucl.ac.uk .

23
May
Acute Liver Failure (ALF) Special Interest Group meeting - London

The next ALF SIG meeting will be held from 13.00 - 16.30pm on Thursday 23 May 2019. The venue is the Andy Burroughs seminar room, UCL Medical School, Royal Free Hospital Campus, Rowland Hill Street, London NW3 2PF.

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

June 2019

05
Jun
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07
Jun
Basic Science Retreat, Derby 2019 - Abstract Submission & Registration Open

We are delighted to announce that the sixth Basic Science Retreat will take place 5 - 7 June 2019 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Alfreton in Derbyshire. The previous events have been extremely successful and we will again be limited to a maximum of 80 places.

The programme will cover six sessions:
• ACLF and Gut liver axis
• Fibrosis
• Immunology of liver disease and viral infection
• Liver Cancer
• Metabolic consequences of liver disease
• Stem cells, cell based therapy and liver regeneration


Submit your Abstracts

If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the above topics please submit an abstract for review. The quality in previous years has been outstanding and we hope to receive more top submissions for the 2019 event.

The format is simply free text of contemporary research with a maximum of 400 words and should be submitted using the link below:

https://bit.ly/2Wrcn9N 

All abstracts should be submitted before the deadline of 9am on Tuesday 7th May 2019.


Registration OPEN

The previous events were a resounding success and hopefully again this unique meeting will offer plenty of interaction and discussion as well as a unique opportunity to foster new and lasting collaborative projects across all areas of hepatology research.

Accommodation and meals at The Hayes are included in the price of the registration fee which is just £150 per person.

The event will be limited to a maximum of 80 places so REGISTER NOW and don't miss out > https://bit.ly/2CGC27g 

If you have any questions please contact Steve@basl.org.uk .

06
Jun
Viruses, Vaccines and Eradication Conference 2019- London - reduced registration deadline Friday 12 April

Thursday 6th June 2019, QEII Centre, London

www.vveconference.com 

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.

Download an updated programme below and visit the conference website to register herewww.vveconference.com  

Download VVE2019Programme.pdf

Registration
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.

Accommodation
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 > www.vveconference.com .

14
Jun
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16
Jun
International Hepatology Ultrasound Course 2019 - RF London

This course is for clinicians only.

3-day intensive course in clinical ultrasound applied to hepatology.

Run in conjunction with UCL attendees will benefit from hands-on training to complement the essential theory sessions. Both theory and practical sessions will be held in the Atrium at the Royal Free Hospital. Participants will have the opportunity to be guided by internationally recognized experts in clinical ultrasound.

The lectures will range from basic medical ultrasound to the assessment of chronic liver disease, vascular and biliary pathology to the latest advances such as contrast enhanced ultrasound and tissue elastography.

On the first day practical sessions will be carried out on healthy subjects to familiarize with normal anatomy. On the second day attendees will have the opportunity to focus on different real cases of liver pathology and the 3rd day will be dedicated to the clinical application of different elastographic techniques

All of the information, including how to register, can be found on the course website here > https://www.bmus.org/mediacentre/events/international-hepatology-ultrasound-course-2019/  .

A copy of the draft programme can be downloaded here >  Download Hepatology_Ultrasoundcourse_Programme_2019.pdf

14
Jun
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease SIG Meeting - Nottingham

The next meeting of the Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease SIG will be held from 1pm to 4.30pm on Friday 14 June 2019. The venue is the Post Graduate Education Centre, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH. If you would like to attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk, as places are limited.

27
Jun
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29
Jun
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

05
Jul
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06
Jul
BASL School of Hepatology 2019 - Plymouth - Booking Now Open

Join us at the BASL School of Hepatology on 5th - 6th July 2019 at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Plymouth.

The event is FREE to attend for BASL medically qualified members in training (a £120 refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking) and is aimed at SpRs / Doctors in Training with a NTN.

Non-members are welcome ro attend the event, the cost for non-members is £150. 

The BASL School of Hepatology offers an excellent platform for trainees in hepatology, with lectures delivered by leading speakers from the UK. There will be ample opportunities for interaction with case presentations and group discussions.

The event runs over 2 days from Friday lunchtime to Saturday afternoon.  If you are traveling some distance there is complimentary overnight accommodation avaliable on Friday 5th July. 

Numbers are restricted to 40 delegates so book early to avoid disappointment.

A draft programme can be downloaded here >   Download Web Programme - School of Hepatology July 2019.docx

Book your place here> https://www.basl.org.uk/conference-booking/book-now.cfm?e=45 

Book Now
11
Jul
Immune-Mediated Liver Disease SIG Meeting - Birmingham

The first meeting of the Immune-Mediated Liver Disease SIG will be held from 10am to 4pm on Thursday 11 July 2019 at the Medical School, University of Birmingham. If you would like to attend this meeting, please register with Samantha Jones, Samantha@basl.org.uk.

September 2019

04
Sep
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07
Sep
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)

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
Sep
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18
Sep
BLTG Transplant Meeting 2019 - Abstract Submission Now Open

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.

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).

Registration will open shortly.


Call for Abstracts

We invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation. If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the topics below please submit an abstract for review:

• Alcohol & Metabolic Liver Disease
• Viral & Immune Liver Disease
• Cancer
• Transplantation
• Cirrhosis & its Complications
• Clinical Service Development
• Basic Science
• Miscellaneous

Submit an abstract by clicking > here.

Application details can be found under the BASL2019 Event entry on the BASL website - Deadline 09:00 AM Monday 3rd June 2019. 

18
Sep
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20
Sep
BASL2019 - 18-20 September 2019 - Call for Abstracts - Deadline 3rd June

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

We are delighted to announce that the BASL2019 Annual Meeting will take place 17-20 September 2019 at Technology & Innovations Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and we invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation.

If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the topics below please submit an abstract for review:

• Alcohol & Metabolic Liver Disease
• Viral & Immune Liver Disease
• Cancer
• Transplantation
• Cirrhosis & its Complications
• Clinical Service Development
• Basic Science
• Miscellaneous

The quality in previous years has been outstanding and we hope to receive more top submissions for the 2019 event.

Abstracts will be judged by a selected panel of reviewers following the submission deadline and authors will be notified as to whether their submitted abstract has been accepted for presentation.

Please note that there is a total overall word limit for your submission of 400 words (excluding names of authors and affiliations). If you wish to include charts or tables, each one will count as 150 words. Please try to remain within this limit.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT BY CLICKING > HERE 

Deadline: 09:00 AM MONDAY 3rd JUNE 2019.

BASL Travel Awards
Ten BASL travel awards will also be available for non-consultant and trainee BASL members that have submitted successful abstracts and who attend the Annual Meeting.

Poster and oral presentations will be judged at the meeting and BASL will be offering the travel awards to the top 10 submissions with a prize of £300 being offered to the winners.

Registration
Registration will open shortly

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Hewitt at steve@basl.org.uk or on 01543 442154.

18
Sep
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19
Sep
BLNA Nurse Meeting - Abstract Submission Now Open

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

Nurse Bursary – further information will be shared via the website when known.


Call for Abstracts

We invite authors to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentation.

If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the topics below please submit an abstract for review:

• Clinical Service Development
• Alcohol & Metabolic Liver Disease
• Viral & Immune Liver Disease
• Cancer
• Transplantation
• Cirrhosis & its Complications
• Basic Science
• Miscellaneous

Submit an abstract by clicking > here

Full details can be found above under the BASL2019 Event entry - Deadline 09:00AM Molnday 3rd June 2019. 

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)

Programme to follow.

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

November 2019

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

Further details will follow when available. 

Book Now