The aim of the Education Committee (EC) is to coordinate ESOT’s efforts to advance multidisciplinary education for transplant professionals at all career levels and to contribute to their professional development.
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.
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.
Physicians, surgeons, scientists and specialist doctors who are entering the field of transplantation and wish to further their career.
SCIENTIFIC ORGANISING COMMITTEE
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.
ORGANISER CONTACT DETAILS
ESOT Team – Education Manager
Denise De Salvo
ESOT Team – Project Coordinator
ESOT Team – Head of Governance and Education
* 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:
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.***