The European Society for Organ Transplant (ESOT)’s 2023 Congress, taking place in Athens, Greece, from September 17-20, has dedicated one of its five key domains to “SHARED DECISION MAKING, SHARED CARE”.
The domain description reads as follows: “The delivery of healthcare is rapidly shifting towards a value-based system, driven by patients. We will focus on how healthcare professionals can create an open and trusting environment, enabling better communication and a meaningful dialogue with patients. This will lay the foundation necessary to explore the ways in which patients can be empowered to actively participate in the decision-making processes concerning their own personal care”.
As a transplant patient and patient advocate I believe this is a very big step forward for patients and testifies to ESOT’s commitment to foster cooperation and dialogue between patients and healthcare professionals. I am honoured and proud to have been nominated Honorary Co-Chair of this very influential and prestigious transplantation scientific event, first time ever for a patient! Commentary by Pisana Ferrari
Learn more about the ESOT 2023 Congress at this link