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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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 unit (2 weeks)
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 and Luca Toti, 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)
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
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 1, Friday, 7 May 2021, from 18 to 19:30 CEST
Live session 8 – Recipient 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
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
The course will take 10 weeks to complete. Each unit will develop over two weeks.
Registrations will close in March 2021.
ESOT members -> 500 EUR
Non members -> 700 EUR
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.
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.
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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ESOT members -> 500 EUR
Non members -> 700 EUR
Registrations are on a first come, first served basis
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.
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29 Aug - 1 Sep 2021 | Milan, Italy
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