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Wednesday 19/09/2018 – Friday 21/09/2018

Woburn House Conference Centre, London, WC1H 9HQ

“This course covers clinical aspects of transplantation from donor and recipient selection through to surgical and medical management post-transplant. Using a combination of interactive lectures and case-based discussions, our expert faculty will provide you with an essential update on transplantation and will give you the opportunity to discuss practical aspects of difficult cases.”

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/nephrology/teaching/courses-2018/renal-transplantation-course-2018

Monday 18/06/2018 – Tuesday 19/06/2018
West Midlands Surgical Training Centre, University Hospital, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, CV2 2DX

“A two-day practical & comprehensive hands-on cadaveric course. The course is directed towards vascular and transplant trainees who have a special interest in access surgery and are looking to improve their knowledge and technical abilities.”
Register at www.vascularsocietyaccesscourse.com.

The 3rd National UK Organ Perfusion Symposium will be held in Newcastle on the 29th and 30th June 2017. Organised by the NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit in Organ Donation and Transplantation, the symposium offers the opportunity to hear the latest developments in cardiothoracic and abdominal donor organ perfusion and share experience across organs. The course also includes hands-on wet-lab training on ex-vivo organ perfusion.

Registration includes drinks reception and gala dinner, and costs £75.  Discounted accommodation is also available.  For more information and registration, visit the symposium website.

In collaboration with The University of Yale, the Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge is hosting a Transplant Education Meeting. The event will take place at Trinity Hall, Cambridge on Wednesday 14th to 16th September 2016.

The programme includes sessions on Transplant Immunology, living donors, organ perfusion, marginal organs, medico-legal aspects, training and a series of case discussions.

To register your interest please contact Dr Sarah Hosgood. Email: [email protected]

NHSBT Multi – Organ Retrieval Masterclass

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th December 2016

Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel, Vesalius Clinical Training Centre, Bristol University

This is a two-day annual workshop designed to optimise the quality of organs offered for transplantation by improving retrieval practice. The course is aimed at surgical trainees with an interest in abdominal (liver, pancreas, kidney) and cardio-thoracic (heart, lung) organ donation and transplantation. It includes lectures and workshops together with practical demonstrations of relevant techniques involving all participants.

For those who seek competency to participate in a NORS team in the UK this Masterclass is a mandatory part of the required competency accreditation as a retrieval surgeon in the UK.

To register your interest, please send your details to [email protected]

Do you want to increase your skills in evidence-based decision-making?

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Attend the “Evidence in Transplantation (EVIT) course”, which is held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England on 8-9 April, 2016 and jointly organised by ESOT and the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation. This interactive course covers clinical research methods, including clinical trial design and interpretation, literature searching, critical appraisal, systematic reviews and statistics for evidence appraisal.

More information & registration

Educational bursaries of up to £500 are available for trainee members of the British Transplantation Society (more info).