At the 15./16. September 2019 we had an MC meeting of the EHLTF. Several questions and points will be dealt with. Nikos was invited to help with one of the points at the final part of the first day. We also decided to participate in the EUROPEAN DONOR DAY 2019 ➜ at the 12th October in London.




The annual General Assembly of the European Heart and Lung Transplant Federation (EHLTF) took place on the 12th to 14th June 2019 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain). Representatives of all member countries met to prepare for the next championships. We visited the sports facilities in Vitoria and received the latest informations on the preparation of the 2020 EHLTF Championships.

We want to sa THANK YOU to Brendan Gilligan who has been our chairman for the last 6 years. Henk Bakker was chosen to take the place and we congratulation him to the new post.

The LOC showed us the sports facilities and presented itself as very well prepared for the games. We looking forward to come back next year 8-12 june 2020 with all of you friends!

Here are some impressions of the wonderfull green city ...



We recommend you before or after the games to visit other places in the beautiful Basque Country for example like Bilbao, San Sebastian.

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We look forward to the next EHLTC in Vitoria Gasteiz (Spain). Vitoria Gasteiz is the capital of the Basque Country. At the final evening in Lignano, the EHLTF flag was handed over to the representatives from Spain (Maite San Saturnino, Emilio Bautista Soto).

The 18th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships will taken place from 08. - 12- June 2020 in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain).

The 17th European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships took place from June 11-16 in Lignano Sabbiadoro. The championships were a big avowal to organ donation and life after a transplant.

As expected, the competitions could be carried out in the best weather. Directly from the sports grounds led a way to the beach of the northern Adriatic, where you could go swimming in wonderful water. The participants were in the grounds of the sports park GTur in Lignano housed in different buildings. Clean accommodations and very good food were an affair of honor for our Italian hosts. Especially the opening and closing evenings were culinary highlights.

A total of 229 athletes (62 female and 167 male) and 169 supporters took part in the games.

Many thanks to the organization around Nevio Toneatto for the excellent games in Italy!


From 09. - 11. March 2018 President Brendan Gilligan and the MC members Jenny Björk and Karsten Zeh visited the venue for the EHLTC 2018 in Italy and convinced themselves of the state of preparation for the games. After visiting various places and sports facilities it can be said that the LOC in Italy is working hard to prepare the games and that all activities are on schedule.



EHLTF 2018 Italy

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