The ECTORS meeting is a forum for transplant professionals working on and interested in cellular therapies and organ reconditioning and repair. The meeting is an opportunity for researchers and clinicians to present and discuss the latest development in the fields of cellular therapies in organ transplantation, organ regeneration and generation of new organs from stem cells and biomaterials, and machine perfusion.
Bio-artificial organs and bio-engineered or bio-printed tissues for transplantation in humans are rapidly being developed. It is anticipated that some applications will be ready for clinical testing in the near future. How can first-in-human clinical trials be conducted in a safe and responsible manner? What are ethical points to consider for early clinical trials of regenerative medicine in transplantation? This workshop brings together experts in the fields of regenerative medicine and ethics to discuss these ethical challenges.
To kick-start our celebrations, we launched our pre-event webinar ‘ESOT Turns 40 Years Young!’ on 21st April 2022. Hosted by Vassilios Papalois, with special presentations from Anna Forsberg, Hannah Maple, Hannah Esser, Marlies Reinders and Frank Dor, this webinar reflects on the organisation’s key achievements and contributions to the field of organ transplantation and how lessons from the past will help inspire the future.