July 2020

Alcohol-related Liver Disease SIG - New Date


The next meeting of the ArLD SIG scheduled to take place during the International Liver Congress on 27th August has been cancelled.

Provisional new meeting date - Thursday 9th July from 16:00 - 18:00.

The meeting will be a 'virtual' meeting and further details will follow nearer the time.

Registration - to register for the meeting please contact Kim@basl.org.uk  .

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 20th - 21st July 2020

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 > https://liverunit30.co.uk/ .

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

BLNA September Meeting 2020 - Update


A new date is being planned for the BLNA Nurse Meeting to take place during the BASL Annual Meeting which is moving to a digital event for 2020.

New dates have been announced for BASL2020 which run from Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd September 2020 and the programme sessions will be held across the afternoons of the 3 days.

As members will be aware that due to the challenges posed in dealing with the COVID19 pandemic the face to face meeting that was due to be held in Plymouth in September is unable to go ahead as planned.

Abstract submissions will open shortly with a closing date of early July.

Further announcements will be made on the website when available and if you have any questions, please contact steve@basl.org.uk .

BASL Basic Science Retreat - Postponed

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 Pandemic BASL has taken the difficult decision to postpone the Basic Science Retreat meeting until 2021. 

The ethos of the Basic Science Retreat is to provide an opportunity for networking and scientific discussion therefore we feel that a face to face meeting would be preferable to holding a digital meeting, which would likely be a condensed schedule.

As the situation with Covid-19 becomes clearer we will continue to review our plans and be better placed to make a decision about whether a face to face meeting will be possible sometime in March 2021.

Thank you for your continued support for BASL and further information will be added to the website once known. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact steve@basl.org.uk .

BASL Annual Meeting 2020 - New Date & Abstract Submission Open

We are delighted to announce that there will be a BASL Annual Meeting in 2020 and that it will be going ahead as a digital event.

As members are aware due to the challenges posed in dealing with the COVID19 pandemic the face to face meeting that was due to be held in Plymouth in September is unable to go ahead as planned.

Note the Change of Dates - Monday 21st - Wednesday 23rd September - the programme sessions will be held across the afternoons of the 3 days.

Registration - planning is very much in the early stages with a new virtual programme being confirmed.  Further details on how to register will be announced soon. It is hoped that the BASL programme will still include some joint sessions with colleagues from AASLD. 

Abstract Submission Now Open - Deadline 09:00 Wednesday 1st July 2020

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
• Other
• Transplantation
• Viral hepatitis

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 for presentation.

Please note that there is a total overall word limit for your submission of 400 words (excluding title, 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.

Read more and submit your abstract by clicking > HERE.

BASL Awards - awards will be offered to the top ten scoring abstracts submitted by non-consultant and trainee BASL members and a prize will also be given to the top poster from each category. 

Keep checking the website for updates on the opening of applications for the Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Prize. 

We very much hope that our members will be able to join us for this year's BASL Annual Meeting and should you have any questions, please contact steve@basl.org.uk

CCA-UK workshop at UK Oncology Forum - New Date


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 (venue tbc) and both the CCA-UK workshop and UK Oncology Forum Conference are free to attend.  The meeting will run in a virtual format with the capacity for some physical attendance.

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 - https://oncology-forum.co.uk/register/ . 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.

October 2020

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

Save the Date

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 October 15-17, 2020. 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.

Invitation letter >  Download Letter for TASL-BASL Final.pdf

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

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 > https://www.liver-research.org.uk/newsletter/conferences-meetings.html 

Should you have any questions, please contact Dr Luca Urbani by e-mail at luca.urban@researchinliver.org.uk .

November 2020

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
Website: https://events.rcpe.ac.uk/gastroenterology-1 
Contact: m.farquhar@rcpe.ac.uk 

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 Kim@basl.org.uk

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 > https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/events/medicine-2020-rcp-annual-conference