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EFI 2021 is moving online!

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Date: 21 – 23 April 2021

We are delighted to let you know that EFI 2021 will now be taking place virtually from Wednesday 21 – Friday 23 April 2021.

The conference organisers are currently working on a fully virtual e-conference which will fulfil the aim to deliver an excellent scientific and educational programme.

All delegates will have access to the live conference in April, with the full conference material then available as catch up until April 2022 to include sessions, posters and exhibitor area.

Registration is now open!

• If you had already registered for EFI 2020/2021 you will have been contacted separately to transfer your booking to the online conference.

• If you are still to register your place visit:  http://www.efi2021.org.uk/

More details, to include late-breaker abstract submission information and the programme will be available online soon.
To be kept up to date please join our mailing list.

EFI and BSHI Conference Organising Group

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11th EPITA Symposium & 40th AIDPIT Workshop

Date: 25 Jan26 Jan 2021

The Symposium promotes engagement with clinicians, scientists and trainees across Europe who have expertise in pancreas and islet transplantation.

We will share new scientific developments and techniques amongst scientists in the field, and benchmark outcomes and results across European centres involved in clinical pancreas and islet transplantation.

The Symposium is the largest meeting in Europe where experts in the field of pancreas and islet transplantation can get together to share experience and outcomes. It is such a small niche area this meeting is critical to the working objectives of exerts in the field.

Given the current circumstances, the Symposium will be presented as an online event.
This format offers a much broader global access to the event, and we look forward to welcoming new participants from the islet and pancreas community.

 

 

 

ESOT COVID-19 Webinar Series

ESOT launched a series of webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on organ transplantation.

Researchers and clinicians, involved in the management of transplant programs during and after the peak of the pandemic, shared their experiences and different approaches. The panellists also shared the most recent data and research on the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on transplant recipients and candidates.

Recordings of these webinars are now available on demand on the ESOT’s YouTube channel.

 

 


The COVID-19 webinar series is supported by an unrestricted grant from Chiesi


 

 


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BTS Winter Ethics Symposium 2020 Online Event

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This year’s Winter Ethics Symposium will be held online on Thursday 3 December and will be entitled ‘Inequalities in Transplantation’.

As we face the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions around equity of access to transplantation are becoming more important than ever. The programme will incorporate the Hoffenberg Memorial Lecture, and will examine issues including:

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equality of access to healthcare
  • The impact of deprivation on health inequalities – and the duties of transplant professionals
  • Health inequalities in BAME communities, and institutional racism in the NHS
  • The role of organ allocation schemes in ensuring equity of access to transplantation

The meeting will be run using the Zoom platform. Please see participant guidelines to ensure the best audience experience.

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BTS & NHSBT Congress Live 2021

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24th & 25th February 2021
Online Event

The BTS and NHSBT have joined forces again and we are delighted to announce that registration for our second joint congress is now open.

The programme will be delivered to you using a bespoke studio and on-line platform so that you can enjoy interactive plenary sessions in a studio environment, on-line parallel sessions and catch-up with content you have missed ‘on-demand’ – all included in your registration.

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Diploma/MSc in Organ Transplantation: A totally on-line course

Date: Monday 19th October 2020

The registration for the next diet of purely online degree in Clinical Renal Transplantation at University of Liverpool is open now.

The programme commences on Monday 19th October 2020. This programme awards Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Master Degree (MSc) in Organ Transplantation suitable for nephrologists, surgeons and any related specialities.  In order to register, you will need to submit an application form, copy of qualifications, evidence of experience and first instalment of fee.

English language exam (IELTS) is NOT required for the entire programme (the whole MSc) for students who studied medicine in English.

For any enquiry, please contact us at:
ahmed.halawa@liverpool.ac.uk

For more details on the programme, fees and application, please visit the University of Liverpool website.

 


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ESOT Webinar: Home Sweet Home

Monday 20 July, 18:00 – 19:00 CEST

How can liver transplant patients enjoy an improved quality of life whilst being compliant with their therapy and avoiding viral infection?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, transplant patients and clinicians have been faced with considerable challenges. In particular, immunosuppressed HBV liver transplant patients are required to receive on-going therapy to prevent HBV recurrence. To achieve comprehensive protection, it is recommended that patients, particularly those in the high-risk category, are administered a combination of antivirals and Hepatitis B-specific hyperimmunoglobulins (HBIG).

The intravenous and intramuscular administration of HBIG requires HBV liver transplant patients to visit the hospital and infusion ward, meaning patients are exposed to the risk of contracting COVID-19 through increased contact with both healthcare professionals, care-givers and other patients.

Subcutaneous administration offers an alternative option that allows the patient to administer HBIG by themselves at home. This ensures the patient receives essential medication without coming in to contact with others, which both reduces the patients’ risk of exposure to COVID-19 and allows healthcare professionals to focus on COVID-19 patients. Moreover, with therapy from home, comes greater flexibility and freedoms which increases compliance and quality of life for the patient.

ESOT, together with BIOTEST, is organising this webinar to discuss how immunosuppressed transplant patients can be kept safe from HBV-reinfection and COVID-19, whilst enjoying an improved quality of life, through self-administration of subcutaneous HBIG at home.

Join us and panellists Professor Jean Hardwigsen and Dr Riccardo Volpesto learn more.

 


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Year of the Nurse & Midwife

ETAHP (European Transplant Allied Health Professionals), this is a committee of the ESOT (European Society for Organ Transplantation).

Our aim is to unite allied healthcare professionals throughout Europe to ensure the best possible care to all transplant patients, with the aim to optimize patient outcomes.
 
Because this year is the year of the nurse ( www.who.int ) we would like to make a collection of all nurse researchers and their research in the field of transplantation in Europe.  This to get a clear picture what kind of research there is in our field and also to make a stronger network. We want to share this collection on our webpage and the social media pages of ESOT.
            
If you want to be included in this collection please send me your information below:
            
  • Picture of yourself
  • Email (only for me to contact you, we will not share this)
  • Name
  • Title
  • Degree
  • Occupation/Specialty
  • Affiliation/department
  • Hospital/University
  • City of your hospital/university
  • Field of research
  • List of your publications
 

We are also looking for new board members especially in the pediatric field of transplantation, feel free to contact me on the email address above.

 
On behalf of the ETAHP committee thank you very much for your cooperation.
Marleen van Buren
Nurse Practitioner/ PhD candidate
Internal Medicine
Nephrology & Kidney Transplantation
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Liver transplantation and COVID-19

Monday 13 July – 18:00-19:00 CEST

A joint ESOT, EASL & ILTS Project

ESOT, EASL and ILTS are proud to announce a joint initiative on the impact of COVID-19 on liver transplantation, with a joint survey focusing on liver transplant candidates and waiting lists.

With this webinar, we will launch this important collaboration: ESOT, EASL and ILTS speakers will discuss the effects of the pandemic on liver transplantation in Europe and in the United States as well as the response of medical societies in regard to education.


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Prepping the Kidney Transplants of the Future

Monday 6 July – 18:00-19:00 CEST

The promise of xenotransplantation

Building on the rapidly evolving field of xenotransplantation for treatment of heart failure, this webinar will expand the discussion also to patients with kidney failure, and discuss the regulatory hurdles, selection criteria and endpoints that are anticipated for clinical xenotransplant trials.

Lorna Marson and Stefan Schneeberger are the session leaders for this webinar that features an all-star cast of specialist speakers.


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