Sydney to host international transplant experts for third time

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The flagship meeting of the International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS) is set to return to Sydney, Australia, in 2026 - for the third time.

The biennial meeting, which attracts around 3,000 delegates, convenes the world’s leading experts in transplantation including researchers, clinicians, service providers and industry.

The four-day event is expected to pump AUD10.3M into the economy of New South Wales.

Sydney is home to several research centres and groups, including the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute and The Charles Perkins Centre at The University of Sydney. NSW hosts national centres for paediatric liver transplantation, islet cell transplantation and pancreas transplantation and there were 320 organ transplant recipients in NSW in 2021. 

The local host association, The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ) brings together transplantation professionals in medicine and science that share common ideals and principles. It aim is to promote research, best clinical practice and advocacy to improve access to and outcomes from solid organ transplantation in Australia and New Zealand.  

President Helen Pilmore said: “TSANZ are delighted to co-host the TTS meeting in Sydney in 2026. We look forward to wonderful event in Sydney celebrating transplantation in Oceania and are thrilled to welcome many international visitors to what we are sure will be a fantastic event”.

The Transplantation Society (TTS) is a NGO which serves as an international focus for leadership in transplantation science, clinical care and ethics. With official relations with the World Health Organization, TTS is composed of some 6000 professionals including but not limited to, physicians, surgeons, scientists and allied health professionals across 105 countries.

BESydney’s CEO Lyn Lewis Smith said: “Sydney and NSW are recognised for their expertise and high standard of care in transplantation – a vital component for the provision of modern, quality health care and we can’t wait to showcase our burgeoning health precincts and the transplanters who are true global talents in their field”.

The meeting was last held in Sydney in 2008 and before that 1988.

The bid to secure the event was supported by the Business Events Bid Fund Program.

Tourism Australia managing director Phillipa Harrison said: “There is no doubt that the financial support offered through the Bid Fund Program is ensuring we have a strong pipeline of international business events in Australia,” Harrison said.

“These events generate global attention for Australia’s world-class business events offering and deliver significant benefits to the economy.”

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