The British Association for the Study of the Liver is the National Association for hepatology. BASL is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of the biology and pathology of the liver for the optimal care of patients. BASL is composed of interested individuals from clinical medicine, clinical and basic research and allied professions.

The BASL umbrella incorporates four Sub-Groups and a number of Special Interest Groups:

  •  BLNA (British Liver Nurses' Association)
  •  BVHG (British Viral Hepatitis Group)
  •  BLTG (British Liver Transplant Group)
  •  BHPG (British Hepatology Pharmacy Group)

Special Interest Groups:

BASL aims to:

Disseminate research findings and clinical expertise in liver disease;

Promote and provide opportunities for collaboration in liver research;

Provide a voice that can advise and interact with the media to raise awareness of liver disease within the UK;

To advise policymakers within the health service how to advance the provision of care for patients with liver disease within the UK;

BASL is a not for profit Association whose income is derived from membership fees, donations and its various activities, such as the revenue of scientific meetings. Monies derived from such activities are used to support further educational events and the attendance thereto of its members.

BASL Annual Meeting:

The BASL Annual Meeting is the highlight of the BASL calendar and takes place every year in September, bringing together clinicians, nurses, scientists and all those interested in liver disease and liver transplantation. The meeting incorporates sessions by the British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG) and the British Liver Nurses' Association (BLNA). Authors are invited to submit abstracts for the event. More information for the next year's meeting is available on the Events page of the website from around March time onwards. Please contact if you have any questions.