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HESPERIS 2021

Start Date:
Monday, March 22nd 2021
End Date:
Saturday, May 29th 2021
Country:
online
Description & Objectives:

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.

Hesperis combines recorded lectures that participants can watch on their own schedule and a dynamic and an interactive live environment, where participants can meet faculty and gain first-hand knowledge from some of the most experienced professionals in our field. The course also provides readings relevant to each unit, self-assessment quizzes, live Q&A sessions and case study discussions.

By taking this course, participants will gain an extensive view of transplantation and be able to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to implement into their own transplant centres.

Please note that this course is limited to a maximum of 48 participants.

Target Group:

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.

 

Key Course Dates

22 March 2021 – 4 April 2021: Immunology unit (2 weeks)
Lectures:
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

 

5 April 2021 – 18 April 2021: Indications unit (2 weeks)
Lectures:
Am I a candidate for a kidney transplant? – Raj Thuraisingham, London, UK
Are there new indications for abdominal transplantations? – Roberta Angelico, Rome, Italy
New trends in thoracic transplantation – 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

 

19 April 2021 – 2 May 2021: Donation unit (2 weeks)
Lectures:
Ethical issues in transplantation – Hannah Maple, London, UK
Technique 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

 

3 May 2021 – 16 May 2021: Recipient management unit (2 weeks)
Lectures:
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

 

17 May 2021 – 23 May 2021: Regenerative medicine unit (1 week)
Lectures:
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

 

24 May 2021 – 29 May 2021: Final live session and course completion

LIVE SESSIONS
The live sessions will be on Fridays from the week of 22 March from 18 to 19:30 CET/CEST, plus an intro live session on 19 March from 18 to 19 CET.

Welcome networking live session, Friday, 19 March 2021, from 18 to 19 CET
Live session 1 – Immunology 1, Friday, 26 March 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CET
Live session 2 – Immunology 2, Thursday, 1 April 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Live session 3 – Indications 1, Friday, 9 April 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Live session 4 – Indications 2, Friday, 16 April 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Live session 5 – Donation 1, Friday, 23 April 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Live session 6 – Donation 2, Friday, 30 April 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Live session 7 – Recipient Management 1, Friday, 7 May 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Live session 8 – Recipient Management 2, Friday, 14 May 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Live session 9 – Regenerative Medicine, Friday, 21 May 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Wrap up live session, Friday, 28 May, from 18 to 19:30 CEST

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Raj Thuraisingham, London, United Kingdom

Luca Toti, Rome, Italy

 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Chair Raj Thuraisingham, London, United Kingdom

Vice-chair Luca Toti, Rome, Italy

 

Member Maria Irene Bellini, Rome, Italy

Member Liset Pengel, Oxford, United Kingdom

Member Khe Tran, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Duration

The course will take 10 weeks to complete. Each unit will develop over two weeks.

Registrations will close in March 2021.

Registration fees

ESOT members -> 500 EUR
Non members -> 700 EUR

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The registration fee includes access to the recorded lectures and educational materials, access to the live sessions, and CME credits. In addition, participants will receive a free one-year subscription to Transplant Live, including access to all online courses.

Invoices

Invoices will be issued only for payments made by bank transfer.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations must be submitted by 15/01/2021 to ensure refunds. There will be no refunds after this date. A processing fee (2,9% of the registration fee) will be charged for all refunds.
There will be no refunds for the Membership fee.

Accreditation

An application for the accreditation of the course will be submitted to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

Sponsorship Opportunities

Explore the vast and varied sponsorship opportunities. The ESOT team will help you build a package to best fit your needs. Our bespoke approach to each sponsor will ensure that your investment leads to a successful experience.
Click here to view our prospectus

ORGANISER CONTACT DETAILS

Laura Contessi 

ESOT Team – Education Project Manager

laura.contessi@esot.org

Valentina Ricci

ESOT Team – Education Officer

valentina.ricci@esot.org

How to register

Registration fees:

ESOT members -> 500 EUR
Non members -> 700 EUR

Registrations are on a first come, first served basis

REGISTER HERE

The registration fee includes access to the recorded lectures and educational materials, access to the live sessions and CME credits. In addition, participants will receive a free one-year subscription to Transplant Live, including access to all online courses.

Event supporters

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