ESOT Congress 20th21 Milan - First Announcement

Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,

On behalf of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT), we are very pleased to invite you to attend the ESOT Congress, which will take place in Milan, Italy from 29th August to 1st September 2021.

The event is being held at the Milano Convention Center (MiCo) in Milan, Italy’s second largest city, a very dynamic city and the undisputed business and financial capital of Italy. In recent years, Milan has seen a real Renaissance, elevating the city and its urban surroundings to global capital of food, design and fashion. There is a new energy in town, some kind of renewed optimism, pride, passion, which make Milan the ideal place for a meeting gathering transplantation professionals from Europe and beyond, to discuss the main ESOT Congress theme: Interplay, Connect, Interface.

Transplantation is at a turning point with the necessity to open doors and include other disciplines such as organ reconstruction and regeneration, mechanical assisted devices and different categories from bio-hybrid technologies to biomedical engineering. This is why we need to consider a new and reimagined approach to patients, treatments and the professionals of the field.

This event continues and reinforces ESOT as the main platform for connecting the research and academic community with patients, European policymakers, and Industry. The Congress will cover all organs related clinical aspects and transplant techniques: from basic to advanced as well as innovative studies.

The Congress overarching theme indicates a special focus on the different technological advances and applications in organ regeneration and cell therapy that can rapidly and cost effectively lead us to an even better care for patients in need of organ function replacement.

The Congress will feature its usual innovative and entertaining format, which includes the latest technologies for presentations and interactive poster sessions. One of the most exciting aspects of attending an ESOT Congress is the people you will meet. ESOT invites and attracts speakers, delegates and global experts to deliver high level plenary overviews but also keynote addresses on inspiring scientific topics relevant to our field.

The ESOT Congress will be enriched by a variety of side events, workshops, consensus conferences and work meetings to promote the interaction amongst all stakeholders, connect researchers and academics with industry partners, all working together to address the needs and create opportunities for transplantation in the next 5-10 years.

Of course, you will also have the opportunity to meet your peers in a stimulating and fun environment during our lively networking and social events, in the beautiful city of Milan. The Italian Society for Organ Transplantation (SITO) will work alongside ESOT to deliver a stimulating and engaging congress experience for Professionals coming from around the globe, but also relevant to the large Italian transplant community.

Save the date for this exciting event and stay tuned to hear about abstract deadlines, registration options and more, and the many ways in which you can participate in, and benefit from the ESOT Congress Milan 20th21.

Umberto Cillo                        Luciano Potena
Congress Co-Chair & SPC    SPC Co-Chair