The Education Committee (EC) of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) is a formally established committee of ESOT aiming to advance transplant education in Europe for all disciplines related to the field of transplantation.
The Basic Science Committee promotes scientific issues and transplantation research within ESOT. An active basic science community and an efficient translation of innovation into the clinic are crucial for the future of transplantation medicine.
The European Transplant Allied Healthcare Professionals (ETAHP) reaches out to allied healthcare professionals throughout Europe in order to ensure the best care possible for all transplant patients, with the aim to optimize patient outcomes.
The Young Professionals in Transplantation (YPT) is the Network for Junior Transplant professionals of ESOT, representing all young transplant clinicians and scientists who are beginning a career in transplantation and organ donation.
The mission of ECTORS is to provide a forum for discussing and stimulating novel developments in the fields of cellular therapies in organ transplantation, organ regeneration and generation of new organs from stem cells and biomaterials.
ECTTA is the forum for experience exchange on treatment of patients with end-stage heart and lung failure. Our aim is to improve outcomes for the patients.
EDTCO aims to support health care professionals to provide clinically effective programmes on organ and tissue donation, procurement and transplantation.
EKITA is the Organ Expert Section of ESOT on kidney transplantation in Europe, providing a forum for kidney transplantation professionals to exchange scientific information and views aimed at providing the best service to European patients .
The European Liver and Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA), previously known as the European Liver Transplant Association (ELTA), is a section of ESOT. Its membership represents the expertise on liver and intestinal transplantation in Europe.
ELPAT is a European platform that brings continuity and progress in European research and dialogue on "Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of organ Transplantation". ELPAT currently consists of over 160 experts from more than 25 European countries.
EPITA is established to provide a forum for those working in the field of pancreas and islet of Langerhans transplantation or any other alternative form of beta cell replacement in Europe, to exchange scientific information and views related primarily to providing the best service for patients in Europe requiring pancreas or islet transplantation.
VCA has opened a new era in the field of transplantation, reconstructive and restorative surgery. This Section brings together 10 representatives of major European teams at the forefront in this field.
The perfect springboard for those entering the field of organ transplantation.
Hesperis is a unique course on organ transplantation, providing an excellent platform for individuals who are entering the field and who wish to further their career. The course provides participants with essential knowledge in five key areas of transplantation: immunology, indications, organ donation, recipient management and regenerative medicine.
The course includes lectures by experienced transplant professionals accompanied by extensive readings, as well as self-assessment quizzes and an online forum. As the course is fully asynchronous, participants can learn at their own pace and according to their schedule. Participants will gain an extensive view of transplantation and will be able to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to implement into their own transplant centres.
The European Board of Transplantation Medicine of the Division of Transplantation of the UEMS recommends Hesperis as preparatory course for the Exam on Transplantation Medicine.
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Physicians, surgeons and scientists who are entering the field of organ transplantation and wish to acquire the advanced, multidisciplinary knowledge and skills necessary to succeed.
Basics on HLA (Human leukocyte antigen) typing – Sebastiaan Heidt, Leiden, The Netherlands
Traditional and virtual X-match – Anthony Dorling, London, United Kingdom
DSA (Donor-specific antibody) – Anthony Dorling, London, United Kingdom
The jungle of immunosuppression: the surgeon’s point of view – Roberta Angelico, Rome, Italy
Tolerance: Where are we? – Anthony Dorling, London, United Kingdom
Am I a candidate for a kidney transplant? – Raj Thuraisingham, London, UK
Are there new indications for abdominal transplantations? – Roberta Angelico, Rome, Italy
Heart in kidney transplantation: views from over the diaphragm – Luciano Potena, Bologna, Italy
Indications and outcome in pancreas transplantation – Fabio Vistoli, Pisa, Italy
Indications and complications in islet cell transplantation – Lorenzo Piemonti, Milan, Italy
Organ Donation unit
Ethical issues in transplantation – Hannah Maple, London, UK
Technique for multiorgan retrieval – Luca Toti, Rome, Italy
Live kidney donor – Maria Irene Bellini, Rome, Italy
Living donation rules in liver: pediatric and adults – Roberta Angelico, Rome, Italy
Living donation rules in kidney: pediatric and adults – Maria Irene Bellini, Rome, Italy
Machine perfusion – Robert Minnee, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Recipient management unit
HBV (Hepatitis B virus), HCV (Hepatitis C virus) and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) in transplant recipients: not only a liver problem – Quirino Lai, Rome, Italy
Infection recurrence after transplantation – Jacopo Romagnoli, Rome, Italy
Malignancies recurrence and de novo – Quirino Lai, Rome, Italy
HCC (Hepatocellular carcinoma) management in liver transplantation – Quirino Lai, Rome, Italy
Recurrent disease post kidney transplant – Raj Thuraisingham, London, UK
Regenerative medicine unit
Introduction to regenerative medicine – Martin Hoogduijn, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The prospects of regenerative medicine – Ton Rabelink, Leiden, The Netherlands
Generation of mini-organs – Nuria Montserrat, Barcelona, Spain
Cell therapies in organ transplantation – Marlies Reinders, Leiden, The Netherlands
Repair of organs through machine perfusion – Sandra Lindstedt, Lund, Sweden
SCIENTIFIC ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Raj Thuraisingham, London, United Kingdom
Luca Toti, Rome, Italy
Raj Thuraisingham, London, United Kingdom – Committee Chair
Luca Toti, Rome, Italy – Committee Vice-chair
Maria Irene Bellini, Rome, Italy – Committee Member
Liset Pengel, Oxford, United Kingdom – Committee Member
Khe Tran, Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Committee Member
The registration fee includes access to the recorded lectures, educational materials and CME credits. In addition, participants will receive a free 2021 subscription to Transplant Live, including access to all online courses.
After completing the registration, participants will receive an email with all the details to access the course.
Invoices will be issued only for payments made by bank transfer.
An application for the accreditation of the course will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).
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22 Mar - 29 May 2021 | online
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