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BASL Annual Meeting

Thursday, 31 July 2014 09:37

Including BLTG Liver Transplant Meeting, 18 September 2014

Join BASL at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead for their Annual Meeting 2014, which will bring together clinicians, nurses, scientists and all those interested in liver disease.

This year, the plenary sessions are devoted to Viral Hepatitis, Drug induced liver injury, Non alcoholic fatty liver disease, Cirrhosis and Transplantation. There is also an update session on Haemochromatosis, Wilson's disease and alpha 1 antitrypsin and an overview of the Best of British Research. For the first time they have a formal CPC with a distinguished faculty of experts. Highlights of the BASL Annual Meeting include the three key note lectures, The Ralph Wright Lecture, The British Liver Trust Lecture and the Williams-Calne Lecture and also the Dame Sheila Sherlock Prize Lecture.

On Day 2 the BASL Nurse Forum Annual Meeting will be held in parallel which follows its own programme of fourteen speakers and the QiC Awards. Lastly, on Thursday 18th September BASL launches the first British Liver Transplant Group meeting (BLTG) which BASL delegates can attend free of charge.

Please visit their website above for information and to book. Rates for the meeting can be found in the General Info section of the website.

  • To book for BASL & BLTG Meetings together, please just use the main BASL booking form.
  • To book for the BLTG Meeting only, please use the separate BLTG booking form.

If you have any queries, please contact Paula Banks at the BASL Secretariat on telephone +44 (0)1543 442154 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BSG/MSD Bursaries for Travel to UEGW 2014

Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:56

The BSG Education Committee invites BSG members (including scientists, trainees and consultants in the first 5 years of their career in any area of gastroenterology) to apply for 10 travel bursaries. Each bursary of up to £800 is funded by MSD and is intended to reimburse the costs of registration, travel and/or accommodation for attendance at UEGW 22 in Vienna, Austria, 18-22 October 2014, but no other costs.

The BSG is solely responsible for all aspects of administering the BSG/MSD Travel Bursary Scheme, including Education Committee assessment of applications and selection of recipients. Additional criteria: presentation of research paper (oral or poster at UEGW) and/or specific purpose of attending UEGW ie workshop or clinical presentation which is not supported by other funding.

The names of successful applicants will be supplied by the BSG to MSD upon selection. Recipients will be invited by MSD to an awards dinner during UEGW. Recipients must provide feedback on the bursary scheme after the conference. MSD confirms that the funding is not conditional on, or provided in the expectation of, the prescription, supply, administration or recommendation of any MSD product.

Applications should be sent by 5pm on Friday 29 August to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for consideration by the BSG Education Committee in advance of its next meeting on 11 September, at which decisions on recipients will be made. Application

UEG Practice Course on EBM

Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:21

This course takes place on the occasion of UEG Week Vienna and is designed for junior and senior physicians alike, providing lectures, break-out group working and reporting and guided discussions. The UEG Practice Course helps intensify the flow of knowledge from research to practice.
Deadline for applications is July 27.

First article published on BMJ Open Gastroenterology!

Wednesday, 09 July 2014 09:09

BSG member Prof Peter Whorwell is senior author on the first article to be published by BMJ Open Gastroenterology, the third journal to join the BSG's co-owned publications and the first to be fully open access. The article, entitled "Faecal incontinence—the hidden scourge of irritable bowel syndrome: a cross-sectional study" is available by accessing the journal's website.

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