Sunday 24 September



11.20-14.30             SPECIAL SESSION: The coolest clinical trials in transplantation sponsored by the EU

CHAIRS: Pierre Marquet, Limoges, France and Maarten Naesens, Leuven, Belgium

  • EU-funding of innovative approaches to solid organ transplantation
    Jürgen Sautter, European Commission
  • ONE - A unified approach to evaluating cellular immunotherapy in solid organ transplantation
    Edward K.Geissler, Regensburg, Germany
  • Bio-DrIM - Personalized minimization of immunosuppression after solid organ transplantation by biomarker-driven stratification of patients to improve long-term outcome and health-economic data of transplantation
    Petra Reinke, Berlin, Germany

12.30 – 13.10 Lunch break

  • EUROSTAM - A Europe-wide strategy to enhance transplantation of highly sensitized patients on basis of acceptable HLA mismatches
    Frans Claas, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • BIOMARGIN - Biomarkers of renal graft injuries
    Pierre Marquet , Limoges, France
  • COPE - Consortium for organ preservation in Europe: latest news
    Rutger Ploeg, Oxford, United Kingdom


13.00-14.30             Corporate plenary symposia



Welcome addresses by the Congress chairs, Josep Maria Grinyó, Barcelona, Spain and Stefan Schneeberger, Innsbruck, Austria

CREATORS: Maarten Naesens, Leuven, Belgium and Gabriel Oniscu, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The session will take you on a journey from the origins of Transplantation to present day. Recent advances in science open the gate to extending human life, defying nature. However, we are also learning from nature how to extend the life of organs and the entire human body. On the brink of the biggest adventure of the human race, stepping on different planet, we face questions about the very essence of humanity

CHAIRS: Josep Maria Grinyó, Barcelona, Spain and Vassilios Papalois, London, United Kingdom


  • Current patient experience and viewpoint.
    Carole Lamarque, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Hibernation and preservation.
    Robert H.Henning, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Near future: A glimpse into the on-going/near future of transplantation
    Gerald Brandacher, Baltimore, United States
  • KEYNOTE The human fate from a universal perspective - The race to Mars
    John Bradford, Atlanta, United States


16.45-18.15             Corporate parallel symposia                             


18.30-19.30             Brief oral sessions

                                e-Poster opening