INVITATION ADDRESS

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

We are truly delighted to cordially invite you to be Inspired and experience real Progress at the ESOT Congress in Copenhagen, a transplant meeting of truly great scientific substance delivered in great ESOT style!

The philosophy behind every ESOT Congress is that every two years we produce a totally New Congress in content and format; ESOT Copenhagen 2019 not only follows this rule but aspires to be the best transplant congress ever!

ESOT Copenhagen 2019 is designed to be Your Congress, tailoring and targeting its content to the discipline that you serve, the stage of your career journey in transplantation and your professional aspirations. Knowledge will be delivered through a plethora of networking opportunities leading to new collaborations so that the end of the Congress will mark many new beginnings in transplantation.

We aim to explore the edge of our current practice and achievements and also challenge each other about great things that have not yet happened, ask ourselves, Why Not? and pave together the way forward. Looking at the hot topics of the Congress (which are just the appetisers for a great feast…), we will learn from history and each other, make patients active partners in our endeavours, vigorously debate our ethical conduct,take deep dives in the waters of basic and translational science so that we can bring to the surface clinical solutions, admit the moments we reached our clinical limits and explore how to push them further, debate and design innovation with realism and all in the context of our palpable and substantial professional development.

Furthermore, the ESOT award winning Digital Congress Innovations have now reached new heights and they are designed to bring people together (even if they are not physically at the Congress!), maximise their interaction and advance their knowledge.

Last but most certainly not least, all these are going to happen in Copenhagen, a dream city that can make those who adore classic fairy tales and the enthusiasts of modern miracles equally happy and in the Bella Conference Centre that is designed to make your time at the Congress Productive and Enjoyable.

Join us in Copenhagen! Be Inspired and Drive Progress!

Vassilios Papalois and Allan Rasmussen
Scientific Program Committee Chairs