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BASL Annual Meeting 2022

20th September – 23rd September 2022

BASL2022 will be held at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, and the programme runs from Tuesday 20th September to Friday 23rd September.

The BASL2022 Annual Meeting is the highlight of the BASL calendar where all of us interested in liver disease will share time whether we are clinicians, nurses, basic scientists, pharmacists, allied health professionals, working in industry or students.



Frontiers in Transplantation Clinical Excellence through Innovation – 2022

29th September – 30th September 2022

The Tenth Edition of the King’s course Frontiers in Transplantation: Clinical Excellence through Innovation will run on 29 and 30 April as a virtual event.

As in previous years, the course will focus on the innovative and unique aspects of the clinical science in transplantation that are taking place within King’s. The emphasis this year will be on problems facing a transplant in sensitised individuals with HLA antibodies, mechanisms of AMR, novel strategies to prevent AMR by targeting complement or coagulation systems, mechanisms of immunological tolerance and novel ways to induce it and current and next generation Treg therapies.

For more details please visit www.kcl.ac.uk below:



Optimising Kidney Utilisation Virtual Course – King’s College London

Date: 07 October 2022

Application deadline: 25 September 2022

Please note that this virtual course will be running again this year, and that it has been re-designed for transplant surgeons and nephrologists with an interest in deceased donor kidney transplantation.

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 on how to approach these decisions. The course has been re-designed for 2022 and will now include a dedicated breakout session for nurses. There will also be a focus on emerging issues within kidney utilisation, such as the use of organs from SARS-CoV-2 positive deceased donors.

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 consultants and senior nursing colleagues from across the UK, and the US.

Please note that the booking website is now open:


For more details on the programme, fees and application, please visit:



Liver Transplantation for New Cancer Indications

Special Interest Group – Transplant Oncology (SIG-TO)

Registration Open

Liver Transplantation for new cancer indications – a National update

‘A day for referrers and liver transplant clinicians’

Friday 17 June 2022
Feto-Maternal Unit, King’s College Hospital, London






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!”

Early bird deadline – Midnight 0n 1st August 2022




Hoffenberg Memorial Lecture 2022


The Ethics of Xenotransplantation

Thursday 17th November – 1700 GMT

Online event


Presented by Professor Robert Montgomery (Professor of Surgery and Director of New York University Langone Transplant Institute) and Professor Arthur Caplan (Professor of Bioethics and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University Grossman School of Medicine)

We are delighted to welcome our joint presenters on the topic of the ethics of xenotransplantation – both are world class leaders in their fields:

Prof. Robert (Bob) Montgomery is well known as an innovator in transplantation, and has performed 2 xenotransplants using pig kidneys in successful experimental procedures in 2021. His previous notable innovations include development of laparoscopic live kidney donation and domino kidney donation, and he is recognised as a world authority on desensitisation. In 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records credited him with performing the most kidney transplants in one day.

Prof Arthur (Art) Caplan is internationally recognised as a leader in the field of Bioethics, and has authored 35 books and >800 peer reviewed papers. He is a regular commentator on health and bioethics issues who brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to the area of the ethics of xenotransplantation.





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.







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).





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