The 18th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation has taken place in Barcelona on Sunday 24th till Wednesday 27th of September. This event has helped to put a focus on the quality of the science. Barcelona was the venue of the ESOT congress in 1989 when ESOT was an emergent European transplant community that provided solid organ transplant programs and now it has returned to Barcelona as the most important organisation in organ transplantation in Europe.
Nowadays the European Society for Organ Transplantation organizes all the activities related to European transplants. The congress wanted to redefine our knowledge of basic science and clinical concepts to improve transplantation. The discrepancy between the high demand and the shortage in organs available remains a challenge.
In the framework of the congress it was presented the project Transplanting Smiles in which DTI Community collaborates. This campaign looks forward to thanking the health care professionals involved in organ donation and transplantation for their non-stop work and the society for its generosity to donate organs. Transplanting Smiles also wants to raise awareness of the importance of organ donation and transplantation.
With that objective during the congress the producers of the campaign, Daristoteles, had the opportunity to present the project to professionals of the healthcare sector. They offered them to participate sharing a smile, one of the principal objectives of the project. Furthermore the team of Daristoteles made some interviews to doctors and important charges in organ donation and transplantation with the aim, in a near future, of making a documental of their experiences to reflect their job to the society.