Dear Colleagues, dear Friends
It is with great pleasure that I invite you, on behalf of the Swiss Transplantation Society, to join us at the 20th Annual Congress on January 26 and 27, 2023 at the Congress Hotel Seepark, in Thun.
For this annual meeting, our scientific committee, chaired by Patrizia Amico and assisted by Aurelia Schnyder, has prepared a very attractive program, covering very timely topics and relevant issues, both for transplant patients and for transplant specialists.
On Thursday, after the traditional and always very informative reports of Swiss Transplant and the STCS, our program will start with a keynote lecture on equity in accessibility to transplantation. This will be followed by an update on the strategies regarding CMV issues in solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. You don't want then to miss our also now traditional coordinators' corner, and very important, please come to cheer our young colleagues who will present, during the STS award competition session, the 6 best papers published in 2022 as selected by our scientific committee. The prizes will be awarded the same evening during our networking dinner.
The Friday programs will start with an interesting patient's perspective on organ living donation. Immunosuppression in young versus elder recipients, management of cancer after transplantation, and the role of the microbiome in transplantation will then be the topics presented during the day.
Our program will end up with the ceremony of the STS Excellence and Innovation awards 2022, and a final session on the challenges the various organ specialists are currently facing in transplantation.
I would like now to thank our sponsors for their very essential participation and of course our colleagues at meeting.com for their faithful, efficient and friendly support.
The Board of our Society, the Scientific Committee and myself are very much looking forward to seeing you soon in Thun and wish you all a very pleasant and fruitful congress.
Prof. Hendrik Tevaearai Stahel
President of the STS