Evidence in Transplantation (EVIT) Course

This course is the result of the collaboration between the Centre for Evidence in Transplantation and the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT). Now in its eighth year, this two-day course is aimed at young professionals actively involved in organ and tissue transplantation who want to increase their skills in evidence-based decision-making.

Course Content

The course consists of lectures and small group sessions. It will cover clinical research methods needed to study the effectiveness of therapeutic procedures in organ transplantation, including:

  • Clinical trial design and interpretation
  • Literature searching
  • Literature appraisal
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Introduction to statistics for evidence appraisal

All lectures and small group sessions will examples from the area of transplantation. Participants will learn how the validity and applicability of research evidence can be appraised, be introduced to basic statistics, and will carry out each stage of a systematic review.

How to Apply

The Course is open to anyone working in the field of organ transplantation with an interest in evidence-based decision-making. Online registration is available via the ESOT website.

Registration fee is:

  • ESOT Members: € 410
  • Non ESOT Members & Industry: € 610

The registration fee includes:

  • Meeting facilities
  • Meals according to the programme
  • Networking evenings
  • Course material (i.e. syllabus)
  • Certificate of attendance
  • ESOT credits valid for EACCME and UEMS

Registration fee does not include:

  • Hotel accommodation *
  • Travel and transportation

Arrival on Thursday evening will be essential.

* Course participants can stay the two nights of Thursday and Friday at the Royal College of Surgeons of England for a preferred rate, including breakfast.

For accommodation reservations or further information on the course, please contact Ms Katriona O’Donoghue ([email protected]).