BASL2022 - 20-23rd September face to face in Leeds. BLTG meeting Tuesday, BASL/BLTG symposium Wednesday am, main BASL meeting 21-23rd, joint BASL/BLNA session Thursday am. Early Bird Registration click > HERE.

BASL2022 ANNUAL MEETING

20th - 23rd September 2022

We are pleased to announce that the BASL2022 Annual Meeting will be a face to face meeting and is taking place in Leeds. The meeting will open with the BLTG meeting on Tuesday 20th September, followed by a joint BASL/BLTG symposium on Wednesday morning ahead of the main BASL meeting. There will be a joint BASL/BLNA session in the main programme and also a parallel session during the meeting. Abstract Submission is Open read more Here. Early Bird Registration is Open book Here .

BASL VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING

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BLTG VIRTUAL
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BASL AND BASL SUB-GROUPS

The British Association for the Study of the Liver is a multi-disciplinary society with around 900 members composed of interested individuals from clinical medicine, clinical and basic research and allied professions.

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British Liver Nurses' Association is a professional nursing organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disease, in order to improve the quality of patient care.

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The British Viral Hepatitis Group aims to improve the management and study of patients with chronic viral liver disease, bringing together UK hepatologists, gastroenterologists, infectious disease physicians, virologists and interested epidemiologists.

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The BLTG (British Liver Transplant Group) was launched in 2014 to represent the professional interests of liver transplantation in the UK and promote strategic and academic development. The BLTG will foster close relationships with BTS (British Transplant Society) and LICAGE (Liver Intensive Care Group of Europe) and will build on the role of the UK and Ireland Annual Meeting by delivering structure and authority to the group.

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Is a professional pharmacy organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disorders including viral hepatitis, in order to improve the quality of patient care, through medicines optimisation, collaborative and multi-disciplinary working and promoting patient-focused research.

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HCC UK is a multi-disciplinary organisation aiming to promote collaboration in research, education and clinical service development for primary liver cancer. We bring together leading oncologists, liver surgeons, hepatologists, basic scientists, radiologists, pathologists and specialist nurses to lead improvement in the quality of patient care.

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News

BASL/BSG Special Interest Group develops quality standards for the management of NAFLD

The BSG/BASL NAFLD special interest group has developed a series of evidence-based quality standard recommendations, with the aim of improving the care of people with NAFLD.

News Type: BASL News

Overview

The BSG/BASL NAFLD special interest group has developed a series of evidence-based quality standard recommendations, with the aim of improving the care of people with NAFLD. It is known that NAFLD is common, affecting 25% of the UK population and management of the condition is variable. Individuals with NAFLD have an increased risk of overall mortality compared with the general population, and common causes of death include cardiovascular disease, malignancy and liver-related complications. A holistic approach is therefore needed to address liver disease, as well as cardio-metabolic risk factors.

The recommendations were developed using a modified Delphi process by a multidisciplinary group of 29 individuals from all disciplines involved in the management of people with NAFLD, and cover: 1. Management of people with, or at risk of, NAFLD before the gastroenterology or liver clinic; 2. Assessment and investigations in secondary care; 3. Management in secondary care. We have also developed 11 auditable key performance indicators (KPIs) to enable service to review the care of their patients and benchmark their practice.

Manuscript and summary documents

The full manuscript can be found here https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2468125322000619?dgcid=author. (Free access to the manuscript will be available for 50 days from Friday 28 April 2022.)

Click here for the  Download Summary of the NAFLD quality standard recommendations for website_l.pdf

Experiences of COVID: recording doctors' voices

News Type: BASL News

As a healthcare professional, do you have experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic that you would like the public to hear? As we learn to live with COVID-19, is there anything you think the public needs to know? Are there things about the pandemic that you think should be recorded for posterity?

We can help to get your voice heard.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Archive and Museum are recording the experiences of healthcare workers and of those close to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those working in healthcare have been at the forefront of protecting society throughout the pandemic; help us to document your experiences by completing the survey linked to below.

Your experiences may become part of the 2023 RCP at Regent’s Park exhibition, ‘Sharing doctors’ voices; experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic’. Featuring photos, stories, recorded interviews, and objects, this exhibition will centre the voices of individuals, demonstrating the effects of the pandemic on the people working to combat it, in their own words.

Share your experiences with the RCP  > Here

More information can be found on the RCP website > Here

Clinical Impact Awards (previously known as Clinical Excellence Awards)

News Type: BASL News

Following a systematic audit of the National Nominating Organisations (NNOs) in 2021 and a careful review of the roles of the large numbers of organisations who have historically been involved in nomination and citation processes, the Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (ACCIA) has reduced the number of recognised NNOs and overall number of ranking places for 2022.

Unfortunately BASL has not been accredited as an NNO by the ACCIA. The full list of accredited NNOs can be found on the ACCIA website > Here

Vacancy - Consultant Hepatologist post- Plymouth

News Type: BASL News

Consultant Hepatologist to join the team at the South West Liver Unit.

We are committed to delivering high quality liver services to both our local population and tertiary services including pre and post liver transplant care, liver cancer treatment and TIPS to patients with liver disease in the South West region. The unit provides a supportive multi-disciplinary working environment, where sub-specialty interests can be pursued. The South West Liver Unit provides a specialist pre and post liver transplant programme with close links to Kings College Hospital. The successful candidate will share inpatient and outpatient duties with existing Hepatologists to provide the highest quality care to people with all forms of liver disease. Endoscopy interests will also be supported.

There are also additional opportunities to support undergraduate medical education at University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School.

NHS Jobs Reference: 216-10293-HEP
Consultant Hepatologist
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Informal enquiries welcomed - please contact Dr David Sheridan, Honorary Consultant Hepatologist and Service Line Director david.sherdian2@nhs.net .

Closing date: 4th May 2022

Join the BASL Inclusiveness Project Working Group - Expressions of Interest Open for Trainee, Nurse and AHP members

News Type: BASL News

BASL is seeking 3 new members to join the Inclusiveness Project Working Group. To express an interest in joining the working group you must be a BASL ‘In Training’ member, a ‘Nurse’ member or an ‘Affiliate’ member.

BASL is committed to promoting equality and diversity and promoting a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to enhance the way we work. Our aim is to be an inclusive organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities throughout our membership and for our employees.

The representatives will join the working group for a maximum of 2 years.

The working group helps to advise the BASL Officers on measures to help encourage and drive inclusiveness within the organisation and they meet quarterly for a couple of hours usually on a Friday afternoon via Zoom.

Application Process
Please send your expression of interest to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk  by the deadline of 23:59hrs on Monday 18th April 2022.

Candidates wishing to be considered maybe required to provide a short personal statement which should contain no more than approx. 200 words explaining why you want to join the Inclusiveness Project Working Group and what you can bring to the group.

Following the deadline if there is more than one applicant for each of the membership groups the BASL Secretariat will arrange to contact the candidates for a personal statement. A vote will then take place by these groups and the successful candidate will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting.

The newly elected representative will join the working group straight away.

BASL is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its work. It is actively promoting equal opportunities and access for all our members regardless of their background. We would, therefore, encourage you to consider joining the BASL Inclusiveness Project Working Group to help to shape the future of BASL and increase our inclusivity/inclusiveness.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk .

Events

26/05/22 - 27/05/22

8th Annual Birmingham Liver Course
News Type: BASL Endorsed Events

The University of Birmingham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital are pleased to host the Birmingham Liver Course between 26th - 27 May 2022.

The meeting will cover practical and pressing issues in the management of advanced liver disease with speakers from around the country who are experts in their field. Using an interactive approach, we are sure this course will prove to be very popular and of interest to trainees, consultants, nurses and allied health professionals.

Further details including a programme and how to register can be found on the University of Birmingham website > here .

30/05/22

Royal College of Pathologists - Liver biopsy teaching virtual events - Bitesize Series
News Type: Other Events

Bitesize Liver Webinar Series
30th May - 4th July
Time: 4:30-5:30pm

A webinar series of 6 one-hour long sessions to run weekly, starting 30th May 2022 and finishing the 4th July. Delegates can choose to attend all 6 webinar sessions or pick and pay for sessions of interest.

Visit the Royal College of Pathologists website for more details and to register > here .

30th May: Medical liver: An approach to biopsy assessment and reporting (Alyn Cratchley)
This is aimed to be an introductory session covering an approach to assessing the medical liver biopsy, including the use of special stains, and hints on compiling reports.

Future sessions can be found below:

6th June: Pitfalls in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (Ali Winstanley)
13th June: Non-neoplastic biliary pathology (Owen Cain)
20th June: Metabolic & inherited liver disease (Tim Kendall)
27th June: Benign biliary tumours & hepatic cysts (Paul Kelly)
4th July: Acute hepatitis and acute liver failure (Tu Vinh Luong)

6 CPD points available for this webinar series (1 per webinar).

All enquiries should be directed to meetings@rcpath.org 

01/06/22

BASL Virtual School of Hepatology - Session 3: Sarcopenia in liver disease - Register Now
News Type: BASL Events

Register Now

Are you a budding Hepatologist? Do you want to improve your Hepatology knowledge to help with core and higher Hepatology curriculum sign off? Have you got Hepatology questions but not had the opportunity to ask them?

If yes then please join us for the BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Webinar Series 2022.

Following the success of the series in 2021 we are running a series of bi-monthly webinars this year on a Wednesday evening, with a face to face meeting being planned for the Summer.

We are delighted to announce our session and speakers for June:

Session 3: "Sarcopenia in liver disease”
Speakers: Dr Matt Armstrong and Felicity Williams - University Hospitals Birmingham
Date: Wednesday 1st June
UK Time: 19:00 – 20:00

The BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Sessions offer an excellent platform for trainees interested in hepatology, with talks delivered by UK Hepatologists, followed by a Q&A session.

Preview the series programme here >  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Webinar Prog 2022v3.pdf
NB: Programme subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.  Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.


REGISTER NOW - through Zoom by clicking HERE

Remember to read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering:
Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2022.pdf

Please contact admin@basl.org.uk should you have any questions.


Thank you to our supporters:

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'This webinar series is supported by Shionogi and Intercept Pharma UK & Ireland. They have had no influence or input into the programme, agenda or content of the meeting’.

06/06/22

Royal College of Pathologists - Liver biopsy teaching virtual events - Bitesize Series
News Type: Other Events

Bitesize Liver Webinar Series
30th May - 4th July
Time: 4:30-5:30pm

A webinar series of 6 one-hour long sessions to run weekly, starting 30th May 2022 and finishing the 4th July. Delegates can choose to attend all 6 webinar sessions or pick and pay for sessions of interest.

Visit the Royal College of Pathologists website for more details and to register > Here .

6th June: Pitfalls in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (Ali Winstanley)

Future sessions can be found below:

13th June: Non-neoplastic biliary pathology (Owen Cain)
20th June: Metabolic & inherited liver disease (Tim Kendall)
27th June: Benign biliary tumours & hepatic cysts (Paul Kelly)
4th July: Acute hepatitis and acute liver failure (Tu Vinh Luong)

6 CPD points available for this webinar series (1 per webinar).

All enquiries should be directed to meetings@rcpath.org 

09/06/22

AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminar Series – June
News Type: Other Events

A series of AASLD Hepatotoxicity SIG Seminars that will take place on the second Thursday of each month except for July, August and November (the Liver Meeting) through 2021 & 2022.

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT

Title: “Restoring cellular magnesium balance through Cyclin M4 protects against Acetaminophen-induced liver injury”

Presenter: Dr. Maria L Martinez-Chantar, Liver Disease Lab University of Deusto, School of Medicine, Derio, Spain

Registration Link: https://bit.ly/DILI06-22

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