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 . 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

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.



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



5th ELPAT congress on Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Transplantation


Venue: Krakow, Poland
Date: 26-29 April 2019

The 5th ELPAT congress on Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of Transplantation will take place in Krakow, Poland , 26-29 April 2019.

The theme of this congress is ‘Developing Dialogue – Pioneering Practice’. This slogan reflects our aim to promote and facilitate in-depth discussion of the most challenging issues in transplant ethics, psychology and law. Through this platform for discussion we aim to promote and pioneer ethical clinical practice in the field of donation and transplantation. Key topics on the programme will include for example international kidney exchange, lessons learned from opting-out, VCA, and living donor organ banking.

Abstract submission opens: 1st September 2018
Abstract submission deadline: 4th November 2018

For any further information please see the 5th ELPAT congress web site




We would like to inform you about the LATE BREAKING abstract submission for the ELPAT congress in Krakow.

DEADLINE for late breaking: 14th January

Abstracts can be submitted via this link –