The BTS Summer 2021 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Summer 2021 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events.



BTS Winter Ethics Symposium 2021




Public good in the pandemic

The Wellcome Collection, London

Thursday 25th November, 11:00-18:00

This year’s British Transplantation Society Winter Ethics Symposium, entitled ‘Public Good in the Pandemic’ will take place on Thursday 25 November at the Wellcome Trust in London, and also online for those who will not be able to attend in person.

The symposium will explore decision-making during the pandemic, and examine the impact of local and national decisions on transplantation and the wider public good. The symposium will close with the Hoffenberg Memorial Lecture, which will be given by Professor Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England and Professor of Renal Medicine at University College London.

Registration open now.




Diploma/MSc in Organ Transplantation: A totally on-line course

Starting Date: September 2021

The registration for the next diet of purely online degree in Clinical Renal Transplantation at University of Liverpool is open now. The programme commences in Sept 2021. The deadline for completed application is 31/08/21. This programme awards Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Master Degree (MSc) in Organ Transplantation suitable for nephrologistssurgeons and any related specialities.  In order to register, you will need to submit an application form, copy of qualifications, letter from your employer and evidence of experience.

English language exam (IELTS) is NOT required for the entire programme (the whole MSc) for students who studied medicine in English.

For any enquiry, please contact the programme director Associate Professor Ahmed Halawa at:


For more details on the programme and application, please visit the University of Liverpool website.




Launch of the Organ Donation and Transplantation 2030 Strategy: Meeting the Need

A ten-year vision for organ donation and transplantation in the United Kingdom.

Increasing consent rates for organ donation and making the most of donated organs for transplant are the two key aims set out in a new UK wide organ donation strategy.


The BTS Spring 2021 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Spring 2021 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events.



ESOT Sections & Committees – Call for Nominations 2021



We are delighted to announce that our Sections & Committees have opened a number of opportunities to join the boards:

We encourage you to get involved in your preferred Section/Committee by submitting your nominations and exercising your right to vote!

If you have any doubts about your affiliation or any other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Dissing (





Optimising Kidney Utilisation Virtual Course – King’s College London

Date: Wednesday 16th June 2021

Application deadline: 07 June 2021

This new virtual course has been designed for transplant surgeons and nephrologists with an interest in deceased donor kidney transplantation. This will be the first course in the UK dedicated to organ utilisation issues.

Decisions on whether to accept or decline a deceased donor kidney transplant offer, and who best to implant an organ into, are challenging and complex. This course aims to provide a framework and evidence-base in how to approach these decisions.

The course will be hosted by clinicians from Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT): Mr Chris Callaghan (consultant transplant surgeon), Mr Jonathon Olsburgh (consultant transplant surgeon) and Dr Rachel Hilton (consultant nephrologist). They will be joined by other consultants from the Trust and across the UK.

For general queries or booking information, please contact Shaleem Grant (

For queries on course content, speaker and any other academic concerns, please contact Mr Chris Callaghan (

For more details on the programme, fees and application, please visit: