Upcoming UK Events

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

Date: Monday 19th October 2020

The registration for the next diet of purely online degree in Clinical Renal Transplantation at University of Liverpool is open now.

The programme commences on Monday 19th October 2020. This programme awards Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Master Degree (MSc) in Organ Transplantation suitable for nephrologists, surgeons and any related specialities.  In order to register, you will need to submit an application form, copy of qualifications, evidence of experience and first instalment of fee.

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 us at:

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



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*

Online booking is through UCL Online Store.

*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.

Further details can be found on our course webpage.

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



Edinburgh Normothermic Regional Perfusion Masterclass


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



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

The 12th Preparatory Course for the European Diploma in Transplantation Surgery

Birmingham 8th & 9th of June 2020


The division is glad to announce that its 2020 Preparatory Course for the EBSQ examination will take place at the University of Birmingham on the 8th and 9th of June 2020.


The course includes interactive sessions with case based discussions. Attendees are encouraged to actively take part in the experience. At the end of the course, they participate in a mock exam following which they can decide whether they are ready for the 2020 EBSQ Transplant Surgery examination. Interactions with the faculty are essential outside of the course as well, during the breaks and the social activity.
Kindly note that the number of seats are limited, with a first come first served policy. The only document participants need to enroll is their CV.
To register, please visit the website below.
To register, please visit the website below.

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.