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”Transplant Professionals are ‘Pushing the Limit’ in Vienna”

September 9, 2013 Conferences No Comments Email Email

Millions of people are eagerly awaiting life-saving organs worldwide. Each year, 50 000 of them die waiting for a live saving organ.

This burden could be greatly alleviated if people were fully aware that they can save lives by their willingness to donate organs.

At the occasion of the 16th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation, over 3000 clinicians and scientists from all over the world will gather at the Austria Center Vienna, from Sunday, September 8th until Wednesday, September 11th.

To address a number of issues in transplantation and raise organ donation, the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) has put an emphasis on current options but also ethical and psychosocial challenges in this field. The theme of this meeting is “pushing the limits” and specific topics addressed will include face and hand transplantation, organ preservation by machine perfusion, multi-organ transplantation, organ safety and quality under the EU Directive, fairness and transparency in organ allocation and the impact of the economic crisis on financially demanding medical procedures, Testimonials of progress and mastering challenges such as Peter Habeler, Mountaineer and Pioneer for Alpine-style ascents and Niki Lauda will tell their story and identify parallels to the challenges faced in transplantation.

“The theme of this meeting is “pushing the limits” Sometimes you have to push your limit to be successful – not only in science”

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