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:
CETC Examination: 7 November, 2018 
Pre-Congress Workshops: 8 November, 2018
27th EDTCO Congress: 9 - 10 November, 2018  
 
*** Online Registrations available soon***
***Abstract submission: Now Open***
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 May, 2018
 
The 27th EDTCO Congress is held during the TLJ (Transplantation Learning Journey) Week. 
Click here to learn more about TLJ2018 and the educational opportunities.
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.

 

**Click here to read the preliminary programme**

 

Main Topics

• Active donor detection: New approaches.

• Donation as part of the end-of-life process.

• Family approach and Family care: from hospital admittance to organ and tissue donation.

• High risk donors: What’s new?

• DCD donation: pushing the limits. Protocols and experiences in different countries.

• Organ retrieval and transportation: how to adapt organ retrieval to the sharing policy?

• DCD heart donation: experiences and future plans.

• Ex vivo Organ Preservation: present evolution and the future.

• Tissue donation and vascularized composite allograft.

• Living donor advocate, coordination and protection.

• Achieving self-sufficiency to avoid organ trafficking and tourism.

• Media communication in organ and tissue donation.

 

Educational Objectives

After attending this meeting, participants will be able to:

- Incorporate the concept of organ and tissue donation as an essential part of the end-of-life process.

- Identify all possible organ and tissue donors and to become part of an active trigger chain for donor referral.

- Develop and improve organizational models to increase the organ donation rate in their own institutions.

- Perform a careful and step-wise donor and organ evaluation to decide organ suitability.

- Incorporate donor advocate in the living donation process and develop innovative ideas for paired donation and organ exchange.

 

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

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.

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