Past & Future

The ESOT Congress 2023 will mark the 21st edition of the meeting.


First held in 1983 in Zurich, Switzerland, the congress has continued to motivate and inspire countless individuals for almost four decades.

20th ESOT Congress, 29 Aug – 1 Sept 2021

The 20th edition of the ESOT Congress was ESOT’s first hybrid meeting, taking place in at the MiCo Convention Centre in Milan, Italy, as well as online to thousands of participants across the globe.

This hybrid meeting required novel technologies, creative imagination and tremendous collaboration. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, the congress featured the latest research and innovation from prominent scientists and physicians and offered attendees with a unique opportunity to connect science with medicine. Participants attended online and onsite from over 70 different countries, providing networking opportunities on a truly international scale.

The 2021 congress journey, however, did not end in September. We encourage the transplantation community to continuing using our platform to revisit sessions on-demand and join ESOT in the development of our vision for equitable and sustainable transplantation in Europe and beyond!

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available until September 2022

Read the ESOT Congress 2021 ‘Congress Review’


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Congress Archive

1st ESOT Congress – Zurich, Switzerland (23-25 November 1983)
2nd ESOT Congress – Munich, Germany (27-29 November 1985)
3rd ESOT Congress – Gothenburg, Sweden (11-13 June 1987)
4th ESOT Congress – Barcelona, Spain (1-4 November 1989)
5th ESOT Congress – Maastricht, The Netherlands (7-10 October 1991)
6th ESOT Congress – Rhodes, Greece (25-28 October 1993)
7th ESOT Congress – Vienna, Austria (3-7 October 1995)
8th ESOT Congress – Budapest, Hungary (2-6 September 1997)
9th ESOT Congress – Oslo, Norway (20-24 June 1999)
10th ESOT Congress – Lisbon, Portugal (6-11 October 2001)
11th ESOT Congress – Venice, Italy (20-24 September 2003)
12th ESOT Congress – Geneva, Switzerland (15-19 October 2005)
13th ESOT Congress – Prague, Czech Republic (29 September – 2 October 2007)
14th ESOT Congress – Paris, France (30 August – 2 September 2009)
15th ESOT Congress – Glasgow, United Kingdom (4-7 September 2011)
16th ESOT Congress – Vienna, Austria (8-11 September 2013)
17th ESOT Congress – Brussels, Belgium (13-16 September 2015)
18th ESOT Congress – Barcelona, Spain (24-27 September 2017)
19th ESOT Congress – Copenhagen, Denmark (15-18 September 2019)
20th ESOT Congress – Milan, Italy (29 August – 1 September 2021)

Key Info

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