Dr James Ferguson and Dr Matthew Armstrong, on behalf of the Birmingham Liver Unit, are pleased to invite colleagues to the Birmingham Liver Course, on 26-27 May 2022. 


Detailed programme
Day 1: Thursday 26th May
Time Session
 09:30 Registration
 10:00 Welcome
Session 1: Controversies in Hepatology
 10:15 Early TIPS for variceal bleeding
Dr Dhiraj Tripathi, University Hospitals Birmingham
 10:35 Non-transplant options for refractory encephalopathy
Professor Debbie Shawcross, King's College London
 10:55 Is any therapy effective for alcoholic hepatitis?
Professor Ewan Forrest, Consultant Hepatologist and Honorary Professor, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
 11:15 Discussion
 11:35 Refreshments
 Session 2: Challenges in Hepatology
 12:00 Pregnancy related liver disease
Dr Fiona Thompson, University Hospitals Birmingham
 12:20 Which liver patient should I take to ITU?
Dr Nick Murphy, University Hospitals Birmingham
 12:40 Discussion
 13:00 Lunch
Session 3: State of the art-viral hepatitis
14:00 Can we cure Hepatitis B?
Professor David Mutimer, University Hospitals Birmingham 
 14.20 The ODN and case finding in Hepatitis C
Miss Sally Bufton, Hepatitis ODN Nurse/Manager, University Hospitals Birmingham
 14:40 Is hepatitis E really a problem?
Dr Ahmed Elsharkawy, University Hospitals Birmingham
15:00 Discussion
15:20 Refreshments
 Session 4: Keynote Speaker
 15:50 Palliative management of ascites and hepatic hydrothorax 
Dr Andrew Holt, University Hospitals Birmingham
16:10 Why is there no effective therapy for PSC bar transplantation?
Professor Gideon Hirschfield, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
 16:55 Discussion
 17:15 - 19:00 Wine reception with nibbles
Day 2: Friday 27th May 
Time Session
09:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome
Session 5: NAFLD
10:15 Primary care NAFLD pathways
Dr Ankur Srivastava, North Bristol NHS Trust
10:35 Does NAFLD confer an additional cardiovascular risk?
Dr Wenhao Li, Queen Mary University London 
10:55 Treatment options for the NAFLD patient with significant fibrosis
Dr Matthew Armstrong, University Hospitals Birmingham
11:15 Discussion
11:35 Refreshments

Session 6: Case presentations from the Birmingham Liver Unit

Chair: Dr Neil Rajoriya, University Hospitals Birmingham

12:00 Dr Nadir Abbas
12:20 Dr Vincenzo Ronca
12:40 Dr Rosemary Faulkes
13:00 Discussion
13:20 Close and Lunch

Programme subject to change.