In 2015 a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes (UEMS) and the European Federation for Immunogenetics (EFI) to create a partnership to promote the quality of medical and scientific practice in the field of Transplantation Immunology. This is being achieved via a structured high level training scheme and examination in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (the European Specialisation in H&I (ESHI) Diploma).
The European Board of Transplant Immunology (EBTI) within the Division of Transplantation of the UEMS was created in 2012. This body aims to promote the highest standards of training for transplant immunologists working in the field of H&I. The EBTI operates as part of the Division of Transplantation under the UEMS Section of Surgery and the European Board of Surgery (EBS). The EBTI, a not-for-profit organisation, operates in close collaboration with EFI.
For all necessary information and documents to apply for the ESHI diploma please go to the website of the UEMS (Union Europeenne des Medecins Specialistes) via the following link:
The date and deadline for the next ESHI diploma examination is also mentioned on the UEMS website.
The application documents are on the EBSQ examination page of this website.
To read the Memorandum of Undertanding between EFI and UEMS click here.