Xenotransplantation: State of the science, practice and ethics
Thursday 17th November – 1700 GMT
Presented by Professor Robert Montgomery and Professor Arthur Caplan
“Given the current uncertainty about COVID-19, the BTS Executive and Council have taken the opportunity to reschedule the BTS 50th Anniversary Congress 2022 to 5th-7th September 2022 (from 2-4th March). We are delighted that Belfast ICC could accommodate a ‘like for like’ meeting in September, allowing us to offer all the benefits of a face to face BTS Congress when more people will be available to attend and enjoy it.
Commit these dates to your diary now and let’s celebrate 50 years of BTS and being together again in Belfast!”
Delegates will have the opportunity to undertake cardiac and lung transplantation on fresh frozen cadavers under the guidance of a faculty of experienced surgeons. Delegates will also implant left ventricular assist devices, practice cannulation for ECMO and gain practical experience of ex vivo lung perfusion. This is an intensive two day course of lectures, debate and hands on surgical practice and opportunity.
1st – 3rd November, 2021
The course is aimed at surgeons, theatre practitioners and perfusionists with an interest in normothermic regional perfusion.
The programme contains a mixture of lectures, interactive cases and a significant practical component covering set-up, technical procedure, blood analysis and interpretation, and simulations. The course is delivered by experts in the field, and it is anticipated that on completion of the course attendees will be in a strong position to set up an NRP service in their own units.
Gabriel Oniscu – Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Director, Edinburgh Transplant Centre
Andrew Sutherland – Consultant Transplant Surgeon, Edinburgh Transplant Centre
Fiona Hunt – Lead Perfusion and Preservation Practitioner, Edinburgh Transplant Centre
MiCo Convention Centre, Milan, Italy
ESOT recognises the concerns of the transplant community and that’s why we offer a flexible registration for #ESOTcongress 2021 to provide reassurance. If you register now for on-site attendance and are then unable to attend the meeting in Milan, we would be pleased to offer a refund on the price difference so you only pay for the online experience*.
In addition, if you register now for online attendance and then decide in the future that you would like to attend in Milan, you will only be required to make up the price difference in attending on-site*.
*Please note that you will need to make a decision by 31 July 2021 on whether you would like to keep or change your type of Congress registration.
The registration for the next diet of purely online degree in Clinical Renal Transplantation at University of Liverpool is open now. The programme commences in Sept 2021. The deadline for completed application is 31/08/21. 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, letter from your employer and evidence of experience.
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 the programme director Associate Professor Ahmed Halawa at: email@example.com
For more details on the programme and application, please visit the University of Liverpool website.
Application deadline: 07 June 2021
This new virtual course has been designed for transplant surgeons and nephrologists with an interest in deceased donor kidney transplantation. This will be the first course in the UK dedicated to organ utilisation issues.
Decisions on whether to accept or decline a deceased donor kidney transplant offer, and who best to implant an organ into, are challenging and complex. This course aims to provide a framework and evidence-base in how to approach these decisions.
The course will be hosted by clinicians from Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT): Mr Chris Callaghan (consultant transplant surgeon), Mr Jonathon Olsburgh (consultant transplant surgeon) and Dr Rachel Hilton (consultant nephrologist). They will be joined by other consultants from the Trust and across the UK.
For general queries or booking information, please contact Shaleem Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For queries on course content, speaker and any other academic concerns, please contact Mr Chris Callaghan (Chris.Callaghan@gstt.nhs.uk).
For more details on the programme, fees and application, please visit:
MiCo Convention Centre, Milan, Italy
Registration for the ESOT Congress 2021 in Milan is now open, with discounted “early bird” pricing available until 11 May 2021.
Join the 20th edition of the European Society for Organ Transplantation’s (ESOT) biennial congress! The health and safety of Congress attendees is our first and foremost priority. We are taking a number of precautions to ensure the meeting will be a safe place for delegates to join us in-person in Milan. More information on these measures can be found here.
In addition, by utilising the very best technical solutions and live streaming, we will also be able to bring the Congress to delegates wherever they are in the world, offering a truly hybrid experience
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.
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