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Volume: 15 Issue: 1 February 2017 - Supplement - 1

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Preface

The 15th Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) was held on 21-24 September, 2016, in Amman. This was the first time a MESOT Congress was organized in Jordan after holding our meetings in various other locations throughout the Middle East.

The goal of MESOT, since its founding in 1987, has always been to address common educational needs and professional practice gaps of health care professionals in the field of solid organ transplantation. There is no doubt that in the last decades, the Middle East has made remarkable progress in the transplantation field, both in basic science and in clinical transplantation. Despite great strides that have been taken, several countries in the region are still in the development stage of organ transplantation, and this congress provided an ideal opportunity to discuss many issues of significance in both social and scientific contexts.

Continuing its tradition of high-quality scientific meetings, hosting 400 attendees from 27 countries around the world, the 15th MESOT congress proved to be a great success. The meeting encompassed the latest developments in the field of transplantation that were discussed with international experts and leaders from all the disciplines in the field of transplantation. Subjects explored during the course of the 3 days included approaches to the further development of deceased donation and ethical living donor transplantation, as well as clinical issues regarding immunosuppression, rejection and tolerance, surgical and medical advances and complications of transplantation.

The manuscripts included in this issue of Experimental and Clinical Transplantation address most of the relevant aspects in solid organ transplantation that were discussed in plenary sessions and symposia during the congress.

Once again attendees have enjoyed an outstanding opportunity to network with colleagues, engage in an exchange of ideas and unique educational opportunities by listening to scientific presentations of worldwide research and innovative developments emerging in the field of transplantation. We are grateful to the members of the Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee for their hard work and dedication, and we look forward to the next MESOT Congress for what we expect will be an equally successful event.


The 15th Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) was held on 21-24 September, 2016, in Amman. This was the first time a MESOT Congress was organized in Jordan after holding our meetings in various other locations throughout the Middle East.

The goal of MESOT, since its founding in 1987, has always been to address common educational needs and professional practice gaps of health care professionals in the field of solid organ transplantation. There is no doubt that in the last decades, the Middle East has made remarkable progress in the transplantation field, both in basic science and in clinical transplantation. Despite great strides that have been taken, several countries in the region are still in the development stage of organ transplantation, and this congress provided an ideal opportunity to discuss many issues of significance in both social and scientific contexts.

Continuing its tradition of high-quality scientific meetings, hosting 400 attendees from 27 countries around the world, the 15th MESOT congress proved to be a great success. The meeting encompassed the latest developments in the field of transplantation that were discussed with international experts and leaders from all the disciplines in the field of transplantation. Subjects explored during the course of the 3 days included approaches to the further development of deceased donation and ethical living donor transplantation, as well as clinical issues regarding immunosuppression, rejection and tolerance, surgical and medical advances and complications of transplantation.

The manuscripts included in this issue of Experimental and Clinical Transplantation address most of the relevant aspects in solid organ transplantation that were discussed in plenary sessions and symposia during the congress.

Once again attendees have enjoyed an outstanding opportunity to network with colleagues, engage in an exchange of ideas and unique educational opportunities by listening to scientific presentations of worldwide research and innovative developments emerging in the field of transplantation. We are grateful to the members of the Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee for their hard work and dedication, and we look forward to the next MESOT Congress for what we expect will be an equally successful event.


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The 15th Congress of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) was held on 21-24 September, 2016, in Amman. This was the first time a MESOT Congress was organized in Jordan after holding our meetings in various other locations throughout the Middle East.

The goal of MESOT, since its founding in 1987, has always been to address common educational needs and professional practice gaps of health care professionals in the field of solid organ transplantation. There is no doubt that in the last decades, the Middle East has made remarkable progress in the transplantation field, both in basic science and in clinical transplantation. Despite great strides that have been taken, several countries in the region are still in the development stage of organ transplantation, and this congress provided an ideal opportunity to discuss many issues of significance in both social and scientific contexts.

Continuing its tradition of high-quality scientific meetings, hosting 400 attendees from 27 countries around the world, the 15th MESOT congress proved to be a great success. The meeting encompassed the latest developments in the field of transplantation that were discussed with international experts and leaders from all the disciplines in the field of transplantation. Subjects explored during the course of the 3 days included approaches to the further development of deceased donation and ethical living donor transplantation, as well as clinical issues regarding immunosuppression, rejection and tolerance, surgical and medical advances and complications of transplantation.

The manuscripts included in this issue of Experimental and Clinical Transplantation address most of the relevant aspects in solid organ transplantation that were discussed in plenary sessions and symposia during the congress.

Once again attendees have enjoyed an outstanding opportunity to network with colleagues, engage in an exchange of ideas and unique educational opportunities by listening to scientific presentations of worldwide research and innovative developments emerging in the field of transplantation. We are grateful to the members of the Local Organizing Committee and the Scientific Committee for their hard work and dedication, and we look forward to the next MESOT Congress for what we expect will be an equally successful event.



Volume : 15
Issue : 1
Pages : i-iv


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