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Virtual school on lung transplantation - Basic level

Organisers : G. Verleden, G. Massard, F. Meloni
Faculty : A. Olland, A. M. Holm, I. Inci, J. Gottlieb, R. Vos

The virtual school on lung transplantation will provide state-of-the-art knowledge on a wide array of issues regarding lung transplantation. It will include innovative and interactive sessions such as pro/con debates or the study of cases from participants. Through its basic and advanced-level programmes, the virtual school is aimed at catering to the educational needs of participants with a basic and advanced understanding of the subject. Each programme will last half a day and it will be delivered online. This webpage is dedicated to the basic level edition. You may register for both the basic and advanced level programmes. For further information on the advanced level programme, please visit:

Throughout the basic programme, learners will gain an overview of a lung transplantation programme. Similarly, they will update their knowledge on referral guidelines and candidate selection.

An application for accreditation will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The number of credits that you will receive corresponds to your attendance during the onsite course. Please note that you need to sign the register of attendance each day to ensure that you receive the CME credits.

Course format

  • Lectures
  • case discussion
  • interactive workshops

Target audience

  • Transplant physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Nurses
  • Physiotherapists


  • Lung transplantation programme
  • Referral guidelines
  • Candidate selection in CF, ILD, COPD, PH
  • PGD physiopathology and prevention
  • Acute cellular rejection
  • Humoral rejection

Learning outcomes

Following this course, participants will learn basic principles which are necessary to select a good transplant candidate and address certain pre, peri and post transplant issues.