We would like to make a call for renewal of membership dues 2017 (for trainees 25 euro, for non-trainees 50 euro until 1st of October 2017, after that 75 euro, BNP Paribas Fortis IBAN BE69 0013 4462 1878). BASL members will have a free access to the Winter Meeting and Liver course, which will take place in Ghent on December 1-2, 2017. Since January 2014 BASL is subject to VAT, if you are in need of an invoice these can be obtained via firstname.lastname@example.org .
As you probably know, the BASL (Belgian Association for the Study of the Liver), was founded now a little more than 20 years ago as an initiative to stimulate collaboration amongst Belgian physicians interested in Hepatology (internal medicine, surgery, radiology, .....), conduct/support trials and registries in Hepatology and organize postgraduate teaching in Hepatology. In addition, BASL serves as a bridge to the European Society EASL and advises on hepatological matters the national health authorities.
Each year, 2 meetings are organised. During the Belgian Week of Gastroenterology, a 'Spring Meeting' is held, during which basic and clinical research is presented. Abstracts are selected anonymously by the BASL Steering Committee.
In December, a clinical 'Winter Meeting' is held. During the morning session, selected clinical - mostly controversial - topics are discussed with invited experts and a panel. In the afternoon selected clinical cases are presented, for which participation is asked from all interested physicians.
Building on these fundaments, we have taken the challenge to secure these same goals and to expand even further on the different responsabilities.
We therefore would like to ask for your (continued) support.
On behalf of the Steering Committee,
Christophe Moreno MD, PhD
Anja Geerts MD, PhD