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Future of Renal Transplantation Research Bursaries: supported by Chiesi Limited UK

In 2018, Kidney Research UK announced the availability of ten educational bursaries to support the dissemination of research into renal transplantation at The Transplantation Society (TTS) Congress 2018, in Madrid. These bursaries were supported by the provision of funding from Chiesi Limited UK to Kidney Research UK.

Eighteen applications for educational bursaries were received by the deadline of 14 May 2018 and each of the following ten successful applicants was awarded £500 to support their attendance at TTS to present their independent renal research.

Rebeca Arroyo, University of Oxford
Abstract title: Co-Stimulatory Modulation of Human Regulatory T cells for Enhanced Immunotherapy

Leah McLaughlin, Bangor University
Abstract title: Family Attitudes, Actions, Decisions and Experiences Following Implementation of Deemed Consent and the Human Transplantation Act (Wales) 2013

Catherine Boffa, University of Oxford
Abstract title: Efficacy and Quality of Flush-out prior to Cold Storage of Liver and Kidney in Donation after Circulatory Death

Dr Matko Marlais, University College London
Abstract title: Improved Renal Allograft Survival for PreEmptive Paediatric Renal Transplant Recipients in the United Kingdom

Honglei Huang, University of Oxford
Abstract title: Effect of the Surgical Intervention of Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy on Proteomic Changes in Living Kidney Donors using either Propofol or Sevoflurane Anaesthesia

Dr Stephen Marks, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract title: Successful ABO and HLA incompatible renal transplantation in children in the United Kingdom over the last decade

Dr Adam Brayne, University of Cambridge
Pre-transplant histological assessment provides a useful predictor of subsequent kidney allograft function

Dr Evgenia Preka, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract title: Improved diagnosis and management of paediatric renal transplant recipients using the Banff 2013 histopathological classification

Kiran Sran, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Abstract title: Safety and Efficacy of Robot-Assisted Kidney Transplantation

Dr Kim Bul, Coventry University
Abstract title: Using the Japanese KJ Ho Method as a Qualitative Creative Problem Solving Technique to Address Clinicians’ and Young Kidney Transplant Patients’ Needs Concerning Treatment

The intention is that these educational bursaries will be offered again in 2019 for attendance at the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) Congress 2019, in Copenhagen.

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