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.
The ESOT Mentorship Programme aims to provide transplant professionals with the opportunity for close interaction and expert guidance at a key stage of their career. Mentoring is a powerful personal development tool to develop one’s career, change direction if desired or necessary, and support work-life balance.
The programme welcomes mentors and mentees from all disciplines and participants can apply to work with expert mentors selected on the basis of their specialty and areas of interest.
The programme is conducted by the ESOT Education Committee in collaboration with the Young Professionals in Transplantation (YPT) Committee and participating ESOT Sections and Committees with the aim of empowering emerging transplant professionals and nurturing future leaders in transplantation.
ESOT is strongly committed to principles of equity, diversity and inclusion and strives to promote such values through its education programme. Members of traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups are particularly encouraged to apply both as mentors and as mentees.
Transplant professionals from all disciplines and countries.
Key programme information
Prospective mentees should:
Prospective mentors should:
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Mentees will have the opportunity to get expert guidance regarding their personal and/or professional development from an established leader in the field, to exchange best practices and ideas; to gain leadership skills; to expand their network and to develop new synergies and collaborations.
Mentors will have the opportunity to share their experience and expertise, to support the development of and give something back to the field of transplantation, to expand their own network, and to further develop management and leadership skills.
All programme participants will get a free registration to attend the ESOT Congress 2023, where a special networking event will take place.
To participate in the ESOT Mentorship Programme, both prospective mentors and prospective mentees are invited to submit an application. The Education Committee will review applications and select a maximum of 5 mentees for the first edition of the programme, which will run in 2023.
Prospective mentors should submit the following documents by 31 October to Laura Contessi (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Prospective mentees should submit the following documents by 31 October to Laura Contessi (email@example.com):
Applications will be reviewed by the ESOT Education Committee. Selected applicants will be presented with several potential mentors and will be able to choose their mentor based on their specialisation and preference.
A mentor or mentee can inform the Committee if, after their first meeting, either feels that the interaction is unlikely to work, and they will be assigned an alternative.
We ask applicants to agree at the outset that they will complete feedback during and at the end of the year so that ESOT can gauge the programme’s success and make any necessary adjustments. This will be required to maintain the programme benefits and to receive their final certificate.