In 2013 Birmingham celebrated the 4000th liver transplant of its programme, setting it out clearly as a pioneer and leader in orthotopic liver transplantation.

Dr Gideon Hirschfield and Professor Philip Newsome, on behalf of the Birmingham Liver Unit, are pleased to invite colleagues to a 2014 Masterclass in liver transplantation on 8th - 9th May. 

During this one and a half day meeting our faculty will address cutting edge themes in liver transplantation, providing attendees with state-of-the art knowledge. With contributions from the liver transplant team this course offers a timely update for all interested in the evolving specialty of liver transplantation.

The nature of the programme will be highly interactive and is thereby sure to appeal to a broad group of clinicians and allied health professionals.

This event has been accredited 6 CPD credits by the Royal Colleges of Physicians.


Thursday 8th May 

Thursday 17th May
 16.30 Coffee and Registration 
 17.00 Welcome 
 17.15 The history of liver transplantation 
Professor J Neuberger
 17.45 Patient selection for transplantation
Professor J O’Grady
 18.15 Management on the waiting list
Dr A Elsharkawy
 18.45 Close 
 19.30 Drinks reception on University Campus 
 20.00 Dinner with small after-dinner speech

Friday 9th May

Thursday 17th May
 08.30 Coffee and Registration 
 09.00 Introduction
 09.05 Surgical advances in liver transplantation
Mr T Perera
 09.35 Allocation of organs 
Dr A Gimson
 10.05 Expanding the donor pool 
Mr P Muiesan
 10.35 Refreshments 
 Hot topics in transplantation
 11.00 Reducing renal injury after transplant
Dr J Ferguson
 11.30 Pre-op assessment of cardiovascular risk    
Dr J Klinck   
 11.55 Case Studies: Immunosuppression
 12.20 Transplantation for liver cancer: pushing the boundaries   
Dr S Bhoori
 12.50 Lunch
 14.00 The prevention & management of biliary complications 
Dr J Isaac
 14.30 Radiology in liver transplantation  
Mr S Olliff
 15.00 State of the art: Hepatitis C care post-transplant 
Prof D Mutimer
 15.30 Conference Close

Programme subject to change


This event has been accredited 6 CPD credits by the Royal Colleges of Physicians.