Swiss Transplantation Society - Newsletter

Dear members of the Swiss Transplantation Society,

This short newsletter should inform you regarding the most important developments in the Swiss Transplantation Society.

Preview of the congress 2018, January 25 to 26

Please be aware that the congress 2018 will have a new format. It starts on Thursday afternoon and ends on Friday around 4 pm. The Scientific Committee headed by Hendrik Tevaearai has arranged a very attractive and interesting program. Besides meeting friends you can enjoy the following sessions:

  • 10th anniversary of the Swiss Transplantation Cohort Study
  • The future of immunosuppression
  • Benchmarking: blessing or curse? (roundtable discussion with an audience voting system)
  • Coordinators’s corner (organized by the Swiss Donation & Transplant Association)
  • Marginal donors: where is the limit?
  • Two keynote lectures
  • Presentation of the 2018 honorary member of our Society

Swiss Transplantation Society Award for young investigators

Young investigators are invited to send their best work, in the form of papers either published or accepted for publication in 2017. The best six papers, ranked by the Scientific Committee, will be invited for an oral presentation and will receive Swiss Transplantation Society Awards. Papers must be sent by e-mail in pdf-format by December 1, 2017 online on award page. The chairman of the Scientific Committee Prof. Hendrik Tevaearai ( is at your disposal for any information you may need.

Astellas Swiss Transplant Award

For the second time, the prestigious Astellas award (30’000 CHF) will be granted to a researcher during the congress 2018. The call for nominations is open. The submission deadline is Friday, September 22. The award rules are detailed at


I hope to see all of you at our congress in Thun.


Stefan Schaub

President of the Swiss Transplantation Society


Swiss Transplantation Society Board

President:  Stefan Schaub, Basel
President-elect: Maurice Matter, Lausanne
Past president: Thierry Berney, Geneva
Treasurer: Philip Dutkowski, Zurich
Secretary: Patrizia Amico, Basel
Science and Research: Hendrik 
Tevaearai, Bern
Communication:  Irene Koneth, St.Gallen
Councilor-at-large: Jean Villard, Geneva