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Wednesday 18th October – Online event


This online meeting is hosted by the National Institute for Health Research, working with the British Transplant Society, UK Organ Donation and Transplantation Research Network and the Herrick Society (UK Transplant Fellows and Trainees). It coincides with the launch of the British Transplant Society congress 2024 submissions process.

The agenda will cover:

  • Introduction to the webinar series
  • The NIHR Associate PI scheme
  • British Transplant Society Dragons Den 2024




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.




BTS Monothematic Meeting

Friday 3rd November 2023

The Wellcome Trust, London

The BTS are going to hold a joint one day meeting together with NHSBT OTDT examining the role of machine perfusion in liver transplantation.

The use of novel technologies, primarily to increase organ utilisation, but also to facilitate workforce sustainability, equity of access and research interventions will be a major growth area in the coming decade and we want the UK transplant community to be at the forefront. This aspiration has been embodied in the eighth recommendation of the recent OUG report.

This meeting will be an inclusive event to allow all the UK centres to reflect on their own practice and experience, followed by an opportunity to formulate a blueprint for working together going forwards to become a major international force in this arena.



BTS Annual Congress 2024


Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th March 2024
Harrogate Convention Centre

Call for Papers and Registration to open week beginning 11 September 2023.




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!

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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.




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 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