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Hoffenberg Memorial Lecture 2022


Xenotransplantation: State of the science, practice and ethics

Thursday 17th November – 1700 GMT

Online event

Presented by Professor Robert Montgomery and Professor Arthur Caplan





BTS Annual Congress 2022

BTS Annual Congress 2022 “Back to the Future”

5th-7th September 2022, ICC Belfast.

“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!”




Cardiopulmonary Transplantation Course 2022



Newcastle Surgical Training Centre
11th-12th January 2022


This course is designed to provide the surgeon with didactic teaching and hands on cadaveric surgical training experience in surgical aspects of cardiopulmonary transplantation.

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.

For further details please contact:
Louise Sore
Newcastle Surgical Training Centre
Freeman Hospital
Newcastle upon Tyne

Edinburgh Normothermic Regional Perfusion Masterclass

1st – 3rd November, 2021

The Edinburgh NRP Masterclass is a comprehensive course covering the theory and the practical aspects of normothermic regional perfusion.

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.

Course directors
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





ESOT Congress 2021 Registration


29th Aug – 1st Sept

MiCo Convention Centre, Milan, Italy

Whilst we are still fully committed to providing an immersive hybrid congress experience with a full in-person presence, we understand that some of you are bound by travel restrictions and/or do not feel comfortable travelling to Milan from August 29th – September 1st 2021. Attending online will allow you to follow all the sessions (except for the Hands-on) and enjoy the experience.

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.







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

Starting Date: September 2021

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 nephrologistssurgeons 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: ahmed.halawa@liverpool.ac.uk


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




ESOT Sections & Committees – Call for Nominations 2021



We are delighted to announce that our Sections & Committees have opened a number of opportunities to join the boards:

We encourage you to get involved in your preferred Section/Committee by submitting your nominations and exercising your right to vote!

If you have any doubts about your affiliation or any other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Dissing (anne.dissing@esot.org).





Optimising Kidney Utilisation Virtual Course – King’s College London

Date: Wednesday 16th June 2021

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 (shaleem.grant@kcl.ac.uk).

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:



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






EFI 2021 is moving online!


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