About this event

  • Date and time Thu 7 Oct 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:20pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Critical Care Medicine

In this webinar, renowned Hepatologists will teach and promote the understanding of liver failure, liver transplants, and the management of these. Delegates will get the opportunity to learn from experts driving the future of the field and gain confidence in both Acute Liver Failure and Acute Chronic Liver Failure.

During this webinar you will:

  • Understand the best practices in acute liver failure
  • Explore best practices in acute on chronic liver failure  
  • Learn about common misconceptions made in critical liver failure 

This webinar has CPD accreditation.

We would like to thank our sponsor Orphalan UK for their support of this webinar. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Key speakers

James Morgan

Dr James Andrew Morgan

Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Dr James Andrew Morgan is currently completing an Advanced Training post in Hepatology in Yorkshire in his final year of Gastroenterology training. He is originally from the West Midlands and has trained in The Liver Unit at University Hospital Birmingham, one of the largest liver transplantation units in Europe.  During this time, he was exposed to critically unwell liver patients, both peri-transplantation and on acute admissions. The importance of early intensive care support in acute liver failure and close working relationship with liver intensivists was crucial in ensuring good patient outcomes. Under appreciated aspects of medical care pre-ITU including assessment of underlying aetiology, anticipation of subtle signs of deterioration and the complex decision making surrounding liver transplantation are also vital.  Dr Morgan received a young investigator award at EASL 2021 for leading work regarding graft and patient survival following liver re-transplantation. He also is advocate for improving medical education, having completed a Masters in Medical Education in 2018. He hopes to combine his passion for liver medicine and medical education is his future career to engage a new generation of hepatologists and promote an excellent, integrated service across primary and secondary care. Prior to graduating with honours from Warwick Medical School, he studied Pharmacology at Liverpool University. In his spare time, he enjoys to travel and experience different cultures and cuisine. He actively participates in sports including tennis, rugby, squash and running.

Nicholas Murphy

Dr Nick Murphy

Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospitals Birmingham

Speaker's biography

Dr Nick Murphy is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine with an interest in liver failure and liver transplantation. He is research active and have two main research interests amongst others. The first is in the management and pathophysiology of acute liver failure. The other is the investigation of ischaemia reperfusion and metabolism of liver grafts during and following transplantation. He is a nationally recognised figure in acute liver failure. Dr Murphy has lectured nationally and internationally on the topic and have been the Lead Clinician, in liver failure at University Hospitals Birmingham, since he arrived as Consultant in July 2000.Over the last 21 years, Dr Murphy has instigated and participated in research aimed at improving the intensive care management, prognostication and the use of extracorporeal liver support systems. He has a particular interest in the prevention of cerebral oedema during acute liver failure and have run two randomised interventional clinical trials in this setting. Dr Murphy is a Founder Member of the European Acute Liver Failure Research Group and has collaborated with centres in the UK, Europe and the USA.


View the programme

Welcome and introduction
Sponsor Presentation by Orphalan UK

Wilson’s Disease given by Gail Long, Senior Accounts Manager

Critical liver failure: The medical perspective

Dr James Andrew Morgan, Specialist Registrar in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Sheffield Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Question and answer session
Acute liver failure – organ support

Dr Nick Murphy, Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospitals Birmingham

Question and answer session
Close of meeting




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.  

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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