Announcement Press Conference: Eurotransplant invites journalists

On October 5, 2017 Eurotransplant invites you to attend the Jubilee Congress including a Press Conference and Presidential Symposium on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the organization and international cooperation in organ exchange for the benefit of patients awaiting organ transplantation or having been transplanted.

Press Conference

Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 10:30 – 11:15 hrs
Venue: Willem-Alexander Zaal, Hotel van Oranje, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Topics: achievements 50 years international organ exchange in Eurotransplant, past, present and future of matching between donor and recipient, future developments in organ allocation and international knowledge sharing on organ transplantation


  • Bruno Meiser (President of the International Board of Eurotransplant)
  • Prof.dr. Frans Claas (Professor Immunogenetics of transplantation and Head of the Eurotransplant Reference Laboratory)
  • Dr. Peter Branger (General Director Eurotransplant)
  • Dr. Undine Samuel (Medical Director Eurotransplant)

Presidential symposium

Also on October 5, 2017 Eurotransplant is honored that his majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will be present at the Presidential Symposium and will receive the 1st edition of a Eurotransplant Jubilee Book. This Presidential symposium is open to accredited journalists.

Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 15:00 – 16:00 hrs
Venue: Wintertuin, Hotel van Oranje, Noordwijk, the Netherlands


  • Prof.dr. Milan Kujundžić, Minister of Health, Republic of Croatia
  • Mrs. Rafaella Bruno-Pinto, lung recipient
  • Bruno Meiser (President of the International Board of Eurotransplant)

Request for accreditation

For more information and accreditation for journalists (before Friday September 29, 2017), please contact the Eurotransplant Press Office, Juliette van der Laan or Theresa Scheeben,

Please note that special security regulations apply for all attendants of the Jubilee Congress. This involves amongst others an obligation for identification with passport/ID and visibly wearing the congress badge at all times during the event.

More information:

Juliette van der Laan or Theresa Scheeben
Phone number: +31-71-5795700
Eurotransplant website:
Jubilee Congress: