About this Special Issue
Dear friends, guests and supporters of the Austrotransplant Annual Meeting,
It is a special pleasure and honour for us to welcome you all to this year's congress of the Austrian Society for Transplantation, Transfusion and Genetics at the Europahaus in Mayrhofen in the Zillertal valley.
Already the name of the event location reflects in a way the theme of our congress: Europe as a symbol for the strength of a common appearance and the mastering of challenges with united forces #teamworkmakesthedreamwork.
As representatives of all professional groups in medicine and science, we experience in our everyday lives time and again how much the desired outcome of a transplant or a research project depends on each individual link in the chain. We know this so well because we all share a single, clearly defined goal: to give patients the best possible life in the short and long term.
The fact that we can only be strong and effective together and thus make dreams come true is not only the motto of our annual congress this year and a hashtag in 2022, but our very personal aspiration for our joint event. This year's congress should include all aspects of transplantation with its challenges. It is particularly important to us to dedicate a focus of the congress to organ donation, as the basic prerequisite of every transplantation.
We will provide a stage as well as a discussion forum for all participants and emphasise inter- and multidisciplinarity. From the opening evening to the farewell on Friday, you will experience sessions that we hope will not only inform you about the latest developments in organ donation, preparation for transplantation, transplantation itself and post-transplant care, but also bring you closer to far-reaching aspects and perspectives of the different professional groups. International experts allow us to look beyond the Austrian horizon and inspire us to cooperate in the clinical and scientific fields.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the numerous sponsors, without whom an event with this special character would not be possible.
With this programme from us to you, we look forward to an exciting and wonderful time together in Tyrol!
Conference President ATX
Conference Secretary ATX
Conference President Nursing
Keywords: transplantation, Austria, team work, organ donation, aftercare