The British Transplantation Society
(BTS) is teaming up with its Dutch counterpart, Nederlandse Transplantatie
Vereniging (NTV), for a joint annual congress at Bournemouth International
Centre, 11-13 March 2015. Organisers predict the event
could bring £450,000 into Bournemouth’s local economy.
The event features a programme full of topical
issues and contributions from leading international authorities in their
fields. Every opportunity will be taken to explore similarities and differences
in the way key issues are approached in the UK and Netherlands.
Professor Derek Manas, BTS Vice President,
says: “We are looking forward to this
meeting as it’s the first joint venture with the Dutch Transplant Society. With
249 of their members joining us in Bournemouth, I’m sure it will add a whole
new perspective and interesting dimension to this year’s BTS Congress”.
“This is a leading edge event that we
are proud to see come to Bournemouth International Centre,” says Pat Coyne, BH Live director of venues. “Through their groundbreaking research and
clinical work, these two societies are making a dramatic difference to many
The three-day conference is taking place in the Tregonwell Hall,
with an adjoining exhibition featuring pharmaceutical companies in the Purbeck
A highlight of the programme will be the presentation of the
Medawar medal and van Rood award for the most outstanding scientific basic and
clinical presentations. Both awards will be presented at the Congress Dinner
Dance in the venue’s Solent Hall.
Making the most of the coastal location, Kidney Research UK is holding a 5k Fun Run on Thursday 12 March on behalf of the
congress, to coincide with World Kidney Day.
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