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Darius Festschrift 2024 – Birmingham International Liver Lyceum

Darius Festschrift 2024 Birmingham International Liver Lyceum 24 May Professor Mirza was appointed Consultant of Hepatic, Pancreas, and Hepatobiliary (HPB) Surgery and Transplant Surgeon at the University of Birmingham UK in 1996. He also has a special interest in surgery for liver, pancreas, and bile duct cancer. In addition, he specialises in liver and intestinal […]

Banff-PITOR Joint Meeting 2024 Registration Now Open

The 2024 Banff-PITOR Joint Meeting will be held at two of Paris’ most prestigious locations: the historical Descartes Paris Cité and the National Academy of Medicine buildings. These iconic venues, nestled in the heart of Paris, are not just architectural marvels but also symbolize the rich academic and cultural heritage that the city has to […]

The BTS Summer Newsletter 2023

The British Transplantation Society Summer 2023 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

The BTS Winter Newsletter 2022

The British Transplantation Society Winter 2022 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

Passing of Professor Sir Peter J. Morris FRS

Organ Donation Week 2022

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging families to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register this September. Adding your name and decision to the NHS Organ Donor Register is the best way to record your decision. Your family will be expected to support what you have decided, so you should also tell them what […]

The BTS Spring Newsletter 2022

The British Transplantation Society Spring 2022 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

The BTS Summer 2021 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Summer 2021 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

ESOT Sections & Committees – Call for Nominations 2021

. . We are delighted to announce that our Sections & Committees have opened a number of opportunities to join the boards: . ECTORS | ECTTA | EDTCO | EKITA | ELITA | VCA | BSC | ETAHP | YPT . We encourage you to get involved in your preferred Section/Committee by submitting your nominations and […]

Launch of the Organ Donation and Transplantation 2030 Strategy: Meeting the Need

A ten-year vision for organ donation and transplantation in the United Kingdom. Increasing consent rates for organ donation and making the most of donated organs for transplant are the two key aims set out in a new UK wide organ donation strategy.  

The BTS Spring 2021 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Spring 2021 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

Passing of Prof Roger Williams, CBE

The BTS Autumn 2020 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Autumn 2020 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

Passing of Prof Roger Williams, CBE

50th Anniversary Kidney Transplant

The BTS Spring 2020 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Spring 2020 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

Passing of Mr Adil al Tayar

Mr Adil El Tayar March 1956 – March 2020   Dear Colleagues,  I am sorry to inform you of the sad death of  Mr Adil al Tayar, a distinguished renal transplant surgeon and former member of the British Transplantation Society. Mr al Tayar worked at St Mary’s Hospital and at St George’s Hospital as well as […]

Coronavirus: COVID-19 Information for transplant professionals

A new type of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been widely publicised in the national press. . This document provides information about COVID-19 for transplant professionals. The current advice is changing daily and professionals are advised to refer to NHS and government resources for the most up to date advice.   . .

Expression of Interest for Chair of RINTAG

The role of Chair of the Research, Innovation and Novel Technologies Advisory Group. Closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday 23rd February. As you know, the post is currently held by Gabriel Oniscu who will reach the end of his tenure in June 2020. He has made major contributions to the improvement of the […]

2019-nCov and Transplantation

  We are aware of concerns amongst both patients and professional groups regarding the implications of the novel corona virus for transplantation. In brief: organ donation should NOT be considered from individuals with proven or possible 2019-nCoV infection, nor from individuals who have returned from China in the last 21 days.   Further information can […]

The BTS Winter 2019 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Winter 2019 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

Funding of up to £2,500 for healthcare sector women available

  Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s healthcare sector. The campaign is providing women with grants of up to £2,500 to enable participation in one of three leadership development programs: Leading Edge (for junior and aspiring leaders and managers), Executive Ready (for […]

Transplant Natters – The BTS Nursing Newsletter November 2019 Issue

Transplant Natters – The British Transplantation Society Nursing Newsletter February Issue is here including the latest news, events and more. . Transplant Natters November 2019 Issue  

The BTS Summer/Autumn Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Summer/Autumn Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

UK Guidelines for Pancreas Transplantation 2019 Consultation Draft

British Transplantation Society – UK Guidelines on Pancreas and Islet Transplantation – Draft for Consultation. Deadline for receipt of comments is Friday 9th August 2019 Please review the draft guidelines below and e-mail any comments you wish to make directly to Peter Andrews, Chair of the BTS Standards Committee p.andrews@nhs.net

Human Tissue Authority launch consultation – Deadline for comments 26th September 2019

A consultation on proposed changes to the Code of Practice for organ donation and transplant professionals in England has been launched today by the Human Tissue Authority. The review of the guidance comes in response to the upcoming law change around organ donation, which will come into effect in England from spring 2020. The consultation, […]

Transplant Natters – The BTS Nursing Newsletter February Issue

Transplant Natters – The British Transplantation Society Nursing Newsletter February Issue is here including the latest news, interviews and more. . Transplant Natters February 2019 Issue Transplant Natters November 2018 Issue Transplant Natters May 2018 Issue  

Travelling Fellowships in Transplantation 2019-20

The BTS Winter Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Winter Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

UK Position Statement on the use of Organs from Hepatitis C Viraemic Donors and Increased Infectious Risk Donors in Hepatitis C Negative Recipients

Transplant Natters – The BTS Nursing Newsletter November Issue

Transplant Natters – The British Transplantation Society Nursing Newsletter November Issue is here including the latest news, interviews and more.   Transplant Natters November 2018 Issue Transplant Natters May 2018 Issue  

Registration and Call for Papers for the BTS and NHSBT Joint Congress Now Open

Registration & Call for Papers for The BTS and NHSBT joint congress at the Harrogate Convention Centre from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th March 2019 is now open. To find out more information go the Annual Congress area using the link below. .  

The BTS Autumn Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Autumn Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

Transplant Sustainability and Resilience Summit Summary Report

The Transplant Sustainability and Resilience Summit Summary Report is now available to view as a PDF. .  

British Transplantation Society Statement on Consultation to review policy on Organ Donation

“ The last decade has seen significant improvements in the organisation of organ donation and in public awareness of the issues around organ donation and transplantation. The British Transplantation Society is very supportive of any review of policy which may lead to an increase in organ donation and transplantation in the United Kingdom and welcomes […]

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. .   .

The 9th International Living Donor Abdominal Conference

Venue: Matera, Italy Date: 30 August – 1 September 2018 FINAL CALL – Do Not Miss Out! . The 9th International Living Donor Abdominal Conference is being held in Matera, Italy between August 30th and September 1st 2018. This is an excellent meeting addressing all aspects of both living kidney and liver donation. Topics such […]

Transplant Natters – The BTS Nursing Newsletter May 2018 Issue

Transplant Natters – The British Transplantation Society Nursing Newsletter is here including the latest news, interviews and more. . Transplant Natters May 2018 Issue

SaBTO Advisory Committee Recruitment

The Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) is currently recruiting for new members. For more information view the letter below or visit GOV.UK to apply. The closing date for applications is midday on 6 June 2018.  

The BTS Spring Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Spring Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events. .  

SaBTO Publish New Guide to the Microbiological Safety of Human Organs, Tissues and Cells used in Transplantation

The committee for the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs has just published a new revision of the guide to the microbiological safety of human organs, tissues and cells used in transplantation, now renamed as the SaBTO Microbiological Safety Guidelines. The new guidelines are available below and on the SaBTO website. .  

BTS Hepatitis B and Solid Organ Transplantation Guidelines Available for Consultation.

We are pleased to advise that the new ‘BTS Hepatitis B and Solid Organ Transplantation Guidelines’ are available for consultation. . The consultation is open until Wednesday 28th February 2018. Please disseminate this notification through your networks and return comments to the Chair of the Standards Committee at peter.andrews4@nhs.net. The editors wish to thank all […]

UK Guidelines for Living Donor Kidney Transplantation Available for Final Consultation

We are pleased to advise that the latest revision of the ‘UK Guidelines for Living Donor Kidney Transplantation’ is available for final consultation. . The consultation is open until Monday 12th February 2018. Please disseminate this notification through your networks and return comments to the Chair of the Standards Committee at peter.andrews4@nhs.net. The editors wish […]

Travelling Fellowships in Transplantation 2017-18

Travelling Fellowships will usually be awarded annually. Their aim is to benefit transplant patients and to commemorate the work of the St John Ambulance Air Wing 1972-1993. . The purpose of the awards is to enable the recipient to visit other Transplant Centres in the United Kingdom or abroad to widen their knowledge and experience. […]

Derek Gray (1950-2017): A Tribute

Derek Gray (1950-2017)   Sir Peter J Morris pays tribute to one of Oxford’s outstanding academic surgeons who brought great renown to the department in the field of pancreatic islet transplantation. In 1976 I was interviewing several applicants for the post of Senior House Officer on the new Renal Transplant Unit of the Nuffield Department […]

Behavioural Research Funding Call Launch

NHSBT recently launched a funding application call for Behavioural research; please see links below for your information. Applications close on the 22nd September 2017

BRS Conference Online Survey

Dear Colleagues, Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 BRS Conference and to all who provided helpful feedback. This will be invaluable is helping us to plan future meetings. In addition, we would like to get views about future meetings from a broad range of people across the UK renal community. I would therefore […]

Kidney Research UK Educational Bursaries

Kidney Research UK is pleased to announce the availability of educational bursaries to support the dissemination of research into renal transplantation at European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) Congress 2017. Closing date for applications 4 August 2017.

Alan Ting (1943-2017)

Alan Ting (1943-2017)   Alan Ting who was one of a number of outstanding scientists in the field of histocompatibility and a prominent member of the BTS in the past died suddenly in April 2017. Alan Ting was born in Sydney Australia and after schooling he undertook an Honours degree in Zoology graduating BSc Hons. […]

Kidney Health: Delivering Excellence – Progress report for 2017 is published

Download the full report and read a synopsis by Fiona Loud, co-author Kidney Health: Delivering Excellence, co-chair Kidney Health Partnership Board.

BTS Response to the Scottish Government’s Consultation on Legislation on Organ Donation

“The BTS has submitted a response to the Scottish government’s consultation on legislation on organ donation. The response includes results of the ‘opt out’ survey undertaking at Congress, in which 66% of respondents favour a change in legislation. The response has been written by Antonia Cronin, as Chair of the Ethics Committee, and has agreement […]

Professor Sir Roy Calne pays tribute to Thomas Starzl

Dear BTS member, As you will be aware, the pioneer of transplantation Thomas Starzl died at the weekend.  I am very grateful to Professor Sir Roy Calne for agreeing to write an obituary for the society members, and for writing such a heartfelt piece from someone who knew Tom. Please take time to read it […]

Call for funding for Community Initiatives

  Living Donor Transplantation for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Communities NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) have commissioned the National Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Transplant Alliance to manage the delivery of a Living donor Transplantation Initiative, up until March 2018. The funding of £90,000 is in response to a recent decline in the number of living donor transplantations among BAME (Black, […]

Masters Degree in Transplantation, University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

University of Liverpool has launched a suite of 4 modules related to transplantation sciences for transplant surgeons, nephrologists and urologists. Experience in these subspecialties is essential. These modules are offered wholly online study using an interactive electronic platform, which produces a high quality interface for learning and teaching through interactive keynote lectures, discussion board and […]

Statement on media coverage

Statement on media coverage about organ donation and women carrying babies diagnosed with non-survivable conditions In response to a number of media articles implying that women carrying babies with a non-survivable condition will be pressurised into proceeding with their pregnancy in order to donate their babies organs, the British Transplantation Society has issued the following […]

Council Strategy meeting report

At the first meeting of the BTS executive following on from a very successful Congress in Bournemouth in March 2015, it was decided that a review of the strategy of the Society was timely.

Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020

The British Transplantation Society (BTS) warmly welcomes the publication by NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) of their strategic plan, ‘Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020’. This provides an excellent platform on which to develop transplantation services in the UK over the next few years. Professor Anthony Warrens, President of the BTS, commented: ‘This programme of work […]

New guidelines for living organ donation from prisoners

Living donor transplantation (LDT) is now established practice in the UK and represents 38% of overall solid organ transplant activity. The safety and welfare of living donors is paramount. Living donor kidney transplantation (LDKT) accounts for 97% of LDT activity and is justified on the basis of excellent patient and transplant outcomes, low donor risk […]

 

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