Alcohol-related Liver Disease Special Interest Group

The Alcohol-related Liver Disease (ArLD) Special Interest Group (SIG)  has been established to address issues relatimg to the commonest cause of advanced liver disease in the United Kingdom.  Despite the frequency of ArLD, there are many inconsistencies and uncertainties regarding its management. The SIG will address early diagnosis, the natural history and management of ArLD with a view to quality improvement in patient care and coordination of effective clinical research. The group aims to bring clinical hepatology together with laboratory, addiction, primary care and public health specialists. The SIG lead is Dr Ashwin Dhanda of University Hospitals Plymouth. If anyone wishes to join the group please contact the BASL secretariat on . 


Annual reports

Annual report 2018-19 -  Download Annual report_2018-19_ARLD SIG.pdf.


1st meeting - 9 January 2019

Report - Download ArLD SIG Jan 2019_Report.pdf.

Presentation on alcohol treatment in ArLD, Colin Drummond, King’s College London - Download Alcohol treatment ARLD BASL 2018.pdf.

Presentation on biopsy in ArLD, Richard Parker, St James's Hospital, Leeds - Download Biopsy.pdf.

Presentation on hospital episode attribution to ArLD, Steve Hood, Aintree University Hospital - Download Hospital Episode attribution to ArLD.pdf


2nd meeting - 25 November 2019

Report -  Download ArLD SIG Meeting Report Nov19_FINAL.pdf.


An Alcohol-related Liver Disease (ArLD) SIG meeting was originally arranged for 17 April 2020, to coincide with EASL’s annual congress. Please note this meeting has now been re-arranged to 4-6pm on Thursday 27 August 2020, due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus and the postponement of EASL’s annual congress.  The new ArLD SIG meeting date coincides with the re-arranged dates for the EASL meeting. The venue for the ArLD SIG meeting is the Ibis Styles London Excel hotel, London. This is close to the venue for the EASL meeting. If you previously registered for the original SIG meeting date of 17 April and would like to attend the postponed meeting, you will need to register again - please contact .


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