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BTS Monothematic Meeting 2024


Aging and Transplantation

Thursday 7th November, London




BTS NHSBT Joint Congress 2025


Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th March 2025
The Brighton Centre, Brighton.



Darius Festschrift 2024 – Birmingham International Liver Lyceum

Darius Festschrift 2024
Birmingham International Liver Lyceum 24 May

Professor Mirza was appointed Consultant of Hepatic, Pancreas, and Hepatobiliary (HPB) Surgery and Transplant Surgeon at the University of Birmingham UK in 1996. He also has a special interest in surgery for liver, pancreas, and bile duct cancer. In addition, he specialises in liver and intestinal transplant surgeries and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). He has published over 350 peer-reviewed papers.

In honour of Professor Darius Mirza, who retired in September 2022, and after much international interest, we are finally planning to hold his Festschrift on 24th May 2024.

Both the academic daytime sessions (9am to 5.30pm) and the evening dinner (6.45pm – 9.30pm) will be held at:

Hyatt Regency Birmingham
2 Bridge Street, Birmingham, England, United Kingdom, B1 2JZ

Directions can be found here

Please note the following charges for the event:

• £25 per person charge for the academic daytime sessions (includes lunch)
• £45 per person charge for the evening gala dinner.

You can view the programme here

Banff-PITOR Joint Meeting 2024 Registration Now Open

The 2024 Banff-PITOR Joint Meeting will be held at two of Paris’ most prestigious locations: the historical Descartes Paris Cité and the National Academy of Medicine buildings.

These iconic venues, nestled in the heart of Paris, are not just architectural marvels but also symbolize the rich academic and cultural heritage that the city has to offer.

We are excited to be meeting in-person bringing together national and international leaders and professionals in the field of transplantation and specifically transplant diagnostics to discuss cutting-edge science and advance the international Banff classification for allograft pathology.

To view the meeting schedule, click here.

Register Today

Register today and enjoy discounted rates by registering early. Take advantage of the early-bird rate before June 30th, 2024, at 11:59 PM ET. Prices will increase after this deadline. View registration rates and details.

Book Your Accommodations

Secure your spot in this historic city by booking your room now. Please note that individuals are responsible for booking their own accommodations. Explore our recommended hotels here.

Women in Surgery Conference 2023

Sunday, 26th November 2023



The Women in Surgery conference aims to inspire women to pursue surgery by tackling the gender imbalances in the field demonstrated by the fact that only 14.7% of all UK consultant surgeons are women.

As part of the conference, every year we have a Speed Mentoring Circuit, where we give students the unique, invaluable opportunity to talk to surgeons from a diverse range of specialties and gain insight into what it is like to pursue a surgical career. During this time, you will become mentors for the day while answering questions and giving advice to aspiring surgeons.


We intend to hold this workshop at the University College London Campus on Sunday, 26th November 2023. There will be two sessions – each running for an hour and both will take place during the afternoon session between 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

We would be extremely grateful if you would be able to participate in either one or even both sessions!

Below is the sign up link for the mentoring circuit

In return for your generosity, a certificate will be provided for attending!

Thank you, we greatly appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you there. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at womeninsurgery.ucl@gmail.com.




Organ Donation Week 2022

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging families to sign up to the NHS Organ Donor Register this September.

Adding your name and decision to the NHS Organ Donor Register is the best way to record your decision. Your family will be expected to support what you have decided, so you should also tell them what you want. Adults and children can each save up to nine lives by being an organ donor and improve many more lives by donating tissue too.

Show your support by pledging to record your decision this Organ Donation Week.



ESOT TLJ3.0 Transplantation Learning Journey

Prague, 13-15 November 2022

Working together to improve the lives of people with transplants

For this edition, the TLJ Steering Committees have selected nine topics. For each topic, the Committees will conduct evidence-based reviews, grade the evidence, and develop preliminary statements that will be discussed and voted in Prague by a wider panel, including jury members.

Register today and join us in Prague!

Register Now



ESOT Congress 2021


29th Aug – 1st Sept

MiCo Convention Centre, Milan, Italy

ESOT Congress 2021 offers the perfect place for transplantation professionals to gather, network and discuss new and exciting topics in the field of organ transplantation.

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

Abstract submission extended until
 23:59 CET, Thursday 25 February 2021






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





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.