Social Media Guidelines

While we encourage the use of social media before, during, and after an ESOT event as a way to share information and network with other attendees, we remind you to adhere to ESOT’s social media do’s and don’ts:



Be generous with compliments and feel free to share interesting links to projects and materials, highlighting colleague’s research in a positive way. The tone of tweets should always be polite and respectful, as if you were speaking to the presenter directly.

Please be prudent about tweeting unpublished research results.



  • Capture, transmit, or redistribute data presented at the meeting – this may preclude its later publication in a scientific journal. It is possible that sharing of data without the speakers’ consent on public domain may preclude subsequent publications in a scholarly journal and/or compromise their scientific progress. Additionally, data taken in isolation may be inappropriately interpreted and result in harmful consequences.
  • Post copyrighted or trademarked material or material protected by other intellectual property rights.
  • Use ESOT’s social media platforms to comment on medical, legal, or litigious matters.
  • Post derogatory, demeaning, inflammatory, offensive, disrespectful, hateful, sales-oriented, or otherwise inappropriate comments.


People who participate in social media activity associated with the #ESOT2017 are expected to:

  • Maintain a courteous and respectful demeanor in their comments and posts.
  • Contribute value and expertise.
  • Represent themselves and their organisations truthfully and professionally.
  • Recognize that social media conversations include transplant professionals, patients, policymakers, reporters, and the general public

The views and opinions posted on ESOT’s social media do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of ESOT, its Board, staff, or membership. ESOT reserves the right to remove comments it deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate.