Upcoming UK Events

Frontiers in Transplantation Clinical Excellence through Innovation – 2022

29th September – 30th September 2022

The Tenth Edition of the King’s course Frontiers in Transplantation: Clinical Excellence through Innovation will run on 29 and 30 April as a virtual event.

As in previous years, the course will focus on the innovative and unique aspects of the clinical science in transplantation that are taking place within King’s. The emphasis this year will be on problems facing a transplant in sensitised individuals with HLA antibodies, mechanisms of AMR, novel strategies to prevent AMR by targeting complement or coagulation systems, mechanisms of immunological tolerance and novel ways to induce it and current and next generation Treg therapies.

For more details please visit www.kcl.ac.uk below:



Optimising Kidney Utilisation Virtual Course – King’s College London

Date: 07 October 2022

Application deadline: 25 September 2022

Please note that this virtual course will be running again this year, and that it has been re-designed for transplant surgeons and nephrologists with an interest in deceased donor kidney transplantation.

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 on how to approach these decisions. The course has been re-designed for 2022 and will now include a dedicated breakout session for nurses. There will also be a focus on emerging issues within kidney utilisation, such as the use of organs from SARS-CoV-2 positive deceased donors.

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 consultants and senior nursing colleagues from across the UK, and the US.

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



Liver Transplantation for New Cancer Indications

Special Interest Group – Transplant Oncology (SIG-TO)

Registration Open

Liver Transplantation for new cancer indications – a National update

‘A day for referrers and liver transplant clinicians’

Friday 17 June 2022
Feto-Maternal Unit, King’s College Hospital, London





BTS Webinar Series


Members only

Abstracts and Posters: Become a confident science communicator

Thursday 23rd June 15:30 BST to 17:00 BST

As part of the ongoing BTS webinar series, we are pleased to present an “Abstracts and Poster Writing” webinar aimed at any member preparing their poster for Belfast 2022 or already thinking on their abstract submission for Edinburgh 2023.




BTS Annual Congress 2022

BTS Annual Congress 2022 “Back to the Future”

5th-7th September 2022, ICC Belfast.

“Given the current uncertainty about COVID-19, the BTS Executive and Council have taken the opportunity to reschedule the BTS 50th Anniversary Congress 2022 to 5th-7th September 2022 (from 2-4th March). We are delighted that Belfast ICC could accommodate a ‘like for like’ meeting in September, allowing us to offer all the benefits of a face to face BTS Congress when more people will be available to attend and enjoy it.

Commit these dates to your diary now and let’s celebrate 50 years of BTS and being together again in Belfast!”



Hoffenberg Memorial Lecture 2022


Xenotransplantation: State of the science, practice and ethics

Thursday 17th November – 1700 GMT

Online event

Presented by Professor Robert Montgomery and Professor Arthur Caplan



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.


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:  http://www.efi2021.org.uk/

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 Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk for more information.

Course Admin:
Kate Henderson
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8016 8264
E-mail: Med.Cfnevents@ucl.ac.uk



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

Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Course

Newcastle Surgical Training Centre
16th & 17th September 2020


The course is designed to provide the cardiothoracic surgeon in training 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.

The Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital enjoys an international reputation for cardiopulmonary transplantation, mechanical assist devices and innovation and education in heart and lung failure surgery.

For further details please contact:
Lucy Thomas
Tel: (+44) 191 2138628
Email: lucy.thomas19@nhs.net

EFI 2020


34th European Immunogentics and Histocompatibility Conference

SEC, Glasgow, UK
26th – 29th April 2020


The 34th European Immunogentics and Histocompatibility Conference annual meeting will be held in the vibrant Scottish city of Glasgow from 26th – 29th April 2020.

“From Research to Clinical Reality” is the theme for EFI2020 which reflects the breadth and depth of the impact of histocompatibility and immunogenetics in science and medicine.  The Conference will take place at Scotland’s largest conference venue; the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) Glasgow, which sits on the historical banks of the River Clyde and boasts good airport, road and rail connections. Hailed as the ‘Gateway to Scotland’, Glasgow has many attractions including culture, shopping and nightlife.

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to support the EFI2020 Conference and we very much look forward to seeing you there at what has been voted as the ‘Worlds Friendliest City’.

Key Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2020
  • Early bird registration deadline: 14 February 2020


Patient and Public Advisory Group Registration Form


We are happy to announce that NHSBT’s Patient and Public Advisory Group is now open to registration and kindly invite you to register by clicking the link below.