August 2020

The Digital International Liver Congress (TM) 2020

Given the continuing impact of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and ongoing restrictions, EASL has decided to transition the onsite International Liver Congress™ 2020, planned for 25–28 August, to an immersive and exciting digital event –The Digital International Liver Congress™ 2020 which will be held 27–29 August 2020.

Since 2019, EASL has been livestreaming all sessions at its events and has been providing educational content online through the EASL Campus. This experience of delivering online content to the liver community will now be stepped up to the next level at The Digital International Liver Congress™ 2020.

The Digital ILC 2020 will provide the liver community with an exciting opportunity to connect and to share the latest in data, science, and education.

Visit the International Liver Congress™ 2020 website for full information and registration details.

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September 2020

Virtual BHPG Educational Meeting - Save the Date

The British Hepatology Pharmacy Group (BHPG) is delighted to announce it's forthcoming Virtual Educational Event.

Date: Friday 11th September 2020

Time:10:00 - 15:30

Meeting Title: Liver disease; from diagnosis to decompensation Including through a pandemic

Topics will include:

  • The management of chronic liver disease (incl. decompensated cirrhosis bundle)
  • Management of thrombocytopenia in chronic liver disease
  • Effect of COVID-19 on the liver— clinical impact and service delivery
  • Rare diseases in hepatology
  • Clinical Trials and new therapies on the horizon

Download an Agenda here >   Download BHPG Agenda 11 Sept 2020_website.pdf

The meeting is FREE to attend and if you need any further information, contact .

Registration will open soon. 

Download Save the date BHPG 11th September.pdf

ILCA Annual Meeting

The International Liver Cancer Association (ILCA) is hosting its annual meeting on line this year from 11th - 13th September 2020.

This multidisciplinary conference will provide a series of outstanding lectures by international experts as well as a platform for original research presentations. Clinicians, scientists, students and trainees are encouraged to attend.

Further details and how to register for the meeting can be found on the following Weblink: .

Introduction to IQILS session (unregistered services)

Thursday 17 September, 9:30am – 10:30am

The Improving Quality in Liver Services (IQILS) accreditation team would like to invite you to an introductory session to find out more about the programme and how it can help services to enhance quality.

This session is aimed at liver services in the UK not currently registered with the programme.

During the session, the following will be covered:

  • What accreditation is and how it can add value to your service
  • The process and logistics involved in accreditation
  • The benefits of registering

There will be a Q&A at the end of the session, led by Dr James Ferguson, clinical lead and Dimple Keen, accreditation unit manager.

To register to the session, sign up here: 

BASL Virtual Annual Meeting 2020 - Registration Open

The BASL Committee has decided to address today’s global challenge, and to ensure that members are offered continuing education during 2020, by developing a virtual Annual Meeting platform.

A virtual meeting will continue to provide the essential education that BASL members value and see it as a vital benefit to their membership.

In light of the COVID-19 global impact, this is the perfect opportunity for the liver care community to come together and share knowledge and collaborate through a virtual platform.

The BASL2020 Virtual Annual Meeting is shaping up to be an exciting event with world class speakers across a range of multi-disciplinary topics with sessions being held across the afternoons of 21st - 23rd September. 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - click on the link > HERE.

Download a draft programme here >   Download BASL 2020 Virtual programme - Web.pdf

Visit the BASL News webpage to find out how to apply for the Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Prize and Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award.  

We very much hope that our members will be able to join us for this year's BASL Annual Meeting. 

Please contact if you have any questions.  

CCA-UK workshop at UK Oncology Forum - Register Now

CCA-UK is to hold a clinical themed workshop on the morning of Thursday 24th September 2020 at the UK Oncology Forum Annual Conference. 

The UK Oncology Forum annual conference runs from 24-25th September and both the CCA-UK workshop and UK Oncology Forum Conference are free to attend.  The meeting will run in a virtual format.

Please find the invitation to follow > Download 2020 OF Invitation CCA-UK.pdf

Download a workshop programme >  Download Programme CCA-UK Workshop UK Onc Forum_24.9.20.pdf

Anyone wishing to attend the CCA-UK workshop will be expected to stay on for the whole of day one of the conference.

Registration is via the UK Oncology Forum - . When registering please ensure you choose the CCA-UK workshop option under the section UK Oncology Forum and Cancer Collaboration. Delegates are of course welcome to attend both days of the UK Oncology Forum Conference.

BLNA Virtual Forum - Registration Now Open

Registration Now Open

This year the BLNA September meeting will take place as a virtual forum on the afternoon of Friday 25th September from 13:30 - 15:30.

The programme will include:

  • Educational presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Networking
  • Live Q&A

An interactive afternoon is planned that will allow liver nurses to participate in educational content, share information and network.

Following the COVID-19 pandemic the BLNA would like to encourage the liver nurse community to participate in a dedicated event to discuss challenges, share knowledge and deliberate the changed healthcare landscape.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN - click on the link >

FREE to attend for BLNA Members

  • £30 for Non-Member
  • Or join BLNA today for £20 and receive free registration!
Book Now
BASL Immune-Mediated Liver Disease SIG Meeting

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

Date: Wednesday 30th September 
Time: 13:00 - 16:00

Download a 'draft' agenda here:  Download Immune SIG meeting 30.9.20 DRAFT agenda_website.docx.pdf

Immune SIG members who want to Register for the meeting should contact

October 2020

End of Life Special Interest Group Meeting

The next meeting of the End of Life SIG will take place via Zoom:

Date: Thursday 8th October
Time: 1.30pm – 4.30pm

A meeting programme will be finalised soon and will include presentations and discussions around the use of long term abdominal drains (including a presentation of the recent REDUCe data by Sumita Verma), the use of cirrhosis MDTs, screening tools to predict poor prognosis in end-stage liver disease and the evolution of the IQILS KPIs for palliative care in liver disease.

To Register for the meeting, or if you have any questions, please contact .

Liver Regenerative Medicine Network Workshop London - Save the Date

Save the Date

The third Workshop of the Liver Regenerative Medicine Network is being planned for Thursday 29th October 2020 at the Institute of Hepatology London.

The aim of the Network is to provide a platform for the Liver Regenerative Medicine research community and facilitate inter/multidisciplinary collaboration across the London Universities and Institutes. The half-day Workshop will highlight the current research in hepatic regenerative medicine and tissue engineering, including cell therapy, organoids, organ-on-a-chip, bio-artificial hepatic systems, bioreactors, biomaterials, cancer modelling and stem cell biology. 

The meeting will include two Keynote Sessions and two Bright Sparks Sessions with shorter talks.

Further details can be found on the official webpage for the Workshop here > 

Should you have any questions, please contact Dr Luca Urbani by e-mail at .

November 2020

Annual Cambridge Liver Symposium

The annual Cambridge liver symposium is taking place later than normal this year and in a digital format:

Friday 6th November, via Zoom including parallel nurses session.

Further details and programme to follow.

Registration is free – please contact for more information and to register. 

RCPE Symposium: Gastroenterology - Edinburgh

Title: RCPE Symposium: Gastroenterology
Date: Wednesday 18 November 2020
Venue: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
Topics: Optimising outpatient capacity // Tackling Scotland’s alcohol problem - doing what works // New frontier; Artificial intelligence; Eosinophilic oesophagitis; Endoscopic management of early luminal cancers // Interactive case discussions

Wilson's Disease SIG Meeting - London - Save the Date

Save the Date

The next Wilson's Disease SIG Meeting will take place at Queen's Square, UCL, London.

More details will follow. 

CCA-UK Annual Meeting, 22 November 2020 - Save the Date

Save the Date

The next CCA-UK Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday 22nd November 2020.

The meeting is being hosted at the BASO Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held on 22-23 November 2020 at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL.

Further details, including how to register, will follow.  Should you have any questions please contact

January 2021

RCP Annual Conference Medicine - Birmingham

The RCP Annual Conference Medicine 2020 has been delayed until 7 -8 January 2021.  

Venue - The ICC, Birmingham.

Bringing together speakers at the forefront of improving patient care, Medicine 2020 will provide an essential national update for physicians from all career grades and specialties. Exploring ground-breaking medical developments, we’ll focus on how to deliver world-class healthcare.

More information can be found on the RCP website here > 



March 2021

TASL - BASL Monothematic Conference - Istanbul, Turkey - Save the Date


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the meeting has been moved from 15 - 17 October 2020 to 12 - 13 March 2021. 

Turkish and British Associations for the Study of the Liver (TASL-BASL) are pleased to announce a monothematic conference, “Drug-induced Liver Injury: Unresolved questions and unmet needs” in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday 12th - Saturday 13th March 2021.  We hope that the programme will be a timely and welcome opportunity to reflect upon an area of critical importance for clinicians, researchers, scientists, pharma and other health care professionals.

Further details including a draft programme and how to register for the conference will follow. 

May 2021

Liver-Gut Axis Friend or Foe? Edgbaston Conference Centre, Birmingham - New Date

This Meeting has been Postponed from March and the new Provisional Dates are 13th and 14th May 2021

The Liver Unit at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital is celebrating their 30-year anniversary commemorating the opening of the Paediatric Liver Unit in 1989 at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Five Ways, Birmingham. 

They are delighted to be hosting a joint scientific meeting with their Gastroenterology and Allied Health Professional Colleagues over two days. There will be plenary sessions in the field of Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Nutrition with opportunities for interactive discussion and workshops led by all their team including their Allied Health Professionals.

Don’t miss this special event to catch up with everyone, contribute to the science and have fun!

Visit the meeting website for full information > .