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HESPERIS Course 2023

Start Date:
Thursday, April 20th 2023 at 09:00
End Date:
Saturday, April 22nd 2023 at 16:30
Budapest, Hungary
Description & Objectives:

HESPERIS 2023 is offered in a blended format, with a wide range of online preparatory materials provided to participants. However, the majority of the experience and learning will be provided over the course of three days spent in Budapest in-person. While didactic lectures are offered, the in-person experience includes many interactive sessions bringing participants in direct contact with international experts in many different transplant fields.

Relative to previous editions, more time is dedicated to topics related to cardiothoracic organ transplant; transplant anesthesia, including recipient optimisation; and value-based care. Other topics of focus include transplant immunology, indications, organ donation, preservation, recipient management, and regenerative medicine.

By taking this course, 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 Transplant Medicine of the Division of Transplantation of the UEMS recommends HESPERIS as preparatory course for the Exam on Transplant Medicine.

To promote active engagement and to stimulate close interaction among attendees and educators, this course is limited to 45 attendees.

Requirements and award:

To enhance interaction and participation, learners will be invited to submit clinical cases for discussion on the main topics of the course, and to present them onsite. The best one will be awarded with the “Paolo Muiesan Award for the Best Case Study Presentation” which consists in a free ESOT membership and free registration for the ESOT Congress 2023 (Athens, 17-20 September 2023).

In preparation for the in-person portion of the course:

Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the online material and to select the topics they wish to delve into depending on their needs and expertise. Each unit includes three to five lectures, each complemented by a selection of readings, a self-assessment quiz, and the slides provided by the faculty. Please note that the online programme and activities are not a requirement, but rather an additional resource made available to participants.


Target Group:

Physicians, surgeons, scientists and specialist doctors who are entering the field of transplantation and wish to further their career.

The scientific programme is available below.




Amelia Hessheimer, Madrid, Spain

Annelies de Weerd, Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Novotel Budapest Centrum, Ntak Sz 22041413, Rákóczi út 43-45, 1088, Budapest, Hungary 

How to reach the venue – travelling information:

From the Budapest-Ferihegy airport (BUD) take the airport shuttle 100 E which stops at “Astoria”. From “Astoria”, it is a 14-minute walk to reach the Novotel Budapest Centrum. Otherwise you can take the metro from “Astoria” to “Blaha Lujza tér” and then walk for 3 minutes.

From Budapest Keleti train station, it is a 13-minute walk to reach the Novotel Budapest Centrum.


The on-site programme of the course has been accredited for 19 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®).

Participants will be able to combine the CME credits for the on-site portion and the ones for the online activities which are accredited by EACCME® for 3 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) for each unit.



Laura Contessi 

ESOT Team – Education Manager


Denise De Salvo

ESOT Team – Project Coordinator


Valentina Ricci

ESOT Team – Head of Governance and Education


The HESPERIS Course is kindly supported by

The HESPERIS course is supported via an unrestricted educational grant by

How to register

Registration fees:

  • ESOT member*: 600 EUR (fully booked)
  • Non-member: 800 EUR (fully booked)
  • Local participants**: 100 EUR (fully booked)

* in order to be eligible to register with an ESOT member fee, you must be an active ESOT member at least until the end of the course.

** to encourage and facilitate participation of young transplant professionals residing and working in Hungary, a number of grants to register for the course have been introduced (on a first come, first served basis).

***Please note that the course is fully booked. Those interested in registering for the HESPERIS Course will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified in case any seats become available.***

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The registration fee includes:

  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • EACCME credits
  • Coffee breaks and luncheons
  • Networking dinner.


Cancellation Policy

There will be no refunds once your registration has been confirmed. Refunds will be issued only if the Organiser elects to cancel the event due to force majeure.

***Given the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, we recommend that participants purchase insurance to cover any losses resulting from the inability to attend the course due to Covid-19 infection.***