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06
Jun
Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award 2019 - apply now - deadline 10th June
News Type: BASL News

Deadline: 09:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

The Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award was set up in honour of the late Professor Andrew Burroughs, who sadly passed away in March 2014. Professor Burroughs was an eminent and world renowned Professor of Hepatology and Consultant Physician/Hepatologist and among his many achievements was his significant contribution to liver transplantation.

The winner of the award will deliver the prize lecture at the BLTG Transplant Meeting which this year is taking place at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow between 17th - 18th September 2019. The winner will also receive free registration to the meeting and £1,000.

Eligibility
This prize is awarded to young investigators, scientific or clinical, who are in training or within 2 years of taking up consultant positions (or equivalent), with an interest in liver transplantation. 

How 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 09:00 on Monday 10th June 2019.

06
Jun
Dame Shelia Sherlock Research Prize 2019 - apply now - deadline 10th June
News Type: BASL News

Deadline: 09:00 Monday 3rd June 2019

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.

When Dr Sherlock started her medical career, little was known about liver disease. Her work helped to establish hepatology as a medical specialty. She pioneered the use of needle liver biopsy, which had been used purely as a research tool, based on the technique of Sir John McMichael; this improved understanding of the pathology of liver disease and is used in the diagnosis of liver diseases today. The liver unit that she set up at the Royal Free Hospital became the centre for both research into liver disease and the education of trainees in the specialty.

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.

The winner of the award will deliver a 30 minute lecture presenting their research during the BASL Annual Meeting, 18-20 September 2019 at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. The prize is free registration to the meeting, a place at the Annual Dinner and £1,000.

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.

How 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 09:00 on Monday 10th June 2019.

06
Jun
Vacancy – Nursing Representative HCC-UK Committee - Expressions of Interest - Deadline 17th June
News Type: Nurse News

HCC-UK Committee – 1 x Nursing Representative.

The purpose of HCC UK is to promote the professional collaboration in research, education and clinical service development for primary liver cancers. The successful representative is elected by the HCC-UK members and will serve for a period of up to 3 years. The newly elected post will take up their position on the HCC-UK committee as soon as possible. 

Nomination Process
Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat at judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 23:59 on Monday 17th June 2019.

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL / HCC-UK member to propose them and a second member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.

If more than one candidate is nominated, the Secretariat will arrange for an election of all HCC-UK members. He/she will be elected by simple majority of those members voting.

A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidate should an election need to take place.

If you need any more information, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk .

06
Jun
Vacancies - BLTG Committee Posts 2019 - Expressions of Interest - Deadline 17th June
News Type: Transplant News

The BLTG provides a voice for UK liver transplantation bringing together all clinicians and allied personnel involved or interested in liver transplantation in the UK.

The tenure of a number of BLTG Committee Posts will come to an end in September 2019. As such, BLTG are now seeking expressions of interest for the following positions:

BLTG Chair - the Chair is elected by the BLTG members and will serve for a period of up to two years, and may be re-elected once. The BLTG Chair is a member of the BASL Governing Board and one of the three principal officers of the BLTG Governing Board along with the BLTG Secretary and BASL Treasurer.

The BLTG Chair shall be registered with Companies House in the UK as a Director of BASL and registered with the Charities Commission as a Trustee.

The newly elected BLTG Chair will take up the role after the Transplant Meeting in September 2019


Nursing Representative (x1 post) - the Transplant Nursing Representative, representing patient care before and after liver transplantation, is elected by the BLTG members and will serve for a period of up to two years.

The newly elected Nursing Representative will take up the role after the Transplant Meeting in September 2019


Paediatric Representative – the Paediatric Representative is elected by the BLTG members and will serve for a period of up to 3 years.

The newly elected Paediatric Representative will take up the role after the Transplant Meeting in September 2019


Nomination Process

Please send your nominations, clearly stating the position that your nomination is for, to the BASL Secretariat judy@basl.org.uk by the deadline of 23:59 on Monday 17th June 2019.

Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL/BLTG member to propose them and a second BASL/BLTG member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.

If more than one candidate is nominated, the Secretariat will arrange for an election of all members. He/she will be elected by simple majority of BLTG members voting.

A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidate should an election need to take place.

The newly elected posts will be announced at the next Business Meeting of the Association during the BLTG Transplant Meeting in Glasgow in September 2019.

If you need any more information about the posts, please do not hesitate to contact judy@basl.org.uk .

24
May
CALLING ALL RESEARCHERS
News Type: BASL News

CLDF SUPPORT FOR 2 RESEARCH PROJECTS REQUIRING PATIENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

Are you a researcher interested in:

  • Childhood/paediatric liver conditions
  • Care of children with a liver condition
  • Paediatric liver transplantation
  • Psychological and social impact on those affected by a paediatric liver condition

Please note: Where appropriate applications for other paediatric chronic/long term conditions will be considered if the experience of our members would benefit the study

CLDF have recently developed a research hub which aims to increase and support patient and public involvement through our network of research hub members. Members are parents, carers, family members and young people affected by childhood liver conditions who have an interest in research design and supporting promotion of findings.
During the research hub trial stage, we are offering to support 2 research projects in 2019 which would benefit from patient and public involvement. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity visit https://childliverdisease.org/information-for-researchers/  to download the short application form or call 0121 212 6029. Deadline for applications is 12th July 2019 at 5pm. 

13
May
Gilead Sciences Grant Programs Supporting Investigator-Sponsored Research in Liver Diseases
News Type: BASL News

Gilead Sciences are pleased to announce the launch of five new global grants programs to continue to support investigator-sponsored research in chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV), HCV and HIV co-infection, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). The programs seek to address pressing unmet patient needs in liver diseases, including improving screening and linkage to care, simplifying HCV testing and treatment, developing innovative referral pathways to help patients with NASH, addressing gaps in HBV care for special populations and understanding PSC epidemiology.

For more information on Gilead’s 2019 liver diseases grants programs, please visit https://www.gilead.com/science-and-medicine/research/investigator-sponsored-research .

The 2019 grant programs are:

HCV STAT (Simplification and Test and Treat Strategies toward HCV Elimination)
This program is focused on simplifying HCV care delivery and implementing test and treat strategies to overcome barriers to patient care.
Applications will be accepted from April 11 to June 30, 2019.

HIV/HCV NoCo (No Co-Infection)
This program is focused on investigating strategies to link patients living with HCV and HIV co-infection to HCV treatment.
Applications will be accepted from May 1 to June 14, 2019.

NASH Models of Care
This program will be focused on investigating care pathways between multidisciplinary providers for screening, identifying, and helping to refer, high-risk patients living with NASH, to appropriate medical care.
Applications will be accepted from June 3 to July 15, 2019.

HBV CARE (Linkage to CARe & Epidemiology in Special Populations)
This program will be focused on improving linkage to care among underserved populations and analysing or identifying data gaps in HBV epidemiology in specific demographics or geographies.
Applications will be accepted from August 1 to September 15, 2019.

PSC PACE (PrimAry Sclerosing Cholangitis Epidemiology)
This program will be focused on identifying gaps in PSC epidemiology data and improving understanding of the cascade of care.
Applications will be accepted from September 16 to October 11, 2019.

10
May
Vacancy - Senior Lecturer in Hepatology and Consultant Hepatologist at St George's
News Type: BASL News

Vacancy for Senior Lecturer in Hepatology and Consultant Hepatologist at St George's

St George's University of London and the trust's Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are looking to appoint an exceptional individual to this exciting new post. The post has been created for a self-motivated clinical academic to establish an independent research program at St George’s University of London, with clinical duties in a supportive and friendly department.

Please click on the link below:
https://jobs.bmj.com/job/86187/senior-lecturer-in-hepatology-and-honorary-consultant-hepatologist/?LinkSource=PremiumListing 

Closing date: 12th June 2019
Interview date: 27th June 2019

15
Apr
Vacancies - The Royal College of Physicians London
News Type: BASL News

The Royal College of Physicians has 2 Vacancies that members might be interested in: 

 

1. Clinical Director, Digital Health in London - click here to view, or visit the RCP website job page here - https://medicinejobs.rcplondon.ac.uk/jobs/  .

Closing date: 4.00pm on Friday 3 May 2019.


 

2. Research & Academic Medicine committees: Two senior research-active clinicians - click here to view the commitee roles on the RCP website.

Closing date: Friday 3 May 2019.

04
Apr
Vacancy - two Senior Clinical Fellow posts in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation - Cambridge - deadline end of April 2019
News Type: BASL News

Applications are invited for two Senior Clinical Fellow posts in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation for twelve months, from 02 September 2019 to 04 September 2020 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

These posts are geared towards furthering a career in Hepatology. It is available to applicants who are within Gastroenterology/Hepatology training and wishing to seek an out of programme training/research period or to those who are seeking additional experience in tertiary Hepatology and Liver Transplantation following completion of training. The post could be extended subject to satisfactory progress particularly if pursuing out of programme research.

A breadth of subspecialist learning opportunities are available, depending on the applicants preference, which include tertiary level Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Research or Management. For example in NASH, alcoholic hepatitis, HCC and PBC, we can offer involvement in translational research projects, in collaboration with research partners on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, as well as involvement in Clinical Trials.

The successful candidates would both contribute to the Hepatology on call rota (1 in 8) and one of the posts will contribute no more than 4 weeks per six months to the general medical take rota.

These posts are not accredited as part of a speciality training programme but could be used for purposes as stated above.

Applicants must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).

Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Bill Griffiths (Specialty lead for Hepatology) at bill.griffiths@addenbrookes.nhs.uk or Dr Victoria Snowdon (Consultant Hepatologist) at victoria.snowdon@addenbrookes.nhs.uk .

Deadline - end of April 2019.

22
Feb
End of Life SIG Lead - Expressions of Interest
News Type: BASL News

BASL has set up a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which are linked to the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network (CRN) topic areas.

The End of Life SIG has been active for one year, with an initial lead appointed by the BASL Committee. BASL is now seeking nominations for an elected Lead for this SIG.

Eligibility requirements:

• All nominees should be members of the End of Life SIG, as a BASL member or as an associate member of BASL through being a member of the SIG

• Each nominee should have a proposer and seconder, who should also be BASL members or associate members through the End of Life SIG

• The initial Lead can stand for election once

• Should a contested election be held, BASL / End of Life SIG members may vote in this

• The elected Lead will serve for two years, when there will be a further election.

Nomination process:

Please send nominations to the BASL Secretariat at Samantha@basl.org.uk by 17:00 on 22nd March 2019

If more than one candidate is nominated, the Secretariat will arrange for an election, in which all BASL / End of Life SIG members may vote

Should an election be required, candidates will need to submit a personal statement of up to 300 words

The successful candidate will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting

Any queries should be addressed to Samantha@basl.org.uk.

The role of the SIG Lead
A SIG is expected to meet at least once a year. The BASL secretariat provides administrative support for SIGs, which includes creating and maintaining SIG member databases, arranging meetings and associated materials, and arranging publicity.

The role of the SIG Lead includes:

• Chairing SIG meetings and co-ordinating actions to be pursued

• Helping to co-ordinate bids for funding for trials and other research, and linking with the NIHR and other funders

• Ensuring the SIG is recognised and supported within the Metabolic CRN topic area

• Reporting on SIG activities to BASL, in particular via liaison with BASL’s Research Subcommittee.