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LIDO 2024

Primary Topics:
Nephrectomy, Surgery, Urology
Start Date:
Monday, October 14th 2024 at 08:30
End Date:
Wednesday, October 16th 2024 at 16:30
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Description & Objectives:

LiDO is a world-renowned and well-established hands-on masterclass on live donor nephrectomy designed according to education-on-demand principles.

The 2024 edition of LiDO will take place in a blended format, combining preparatory online activities that participants can fit into their own schedule, and a dynamic and interactive 3-day in-person programme – to be held in Rotterdam, from 14 to 16 October – with a focus on hands-on operating sessions (utilising unique human corpses), where participants are mentored by internationally recognised leaders in the field in a state-of-the-art Skills Lab facility within a leading European transplant unit.

Online activities include lectures, readings, and self-assessment quizzes. In- person activities include short interactive theoretical and practical lectures on living donation and various operation techniques, including tips and tricks for live donor nephrectomy. But the majority of the in-person event is dedicated to the hands-on sessions, where multiple techniques of live donor nephrectomy can be practised.

The last day of the course is dedicated to moderate live surgery cases, during which participants can see various live donor nephrectomy techniques applied in clinical practice in parallel, and a robot-assisted live donor kidney transplantation can be witnessed.

By taking this course, participants will be able to: explain the differences in the various live donor nephrectomy techniques including their pros and cons, and how they can be applied in a tailor-made fashion; describe the technical details of every step of the live donor nephrectomy, robot-assisted live donor nephrectomy and robot-assisted kidney transplantation; compare the different techniques applied in real living donors with reflections on their own hands-on experiences in the skills lab.

Target Group:

Transplant surgeons or urologists in a transplant fellowship or consultant position who want to start a live kidney donation programme and enrich their surgical skills for live donor nephrectomy.

Please note that the maximum number of participants for this course is 18 (12 standard participants and 6 observers).

The 2024 edition of the LiDO will be held in a blended format, combining online preparatory activities and a 3-day in person programme to be held in Rotterdam from 14 to 16 October.

The preliminary scientific programme is available below.

Frank Dor, London, United Kingdom
Khe Tran, Rotterdam, The Netherlands



SkillsLab (click here for the directions)

Erasmus MC
Rotterdam, The Netherlands


The online preparatory activities of the 2024 edition of LiDO are accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) to award 5 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

An application for EACCME® accreditation will be submitted also for the in-person programme of this masterclass.



Laura Contessi 

ESOT Team – Education Manager


Denise De Salvo

ESOT Team – Project Coordinator


Our bespoke approach ensures that each industry partner will benefit from a successful and valuable meeting experience. Explore the vast and varied sponsorship opportunities available to industry partners.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Are you interested in supporting this initiative?

Please do not hesitate to contact Irene Garcia, our Sponsorship Manager.
Her direct email address is irene.garcia@esot.org

How to register

Registration fees:

  • ESOT member*: 1.600 EUR
  • Non-member: 1.800 EUR
  • Observer: 750 EUR

All fees are VAT included

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

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The registration fee includes:

  • Access to scientific sessions
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • CME credits (pending approval of EACCME application)
  • Coffee breaks and luncheons
  • Networking dinner (no entertainment).

Invoices will be issued for payments made both by credit card and bank transfer.

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. Should ESOT decide to cancel in-person courses, this will be communicated to all registered participants a month before the start date of the event.

***We recommend that participants purchase insurance to cover any losses resulting from the inability to attend the course for any reasons that may occur.***