The 10th Edition of the Master Class in Liver Disease Series.



Transcending Barriers in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, India.
28th, 29th February and 1st March 2020.

This meeting is being organized jointly in association with the Liver Transplant Society of India (LTSI), the pan-Indian organisation for liver transplant professionals.

MCLD’s 10th Edition aims to discuss and debate a wide range of challenges in current Living Donor Liver Transplantation practice including ‘too-sick to transplant’ recipients, controversial indications, marginal live liver donors, and challenging postoperative situations.


For further information, and to register, please visit the website below.



1 day course on ethical issues in organ donation and transplantation



University of Warwick

22nd January


Course content

We will explore ethical issues related to consent in deceased donation, and whether moving to an opt-out system changes the ethical landscape. Other sessions will consider recent controversies surrounding definitions of death and challenges to the ‘dead donor rule’, and ethical issues arising from living donation.


Why study this course?

Teaching will develop ethical reasoning skills, and sessions throughout the day will provide opportunities to enhance skills further with application to these pertinent ethical issues. Participants will leave with a fuller understanding of key ethical issues in transplantation and the way that ethical theories and argumentation can be used to address them.


Who is the course aimed at?

  • Practitioners who work directly in transplant services (CLODs, SNODs, surgeons)
  • Those whose clinical work supports this (anaesthetists, emergency department staff, intensivists)
  • Those who are involved in developing transplant- and donation-related policy

How will I learn?

All teaching will be delivered face-to-face over one day. This course is structured to give opportunities to develop and practice ethical reasoning skills. All sessions will therefore be highly interactive, with a mix of interactive lectures, small group work and workshops.


For further information, and to register, please visit the website below.



ESOT Grants Programme for 2020



The applications for the Grants Programme will be open from August 15th to October 15th 2019.

3 types of Grants are available:
ESOT Educational Scholarship – 20 scholarships of EUR 1.000 each
ESOT Study Scholarship – 10 scholarships of EUR 2.000 each
ESOT Transplant Fellowship – 2 grants of EUR 55.000 each

ESOT Grants are open only to ESOT members residents/working in Europe.





Surgery 2030: Transformative Technologies




Surgery 2030: Transformative Technologies’ is the theme for the Surgical MICs National Meeting this year which will be held in the centre of Leeds on 19th November.

Tuesday 19th November 2019
Cloth Hall Court, Quebec Street, Leeds


Our National Meeting is an opportunity for delegates to network and create new multidisciplinary collaborations and secondly to stimulate development of innovative ideas to address challenges in surgery.

We are a centre of expertise for the development of technologies in the area of colorectal, vascular and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) disease, with a focus on improving surgical care through technological innovation. Our aim is to ensure patients in need of surgical care have access to new technologies that have been rigorously tested to ensure they are safe, effective, and represent value for money to the NHS.

We bring together clinicians, academics, scientists, industry partners, patients and the public to work together to advance patient care by accelerating new science and technologies into patient benefit.


 We would like delegates to:

  • Understand the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to technology development for surgery
  • Understand the key success factors for clinical adoption of surgical innovation
  • Gain an overview of potential surgical applications of existing and/or new technology and how research collaborations accelerate the journey to patient access.


Confirmed speakers include:

  • Professor Gareth Loudon, Professor of Creativity at the Cardiff School of Art and Design and co-founder and Director of the Centre for Creativity Ltd
  • Mr Luigi Pugliese, Department of Surgery, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico SanMatteo, Pavia, Italy
  • Mr Sirko Pelzl, CEO and CTO of apoQlar GmbH
  • Dr Andrew Sims, Head of the Northern Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering Department (NMPCE), Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


We will be holding a PPI-led PhotoVoice session and the IDEAL collaboration will be holding a session  on their framework for the evaluation of innovation in surgery & devices & its practical application.


Register your free place now to avoid disappointment via Eventbrite below

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