July 2021

06
Jul
BASL ArLD SIG meeting - Registration now open

BASL ArLD SIG meeting

Date: 6th July2021
Time: 16:00 - 18:00

The meeting will take place via Zoom Webinar.

For full agenda click Download ArLD SIG meeting 6th July 2021 agenda.pdf.

REGISTRATION

Please read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering:  Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2021.pdf

You can register HERE

Not a BASL member, you can join by clicking HERE

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk if you have any questions.

07
Jul
BASL Portal Hypertension SIG Webinar - Updates on TIPSS for variceal bleeding - Register Now

Professor Dhiraj Tripathi, Portal Hypertension SIG lead, invites all BASL members and Portal Hypertension SIG members to join what he hopes will be an interesting and informative webinar.

Date: 7th July 2021
Time: 18:00 - 19:00

Moderator: Prof Peter Hayes

1. Case presentation: “When is a TIPSS in acute variceal bleeding too late?” 
2. Current guidelines and future directions: Speaker: Dr David Patch, Royal Free Hospital, London.
3. Service and economic implications: Speaker: Dr Jo Leithead, Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Larbert.
4. Conclusion by moderator.

CPD applied for.

REGISTRATION

Please read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering:   Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2021.pdf

You can register HERE via the BASL website

Not a BASL member, you can join by clicking HERE

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk  if you have any questions.


Thank you to our sponsor:

14
Jul
BASL / BSG Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar Series - Peri-transplant assessment and management of alcohol use

Date: Wednesday 14th July
Title: Peri-transplant assessment and management of alcohol use
Speakers: Sister Liz Shepherd, Lead Specialist Substance Misuse Nurse and SMSLT Chair, Royal Free Hospital, London and Dr Jennifer Ryan, Alcohol Lead, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Free Hospital, London.
UK Time: 18:00 - 19:00pm

About
This series of 6 webinars (hosted on Zoom) will discuss different elements of the management of a patient with an alcohol use disorder through an individual patient’s journey from initial presentation, through to the development of alcohol dependency, end stage liver disease and transplantation. The overall objectives of the series will be as follows:

  • To define alcohol use disorders and the tools required to diagnose them
  • To define what an early intervention is, how it can be delivered and the evidence base behind its efficacy
  • To outline the best management of acute alcohol withdrawal, the differences between fixed and on demand regimens and the different settings that this can be managed in
  • To discuss the different pharmacological interventions to prevent alcohol misuse or alcohol use relapse and define which populations are best suited for which regimen(s)
  • To review the available psychological modalities used in the field of alcohol use disorders; including cognitive behavioural therapies, 12 step counselling, peer support based interventions, social networking and motivational interviewing
  • To provide brief training on the practical application of motivational interviewing and how this could be implemented in the medical outpatient setting
  • To define the parameter of alcohol history that are assessed to determine suitability for liver transplant with special emphasis of what information referrers should provide to the transplant centre.

Format
This series of free monthly 45-60 minute Zoom webinars will be based on a single clinical case. They will be chaired jointly by the organisers who will start the session with a brief presentation of aspects of the clinical case relevant to that session. The invited speaker(s) will then be asked to deliver their presentation with a Q&A session concluding the webinar. Participants will be in ‘attendee mode’ on the platform and can submit questions through the dedicated facility. They will not be able to speak directly to the panel and cameras will not be activated. The sessions will be recorded and made available on the BASL website after the event. Attendees will be reminded of this fact at the start of each session.

Who can attend?
Members of the multidisciplinary team involved in the management of patients with alcohol use disorders including but not limited to trainees in gastroenterology and hepatology, clinical nurse specialists, psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, pharmacists, general internal medicine trainees and transplant coordinators. In addition, we envisage this will be of interest to consultant colleagues. Whilst the sessions will discuss management in a UK setting, we would welcome and encourage participation from international colleagues.

CPD
Attendees at each webinar will be eligible for 1 external Royal College of Physicians Continuing Professional Development points. Certificates of attendance will be emailed directly to attendees following the webinars.

Register - https://plymouth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pcGD6kiRQIyzPAX1cNyHOg 

Queries
All enquiries should be directed to Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy at ahmed.elsharkawy@uhb.nhs.uk  .

Organisers
Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy, Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Birmingham
Dr Ashwin Dhanda, Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Plymouth and BASL ArLD Specialist Interest Group Lead
Dr Steven Masson, Consultant Hepatologist, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Hospitals and BSG Alcohol Lead

14
Jul
BASL Immune SIG meeting

The next meeting of the Immune Special Interest Group (SIG) will take place via Zoom on: 

Date: Wednesday 14th July 2021
Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Agenda to follow.

REGISTRATION

You can register for the meeting via the link below.

Please read the BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer below before registering:    Download BASL Events Data Protection Disclaimer_2021.pdf

You can register HERE

Not a BASL member, you can join by clicking HERE

Please contact kim@basl.org.uk if you have any questions.

21
Jul
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology July 2021 - Session 7: Diagnosis and management of vascular liver disease

SAVE THE DATE

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 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 7: “Diagnosis and management of vascular liver disease”
Speaker - Dr David Patch, Royal Free Hospital, London
Date: Wednesday 21st July
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 >    Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

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


Thank you to our supporters:

         Platinum Sponsor:                                         Gold Sponsor:                                      Bronze Sponsor:
                                      


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

August 2021

18
Aug
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology August 2021 - Session 8: DILI

SAVE THE DATE

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 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 8: "DILI"
Speaker: Professor Guruprasad Aithal, Nottingham Digestive Disease Centre, University of Nottingham
Date: Wednesday 18th August
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  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

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


Thank you to our supporters:

         Platinum Sponsor:                                           Gold Sponsor:                                   Bronze Sponsor:
                                     


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

21
Aug
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23
Aug
Basic Science Retreat - Abstract Submission & Registration Open

BASL is delighted to announce that the seventh Basic Science Retreat will take place at The Institute of Hepatology, London from 21-23 August 2021.

The retreat will start at 13.00hrs on Saturday 21st and close at midday on Monday 23rd August.

The previous events were a resounding success and hopefully again this unique meeting will offer plenty of interaction and discussion as well as a unique opportunity to foster new and lasting collaborative projects across all areas of hepatology research.

The programme will cover six sessions:
• Alcoholic Liver Disease and Cirrhosis
• Liver Cancer
• Metabolic Disease
• Pathology Man versus Mouse
• Single cell seq (omics) and Imaging
• Viral Infection

The programme will be published shortly.


Submit your Abstracts
If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the above topics please submit an abstract for review. The quality in previous years has been outstanding and we hope to receive more top submissions for the 2021 event.

The format is simply free text of contemporary research with a maximum of 400 words and should be submitted clicking >  here

All abstracts should be submitted before the deadline of 9am on Monday 19th July 2021.


Registration OPEN
The event will be limited to a maximum of 80 places so REGISTER NOW and don't miss out.

The registration fee which is just £150 per person and includes accommodation at Dulwich College on both nights, a cheese and wine reception at the Institute on 21st and a meal at a local venue on 22nd August.

Register > here .


Please contact steve@basl.org.uk if you have any questions.

Book Now

September 2021

15
Sep
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology September 2021 - Session 9: HCC

SAVE THE DATE

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 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 9: "HCC"
Speaker - Dr Victoria Snowdon, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Date: Wednesday 15th September
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  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

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


Thank you to our supporters:

     Platinum Sponsor:                                                              Gold Sponsor:                                               Bronze Sponsor:
                                                                  


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

21
Sep
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24
Sep
BASL Annual Meeting - Call for Abstracts & Registration Open

BASL is delighted to announce that the BASL2021 Annual Meeting will take place virtually from 21-24 September 2021 and includes the BLTG meeting on Tuesday 21st and the BLNA meeting on Friday 24th. 

We are delighted to confirm that registration is now open.  Full details can be found on the registration platform > register here.

The BASL2021 Virtual Annual Meeting is shaping up to be an exciting event with world class speakers across a range of multi-disciplinary topics. The programme is nearly complete and will be published very soon. 


Abstract Submission Open

We invite authors to submit abstracts for the event.

If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the topics below please submit an abstract for review:

• Alcohol & Metabolic Liver Disease
• Auto Immune Liver Disease
• Basic Science
• Cancer
• Cirrhosis & its Complications
• Clinical Service Development
• COVID and the liver
• Nursing & AHP
• Other
• Transplantation
• Viral hepatitis

The quality in previous years has been outstanding and we hope to receive more top submissions for the virtual 2021 event.

Abstracts will be judged by a selected panel of reviewers following the submission deadline and submitting authors will be notified as to whether their submitted abstract has been accepted.

Please note that there is a total overall word limit for your submission of 400 words (excluding names of authors and affiliations). A table and figure can be included in your abstract - Any table or chart will count for 150 words out of your total. Please try to remain within this limit.

Successful abstracts will also be published in the BMJ GUT Journal in accordance with their guidelines.

Full Abstract Submission guidelines can be found > here

Submit your Abstract > here .

Abstract submissions will close 9am on MONDAY 28th JUNE 2021


Dame Sheila Sherlock Research prize 2021 - Applications Open

Each year BASL presents the Dame Sheila Sherlock research prize, 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.

Dame Sheila was involved in the foundation of the British Liver Club in 1961, which subsequently evolved into The British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL). She was one of our past presidents and the first recipient of The BASL Distinguished Service Award. 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.

Eligibility
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 contributions in the field of hepatology research.

The winner will receive free registration to the meeting, an award and a prize of £1,000 and an invite to deliver the prize lecture and present their research at the BASL Annual Meeting.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining your 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 on Monday 2nd August 2021

You must be a BASL member to apply.


Andy BurroughsYoung Investigator Award 2021

The Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award was set up in honour of the late Professor Andrew Burroughs.

Professor Burroughs was an eminent and world renowned Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Physician/Hepatologist and among his many achievements including his wide area of expertise in cirrhosis and portal hypertension and significant contribution to liver Transplantation.

Eligibility
This prize is awarded to young investigators who have contributed to clinical or translational research related to liver disorders who are in training or within 2 years of taking up consultant positions (or equivalent); this year the winner will receive free registration to the meeting, an award and a prize of £1,000 and an invite to deliver the prize lecture and present their research at the BASL Annual Meeting.

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 on Monday 2nd August 2021

You must be a BASL member to apply.


Contact - if you have any question please do not hesitate to contact steve@basl.org.uk .

Book Now

October 2021

20
Oct
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology October 2021 - Session 10: Who to refer for transplant

SAVE THE DATE

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 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 10: Who to refer for transplant
Speaker - Dr Martin James - Nottingham University Hospital.
Date: Wednesday 20th October
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  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

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


Thank you to our supporters:

            Platinum Sponsor:                                          Gold Sponsor:                                Bronze Sponsor:
                                     


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

November 2021

10
Nov
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology November 2021 - Session 11: HPB for Hepatologist

SAVE THE DATE

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 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 11: "HPB for Hepatologist "
Speaker: Dr Deepak Joshi, Kings College Hospital, London
Date: Wednesday 10th November
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  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

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


Thank you to our supporters:

     Platinum Sponsor:                                                     Gold Sponsor:                                 Bronze Sponsor:
                                              

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

19
Nov
Rare Diseases SIG - Wilson's Disease SIG Member Meeting - Save the Date

The next meeting of the Wilson's Disease Group is on:

Date: Friday 19th November
Time: 9:00 - 13:00 via Zoom.

NB: this meeting is for Wilson's Disease SIG members only.

A programme will follow. 

If you have any questions, please contact kim@basl.org.uk .

December 2021

15
Dec
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology December 2021 - Session 12: Management of the non-transplant candidate with end stage liver disease

SAVE THE DATE

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 2021. We are running a series of monthly webinars on a Wednesday evening.

Session 12: "Management of the non-transplant candidate with end stage liver disease "
Speaker: TBC
Date: Wednesday 15th December
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  Download BASL Virtual School of Hepatology Series 2021_website6.pdf
NB: Subject to change

FREE to attend for BASL Members.

Not a member of BASL, then why not join by clicking > here.

Registration - opening soon.

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


Thank you to our supporters:

     Platinum Sponsor:                                                       Gold Sponsor:                         Bronze Sponsor:
                                     

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