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The BTS Spring Newsletter

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

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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.
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10 Educational Bursaries for Researchers Presenting at The Transplantation Society (TTS) Congress 2018

Kidney Research UK, in collaboration with Chiesi, is offering 10 educational bursaries for researchers who will be presenting their work at TTS in Madrid this year.

Please note a short deadline of 14th May 2018.
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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.
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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 those who have contributed to this document for their considerable work and support.

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.
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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 to thank all those who have contributed to this document for their considerable work and support throughout the revision process.

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.
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  1. 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.
  1. Awards of up to £10,000 each will be made in 2017-18.
  1. Applications are invited from workers in all aspects of transplantation. These may include basic scientists, surgeons, physicians, nurses and others whose work benefits transplant patients.
  1. Applicants should be resident in the United Kingdom.
  1. Applications should include a summary (of not more than 1000 words) of the proposed visit, the particular interests of the units to be visited and the expected benefits in terms of:
    I. What is your role in transplant medicine
    II. How would you summarise your project if you were explaining it to someone with no medical background
    III. How will your project make a real difference to transplant patients
  1. Agreement from the Centres to be visited should be obtained before application.
  1. Applications should include a short curriculum vitae and be accompanied by a supporting letter from the applicant’s head of department and a statement of support from the visiting department.
  1. Applications must be made by email.
  1. Applications must include the estimated total cost of your project and the amount that you are applying for to St John Ambulance. Appropriate receipts must be available for inspection.
  1. Awards will be paid in two parts. 75% when awards are made and the final 25% when a report of the project has been received.
  1. A report for possible publication will be expected within six weeks of the visit.
  1. Any award is at the discretion of the selection committee convened by The Priory of England and the Islands, whose decision is final.
  1. The closing date for applications is 28th February 2018

 

Download Application Form

 

For further information please contact:

Clinical Team Coordinator
Email: clinical@sja.org.uk
Telephone No: 020 7324 4284

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

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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 be very grateful if you would take 5 min to complete a short online survey (17 brief questions) to tell us your preferences. The BRS exists to serve the renal community and we would very much like to hear from you, so that we can be sure that we are responding to the needs of the community.

Please share this link with any colleagues who would be willing to complete the survey.


Your sincerely

Maarten Taal
BRS President
Prof M.W.Taal

Professor of Medicine, Division of Medical Sciences and Graduate Entry Medicine, University of Nottingham Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Royal Derby Hospital