To Brussels and back in less than 3 hours: Transplant Live

ESOT is proud to announce yet another innovation at the upcoming Congress: in case you cannot make it to Brussels in September, you will still be able to catch selective bits of inspiring content through 5 interactive online shows at ESOT Brussels 2015. An exciting experience you will not soon forget. Free of charge.

So visit and sign up to get a reminder when the show about your favourite topic starts.


What can you expect from Transplant Live?

We will be broadcasting during selective times, covering all global timezones, on 13, 14 and 15 September. Each show will offer a unique combination of the most thought-provoking performances live on stage, alternated with more in-depth interviews from our Transplant Live Studio. You can actively participate by sending in your own questions.



ESOT meets the world: Overview of transplantation in culturally diverse regions & Congress opening.
Sunday Sept 13  |  16:00 – 19:15 (CEST) | general audience
John Forsythe, ESOT President, will explore the major issues in transplantation together with representatives from the transplantation societies in America, Asia, Middle East and Latin America. From the basic science challenges in transplantation today to the clinical issues that need to be overcome in solid organ transplantation. About different views on increasing the levels of deceased donor donation and on living donation: ethically unjustified or the golden answer?

Global warming in transplantation: Improving the organ quantity and quality.
Monday Sept 14  |  09:00 – 11:00 (CEST) | surgeons & coordinators
Storing on ice is still the gold standard to safeguard our organs, despite the fact it can damage precious tissues. Therefore a lot of effort is put into advancing organ preservation methods. This will not only yield more and higher-quality organs, it will also buy us more time. Will there soon be a way to protect our treasures forever?

Of men and machine: how close are we to copying God? Artificial organ production & unusual transplants.
Monday Sept 14  |  14:00 – 17:30 (CEST) | general audience
In the future our human bodies will no longer be needed to rescue other humans. Instead, we will be able to simply print our transplants. In fact, the promise of 3D bioprinting is that it can provide us with any human tissue in any shape or form we need, so that we can replace any organ at will. But wait a minute before you start ordering yours, as we’re not quite there yet. Perhaps the solution comes faster from the field of robotics: What about artificially designing any organ in a microelectromechanical way and transplant these hyper-technical implants into our bodies? It seems the ultimate solution to the shortage of organs. But do we really want to become cyborgs in the near future?

The quest for biomarkers: Potential of personized medicine.
Tuesday Sept 15  |  9:00 – 11:00 (CEST) | physicians & translational researchers
Biomarkers are indicators of biological processes within organs that can be used to determine what treatment a certain patient needs. They can also predict the effects of drugs and contribute to dose selection. The only difficulty is finding these very specific molecules: Hello 'needles in a haystack', where are you hiding? 

Transplantation in a digital world: From social media and big data to stem cells and genetic modification.
Tuesday Sept 15  |  14:00 – 17:30 (CEST) | general audience
The future is now, as scientists are working on mind-blowing strategies to overcome the backlog of patients waiting for donors. With the help of social media and big data analysis we can already increase the amount of donors in 2015.  Next, we can prevent injuries on organs with the help of state-of-the-art genetic modification techniques. And last but certainly not least we are even working on growing completely new organs. Sounds provoking? Therefore we must give some serious thoughts to ethical issues as well. 


How can you participate?

You can participate online anytime, anyplace, anywhere. The only thing you need is a stable internet connection and a pc, laptop, tablet or smartphone.
And then? Just visit and enjoy.


Looking forward to seeing you online on 13, 14 & 15 September!



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