CPD course – Optimising Kidney Utilisation Symposium 2023
17th November 2023 at Guy’s Hospital London, UK face-to-face

Fee: Internal (KCL) = £170 External = £200

This one-day face-to-face symposium is designed for surgeons, nephrologists, trainees and specialist nurses interested in developing decision-making skills in deceased donor kidney utilisation. 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-based on how to approach these decisions.


Educational Aims: 

  • to better understand the context of UK deceased donor kidney transplantation in terms of patient outcomes on the national waiting list, and post-transplant  
  • to better understand the current and expected national deceased donor kidney offering schemes in the UK and pathways through which kidneys can be implanted  
  • to appreciate the existing UK evidence-base for the use of increased risk deceased donor kidneys, and the infrastructure to support decision-making  
  • to develop a collaborative framework for approaching complex organ utilisation decisions in deceased donor kidney transplantation 

Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge of outcomes for patients on the national waiting list and post-transplant, knowledge of deceased donor kidney offering schemes in the UK, understanding of the evidence-base that guides organ acceptance and decline, and skills in decision-making around deceased donor kidney offers. 


For more information contact,


Sammani Pavithra

Education Programmes Coordinator

[email protected]

Nephrology, Urology & Transplantation | School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences | King’s College London (kcl.ac.uk)

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