From October 13th till October 15th the very first TOP Course Thoracic Transplantation was held in Berlin. The TOP Course is an Official Course of the ESOT Educational Program. Five specialized and experienced (cardio)thoracic surgeons and one anestesiologist were leading the course. Twelve participants from different European countries (Belgium, Germany, Russia, Denmark, Sweden and Poland) were trained in harvesting and transplanting heart and lungs.
Organ Assist participated with the Lung Assist and performed two Ex-vivo lung perfusions.