Transplant Medicine Curriculum

Common trunk

1: Ethical and moral considerations:

2: Organization of transplant medicine:

The candidate should know his/her country organization of organ allocation and transplantation services (including legal aspects) and give a critical appraisal on this subject and emphasize differences between the European and the US approach Public opinion in transplantation

3: General principles of organ preservation:

4: Immunology:

5: General mechanisms of rejection:

6: Immunosuppression:

6.1 General:

6.2 Specific:

6.3 Side effects:

7: Infectious diseases: 

Liver Transplantation Module

1. Indications and contraindication to liver transplantation

2. Management of the waiting list

3. Principles of organ donation and organ allocation

4. The transplant operation

5. Early post-transplant management

6. Diagnosis and management of early complications

7. Long-term management

Kidney Transplantation Module

1. The place of kidney transplantation in the treatment of end-stage renal disease:

2. Evaluation of the recipient for kidney transplantation:

3. Live donation:

4. Renal transplantation specific immunology issues:

5. The surgical procedure of renal transplantation:   

6. Pre-, peri,- and early post-operative non-surgical management of the recipient:

7. Immunosuppressive therapy of renal transplant recipient:

               – CNI based protocols

               – CNI-free protocols

               – Corticosteroid avoidance or withdrawal protocols

8. Infections and malignancies:

9. The differential diagnosis and therapy of allograft dysfunction:

10. CKD management in renal transplant patient:

11. Other special issues:

12. Evaluation of a manuscript: optional