BASL / BSG Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar Series
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. Recordings will be available to watch at the bottom of the page.
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
- To review the management of alcohol use disorders pre and post-liver transplant
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 and 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.
The BASL/BSG Alcohol Use Disorder Webinar Series has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 6 category 1 (external) CPD credit(s); 1 credit per webinar. Certificates will be emailed directly to attendees following the webinars.
All enquiries should be directed to Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy at [email protected].
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
Identification and assessment of alcohol use disorder
Dr Edward Day, Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, University of Birmingham
Management of acute alcohol withdrawal
Professor Ewan Forrest, Consultant Hepatologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Pharmacological management of alcohol use disorder
Dr Paul Richardson, Consultant Hepatologist, Liverpool University NHS Trust
Psychosocial management of alcohol use disorder
Using motivational interviewing in clinical encounters
Peri-transplant assessment and management of alcohol use
Sister Liz Shepherd, Lead Specialist Substance Misuse Nurse and SMSLT Chair, Royal Free Hospital, London
Dr Jennifer Ryan, Alcohol Lead, Consultant Hepatologist, Royal Free Hospital, London