BTS Surgical Training Webinar – Surgical Curriculum Update


Online Webinar

Wednesday 1st December | 13:00 – 14:00 and Thursday 9th December | 13:00 – 14:00

The BTS is delighted to put together a webinar to address the challenges of the Surgical Curriculum for transplantation in the United Kingdom. The webinar is aimed at trainees, trainers and Training Program Directors to address some of the issues raised by both the new curriculum, organ specific procedure requirements, Multiple Consultant Reports, Generic Professional Capabilities etc.

The emphasis of the webinars will be on practical issues, solutions and address the following burning questions:

  • What has changed?
  • What does this all mean day to day ?
  • What do I need to do?
Registration open now.




Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Course 2022



Newcastle Surgical Training Centre
11th-12th January 2022


This course is designed to provide the surgeon with didactic teaching and hands on cadaveric surgical training experience in surgical aspects of cardiopulmonary transplantation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to undertake cardiac and lung transplantation on fresh frozen cadavers under the guidance of a faculty of experienced surgeons. Delegates will also implant left ventricular assist devices, practice cannulation for ECMO and gain practical experience of ex vivo lung perfusion. This is an intensive two day course of lectures, debate and hands on surgical practice and opportunity.

For further details please contact:
Louise Sore
Newcastle Surgical Training Centre
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle upon Tyne

Edinburgh Normothermic Regional Perfusion Masterclass

1st – 3rd November, 2021

The Edinburgh NRP Masterclass is a comprehensive course covering the theory and the practical aspects of normothermic regional perfusion.

The course is aimed at surgeons, theatre practitioners and perfusionists with an interest in normothermic regional perfusion.

The programme contains a mixture of lectures, interactive cases and a significant practical component covering set-up, technical procedure, blood analysis and interpretation, and simulations. The course is delivered by experts in the field, and it is anticipated that on completion of the course attendees will be in a strong position to set up an NRP service in their own units.

Course directors
Gabriel Oniscu – Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Director, Edinburgh Transplant Centre
Andrew Sutherland – Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Edinburgh Transplant Centre
Fiona Hunt – Lead Perfusion and Preservation Practitioner, Edinburgh Transplant Centre





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.




COVID-19 Vaccinations in Kidney Patients Webinar

17th June between 16.00-17.30


Joint BTS, UKKA (UK Kidney Association), RSM and KRUK (Kidney Research UK) webinar on ‘COVID-19 vaccinations in kidney patients’ 

The webinar aims to provide information on:

  1. UK data on immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 vaccines in dialysis, transplant and patients with glomerulonephritis
  2. Registry data on vaccine take up and infections, together with outlining subsequent time lines for reporting
  3. Details of the PROTECT study.





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:



EFI 2021 is moving online!


Date: 21 – 23 April 2021

We are delighted to let you know that EFI 2021 will now be taking place virtually from Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 April 2021.

The conference organisers are currently working on a fully virtual e-conference which will fulfil the aim to deliver an excellent scientific and educational programme.

All delegates will have access to the live conference in April, with the full conference material then available as catch up until April 2022 to include sessions, posters and exhibitor area.

Registration is now open!

• If you had already registered for EFI 2020/2021 you will have been contacted separately to transfer your booking to the online conference.

• If you are still to register your place visit:

More details, to include late-breaker abstract submission information and the programme will be available online soon.
To be kept up to date please join our mailing list.

EFI and BSHI Conference Organising Group




11th EPITA Symposium & 40th AIDPIT Workshop

Date: 25 Jan26 Jan 2021

The Symposium promotes engagement with clinicians, scientists and trainees across Europe who have expertise in pancreas and islet transplantation.

We will share new scientific developments and techniques amongst scientists in the field, and benchmark outcomes and results across European centres involved in clinical pancreas and islet transplantation.

The Symposium is the largest meeting in Europe where experts in the field of pancreas and islet transplantation can get together to share experience and outcomes. It is such a small niche area this meeting is critical to the working objectives of exerts in the field.

Given the current circumstances, the Symposium will be presented as an online event.
This format offers a much broader global access to the event, and we look forward to welcoming new participants from the islet and pancreas community.




4th UCL Renal Transplantation Course

Date: 16 – 18 September 2020

Live-streamed each day from 09:00–17:00 hrs (BST)
This course will now be live-streamed. Participants will also be able to access the archived version for four weeks after the event.


This three-day course provides an update on renal transplantation for nephrology clinicians, trainee renal transplant surgeons and nurses specialising in this field.

Through lectures, case-based discussions and small group workshops, the course covers clinical aspects of kidney transplants, from donor and recipient selection through to surgical and medical management post-transplant.


Learning outcomes

The course will help you:

  • understand how to assess kidney donors and recipients, the critical features of surgical transplantation, tissue typing and the medical management of kidney transplant recipients
  • gain up-to-date knowledge of acute developments in the clinical management of transplantation and its complications
  • evaluate real cases of donor and recipient assessment, cross-matching and infectious complications of transplantation
  • critically reflect on ways to improve current practice and the patient pathway


Registration Fees

The fees for three days are:

  • Consultants: £405
  • Trainees: £385
  • NHS nursing staff/transplant coordinators: £180*


*We are able to provide a number of free 1-day places to NHS renal nursing staff. Please email for more information.

Course Admin:
Kate Henderson
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8016 8264




8th Cardiff Transplant Symposium: Looking to the future of Organ Donation and Transplantation


Radisson Blu Hotel
Thursday 2nd April 2020


Highlights include

Updates on Novel Initiatives in Wales:
The impact of the opt out
Our Hepatitis C Programme
BAME and Organ Donation
Altruistic Organ Donation
Taking Risk and Coping with Complications
Equity in Transplant Surgery

Robotic Surgery:

Robotic Donor Nephrectomy
Robotic Transplantation

Nurses Breakout session:

Hepatitis C treatment
CMV vaccination
Follow up clinics

£50 for all consultants
Free for all trainees and nurses

For more information please contact Mr Usman Khalid on
or 07815148183