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Welcome to the official website of the Swiss Transplantation Society

Dear Colleagues, 

After a long period of uncertainty, the board of our society eventually decided to hold the recently concluded 2022 congress on the sunny shores of the Lake of Thun. With a substantial participation of speakers, attendees and industry delegates, one can say that this was the right decision. While most hospitals had eased their restrictions on attending conferences, this was still not the case for some others. They were therefore offered the possibility to participate in live-streaming which was a first for our society. And despite our worries, we must admit that the technique worked perfectly, allowing speakers and participants who were unable to attend in person to follow the debates online.

The program, perfectly coordinated by Patrizia Amico and the scientific committee, allowed us to update our knowledge on topics such as desensitization, D/R match, the kidney paired donation program, the development of applications for remote monitoring of transplanted patients, or the implications of COVID on transplantation. The coordinators' session allowed us to discover some aspects of kidney transplantation on the other side of the planet, in Australia and New Caledonia. Of course, several prizes were awarded. The presentation of the best publications 2021 was of a very high standard as usual, and 6 authors out of 20 submissions shared the STS Awards 2022. As for the STS Excellence and Innovation Awards 2020-2021, they were given respectively to Graziano Oldani, from Geneva, and Dilmurodjon Eshmuminov, from Zürich. The congress finally ended with an overview of the main clinical projects currently underway in the 6 Swiss transplant centers.

It was a great pleasure to meet again physically after the forced break of 2021, and it is with the same pleasure that we start again to prepare the 2023 program.

Our thanks go out to all the speakers and participants for their enthusiasm and commitment, but also to the industry representatives who faithfully support us despite the difficult conditions, not forgetting the entire meeting.com team for the organizational aspects and all those little things that make everything go so smoothly every time.

We look forward to seeing you in Thun on January 26 and 27, 2023!

On behalf of the Swiss Transplantation Society  

Isabelle Binet, past-president and Hendrik Tevaearai, president

 

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Swiss websites:

Swisstransplant for professional:

https://www.swisstransplant.org/de/infos-material/fuer-fachpersonen/informationen-zum-coronavirus/

https://www.swisstransplant.org/fr/info-materiel/professionnels/informations-sur-le-coronavirus/

Federal Office of Public Health (BAG/OFSP):

https://bag-coronavirus.ch/
https://ofsp-coronavirus.ch/

For the STS Committee:

Isabelle Binet, President

John-David Aubert, Communication