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His Majesty The King of the Netherlands receives first copy of Eurotransplant Jubilee Book

Eurotransplant is honoured his Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands was present at the Jubilee Congress on the occasion of the 50thanniversary of the organization in Noordwijk on October 5, 2017 where he accepted the first copy of the Jubilee book titled ‘Together on a life-saving mission’.

This book visualizes 50 years of cooperation, international organ exchange, innovation and research in Eurotransplant. It demonstrates the great impact, added value and importance of Eurotransplant for patients who have been or will be dependent on organ transplantation. The book describes the journey from donor to recipient, the journey of the development of Eurotransplant in 50 years and into the future, and the journey of technology innovation. Moreover, the book focuses on the human perspective of past, current and future generations of all parties involved in the working field of organ donation and transplantation.

More than 500 cooperating partners, surgeons, specialists in organ donation and transplantation, patients, next of kin of organ donors, politicians and journalists attended the event. Among the distinguished guests was also the Minister of Health of Croatia, Dr. Milan Kujundžić as well as Mrs. Sacha van Rood, widow of Eurotransplant’s Founding Father Prof. Jon J. van Rood who unexpectedly passed away in July 2017.

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Winners of the 2017 Eurotransplant Award: Mr. Christiaan Decoster and Prof. Raimund Margreiter

We congratulate the winners of the 2017 Eurotransplant Award: Mr. Christiaan Decoster from Brussels and Prof. Raimund Margreiter from Innsbruck!


Strict security regulations Presidential Symposium of October 5: bring your ID with you

Because of strict security regulations during the Presidential Symposium of October 5, we kindly ask you to bring your ID (ID card or passport) with you. Please note that a driver’s licence is not a valid ID and will not be accepted as such.

 

 


Winner of the 2017 Henk Schippers Young Investigator Award: Dr. David Ruttens

We congratulate the winner of the 2017 Henk Schippers Young Investigator Award: Dr. David Ruttens from Leuven!


Download the Jubilee Congress app!

We are pleased to inform you that the congress program and additional practical information of the Eurotransplant Jubilee Congress are also available in the Eurotransplant Congress App (available for iOS and Android). We kindly invite you to visit the Apple store (for iOS) or Google Play store (for Android) to download the app ‘Eurotransplant Congress’.

This app will offer you the latest information on the program, speakers, as well as the various meeting rooms. Moreover, if you allow, we will automatically update you with the latest information via ‘push notifications’. In order to receive ‘push notifications’, please activate this setting on your mobile device (download & open the app -> click on the ‘i’ in the upper right corner -> click ‘enable notifications’)

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Eurotransplant Jubilee Congress 2017 has been accredited by the EEACCME® with 13 European CME credits

The 2017 Eurotransplant Jubilee Congress, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 04/10/2017-06/10/2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:

  • October 4, 2017 – 2,00
  • October 5, 2017 – 6,00
  • October 6, 2017 – 5,00

Online registration has been closed

Online registration for the Eurotransplant Jubilee Congress has been closed. Please note that if you want to register, on-site registration is still possible on Wednesday, October 4 from 10:00-18:00 hrs. but without access to the black-tie dinner. Due to security regulations, on-site registration is not possible on Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6.


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

Speakers:

  • Prof.dr.med. 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

Speakers:

  • Prof.dr. Milan Kujundžić, Minister of Health, Republic of Croatia
  • Mrs. Rafaella Bruno-Pinto, lung recipient
  • Prof.dr.med. 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, pressinfo@eurotransplant.org

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
E-Mail: pressinfo@eurotransplant.org
Eurotransplant website: https://www.eurotransplant.org
Jubilee Congress: http://jubilee.eurotransplant.org/


Online registration deadline approaching

We would like to remind you that the online registration deadline for the Eurotransplant Jubilee Congress is approaching. Don’t lose your chance to join this congress and register before September 25. From September 25, on site registration is only possible on Wednesday, October 4.

We also offer you the opportunity to book accommodation in the congress venue, Hotels van Oranje at preferential negotiated rates for the attendees. A wide range of accommodation categories will be available offering a suitable option for all. For hotel reservations, please visit the booking website.


King of the Netherlands visits Eurotransplant Jubilee Congress

Leiden, the Netherlands, August 29, 2017 – Eurotransplant proudly announces the presence of His Majesty the King of the Netherlands at the Eurotransplant Jubilee Congress on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the organization. Eurotransplant is honored to welcome His Majesty King Willem-Alexander at the Presidential symposium on October 5, 2017. President of the International Board of Eurotransplant Prof.dr.med Bruno Meiser: “the presence of the King is a symbol of appreciation and reward for the hard work and dedication of the many different people working together in the international Eurotransplant community, as well as for next of kin of organ donors and for patients who await transplantation or have been transplanted.”

Jubilee Book

At the Presidential symposium, His Majesty the King will be offered the 1st edition of a Jubilee Book titled: “Together on a life-saving mission”. This book visualizes 50 years of cooperation, international organ exchange, innovation and research in Eurotransplant. It demonstrates the great impact, added value and importance of Eurotransplant for patients who have been or will be dependent on organ transplantation. The book describes the journey from donor to recipient, the journey of the development of Eurotransplant in 50 years and into the future, and the journey of technology innovation. Moreover, the book focuses on the human perspective of past, current and future generations of all parties involved in the working field of organ donation and transplantation.

A life-saving mission

Together on a life-saving mission: it’s the main theme for the Eurotransplant Jubilee Congress but more importantly it is what Eurotransplant stands for. As the Eurotransplant mission is still as important as it was 50 years ago, the Jubilee Congress focuses on highlighting the achievements of the past and present. Even more important, it also provides a platform for up to 500 participants from different countries to discuss innovations, future technologies and procedures in transplant medicine. Besides organ specific sessions, ethical aspects, political challenges and the many forms of cooperation within and outside Eurotransplant – and even outside of Europe – that have been formed since the start, will be highlighted.

Cooperating saves lives

Eurotransplant is responsible for the allocation of donor organs in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Slovenia. This international collaborative framework includes all transplant programs, tissue-typing laboratories and hospitals where organ donations take place. The allocation system, which has been approved by the national authorities, is based upon medical and ethical criteria in order to ensure an optimal use of available donor organs.

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More information

For more information and accreditation for journalists, please contact the Eurotransplant Press Office, Juliette van der Laan or Theresa Scheeben, phone number: +31-71-5795700,

e-mail pressinfo@eurotransplant.org, www.eurotransplant.org, jubilee.eurotransplant.org