Optimising Kidney Utilisation 2022
Life Sciences & Medicine
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Not for credit
Available course dates:
From: 07 October 2022 To: 07 October 2022
04 October 2022
Decisions on whether to accept or decline a deceased donor kidney transplant offer, and who best to implant an organ into, are challenging and complex. This course aims to provide a framework and evidence-base on how to approach these decisions. The course has been re-designed for 2022 and will now include a dedicated breakout session for nurses. There will also be a focus on emerging issues within kidney utilisation, such as the use of organs from SARS-CoV-2 positive deceased donors.
The course will be hosted by clinicians from Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT): Mr Chris Callaghan (consultant transplant surgeon), Mr Jonathon Olsburgh (consultant transplant surgeon) and Dr Rachel Hilton (consultant nephrologist). They will be joined by consultants and senior nursing colleagues from across the UK, and the US.
What does this course cover?
The course will emphasise:
- A progressive approach to organ utilisation, based on extensive clinical experience.
- Close collaboration between surgeons, nephrologists, other professionals involved in the donation and implantation pathway, and patients.
- An evidence-based approach to deceased donor kidney utilisation, and best practice in recipient consent.
What will I achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Understand the context of UK deceased donor kidney transplantation.
- Understand the national organ offering schemes in the UK.
- Understand the evidence base for the use of increased risk organs.
- Develop a framework for approaching complex organ utilisation decisions in deceased donor kidney transplantation.
- CPD accreditation for this programme is in progress
Who will I learn with?
Consultant Transplant Surgeon
Who is this for?
This course will be most appropriate for:
- Senior transplant surgery or nephrology trainees
- Recently appointed consultant transplant surgeons or nephrologists
- Recipient transplant coordinators
- Specialist nurses in organ donation (SNODs)
- Established consultant nephrologists or renal transplant surgeons looking for an update in organ utilisation issues
- Senior nurses involved in caring for potential patients on the deceased donor kidney transplant waiting list and post-transplant kidney recipients
What is the teaching schedule?
Session 1: Plenary – Over-arching issues in deceased donor kidney transplantation
Session 2: Plenary – Emerging issues in deceased donor kidney transplantation
Break-out room 1: Surgeons and nephrologists
Break-out room 2: RTCs and nursing colleagues
Session 4: Case-based discussions, consent and risk