8 Nov - 10 Nov '18

27th EDTCO Congress_Link and Lead. A look in the future and the role of transplant coordinators

How is the job of the transplant coordinator changing? What’s new in the field and what are the challenges that transplant coordinators are facing today? What will

27th EDTCO Congress_Link and Lead. A look in the future and the role of transplant coordinators

Start Date:
Thursday, 8th November, 2018 at 9:00am
End Date:
Saturday, 10th November, 2018 at 6:00pm
Important Dates:
Pre Congress Workshop on Thursday 8 November 2018
The European Organ Donation Congress offers each year the famous Pre-Congress Workshops; traditionally held the day before the official start of the Congress, on .

Seats are limited to guarantee an active exchange of experience among participants and the Faculty.

Main Topics Assessed during the workshop activities

• Brain death diagnosis and donor optimisation.

• DCD and organ perfusion machines.

• Organ recovery and organ allocation.

• Living Donation.

• Tissue donation.

Attendees are invited to join these workshop if they want to learn…

How to optimize donor management to improve organ suitability and transplantation results.

How to develop and improve a DCD program in their own region.

How to optimize, manage and coordinate multiorganic procurement processes.
Who should attend these workshops?

Healthcare professionals involved in intensive care and emergency medicine, end of life care, organ and tissue donation and transplant coordination.
Country: Germany
Description & Objectives:

How is the job of the transplant coordinator changing? What’s new in the field and what are the challenges that transplant coordinators are facing today? What will be the challenges for the new generations? How to keep being the strong link and the lead of the donation and transplantation process?

The Congress programme draws on expertise across the fields of deceased organ and tissue donation: donor identification and evaluation; death determination; donor maintenance and optimization; family approach and family care; organ procurement, allocation and transportation; organ preservation and repair and all organizational aspects related with the donation process. Complemented with inspiring and hot topics in transplantation from living donors to provide an inspirational and high quality educational programme, delivered in the innovative style that has become the hallmark of this event.
Lectures on state of the art and the main hot topics in the field will alternate to abstract presentations of original research submitted to the Congress. There will be debates and discussions on contemporary issues and challenges in the field including themes like DCD donation; ethics and family consent; high risk donors; organ procurement, preservation and transportation and national self-sufficiency to avoid organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

Target Group:

Healthcare professionals involved in intensive care and emergency medicine, end of life care, organ and tissue donation and transplant coordination.
Patients and patients’ associations, family of patients and society representatives, EU commissioners and political representatives