The 14th Congress of the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) was held in Geneva from 6th to 9th September 2017. Dr. Hemal Kanvinde represented MOHAN Foundation. There were pre-congress workshops on education, donor management and donor family care.
The plenary sessions were on:
Deceased organ donation as End of Life Care with talks by Dr Harry Wilkins III, Dr. Dale Gardiner and Beatriz Dominique.
Innovations in Transplantations – with talks by Dr Phillippe Morel, Dr. Harold Ott and Dr. Lee Buhler.
The two keynote lectures were on:
a. Design of Kidney paired donation by Nobel Laureate Dr. Alwin Roth.
b. Harmonising Practices in the Determination of Death Globally by Dr. Sam D. Shemie
Dr. Hemal Kanvinde presented the work of MOHAN Foundation in two talks.
There were interesting talks on education, ethics, legal aspects, donor family care and organ transplantation as well as country reports from all over the world. ISODP aims to make organs and tissues donation more simple and find ways to make quality organs and tissues available for needy patients.
There were about 300 delegates from 40 countries at the congress. The delegates also attended a meeting at the WHO to celebrate the Swiss organ donation day.