Welcome

Klemens Budde

Dear colleagues,
transplantation medicine is moving fast and with our busy schedules, we all experience difficulties to keep up to date. In order to address this dilemma the DESCARTES working group on renal transplantation cordially invites you to come to Berlin and participate in a comprehensive 1 day CME course on the latest developments in transplantation.

The course will cover a broad range of hot topics: from actual trends in stem cell research and basic science to latest treatment options for transplanted patients. We will discuss current therapeutic concepts in a variety of challenging patient groups such as obese or pregnant patients. State of the art lectures cover actual therapeutic concepts for difficult to treat patients including patients with FSGS, Hepatitis C, multi-drug resistant bacteria or poor kidney function. A lecture on novel tools to detect non-adherence will enable the participant to better understand this important barrier to long-term success. The course will also provide new insights into allocation and scoring systems and will give an extensive overview on the risks associated with living kidney donation.

For the first time, we are planning ward rounds for 24 young delegates on November 5th. The delegates will visit transplanted patients with experienced transplant nephrologists in small groups at the nearby Charité University Hospital.

The DESCARTES group encourages the audience to submit abstracts on hot topics in renal transplantation (max. 500 words). The three best scored abstracts will be presented during the meeting and awarded with a grant of 1000€, 500€, 250€ in addition to free accommodation and travel. Abstract submission deadline will be October 1st 2016.

Personally I am looking forward to a fantastic educational activity in the heart of Europe. I hope that you are able to come to the vibrant city of Berlin for this outstanding event and join transplant specialists from all across Europe to discuss the latest developments in transplantation medicine with European key opinion leaders.

See you in Berlin
Klemens Budde

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