Why you should attend this masterclass

During this biennial masterclass, you can expect a comprehensive coverage on organ preservation; emerging surgical technologies; frontline updates on immunosuppression and immunology; and oncological issues of donor and receptor with this new masterclass.

Informative presentations, pre-recorded surgeries, and cutting-edge hands-on training will enrich your learning. And a faculty of internationally-known urologists, nephrologists and pathologists will guide you every step of the way.

Meet the faculty
E. Lledo Garcia
Course Director
F.J. Burgos Revilla
Course Director
E. Liatsikos
Chairman ESU
Check your eligibility

Selection criteria when applying for this masterclass:

The number of representatives per country is a factor in the selection.
To offer equal opportunity to participate in this masterclass, the number of representatives per country will be limited.

An EAU membership is mandatory. 
Not a member yet? You can sign up here.

Application is on a first-come, first served basis.
To guarantee optimal learning, each masterclass will accommodate a maximum of 40 participants.

Priority is given to those who did not participate in a previous masterclass (this year).

What others say about this masterclass

Dr. Riccardo Campi (IT)
“One can receive updates of kidney transplantation from articles, peer-reviewed journals and books but despite all of that, I believe nothing can replace the first-hand, learning experience at a masterclass.”

Dr. Grazia Bianchi (IT)
“The meetings and masterclasses organised by the ESU are always high level, with tutors who are the best in the field to share their knowledge. I found the relationship between kidney transplants and cancer, both in the donor and in the recipient, the most interesting because this is what I expect to see in my daily practice someday.”

I applied to this masterclass because we don’t perform kidney transplants at my hospital at the moment. I wanted to improve my knowledge because we often have to treat patients who are waiting for a kidney or just received a new kidney.”

Dr. Bohdan Bidovanets (UA)
“All the information offered at the masterclass was very interesting. The masterclass highlights for me were coverage on the kidney transplantation; renal and non-renal tumours (both in donor and recipient); technical aspects of the orthotropic transplantation and vascular difficulties; and choosing the appropriate kidney preservation option.”

Dr. Fábio Sepúlveda Lima (BR)
“The talk on the present status of protocols of non-heart beating donors in Europe was definitely the most impressive. The development and spread of robotic kidney transplantation was also very interesting. We hope that more patients could be submitted to minimally invasive procedures. The role of pulsatile hypothermic machine perfusion as a prognostic factor of kidney graft function did change my practice.”

Dr. Ramiro Cabello Benavente (ES) 
“The highlights of the masterclass included the basic management of LifePort machine perfusion; current updates on kidney biopsy (i.e. pre-transplant biopsy as a baseline, perform two cores with 16G needle, obtain >10 glomerulus and two arteries); examining the biopsy under the microscope with the pathologist, performing the biopsy early and checking if patients had any previous treatment(s); and the focus on oncologic issues (e.g. tumours in kidney transplant donors and recipients).”

Dr. Oscar Rodríguez Faba (ES)
“My top highlights were when the masterclass covered the improvement of the procurement techniques in non-heart beating donors; implementation of the robotic surgery; and design of protocols for management of urological tumours in renal transplant recipients.”

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