YPT Workshop

The transplant team: all for one - one for all

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 09.00 – 12.50
YPT Workshop

The ESOT YPT Workshop and its Presidential Debate gives you a chance to engage with a variety of speakers in a lively ‘town hall’ format, as well as connecting with other young transplant professionals from around the world.

The session will begin with talks from three key presenters on the past, present, and future of transplantation and open Q&As with each presenter. The second part sees sets of two speakers take contracting viewpoints on several of the key issues facing young transplant professionals, and  tackling questions from the moderator and the audience.

CREATORS:  Francesca Tinti, Roma, Italy
                     Mohammed Zeeshan Akhtar, Oxford, United Kingdom

PART I  09:00– 10:35 - The future of transplantation: 3 lectures on Past, Present and Future

CHAIRS:  Alice Koenig, Lyon, France  
               Thomas Resch, Innsbruck, Austria

09:05                      Lecture: The future of transplantation - Historical Perspective
                              Sir Roy Calne, Cambridge, United Kingdom

09:25                      Open Q&A with Roy Calne

09:35                      Lecture: The future of transplantation - Present perspective
                               Jan Lerut, Brussels, Belgium

09:55                      Open Q&A with Jan Lerut

10:05                      Lecture: The future of transplantation - Future perspective 
                              Igor Sauer, Berlin, Germany

10:25                      Open Q&A with Igor Sauer

10:35 – 10:50 Coffee break

PART II 10:50 – 12:00

Presidential Debate
The theme: Career Development in Europe – Personal Experience

"TOWN HALL" FORMAT : Moderated discussion group in which a large audience is invited. The audience is composed of participants and a small number of spokespeople, who will address questions to the 2 speakers. A decided number of questions will come from the audience, while others will be posed by the moderator. The Moderator will choose from a list of questions prepared before the event.

CHAIR & MODERATOR: John Forsythe, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

10:50                      Introduction

10:55                      Segment 1 - The bittersweet life of a transplant trainee
                                                  ’I can’t get no...’
                              Olivier Aubert, Paris, France and Undine A. Gerlach-Runge, Berlin, Germany

11:15                      Segment 2 - The importance of pre- and post-transplant care
                              ’Love your –ologist’
                              Laure Elkrief, Geneva, Switzerland and Georgios Vrakas, Oxford, United Kingdom

11:35                      Segment 3 - The importance of research and publication
                              ’You’re only as good as your impact factor’
                              Simon Knight, Oxford, United Kingdom and Liset Pengel, London, United Kingdom

11:55                      Closing Remarks and invitation to the Young Professional Journey at ESOT2017
                              John Forsythe, Edinburgh, United Kingdom


YPT in pills:
The Young Professionals in Transplantation (YPT) is the Network for Junior Transplant professionals of ESOT. It has been created to represent all young transplant clinicians and scientists who are beginning a career in transplantation and organ donation. YPT provides a forum for the junior professionals throughout Europe, working in the field of transplantation to discuss their needs and support their improvement. By creating a network based on a “younger perspective” we want to address our issues and facilitate the collaboration and friendship across international borders. We provide a platform for information, communication and exchange between young transplant professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in transplantation and provide the opportunity to be actively involved in international clinical and scientific exchange programs.

The group was designed to establish and maintain a network of young ESOT members under the age of 40 years, who want to become clinical and/or scientific experts in the field of transplantation. YPT is actively involved in the ESOT Biennial Congress, organizing innovative sessions dedicated to junior professionals and arranging networking events to contact all young professionals and share their ideas.

YPT wants to help young transplant professionals to enter the community of ESOT and therefore represents ESOT as a clinical, scientific and especially educational entity, which can help young professionals in their individual career development. We collaborate closely with the ESOT Education Committee in order to endorse high scientific and clinical standards for every YPT member. Together we promote educational programs and are actively involved in the organization of cutting-edge scientific sessions, career development meetings and networking events on ESOT-associated congresses all over Europe through international collaboration with the national transplant societies.