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Stay up to date! Browse the latest news, views and video content relating to the ESOT Congress 2023 below.

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Congress Newsletter: June

June 2023

Uncover the pre-congress activities that await you and make sure you book your accommodation in Athens soon!

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Congress Newsletter: May

May 2023

Watch our new video and join us on our ESOT Congress 2023 journey. Plus, see how you can get a head start on the ESOT Congress 2023 hands-on courses.

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Chloë Ballesté Delpierre: A call for homogenisation of donation practices 

May 2023

ESOT Congress 2023 Scientific Programme Committee member, Chloë Ballesté Delpierre, homes in on how we can increase donation rates and reach more patients on overflowing waiting lists. 

Frank Dor: Staying connected in the countdown to the ESOT Congress

April 2023

Hear from ESOT Council Member and ESOT Congress 2023 Social Media Ambassador Lead about how the congress will connect the transplant community and create new opportunities across the globe in this new article.

Congress Newsletter: April

April 2023

The ESOT Congress 2023 countdown continues! Book your congress accommodation and explore the congress toolkit.

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Gabriel Oniscu: Building a vision for the future of organ transplantation

April 2023

Hear from ESOT Congress 2023 Co-Chair and President Elect about why this year’s congress is so significant in this new article.

Maarten Naesens: The key to long-term success in transplantation

March 2023

“Personalised medicine has become essential in practically every field of healthcare, but tailored medicine is extremely vital when it comes to organ transplantation.” Maarten Naesens, a Clinical Director of the Nephrology and Renal Transplantation Unit of the University Hospitals Leuven, speaks about the personalised considerations that must be taken before, during and after surgery.

Congress Newsletter: March

March 2023

The scientific programme is now available! This month’s newsletter highlights include the newly available scientific programme and the chance to hear from our Scientific Programme Committee.

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Ekaterine Berishvili: Hope vs hype

March 2023

“What has been achieved in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine?” Tissue engineering and organ regeneration expert, Dr Ekaterine Berishvili, discusses the progress, opportunities and challenges of regeneration and repair in organ transplantation.

Congress Newsletter: February

February 2023

This month’s highlights include abstract submission figures for the upcoming congress! Delegates can also register now to benefit from early-bird registration fees! 

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Congress Newsletter: January

January 2023

In the lead up to ESOT Congress 2023, we will be summing up the lastest congress news via a special edition monthly newsletter.

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Video: ESOT Congress Fireside Chat

January 2023

Meet the members of the ESOT Congress Organising Committe and join them in their ‘Fireside Chat’, where they discuss upcoming meeting in Athens. 


Pisana Ferrari: Patient empowerment in transplantation

December 2022

“Over 20 years of first-hand experience as a lung transplant patient has offered me a well-rounded perspective on the importance of patient engagement throughout the journey and I would like to provide some thoughts on why strengthening the relationship between the patient and the healthcare professional is so crucial in enhancing the transplant patient experience.”

Vassilios Papalois: The spirit of the olive branch

November 2022

“The myth is that in ancient times, two of the most prominent of the Olympian gods, Poseidon and Athena, were competing as to who will be the patron of the city that was dynamically evolving in the area from the gulf of Saronicos to the mountains of Attica. Poseidon offered to the people of the city power and domination at sea. He promised them strength that all other cities in Greece would fear.”

Pisana Ferrari: Patients at the heart of the congress

October 2022

“It is a huge honour and pleasure for me to have been invited to be Honorary Co-Chair of the ESOT Congress 2023, the most prestigious medical event in Europe in the field of transplantation. The decision to invite a patient representative to take on this very important role testifies to ESOT’s commitment to foster cooperation and dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals and to ensure patient representation and participation in ESOT activities.”