The aim of the Education Committee (EC) is to coordinate ESOT’s efforts to advance multidisciplinary education for transplant professionals at all career levels and to contribute to their professional development.
The Basic Science Committee promotes scientific issues and transplantation research within ESOT. An active basic science community and an efficient translation of innovation into the clinic are crucial for the future of transplantation medicine.
The European Transplant Allied Healthcare Professionals (ETAHP) reaches out to allied healthcare professionals throughout Europe in order to ensure the best care possible for all transplant patients, with the aim to optimize patient outcomes.
The Young Professionals in Transplantation (YPT) is the Network for Junior Transplant professionals of ESOT, representing all young transplant clinicians and scientists who are beginning a career in transplantation and organ donation.
The mission of ECTORS is to provide a forum for discussing and stimulating novel developments in the fields of cellular therapies in organ transplantation, organ regeneration and generation of new organs from stem cells and biomaterials.
ECTTA is the forum for experience exchange on treatment of patients with end-stage heart and lung failure. Our aim is to improve outcomes for the patients.
EDTCO aims to support health care professionals to provide clinically effective programmes on organ and tissue donation, procurement and transplantation.
EKITA is the Organ Expert Section of ESOT on kidney transplantation in Europe, providing a forum for kidney transplantation professionals to exchange scientific information and views aimed at providing the best service to European patients .
The European Liver and Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA), previously known as the European Liver Transplant Association (ELTA), is a section of ESOT. Its membership represents the expertise on liver and intestinal transplantation in Europe.
ELPAT is a European platform that brings continuity and progress in European research and dialogue on "Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of organ Transplantation". ELPAT currently consists of over 160 experts from more than 25 European countries.
EPITA is established to provide a forum for those working in the field of pancreas and islet of Langerhans transplantation or any other alternative form of beta cell replacement in Europe, to exchange scientific information and views related primarily to providing the best service for patients in Europe requiring pancreas or islet transplantation.
VCA has opened a new era in the field of transplantation, reconstructive and restorative surgery. This Section brings together 10 representatives of major European teams at the forefront in this field.
ELPAT is a European platform that brings continuity and progress in European research and dialogue on ‘Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects of organ Transplantation’. The theme of this ELPAT congress is Developing dialogue – Pioneering Practice. We aim to (1) create a multidisciplinary scientific forum for in-depth discussion of issues that are currently challenging the field and (2) through this dialogue to pioneer practices that contribute to improvement in outcomes in transplantation.
Key topics that are currently challenging professionals working in transplantation and donation and will be high on the agenda at this conference include:
> Global kidney exchange
> Implementation and impact of opting out
> Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation
> High risk donors and recipients
> Organ trade and trafficking
> Living donation
> Deceased donation
> Pediatric donation and transplantation
> Ethical and Legal aspects of transplantation
> Psychological care of donors and recipient
Professor James Childress, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
Professor Annelien Bredenoord, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Frederike Ambagtsheer, The Netherlands
Michael Bos, The Netherlands
Seán Columb, United Kingdom
Antonia Cronin, United Kingdom
Fabienne Dobbels, Belgium
Frank Dor, United Kingdom
Dale Gardiner, United Kingdom
Nichon Jansen, The Netherlands
Annette Lennerling, Sweden
Ines Mega, Portugal
Christina Papachristou, Germany
Gurch Randhawa, United Kingdom
Angie Scales, United Kingdom
Silke Schicktanz, Germany
Marion Siebelink, The Netherlands
Willem Weimar, The Netherlands
Thomas Kruszyna, Poland
Piotr Richter, Poland
Alicja Widera, Poland
Emma Massey, The Netherlands