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Frontiers in Transplantation: Clinical Excellence through Innovation

Since 2011, the MRC Centre for Transplantation at King’s College has hosted this two-day meeting, on the Guy's Campus, King's College London.

In 2019, the meeting will take place in the BRC meeting rooms on floor 16, Tower Wing, Guy's hospital on Thursday 3 October - Friday 4 October. 

For more informaiton about this event click here.

The course covers recent developments in basic transplantation immunology alongside the latest cutting-edge clinical research, with an emphasis on the ‘bench-to-bedside’ strategies being pursued King’s College London.

This year, the course will be led by Professor Anthony Dorling, Professor Giovanna Lombardi and Professor Alberto Sanchez Fueyo.

The topics for 2019 are:

  • Surgical Innovation
  • CD34 and mesenchymal stem cell therapies
  • State of the art in liver transplantation
  • Machine perfusion of organs

Previous topics have included

  • The problems facing a transplant due to activation of the innate immune system and novels ways to overcome this.
  • The evidence suggesting an important role for B cells in the anti-donor response
  • Mechanisms of chronic rejection
  • Clinical trials in chronic rejection organised by King's
  • Mechanisms of tolerance to transplants and novel strategies to promote tolerance
  • Recognising the activation state of the immune system post-transplantation
  • State of the art in cell therapies in transplantation


“I would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in organ transplantation or immunology whether a clinician or a scientist”

“There was update to date information and it also presented research currently being worked on at MRC “

“Program very well organised. This is an ideal scenario to discuss issues on treatment between clinicians and researchers”


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