The British Association for Study of the Liver (BASL) has established a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to promote and encourage collaborative research and clinical trials in liver disease. The SIGs are aligned to the seven topic areas recognised by the Hepatology Clinical Research Network (CRN) of the National Institute for Health Research. SIG membership is open to both BASL members and non-members.
The main role of a SIG patient representative would be to attend and contribute to SIG meetings, but there may also be consultations via email. A SIG will normally meet once or twice a year.
The HBV SIG is led by Dr Patrick Kennedy of the Royal London Hospital and is linked to the Viral CRN area. More information may be found at this link;
The next meeting will be held from 13.00-17.00pm on Thursday 31 January 2019. The venue is the Clark Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Innovation Building, Queen Mary University of London.
If anyone wishes to join the group please contact the BASL secretariat on Samantha@basl.org.uk.