Following the theme of the ESOT Congress 2021 “Interplay, Connect, Interface”, the scientific programme is based on five domains that cover the most relevant topics today in organ transplantation – topics that very often are transversal across disciplines and relevant to multiple organs.

Each session of the congress is assigned to one of five domains, enabling participants to have a seamless journey through the programme. Sessions are also coded to tracks that highlight relevant organs or areas of interest. Additionally role-based paths (#basic science or clinical) help participants select the most appropriate sessions for their needs.


Emerging approaches and technologies

New techniques and technologies changing the present and the future of Transplantation

  • Artificial organs
  • Organ reconditioning
  • Nanotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • New Techniques
  • Minimally invasive approaches

Precision Medicine

How omics, measurements and big data analysis promote a better understanding of mechanisms as well as biomarkers and therapeutic discovery

  • Big Data Analysis
  • Omics
  • Biomarkers
  • Biomechanisms
  • Immunology
  • Immunotolerance

Present and future transplant practice

Strategies to improve real life clinical management and problem solving in transplantation

  • Real-life clinical approaches
  • Case based scenarios
  • Ongoing Clinical Protocol sharing
  • Logistics in transplantation
  • Telemedicine in transplantation

    Regenerative Medicine (Cell Biology)

    Back to normal function: The magic of replacing, engineering regenerating human cells, tissues or organs

    • Stem Cell Therapy
    • Scaffolds/Organoids
    • rNA Interference Therapy
    • Nanomedicine in Regenerative Medicine

      Value Based Care

      Equitable, sustainable, appropriate resource utilisation interplays with patient and population outcomes

      • Patient and Population outcomes: endpoints and actions for improvements
      • Guideline development: methods, results
      • Resource optimization and cost effectiveness
      • Equitable organ allocation systems
      • Disparities and Unequal access to resources
      • Transplant system governance







        Pancreas and Islet

        Nursing and Health Sciences

        Ethics, Law and Psychosocial

        Non-organ specific


        As part of the ESOT commitment to advancing education and research in transplantation, the following awards recognise the best contributions from abstract presenters. All award recipients are required to be ESOT members in good standing for 2021.

        ESOT Leonardo Da Vinci Transplant Research Innovation Award

        This award recognised the ten best abstracts submitted, as selected by the Scientific Programme Committee.

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        ESOT StrongerTogether PRO Award

        This award recognises the single transplant centre, unit, institution or hospital with the best average score, as selected by the Scientific Programme Committee.

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        Travel bursaries

        A restricted number of travel bursaries are available for the ESOT 2021 Congress in Milan, upon application, to first author, who submits abstracts considered deserving of recognition. Selection will be made by the ESOT Congress 2021 Scientific Committee on a competitive basis from among the accepted abstracts.

        ESOT Full Bursary

        A total of twenty bursaries are available for the young clinicians or scientists submitting the best abstracts.

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        ESOT Registration Bursary

        A total of twenty bursaries are available for the young clinicians or scientists submitting the next best abstracts.

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