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King's Fund London - The Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital invites you to register for the next course on the management of patients with acute and acute-on-chronic liver failure.

The next one day course will be held in 16th May 2014 and feature a world-class faculty in a small group setting to discuss the latest developments and best practice in managing patients with liver failure.

The meeting will take place in the heart of Central London at No.11 Cavendish Square the Home of The King's Fund.

Target audiences: the course will be of benefit for: consultants and senior trainees in Hepatology and Gastroenterology, and other specialists and allied professionals who work with these patient groups.

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


The course will be held in 16th May 2014


The meeting will take place in the heart of Central London at No.11 Cavendish Square the Home of The King's Fund.


11 Cavendish SquareEnglish is the official language of the Kings Liver Course.

Course Co-ordinator

Dr Will Bernal, Consultant Intensive Care Physician and colleagues from the Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital.

Recording of the Course

A CD of the slides will be distributed shortly after the Course.


Thank you to all the Faculty for their contributions and the venue for their support of the 2014 Course.

Additionally, the organisers would like to thank the corporate sponsors who have offered unrestricted medical grants in support of the course.

Astellas   BMS
Norgine Pharmaceuticals   Abbvie


The organisers value support from charities and corporate institutions with an interest in supporting patients with liver disease. Please contact the Course Secretariat to discuss options to be involved.

The objectives of the courses are to help participants to:

  • gain an understanding of the current, expert management of patients with these conditions.
  • gain an overview of ongoing trials and evolving therapies
  • and provide good value for money!

The courses comprise of lectures from international experts in the field and case based discussions, focussing on what represents best clinical practice in 2014. It provides a unique opportunity for small group discussion of detailed practical management with experts in the field.

Please register via this page.

CPD Approval Completed

CPD approval for 'Kings liver Course 2014: Liver failure; best practice in 2014' (code: 89363) has been approved for 6 credits. Certificates of attendance will be issued.

Places are limited so advanced booking is advised.

The Registration Fees for the Course are as follows:

Up to 4th April 2014
From 5th April 2014
Medical Delegates £120 £145
Nursing and other Professions Allied to Medicine £85 £105
King's College Doctors £75 £75
King's College PAMs £50 £50

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 April 2014: full refund minus 25% administration charge.
  • Cancellation received from 1st April 2014: 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).

Session 1: Acute on Chronic Liver Disease : Complications
0930-0945 Welcome / Liver disease and ICU William Bernal London UK
0945-1015 What is acute on chronic liver failure? Rajiv Jalan London UK
1015-1035 Variceal Bleeding: evidence based therapy David Patch London, UK
1035-1105 Cirrhosis and Renal Failure Vincente Arroyo Barcelona, Spain
1105-1115 Discussion    
1115-1145 Break    
Session 2: Acute on Chronic Liver Disease : Interventions - Best Practice in 2014?
1145-1215 Alcoholic hepatitis: current management and future directions Alexandre Louvet          Lille, France

Transplantation for ACLF and liver decompensation

Roger Williams London UK
1235-1245 Discussion    
1245-1345 Break    
Session 3: Acute and Acute on Chronic liver failure: At the Cutting edge.
1345-1415 Liver Support Devices: Promise unfulfilled? James O'Bierne London UK
1415-1435 Sepsis and Immune Dysfunction Harry Antoniades London UK
1435-1500 Understanding and managing coagulopathy Todd Stravitz Richmond, Virginia, USA
1500-1510 Discussion    
1510-1530 Break    
Session 4: Acute Liver Disease
1530-1600 ALF: Etiology and Outcomes William Bernal London UK
1600-1620 ALF: Supportive care Chris Willars London, UK
1620-1640 Turning yellow in ITU Julie Wendon London UK
1640-1700 Case Discussions    

Please contact the course secretariat to receive updated information on future courses.
The conveners of the courses welcome suggestions for future topics in Liver Studies.

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Index Communications Meetings Service
Crown House
28 Winchester Road
S051 8AA

Tel: +44 1794 511332

E-Mail: livercourse@Indexcommunications.com

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