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04
Aug
Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award - Applications now open
News Type: BASL News

Submit your application for the Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award - Deadline Monday 8th August 2016

The Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award will take place during the BLTG Transplant Day. The awardee will deliver a 30 minute lecture presenting their research on Tuesday 6th September.

This prize is awarded to young investigators, scientific or clinical, who are in training or within 2 years of taking up consultant positions (or equivalent).

The awardee will receive free registration to the meeting and £1,000.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining the research and another A4 sheet listing up to 5 related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk before the deadline of 09.00hrs Monday 8th August 2016

04
Aug
Parliamentary Constituency Liver Disease Profiles
News Type: BASL News

As part of its mission to increase awareness of liver disease amongst parliamentarians and policy makers the Lancet Commission for Liver Disease has been working with Incisive Health to produce profiles of the burden of liver disease across England. The profiles have been customised to show data including Years of Life Lost, Mortality Rate and Hospital Admissions that is specific to each of the 533 parliamentary constituencies in England.

To view the profiles for your area please visit the Foundation for Liver Research website > here for A - S and > here for T-Z.   

The details of your MP and name of their parliamentary constituency in your place of residence or work can be located here: http://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps .

BASL members are encouraged to use these profiles to secure a meeting with their local MP in order to continue to raise the profile of liver disease across parliament.

28
Jul
NIHR Research funding opportunity
News Type: BASL News

Zoledronic acid to reduce fractures in patients with alcoholic liver disease

The NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme has reviewed the research requirements for the above topic, which was being considered by one of their Advisory Panels. The panels help the HTA programme to decide on which research topics are the highest priorities for the NHS. 

The topic has been reviewed and discussed at a recent panel meeting and has been prioritised for funding. The topics prioritised for a call for applications are listed on the NIHR web site.

If you are interested in applying for funding, please visit the NIHR website > here .

Zoledronic acid to reduce fractures in patients with alcoholic liver disease - can be found in the list under HTA number 16/75.

The HTA programme encourages patients, the public, policy-makers and individuals working in the wider NHS to suggest topics for research. If you would like to submit a suggestion for research for consideration by the HTA programme or one of the other NIHR programmes managed by NETSCC, please go to our website http://www.nets.nihr.ac.uk/identifying-research .

12
Jul
NICE guideline on Liver disease (non-alcoholic fatty [NAFLD])
News Type: BASL News

This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website.

You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that we received during consultation and the responses to these comments. The comments were invaluable in helping us to develop and refine the guideline. We have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the guideline.

The recommendations in the guideline have been included in a NICE Pathway, which is an online tool that brings together all related NICE guidance and associated products in a set of interactive, topic-based diagrams. There is a version of the guideline for people using services, carers and the public called 'Information for the public'

If you have any queries, please contact Jill Peacock at liverdisease@nice.org.uk.

12
Jul
NICE guideline on Assessment and management of cirrhosis
News Type: BASL News

This final guideline has now been published on the NICE website.

You can also find the supporting evidence, as well as all the stakeholder comments that we received during consultation and the responses to these comments.The comments were invaluable in helping NICE to develop and refine the guideline. Nice have also produced an equality impact assessment to support the guideline. 

The recommendations in the guideline have been included in a NICE Pathway, which is an online tool that brings together all related NICE guidance and associated products in a set of interactive, topic-based diagrams. There is a version of the guideline for people using services, carers and the public called 'Information for the public'.

If you have any queries, please contact Jill Peacock at cirrhosis@nice.org.uk .

06
Jul
Cancer Research UK - funding opportunities available to support clinical academic careers
News Type: BASL News

Cancer Research UK has a range of funding opportunities to support clinical academic careers. The upcoming deadlines are listed below against each scheme available:

Clinical Science Fellowship - offers excellent clinicians the opportunity to develop a research career through a period of postdoctoral training, including research abroad, over a period of 5 years. Next deadline: 24 October 2016.
For more information click > here.

Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship - allows clinicians to establish an independent research group alongside their clinical practice, over a period of 5 years. Next deadline: 24 October 2016.
For more information click > here.

Pre-doctoral Research Bursaries - provide short-term funding to allow clinicians and other health professionals to get involved in research projects early in their career. Next deadline: 6 September 2016.
For more information click here.

Postdoctoral Research Bursaries for Clinical Trainees - offer funding for clinical trainees to undertake a research project after completion of a PhD, during completion of their clinical specialty training. Next deadline: 6 September 2016.
For more information click here.

Please share the new details of these schemes with your networks or get in touch if you have any questions; rachael.panizzo@cancer.org.uk

01
Jul
Hepatitis C Coalition - June Quarterly Newsletter
News Type: BASL News

Read the June Quartery edition of the Hepatitis C Coalition's newsletter > here.

 

23
Jun
NICE Clinical Guideline Updates Programme: Alcohol use disorder - Topic expert recruitment (22/06/16 - 20/07/16)
News Type: BASL News

NICE are looking for Topic experts to join their updates committee in updating the Alcohol use disorder: diagnosis and management of physical complications guideline.

They need both lay members (people using services, family members and carers, and members of the public and community or voluntary sector) and people with a professional or practitioner background in the topic.

The update will look at the following:
• In patients with acute alcohol-related hepatitis, what is the safety and efficacy of corticosteroids versus placebo?

They are therefore seeking to recruit the following experts:
• 3 x Hepatologists/Physicians
• 1 x Lay member
• 1 x Nurse specialist
• 1 x Pharmacist

To find out more visit the NICE website click > here to view the healthcare professional members advert and click > here to view the lay members advert. 

Both adverts will close 5pm on Wednesday 20th July 2016.

Please note that the key dates for meetings that must be attended are included in the advert – please take these into consideration when applying.

21
Jun
Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Prize – submit your application
News Type: BASL News

Submit your application for the Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Prize – deadline 09:00 hrs Monday 27th June 2016.

One of the highlights of the annual meeting this prize is awarded annually to recognise the enormous contribution of Dame Sheila Sherlock to the development of Hepatology as a discipline in its own right. In keeping with Dame Sheila’s enthusiasm for fostering young researchers, this eponymous research prize is awarded to young investigators without substantive posts in either medicine or science for their research contributions in the field of Hepatology.

The winner of the award will deliver a 20 minute lecture presenting their research during the Annual Meeting on Thursday 8th September 2016. This year the prize is free registration to the meeting, a place at the Annual Dinner and £1,000.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining the research and another A4 sheet detailing the related publications.

Please send submissions to steve@basl.org.uk before the deadline of 09.00hrs Monday 27th June 2016.

31
May
BASL Committee Post Vacancies
News Type: BASL News

BASL are seeking nominations/ expressions of interest for two Committee posts.

Services Committee Chair
The Services Committee Chair – the chair is commissioned by the Governing Board to support the development and implementation of Clinical Standards and the provision of Clinical Services, including preparation and delivery of advice to national health authorities concerning liver diseases. The Services Committee Chair is elected by the membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once.

Paediatric representative
The Paediatric representative is appointed to represent the Paediatric Hepatology community across clinical standards of care, education, training and research. A current interest in Hepatitis C would be advantageous for the new post holder. The representative is elected by the membership to service for a period of up to three years.

Both post holders may be re-elected if they should choose to stand again.

Nomination Process
Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL member to propose them and a second member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.

Please email Judy Hawksworth at the Secretariat admin@basl.org.uk with your nominations by 5 p.m. on Monday 20th June 2016. Following this time, candidate statements will be sought and voting will take place if necessary.