From Learners to Leaders.

This course is the result of the collaboration between the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation and the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT). ACADEMIA replaces two previous ESOT courses - the Evidence in Transplantation (EVIT) course and the European Transplant Fellows Workshop (ETFW). It forms part of the ESOT Education Week, in conjunction with the Hesperis Course.

Course Description and Objectives

The ACADEMIA Course is designed for senior trainees/fellows who are making the transition from learners to leaders. The four-day course aims to improve participant's academic and leadership skills through a mixture of state-of-the-art lectures, case discussions, interactive sessions, participant presentations and working groups.

Key academic skills that participants will acquire include:

  • Literature searching
  • Critical appraisal
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Basics of medical statistics
  • Academic writing and editing
  • Preparing and delivering presentations

Leadership skills will include:

  • Mentoring
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making
  • Networking
  • Academic debate

The workshop is open to 25 professionals who are currently working in the field of organ transplantation, from trainee to senior consultant level. The number of attendees is limited to promote active participation and to stimulate close interaction amongst attendees and educators.


Participants will have the opportunity to win two awards during the course.

The Sir Peter Morris Award. This will be awarded for the best participant presentation.

The Henrik Ekberg Award. This will be awarded for the best systematic review abstract.

Course Requirements

All participants will require access to the All ESOT App and a personal laptop for use in practical sessions. Any software required will be provided.


Participants can register via the ESOT website.

The registration fee is:

  • ESOT Members: €600
  • Non ESOT Members & Industry: €900
  • Education week package: €1,100 (Includes one Hesperis and one ACADEMIA registration)
  • Leadership module only: €350

The registration fee includes:

  • Meeting facilities
  • Refreshments according to the programme
  • Networking evenings
  • UEMS points
  • Certificate of attendance

Registration fee does not include:

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Travel and transportation