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King's College London - The Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital invites you to attend a symposium on the management of patients with liver disease from hepatitis B and C infection.

To be held on 15 April 2011, the one-day course will feature a world-class faculty in a small group setting to discuss the latest developments and best practice in managing these complex conditions. 

The meeting will take place at the Strand campus of King's College London located on a riverside site in the heart of Central London

Target audiences; the course will be of benefit for: consultants and senior trainees in Hepatology and Gastroenteology and Hepatitis specialist nurses.

Delegate Comments on 2010 Course

  • Outstanding value for money. I learnt something from every talk, many things I will take back to my clinical practice immediately; thanks. The best course I have been to for ages.’
  • Excellent day. Good speakers. Good combination of practical advice/new research with lots of evidence base’
  • Very good. Will recommend to friends.’

Please use the tabs above for more information and to find out how to register. We hope you will join us...


Edmund J Safra Lecture TheatreFriday, 15 April 2011
From 0845 to 1700


Edmund J Safra Lecture Theatre, King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS

The Strand campus is situated by the River Thames adjacent to Somerset House at the north end of Waterloo Bridge. The West End of London is within a short walking distance.

King's College Hospital

Click here for map and directions.


English is the official language of the Kings Liver Course 2011.

Course Co-ordinators.

Dr Will Bernal, Consultant Intensive Care Physician and
Dr Agarwal Kosh, Consultant Hepatologist & Transplant Physician/
Lead for Hepatitis Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital,


RocheThank you to all the Faculty for their contributions and the venue for their support.

Additionally, the organisers would like to thank the corporate sponsors who have lent their support to the course. Their exhibits are in the Great Hall and we ask that delegates make contact with them during the day

Astellas Gilead MSD


The objectives of the course are to help participants to:

  • gain an understanding of the current, expert management of hepatitis B and C
  • gain an overview of ongoing trials and evolving therapies
  • and provide good value for money!

The course will comprise lectures from international experts in the field and case based discussions, focussing on what represents best clinical practice in 2011. It provides a unique opportunity for small group discussion of detailed practical management with experts in the field.

CPD 6 points confirmed.

CPD 6 points confirmed.Friday, 15 April 2011

Session 1 Chair;  Prof. Nigel Heaton Kings College Hospital, London
0930- 0950 Hepatitis: Past, Present and Futuree Prof Roger Williams Foundation for Liver
Research, Institute of
Hepatology, London
0950-1020 HCV: Standards of Care Dr Dan Fortan St George’s Hospital,
1020-1100 HCV: New Therapies: promises and realities Dr Kosh Agarwal Kings College Hospital, London
1100-1130 Break    
Session 2 Chair  Dr Kosh Agarwal Kings College Hospital, London
1130-1215 HCV: Case Based Discussions
Dr Abid Suddle and Dr Deepak Joshi Kings College Hospital, London
1215-1230 Panel Discussion:
How does this translate to my patient?
1230-1330 Lunch (The Great Hall)    
Session 3 Chair  Dr Matt Foxton
Chelsea and Westminster
NHS Trust
1330-1400 HBV; Standards of Care for Treatment in 2011: EASL  Prof. Geoff Dusheiko Royal Free Hospital
1400-1430 Viral disease and HCC; Practicalities Abid Suddle Kings College Hospital, London
1430-1500 HBV; case based discussions Dr Matt Foxton Chelsea and Westminster
NHS Trust
1500-1520 Break     
Session 4 Chair Dr Mark Hudson
Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
1520-1535 HDV and HEV; beware, not so rare Dr Sarah Hughes Kings College Hospital, London
1535-1555 National Liver Strategy and Hepatology Training Dr Mark Hudson Freeman Hospital, Newcastle
1555-1630 Debate
Dr Matthew Foxton  
This house believes that Transplantation should not be offered to HCV+ve patients
For:  Prof J O'Grady Kings College Hospital, London
Against : Prof James Neuberger Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
1630 Wrap up and close Dr Kosh Agarwal
Kings College Hospital,

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

The Registration Fees for the Course are as follows:

Medical £100
Nursing and other professions allied to medicine £75

The Course Fee includes access to the programme, refreshments, Certificate of Attendance and CD to be distributed shortly after the event.

On-line Registration

On-line Course Registration is available here

  • Registration for this Course is on-line. 
  • Our on-line system allows for payment by cheque, bank transfer, invoice or credit card. 
  • If you require an invoice for your payment, please select the invoice option from the system and print off your own invoice.
  • Bookings cannot be made by telephone.

A Cancellation Policy is in place:

  • Cancellations should be made in writing to the Secretariat. E-Mail is acceptable.
  • Cancellations received up to and including 1st March 2011: full refund minus 25% administration charge.
  • Cancellation received from 1st March 2011: no refund.
  • Approved refunds will be processed and issued 60 days after the Meeting.


For details on hotels near the venue, please click the following link

Accommodations near Venue

Joining Instructions

Joining Instructions will be issued by E-mail around 10 days before the Course.


Neither the Host, the Organisers nor the Course venue can accept responsibility for any loss or injury relating to participants.  All participants are encouraged to obtain their own travel insurance policy to cover the unfortunate possibility of cancellation of Registration.  A Cancellation Policy is in place as regards Registration (see above).

To contact the Course secretariat.

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Tel: +44 1794 511332
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E-Mail: livercourse@Indexcommunications.com