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Global medical event returning to Sydney

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Global medical event returning to Sydney
Sydney will host the International Congress of The Transplantation Society for the third time in 2026.

Sydney previously hosted the biennial event in 1988 and 2008.

The 2026 meeting is expected to draw 3,000 attendees from Australia and globally and is worth an estimated $10.3 million to the NSW economy.

The event will bring together a range of stakeholders involved in organ transplants including, doctors, researchers and private industry in Sydney, which is also home to three national transplant centres.

“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,” said BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith.

The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand will cohost the meeting, the bid for which also received support from the Business Events Bid Fund, overseen by Tourism Australia.

“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,” said Tourism Australia’s managing director Phillipa Harrison.

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

The Transplantation Society comprises around 6,000 members, including scientists, surgeons and other health professions from 105 countries.

The event will be held over four days in September 2026 and ICC Sydney.

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