Programme Schedule



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11th Annual Transplant Coordinators' Conference

Date: 3rd & 4th December 2018

Time

Session

Day I - 3rd December 2018

9.00 am - 9.45 am

Swamy Narayan Memorial Lecture
Nirmalananda Swamiji
Chairpersons: Dr George Kurian, Mr. K. Raghuram

9.45 am - 10.30 am

Paper presentation

Chairpersons: Dr Kishore Phadke, Mrs. Arati Gokhale

10.30 am - 10.45 am

Coffee Break

10.45 am - 11.15 am

Paper presentation/ poster presentation

Chairperson: Dr. Kapil Zirpe

11.15 am - 12.15 pm

Models of successful organ donation and transplantation programmes for BPL (below poverty line) patients
Dr. Bhanu Chandra, Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi, Ms. Bhavna Jagwani, Ms. Sujata Ashtekar
Chairperson: Mr. K. Raghuram

12.15 pm - 01.00 pm

Ethical issues that transplant coordinators face in live donor transplants

TC from each region
Chairperson: Dr. Sumana Navin

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Lunch Break

Session I
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm

Day of Judgement

i) Supreme Court Judgments that have implications on death and organ donation in India

a. Aruna Shanbaug Judgment - Dr. RoopGursahani

b. Passive euthanasia judgment: Do these judgments empower ICU consultants to withdraw treatment? - Dr. R. K. Mani

c. Donation after cardiac death: Does the Supreme Court judgment make it possible in future? - Dr. RoopGursahani

Chairpersons: Mr. Keshav Desiraju, Dr. SamiranNundy

ii) Debate

a. USA's position of whole brain death: Should it be followed in India? - Dr. Sonal Asthana

b. UK's position on brain-stem death: Is it adequate? - Dr. Vinay Kumaran

Chairpersons: Mr. Joga Rao, Dr. P K Devadass

iii) Kerala High Court judgment on non-directed donation and compensation: Ethical challenges

a. Judgment and protocol highlights - Dr. Noble Gracious

b. Ethical challenges - Dr. Philip Thomas

Chairpersons: Dr. S K Mathur, Dr. Sreekumari

iv) Brain-stem death protocols: Help or hindrance?

a. Presenting the protocol - Dr. S Sudhindran

b. Does the protocol violate privacy and should it be challenged? - Dr. Umadattan

Chairpersons: Dr. PeushSahni, Dr. Sonal Asthana

Session - II
4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Lessons from the UK

i. Is organ donation and transplantation a reality for everyone in an unequal world? Lessons from the UK - Prof. Gurch Randhawa

Chairpersons: Dr. J Amalorpavanathan, Dr. Elmi Muller

ii. Ethical considerations in Brain-stem death testing and organ donation in pregnancy: Protocols in the UK - Dr. Sridhar Nagaiyan

Chairpersons: Dr. Adib Rizvi, Dr. Riadh Fadhil

iii. Indian guidelines on paediatric brain death testing: Should it include anencephaly and organ donation - Dr. Bala Ramachandran

Chairpersons: Dr. Sunil Shroff, Dr. Avnish Seth

Session III
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

i. Social media, organ donation and transplantation: Ethical challenges and solutions - Dr. Sunil Shroff

Chairpersons: Dr. Benita Padilla, Dr. Dominique Martin

ii. Debate

a. National organ donation registry in India: Is it an expensive exercise that is likely to go nowhere? - Dr. J Amalorpavanathan

b. National Organ donation registry in India: Will it increase donation rate and is it a step in the right direction? - Dr. Avnish Seth

Chairpersons: Dr. Astrid Lobo Gajiwala, Dr. Sunil Shroff

Day II - 4th December 2018

"A symposium on organ donation and transplantation in a world of inequality"

Organizer: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics and Deakin University

This symposium is sponsored by the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) (www.declarationofistanbul.org) an organization dedicated to combating organ trafficking and promoting ethical policy and practice in organ donation and transplantation. The symposium is also supported by the MOHAN Foundation

8.30 am - 9.00 am

Registration

9.00 am - 9.20 am

Welcome and overview of the symposium; Introduction to the 2018 edition of the Declaration of Istanbul
Dr. Sanjay Nagral, Dr. Dominique Martin

Session I: Organ trafficking and the role of health professionals

9.20 am - 10.00 am

Overview of trafficking activities in South Asia (Case studies)
Philippines
India
Sri Lanka
TBC

Dr. Benita Padilla, Dr. Sunil Shroff, Dr. Charitha Prasanna

10.00 am - 10.40 am

Ethical concerns about organ selling
Health professional's responsibilities and barriers to addressing trafficking

Dr. Sumana Navin, Prof Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai

10.40 am - 11.00 am

Tea Break

Session II: Ethical risk management in living organ donation

11.00 am - 11.20 am

Role of psychosocial evaluation of living donors in managing risk

Prof. Riadh Fadhil

11.20 am - 11.40 am

Psychosocial evaluation and practical challenges for effective implementation

Dr. Benita Padilla

11.40 am - 12.30 pm

Identifying strategies for effective screening in the local setting

Group activity

12.30 pm - 1.30 pm

Lunch Break

Session III: Barriers to equity in donation and transplantation

1.30 pm - 1.50 pm

Inequities in deceased donation: impact of end-of-life healthcare costs on donation decision-making

Dr. Sanjay Nagral

1.50 pm - 2.10 pm

Inequities in access to transplantation services: impact of costs of dialysis, surgery and post transplant care

Prof. Vivek Jha

2.10 pm - 2.30 pm

Inequities in organ allocation: impact of allocation protocols favouring private sector

Prof. Elmi Muller

2.30 pm - 2.50 pm

Tea Break

Session IV: The role of the law in promoting ethics in transplantation

2.50 pm - 3.10 pm

HOTA: impact and challenges

TBC

3.10 pm - 3.30 pm

Financial incentives for donors and donor families: ethical and legal issues

Prof. Alexander Capron

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Legislative change: how it can make a difference (Case studies)
Philippines
Qatar
Sri Lanka
Bangladesh
Pakistan
Nepal

Dr. Benita Padilla, Prof. Riadh Fadhil, Dr. Charitha Prasanna, TBC

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm

Closing remarks

Dr. Dominique Martin, Dr. Sanjay Nagral

5.00 pm

Close of the symposium