Introducing the YPT Shark Tank Session

WANTED: Innovators with great new ideas in patient care improvement

REWARD: Money and fame (a small monetary prize, visibility and recognition from peers)

ESOT's Young Professionals in Transplantation has created an opportunity for transplant professionals to showcase their most innovative ideas and concepts in patient care improvement. From basic science to machine learning to phone applications – all ideas are valid.

Regardless of the stage of development, everyone is welcome to pitch. The best are invited to pitch live at the Shark Tank Session, which is part of the YTP Workshop, to the judges:
  • Sir Stewart Eldon, KCMG, OBE, former UK Ambassador to NATO
  • Annalisa Ponchia, former CEO of ESOT
  • John Piano, Founder and CEO of Transplant Connect
The winner receives a monetary prize of EUR 500 in addition to ample exposure at ESOT2019 as well as mentoring and support from the judges and the YPT.

Follow this process to apply:
  1. Write a short abstract (no longer than 200 words) describing the idea or concept and what has been done to develop the idea or concept
  2. Confirm your availability to participate in person to ESOT2019 (no hospitality offered)
  3. Submit your application by 22 July 2019 (12:00 CEST) via email to
Submit your Shark Tank Session abstract
Learn all about the YPT Workshop takes place on Sunday 15 September 09:00-12:50 just before the start of the ESOT2019 Congress in Copenhagen.
YPT board members Jeff Lafranca and Thomas Resch preview the YPT Workshop
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