ESOT works with transplant patient organisations throughout Europe to foster cooperation and dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals, to ensure patient representation and participation in ESOT activities, and to promote health and quality of life among the transplant population.
Our activities aim to achieve these goals and we welcome the contribution and participation of all transplant professionals, patient organisation representatives, and individual patients and caregivers.
The ESOT-ETPO (European Transplant Patient Organisations) alliance is a collaborative entity established by the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) and Transplant Patient Organisations that aims to bring together healthcare professionals and people with transplants.
The mission of the ESOT-ETPO alliance is to promote realistic medicine in organ donation and transplantation. The alliance aims to achieve this by empowering people with transplants, encouraging and facilitating a meaningful dialogue between patients, organ donors and their families, caregivers and transplant professionals to ensure that their views and experiences are represented.
Physical activity is an important lifestyle component of long-term health management for people with organ transplants. As part of this year’s Congress, the ESOT-ETPO alliance launched its Online Symposium titled “When every small step is a step forward. Being physically active after solid organ transplantation”. With an expert panel of speakers, including physical therapists and people with transplants, this symposium addresses frequently asked questions within the transplant community regarding organ transplantation and physical activity, as well as creating a platform for patients and professionals to share their insights and experiences.