ESOT Patient Inclusion Initiative
Building a community together
In the past few years, the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) has been working with transplant patient organisations throughout Europe to foster cooperation between healthcare professionals and patients and to broaden patient participation in its own activities.
During the ESOT 2019 congress, ESOT hosted a meeting of 19 transplant patient organisations from 13 European countries. The meeting served as a space to exchange experiences, identify unmet needs, and develop a plan for future initiatives. Inspired by that meeting, and under the guidance of EDTCO, ELPAT and ETAHP, we launched several initiatives aimed at listening to the needs of the patient community and building a platform of mutual understanding.
Further initiatives are planned for the upcoming ESOT Transplantation Learning Journey 2.0 (TLJ 2.0) taking place in Prague, Czech Republic on 15-17 November 2020.