April 2021

22
Apr
BASL NAFLD SIG meeting - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

BASL NAFLD SIG meeting

Dr William Alazawi is pleased to advise of the next BASL NAFLD SIG meeting

Date: 22nd April 2021

Time: 2pm - 4pm

The meeting, for BASL members only, will take place via Zoom. 

Programme details 

 14:00 – 14:10    Welcome and round up on SIG activities

 14:10 – 14:35    Who will we select for treatment? – Dr Michael Allison

 14:35 – 15:00    The NAFLD Care Bundle – Dr Stuart McPherson

 15:00 – 15:20    The NAFLD Care Survey – Dr David Sheridan

 15:20 – 15:45    NAFLD Registries – which way to go? Speaker TBC

 15:45 – 16:00    Research Round up

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.

May 2021

05
May
BASL Portal Hypertension SIG meeting - Register Now

To view a programme click here   Download Portal Hypertension SIG Meeting Prog 5 May 2021 v6.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 via Zoom Webinar

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

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:

'This webinar is supported by W L Gore & Associates UK Ltd. They have had no influence or input into the programme or content of this meeting’.

12
May
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology May 2021 - Session 5: Recognising liver lesions

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 5: "Recognising liver lesions”
Speaker - Dr Sara Upponi, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge
Date: Wednesday 12th May
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
May
BASL / BSG Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar Series - Psychosocial management of alcohol use disorder

Date: Wednesday 19th May
Title: Psychosocial management of alcohol use disorder
Speaker: Dr Peter Rice, Addiction Psychiatrist, NHS Tayside
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_OS8Iv2_0RuKGqvTrzil7sw 

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

Future Dates:
9th June
Using motivational interviewing in clinical encounters
Speaker – Professor Eilish Gilvarry, Consultant Psychiatrist in addictions, Newcastle Addictions Service, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS

14th July
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.

June 2021

09
Jun
BASL / BSG Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar Series - Using motivational interviewing in clinical encounters

Date: Wednesday 9th June
Title: Using motivational interviewing in clinical encounters
Speaker: Professor Eilish Gilvarry, Consultant Psychiatrist in addictions, Newcastle Addictions Service, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS
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_iqGy4mJhSBKtPfe4hGzeiw 

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

Future Dates:
14th July
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.

11
Jun
BVHG & HBV SIG Virtual Meeting - Save the date

Dr Mark Aldersley and Dr Patrick Kennedy are pleased to announce that the next BVHG and HBV SIG meeting will be on the 11th June 2021.

Further details and programme will follow in due course.  

16
Jun
BASL Virtual School of Hepatology June 2021 - Session 6: Unwell Cirrhotic/ACLF

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 6: “Unwell Cirrhotic/ACLF”
Speaker - Dr Brian Hogan, Kings College Hospital, London
Date: Wednesday 16th 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  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’.

July 2021

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

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’.

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’.

22
Sep
-
24
Sep
BASL2021 - Save the Date

SAVE THE DATE

Further details will be announced soon.

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’.

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’.