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Congratulations to Professor Rutger Ploeg who has been recognised by UEMS Europe with the first-ever Honorary Diploma of the Division of Transplant Surgery for his lifetime achievements in transplant surgery research and training.

The award was presented at the 19th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 15 - 18 September 2019.

Professor Ploeg is Professor of Transplant Biology in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences at the University of Oxford and Consultant Transplant Surgeon in the Oxford Transplant Centre. He has established two consortia - the Consortium on Organ Preservation In Europe (COPE) and on the Consortium on Quality in Organ Donation (QUOD).

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