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Experimental and Clinical Transplantation

Society Information

Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation

OFFICERS

President
Refaat Kamel (Egypt)

President-Elect
Antoine Barbari (Lebanon)

Immediate Past President
Bassam Saeed (Syria)

Vice President
Yousuf Al Maslamani (Qatar)

Secretary
Hassan Argani (Iran)

Treasurer
Handan Ozdemir (Turkey)

COUNCILORS

Iran Representative
Ali Bahador (Iran)

Iraq Representative
Ala Sh. Ali (Iraq)

Turkey Representative
Aydin Dalgic (Turkey)

Mid Asia Representative
Altaf Hashmi (Pakistan)
Fariz Babayev (Azerbaijan)

North Africa Representative
Abdulhafid Shebani (Libya)
Mohamed Hani Hafez (Egypt)

Eastern Mediterranean Representative
Ibrahim Barghouth (Syria)
Mohamed Wehbe (Lebanon)

Saudi Arabia & Gulf States Representative
Mohammed Al Ghonaim (Saudi Arabia)
Ahmed Alqallaf (Kuwait)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF MESOT

The Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation (MESOT) was initially founded in Turkey under the leadership of Professor Mehmet A. Haberal in 1987, in compliance with Turkish Civil Code regulations. The Society was subsequently incorporated and registered with the Bern, Switzerland Chamber of Commerce in June 1988 as a nonprofit international scientific Society. The boundaries of the regions defined in the original bylaws were extended to include neighboring mid-Asian countries (Pakistan, Afghanistan and countries of the Former Soviet Republic) in accordance with the resolution accepted at the Third General Assembly, which was held in Tunis in December 1992.

MESOT became an affiliate member of The Transplantation Society (TTS) in August 1990 at their General Assembly meeting held during the congress of the TTS in San Francisco. In January 1992 MESOT became associated with Transplantation Proceedings and the proceedings of MESOT meetings have been published regularly in the Journal since that time. Briefly, the purpose of MESOT, as stated in the Society's by laws, is:

  1. To promote and encourage education, research and cooperation in the field of organ transplantation between medical centers in Middle Eastern, North African and neighboring mid-Asian countries for the purpose of advancing the art and science of transplantation, and to serve the patients of this region through the application of new knowledge and advances in the transplantation of organs for the treatment of human disease.
  2. To create a scientific forum for discussion of all problems related to the field of transplantation, including medical, social and legal aspects.
  3. To collaborate with existing public and private organizations to promote and encourage research and clinical applications related to transplantation, and to participate and assist in the coordination of efforts or the formulation of programmes by all physicians, agencies, health personnel and scientists which will promote the donation of organs.
  4. To encourage meetings, symposia and congresses, and to prepare and distribute publications and announcements in order to fulfill the above objectives.

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation is the official Journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation. For further information about MESOT, please contact:


MESOT Headquarters

Taskent Caddesi No:77, Bahcelievler, 06490 Ankara, Turkey
Phone: +90 (312) 212 7393
Fax: +90 (312) 215 08 35
email: mesot@mesot-tx.org
Website: www.mesot-tx.org