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Our Mission and Vision

The European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) was founded 40 years ago and is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in organ transplantation. Facilitating a wealth of international clinical trials and research collaborations over the years, ESOT remains committed to its primary aim of improving patient outcomes in transplantation. With a community of over 8,000 members from around the world, ESOT is an influential international organisation and the facilitator of the biennial congress which hosts approximately 3,500 experts who come to meet to explore and discuss the latest scientific research. ESOT attracts the foremost transplantation experts to work in its committees and sections. ESOT works with leading transplantation experts and supports research, education, and European policy changes.


Our Mission

To improve outcomes for patients with terminal organ disease by means of transplantation, organ regeneration and substitution.

Our Vision

  • To promote sustainable scientific advancement through multidisciplinary communities of healthcare professionals
  • To deliver first-class education, training and career advancement opportunities to all healthcare professionals, with specific training programmes for low-income countries
  • To work with partner organisations, professional bodies, and competent authorities to improve public and institutional awareness of organ donation and the latest research in the field
  • To develop and promote policies for equitable access to transplantation and related therapeutic strategies

ESOT Council

Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in transplantation, ESOT is governed by 27 experts, all actively engaged and involved across all disciplines of organ transplantation.

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Presidents & The History of ESOT

The ESOT Presidents from 1983 to present, how ESOT began and the first meeting.

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Code of Conduct

The European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) is committed to the highest standards of integrity, transparency, and independence in all its endeavours. This Code of Conduct: Sponsorship and Independence Policy underscores the paramount importance of upholding these principles to ensure the continued trust, credibility, and ethical standing of ESOT as a leading healthcare organisation in the field of organ transplantation.

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Annual report [2022]

2022 has marked a gearshift for the growth of our society in terms of accountability, scientific solidity and international visibility. These achievements result from intense groupwork rooted in the tremendous professionalism and commitment of the ESOT team, guided by the new ESOT CEO, Devi Mey.

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ESOT Funding

Our Supporters

ESOT is grateful to industry partners who support our education and research. Their active involvement is invaluable and we are always looking for innovative ways to work together, while always being respectful of transparency and with the only goal to serve our community better. If you are interested in working with ESOT, please contact Devi Mey to discuss partnership opportunities.

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