International Donor Surgery and Organ Perfusion Masterclass

The International Donor Surgery & Organ Perfusion Masterclass contains both theory and practice on abdominal organ procurement, perfusion and preservation. It will take place at the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands on 28 - 30 October 2019.

  • 28 oktober 2019 - 30 oktober 2019
  • Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Time: 28 and 29 October 09:00 – 22:00 hrs & 30 October 09:00 – 15:00 hrs
  • € 795,-
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Objective and description

The Masterclass objective is to train attendees on standardized surgical techniques of abdominal organ procurement, up-to-date information concerning anatomy, principles of organ procurement and preservation. The Masterclass also contains elements about kidney, pancreas and liver back-table surgery. This year the Basic Course on Split Liver is canceled and in exchange ‘Abdominal Organ Perfusion Technology’ is introduced. Most available machines on the market will be shown with information, demonstration and practice exercises in different methods of organ perfusion.

Target groups

  • Junior Surgeons / Surgical Fellows - involved in organ retrieval and preservation
  • Surgeons dedicated to abdominal organ procurement and transplantation, who participate in organ retrieval teams in their own transplant region and wish to receive specialized training in this field
  • Certified procurement surgeons who want to renew or expand their knowledge about modern methods of retrieval, perfusion and preservation 
  • Abdominal Organ Preservation Practitioners or Operating Theatre Practitioners competent in all aspects of abdominal organ preservation and perfusion

Access requirements

All attendees are strongly advised to have completed the Multi-Organ Donor Procurement Surgery E-learning course. 
The E-learning comprises 11 chapters: Anatomical Variants, Preparation, Thoraco-laparotomy, Examination Abdominal Organs, Mobilization, Cannulation & Cold Perfusion, Thoracic Organ Procurement, Pancreatectomy, Hepatectomy, Nephrectomy, Final steps. It takes approximately 4 hours to complete.

If you have not yet completed the course, please find details about the E-learning at the ESOT website and register by sending an email to


The Masterclass starts on Monday 28 October at 09:00 hrs and it ends on Wednesday 30 October at 15:00 hrs.

View the full program


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Registration Fee: € 795,-  (excl. VAT), to be paid in advance. 

Registration fee includes:

  • 3-day Masterclass
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • refreshments and snacks at the Masterclass location

The registration fee does not include accommodation, transportation and breakfast.

All Masterclass lecturers will stay at the Tulip Inn Leiden Centre, close to Leiden Central Station. You are advised to do the same.