1st International Transplant Network Congress (ITN 2018)
International Transplant Network (ITN) is a program offering international technical assistance and collaboration opportunities on organ donation and transplantation. ITN events have had almost 3.000 participants from 76 countries, most of which are developing countries, between the years 2015 and 2017. So far ITN held technical workshops, media workshops, study visits, training courses on transplant coordination, transplant nursing with observership program, kidney and liver transplant surgery courses including hands-on and live surgery sessions, joint meetings, symposia and national congress participations.
In the field of donation and transplantation which has a quite large social dimension, no matter what level of national experience has been gained, if there is a lack of international knowledge exchange it is difficult to take active steps to solve the problems. In that respect, the importance of cooperation and collaboration between the countries is inevitable. Thereby, it can be possible to reach more realistic solutions and to achieve targets by approaching to problems through different views and benefiting from mutual experiences.
The "1st International Transplant Network Congress", 17-21 October 2018 - Antalya (Turkey), will be held on the purpose of handling the latest scientific developments and new trends on organ donation and transplantation through the exchange of knowledge and sharing experience including pre-congress courses for professional development. In addition to the scientific program, the congress also offers a ministerial summit and various networking activities to promote international collaborations by creating a synergism between governmental authorities as well as a half-marathon run to raise awareness on organ donation at a global scale.