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Events and Opportunities for Professionals

EVENTS FOR PROFESSIONALS

Hepatitis Awareness Leading Outcomes (HALO) Digital Webcast

The HALO report entitled ‘Confronting the silent epidemic: a critical review of hepatitis C management in the UK’ was published in April 2014. Following this a webcast aimed at healthcare professionals and to provide a forum to share best practice in hepatitis management was produced. The one hour webcast featured four innovative hepatitis services from across the UK which have ultimately improved patient care and is presented by the lead from each service. although the live broadcast has now taken place it is still possible to view

To view the recording of the webcast which has CPD accreditation from the Royal College of Nursing click here

Liver Disease in Primary Care 21-22 March 2017 Birmingham

A two day course aimed at GPs, practice nurses and other health care professionals to provide theoretical and practical knowledge of liver diseases and how to manage them in primary care. For full details Liver Disease in Primary Care 21 to 22 March 2017 or contact Grace Nikobari at g.nikobari@bham.ac.uk

New Understanding of Genetic Haemochromatosis 31 March 2017 Birmingham

The Haemochromatosis Society supported by Resonance Health is holding a specialist one-day scientific/medical CPD accredited conference on 31 March 2017 at the Novotel Hotel and Conference Centre, Broad Street, Birmingham. The conference will explore and debate new understandings of the pathology, diagnosis and management of genetic haemochromatosis. The conference is aimed at haematologists, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, rheumatologist and any other scientists with an interest in the pathology of iron overload. For full information and to book click here.

Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease Congress 11-13 June 2017 Frankfurt

The Viral Hepatitis and Liver Disease Congress 2017 will take place will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Frankfurt from 11-13 June 2017. This congress will bring internationally renowned speakers together under the co-chairmanship of Professors Jacobson and Zeuzem. View the full Programme or for more information visit the website here.

Malaysian Liver Foundation 12th Liver Update Meeting 20-23 July 2017 Kuala Lumpur

This meeting takes place from 20-23 July 2017 in Kuala Lumpur and is jointly organised by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and the Malaysian Liver Foundation and the theme is ‘Refining the Treatment Cascade‘. The objective of this gathering is to update specialists, medical officers and allied health professionals on current diagnostic tools and therapeutic strategies including best management practices pertaining to hepatobiliary diseases. Download the Programme or to register and find further information please view the website here.

 

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONALS

NIHR Funding Opportunities

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is advertising two liver related research funding opportunities for the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme as follows:

16/99 – Primary prevention of variceal bleeding in patients with liver cirrhosis

To find out more about these topic or other NIHR advertised topics please see their  funding opportunities webpage.

Gilead Fellowship Programme

The Gilead UK & Ireland Fellowship Programme is inviting applications for projects in viral hepatitis which introduce local integrated initiatives for evaluating the effectiveness of non-hospital based VCH treatment service models, or novel HCV care pathways using partnership models demonstrating measurable improvements in patient engagement. The 2017 programme is now open for applications and the closing date is Thursday 2nd March 2017. For more information visit the website here.

Graham Bull prize in clinical science and Goulstonian Lectureship

The Graham Bull prize was set up to provide money for young research workers under the age of 45 who feel that they have made a major contribution to clinical science. The award is open to RCP members and fellows who must apply for their own work to be considered; the work can cover a wide range of expertise, such as molecular and cellular biology, imaging technology, psychiatry, or health sciences.

The winner of this prize will be invited to deliver the Goulstonian Lecture, an annual lecture endowed in 1635 by Mrs Ellen Goulston in memory of her husband, Dr Theodore Goulston FRCP, and win £1,000, which is offered on a competitive basis each year. Researchers must be under the age of 45 on the application closing date, and must be a member or fellow of the RCP London.

Closing date for applications is Friday 31 March 2017. For more information and to apply view the website here.