27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society



In 2018, the 27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society will be held in Madrid, the capital of Spain, June 30 to July 5. TTS has recognized the leading role of Spain in donation and transplantation, with the Spanish Model having become a reference worldwide. TTS and Organización Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT) were awarded the Prince of Asturias Award (considered as the Spanish equivalent of the Nobel Prize) in 2010 in the field of International Cooperation in recognition of their joint efforts in promoting ethical practices in transplantation.

We have brought together a high-profile program committee with the aim of developing a broad and exciting agenda that will cover a diverse array of topics, ranging from cutting-edge science to the latest controversies in ethics and public policy. Issues relevant to developing transplant programs, organ donation and procurement will be a highlight for many of you.

The destination and host city of the congress, Madrid, is a cosmopolitan metropolis that combines modern infrastructure with extensive cultural and artistic heritage. Madrid boasts the status of a financial, administrative and corporate center, while at the same time remaining a tolerant, passionate and lively city. Its individual artistic tradition effortlessly embraces multiple external influences, both past and present, thus highlighting the city’s continuing openness to new ideas. At present, Madrid represents the perfect symbiosis between efficiency and quality of life, as manifest in cost of living indices that are difficult to be matched in other capitals of the world. Located in the center of Spain, Madrid has excellent air and land connections with major destinations within, and outside, the peninsula.

We are looking forward to meeting you in this amazing city, as participants in a fantastic congress, but also as our personal guests. Rest assured that we will make all the necessary efforts to make you feel at home and experience the very best of Madrid hospitality.  

Nancy Ascher
Congress Chair, TTS 2018

Jose Maria Morales
Congress Vice-Chair (Madrid), TTS 2018