Upcoming UK Events

5th Paediatric Kidney Transplantation Symposium


For Consultants, Trainees, Coordinators and Nurses

9th December 2019
10th December 2019
London, UK

Key Topics

  • Should children with ESRD be offered pancreas transplantation?
  • Kidney transplantation in children with severe cardiac insufficiency
  • Which children should have AV fistulas?
  • Transplanting children with learning disabilities
  • How to increase living and deceased donation for paediatric recipients?


  • Should patients with less than 5 yr life expectancy be offered transplantation?
  • Transition to adult service: how it is done around the world
  • When is the optimal time for bladder augmentation?
  • How to deal with bladder dysfunction and recurrent UTIs post transplant
  • When should we be worried about EBV?
  • Complex cases
Consultants £90 (£70 before 25th November 2019)
Trainees £70 (£50 before 25th November 2019)
Nurses/Coordinators £20
First 15 nurses Free registration

Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Association SOTPA Annual Masterclass Preliminary Programme


“The good, the bad and the ugly”

Friday 29th- Saturday 30 November 2019
Arden Hotel, Coventry Road, Bickenhill,
Solihull, Birmingham, B92 0EH

BTS Living Donor Forum & Winter Ethics Symposium 2019


Save the Date

Thursday 28th November
Park Inn by Radisson, York



NHSBT Multi–Organ Retrieval Masterclass


Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th December 2019
De Vere Tortworth Court
Bristol University
Vesalius Clinical Training Centre

This is a two-day workshop designed to optimise the quality of organs offered for transplantation by improving retrieval practice.

The course is aimed at surgical trainees with an interest in abdominal (liver, pancreas, kidney) and cardiothoracic (heart, lung) organ donation and transplantation. It includes lectures and workshops together with practical demonstrations of relevant techniques involving all participants.

For those who seek competency to participate in a National Organ Retrieval Service team in the UK this Masterclass is a mandatory part of the required competency accreditation as a retrieval surgeon in the UK.

To register your interest, please send your details to:




Rare Diseases and the Kidney, Royal Society of Medicine in collaboration with RADAR



Wednesday 8th May 2019
Venue: Salford University Media City Campus. M50 2HE. Room 3.11
CPD: 6 credits

The RSM is coming to Salford, Manchester! Join us for this exciting meeting where you will have the opportunity to hear from experts in a variety of renal rare disease areas.

The agenda includes the latest research and clinical updates from nine RADAR rare disease groups. There will also be discussion on the UK Renal Research Network, the NIHR BioResource for Translational Research and opportunities for future research using the RADAR network. Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment

BLTG/BASL School of Liver Transplantation



3rd & 4th May 2019
Venue: The Moller Centre, Storey’s Way, Cambridge

Are you a Gastroenterology or Surgical trainee with an interest in liver disease and transplantation? Then we are very much looking forward to meeting you at the BLTG/BASL School of Liver Transplantation which will be held at The Moller Centre, Storey’s Way, Cambridge over the 3rd & 4th May 2019

The aim of the day is for as much interaction as possible! There are only 40 delegate places, and we intend for the atmosphere to be cosy and relaxed!

Average feedback score for the 2018 school 4.7/5 (5 being excellent)
“excellent meeting”, “case studies were excellent”, “great topics”.

Delegate information

The event, including overnight accommodation if required on the Friday night, is FREE to attend for BASL members (a refundable deposit is taken at the time of booking) and is primarily aimed at SpRs and Doctors in Training. It is a residential meeting and runs over 2 days from Friday lunchtime to Saturday afternoon.

A draft programme can be downloaded below.

Click on the link below to book your place.

Message from the Chair:

If you are looking to expand your CV, there are multiple opportunities in the programme to do so! We require 7 enthusiastic individuals to present the cases for the multidisciplinary case based discussions, with discussion led by supervising consultants. In addition, we need 2 argumentative souls for the trainee led debate on liver transplantation for acute alcoholic hepatitis. On all counts this will require a small amount of preparation in advance.

If you would like to participate formally, please could you let me (Dr Jo Leithead) know by email at joanna.leithead@addenbrookes.nhs.uk . Participants will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Supporting surgeons in and out of theatre conference


Thursday 16 May 2019
Venue: The Principal Hotel, York

Whether you are a trainee or a consultant, learning more about research, never events and how to avoid burnout can help you to overcome the challenges you may encounter throughout your career. The full day conference will include sessions on taking time off, never events and how to avoid burnout.

With an exciting programme featuring a number of inspiring speakers, this is also a great opportunity to network with RCS representatives and members of the Yorkshire Regional Surgical Club.

The event is CPD-accredited and free for RCS members and trainees (£20 refundable deposit).

UHCW Fifth International Transplant Conference


Scarman House, University of Warwick
9th Thursday and 10th Friday, May 2019

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, U.K in collaboration with NHSBT, Birmingham and University of Warwick is delighted to welcome colleagues from the UK and around the globe to our Fifth International Transplant Conference, at Scarman House, University of Warwick on 9th Thursday and 10th Friday, May 2019.

Our principle aim is to bring people together who share a desire to understand and overcome the clinical, scientific and social barriers surrounding kidney transplantation in order to do more and better transplants. The invited speakers for this meeting are internationally renowned contributors from U.K, France, India, U.S.A and Canada.

The first day is on potential role of antibodies against other antigen systems, many of which are unknown; recurrent diseases;  big data sets , complex analysis and data modelling .

The second day is devoted to Black Asian Minority Communities in Organ Donation and Transplantation, done in collaboration with MOHAN Foundation, India. This will be a historic meeting as we are proposing to form a Consortium of Commonwealth Countries in Transplantation (CCCT) with the purpose of increasing donation amongst the BAME communities.   The conference will examine cultural barriers to organ donation, how to overcome the barriers, and to bring about sustainable and ethical organ transplantation for patients from all communities, globally.

The conference has been endorsed the TTS and BTS.

Abstracts can be sent to
David Briggs

Nithya Krishnan

Natasha Khovanova

Deadline for Abstracts – 30th April 2019.



ESOT2019 Congress



Time is running out


The deadline for submitting your abstract for the #ESOT2019 Congress in Copenhagen is 28 February 2019.

This is your opportunity to present and discuss your research with peers from all over the world at the most important European congress for organ transplantation.

New for #ESOT2019 – Video abstract

You can also submit your own video as a video abstract for the congress. Simply record a 3 min video, in any style, that provides an overview of your research. Accepted video abstracts are screened and discussed at the congress using the original video recording, so no additional materials are required.

Six presentation formats

In addition to the brand new video abstract, the ESOT2019 Congress in Copenhagen also features six different
presentation formats. Opt-in for each presentation format when submitting your text abstract.

SOTPA Annual Masterclass Programme


“Transplant Conundrums”

Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th November 2018
Arden Hotel, Coventry Road, Bickenhill,
Solihull, Birmingham, B92 0EH

4th Paediatric Kidney Transplantation Symposium


A Multi-professional Meeting

3rd and 4th December 2018
London, UK

Key Topics

  • Transplantation in small children How to achieve pre-emptive transplantation Combined liver and kidney transplantation Pancreas transplantation in children.
  • How to deal with donor specific antibodies? Intraoperative management – views from an anaesthetist.
  • What to do when things go wrong What is on the horizon in paediatric transplantation Complex case exchange Best abstract prize presentation.
Consultants £90 (£70 before 10th November)
Trainees £70 (£50 before 10th November)
Nurses/Coordinators £20
First 15 nurses free registration

British Urology Transplant Symposium


29th-30th November 2018

The Institute of Transplantation, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Building on the success of the inaugural British Urology Transplant Symposium you are warmly invited to the second BUTS conference. Whether a renal transplant surgeon with questions on urological management or a urologist interested in pertinent aspects of transplantation, this symposium will be an excellent educational and networking opportunity.

CPD points confirmed. Symposium evening meal on 29th and full day conference on 30th. Consultants £70 Trainees £50 To register an interest for the event please email deborah.wood@nuth.nhs.uk



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.



BTS Annual Conference 2020