Robotics in Transplantation




A 3 day course designed as an introduction to robotic donor nephrectomy and robotic transplantation.

29th November – 1st December 2019
Guy’s Hospital, London


Lectures on set-up and use of the robot
Tips and tricks
Useful protocols including pre-operative checklists, emergency undocking and relevant instruments
Presentation of a training plan
Hands-on training using a 3D-printed model with human vessels
Hands-on training on cadavers
Expert faculty

Course Directors

Professor Nizam Mamode
Mr Ioannis Loukopoulos




Surgeons ENabling Advanced Care in Transplant (ENACT) Meeting



Chiesi Limited invites you to attend the 2019 ENACT Surgeons meeting. This is the first meeting of its kind.

Save the date

Tuesday 12th November 2019

Leeds Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6ET

CPD Points applied for from the Royal College of Surgeons

This meeting is free to attend, however prior registration online is required

This meeting will focus on managing challenges and complications in abdominal transplantation and the content has been tailored by transplant surgeons for transplant surgeons.



15th International Conference on Nephrology and Hypertension

November 11-12, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey

Theme: New advances for prevention/treatment in the field of Nephrology and Hypertension

For more information please use the link below.





16th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation

29th September – 2nd October 2019

CAST 2019 Registration & Abstract Emailer 27-6-2019


For more information please use the link 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



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

Grafts & Facts – the ESOT Bulletin – May 2019








The 4th Exam for awarding the European Diploma in Transplant Medicine


European Board of transplantation Medicine

First Announcement

The 4th Exam for awarding the European Diploma in Transplant Medicine is organised by the European Board of Transplant Medicine of the Division of Transplantation of the UEMS in collaboration with the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT).

Application starts March 15th, 2019 and is opened for both Junior and Senior transplant physicians
Deadline for application is June 15th, 2019

Junior candidates
Junior transplant physicians should have minimal 2-year training in transplantation medicine for applying. Juniors should apply for the Common Transplantation Medicine Module together with one or more of the Organ Modules: Kidney, Pancreas, Liver and Intestinal/Multivisceral Transplantation. Courses with ESOT educational committee stamp are useful for the preparation of the EBTM exam.

Final examination of eligible candidates will take place in Copenhagen on 14th September 2019, the day before ESOT meeting.

Senior candidates
Senior transplant physicians with at least 10 years of continuous experience as specialists practicing in formal nationally recognized posts are eligible to apply for an Honorary Diploma and be exempted of the examination.

Seniors can apply for the following modules: Kidney, Pancreas, Liver and Intestinal/Multivisceral Transplantation.

For more information regarding the eligibility criteria, application and examination process please use the link below.

or contact:
Miquel Navasa
Chairman of the European Board of Transplant Medicine

Anna Paola Mitterhofer
Senior Secretary of the European Board of Transplant Medicine

UEMS Operational Office





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.