Immune-Mediated Liver Disease Special Interest Group 

The Immune-Mediated Liver Disease Special Interest Group (SIG) is an affiliate of the British Association for Study of Liver Disease (BASL) and cross cuts existing programmes of activity as part of UK-PSC, UK-PBC, UK-AIH and IgG4-related hepatobiliary disease. The remit of this programme will be to generate high quality multi-centre observational cohort studies, increase patient registration to each of the core UK-autoimmune liver disease strands, and perhaps most importantly, develop collaborative grant applications on a larger scale, focusing on key areas of research priority set out by patients, clinicians and industry.  If anyone wishes to join the group please contact the BASL Secretariat on

Steering Committee

Dr Palak Trivedi (Chair), University Hospitals Birmingham

Dr Richard Aspinall, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth

Dr Emma Culver, Oxford University Hospitals

Dr Jessica Dyson, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Professor Michael Heneghan, King's College Hospital, London

Professor David Jones, Newcastle University

Dr George Mells, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Dr Douglas Thorburn, Royal Free Hospital, London

Dr Andrew Yeoman, Royal Gwent Hospital 

Patient representatives:

Ann Brownlee, AIH Support

Ian Steer, IgG4 

Robert Mitchell-Thain, PBC Foundation

Martine Walmsley, PSC Support


Annual reports
Annual report 2018-19 -  Download Annual report_2018-19_Immune SIG.pdf.

1st meeting - 11 July 2019 
Meeting report -  Download Action_Points_Immune SIG meeting 11.7.19.pdf.

AIH Support
AIH Support is one of the organisations providing patient representation on the SIG. The aims of AIH Support are to provide information and support for anyone affected by AIH. The organisation will represent all AIH patients to help with improving the treatment of and research into this rare condition. Visit the AIH Support website at  

PBC Foundation
The PBC Foundation is one of the organisations providing patient representation on the SIG. The Foundation is a charity offering support and information to PBC sufferers, their families and friends. It is the only UK based organisation that specifically deals with PBC. Visit the PBC Foundation website at

PSC Support
PSC Support is the only UK-based organisation solely focused on improving the lives of people affected by PSC, and funding PSC-specific research. PSC Support provides high quality education and support, and advocates for the needs of people affected by PSC in policy development and clinical services. Visit the PSC support website at 

News & Meetings

BASL Immune-mediated and Cholestatic SIG Meeting October 2023 

Download Valia Fatourou - Findings from the UK PSC Audit.pdf

Download Martine Walmsley - Patient-reported quality of care in PSC.pdf

Download Dermot Gleeson - Better cholangiocarcinoma surveillance in PSC.pdf

Download Jess Dyson UK-AIH Study Update.pdf

Download Ye Oo - Status of Cell therapy in Autoimmune Liver Disease.pdf

Download Palak Trivedi_Commercial Trials talk.pdf

Download Palak Trivedi_Microbiome therapy in PSC.pdf

Download Palak Trivedi_UKPSC update.pdf




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