The BTS is delighted to announce the dates of two of the Society’s established annual meetings. Due to popular demand we have this year once again combined the BTS Winter Ethics Symposium with the Living Donor Forum as a two-day meeting in a single venue to encourage dual participation for delegates.
Both events will take place at Mary Ward House, London, www.marywardhouse.com, on consecutive days so that delegates can choose to attend for one or both days, depending upon their areas of interest.
Preferential day and two day delegate rates are available for BTS members, please log in to see your prices.
(all fees subject 20% VAT)
|Consultant/Ordinary Member||Reduced Member
|EARLY BIRD RATE|
|Day delegate attendance||£50.00||£35.00||£70.00|
|2 day attendance||£90.00||£60.00||£130.00|
|After midnight on Sunday 30 October|
|Day delegate attendance||£65.00||£50.00||£85.00|
|2 day attendance||£120.00||£90.00||£160.00|
Winter Ethics Symposium – Thursday 24 November
This year our focus is organ donation and transplantation research design. The symposium will draw on NHS Blood and Transplant’s published strategic research and development plan and the work of the National Institute for Health Research advisory group INVOLVE which was established in 1996 to support active public involvement in NHS, public health and social care research.
The programme brings together professional expertise and personal experience in the field of public involvement in research. It will provide insight into how organ donation and transplantation research is identified, prioritised, designed, conducted and disseminated and explore the ethical challenges facing everyone participating in research for patient benefit.
Living Donor Forum – Friday 25 November
This year’s living kidney donor forum theme is “Diversity and Complexity in Living Donor transplantation”. There will be interactive sessions to explore attitudes towards and experiences of the living kidney sharing schemes, highlighting complex scenarios to help shape future practice, and also multidisciplinary case-based discussions around donors who may be deemed higher risk, looking at current evidence to help inform decision making.
The living liver donor forum will address technical considerations for the donor and recipient, drawing on lessons learnt from the Eastern experience. This will be followed by the ever-popular interactive case discussions and finally we have guest speakers to discuss ethical dilemmas and to offer an Eastern solution to the lack of progress in living donor liver transplantation.
There will be active participation for delegates at both events with interactive sessions, keypad voting and debates.