MOHAN Foundation in partnership with FORT (Fortis Organ Retrieval & Transplant) successfully completed the 8th FORT-MOHAN Foundation online training on Transplant Coordination held from 17th to 29th August 2020. The training was uniquely designed and organised online for the very first time. The training was held on the Zoom software platform, which is a very reliable cloud platform for video, voice, content and chat sharing. The previous seven trainings were held at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurugram.
A total of 71 (national & international) delegates of diverse profiles such as transplant coordinators, doctors, nurses, social workers, dialysis technicians, people handling transplant patients, and students pursuing post-graduate studies from 15 states of India namely, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and one each from Nepal and Spain attended the training.
28 eminent speakers and experienced professionals from the medical/non-medical fraternity conducted sessions on: -
Interactive sessions kept the participants engaged in the training and made them more receptive to the new information shared with them. Audience polls based on Multiple Choice Questions were conducted at the end of each session to keep track of their attentiveness and learnings. Also, these little breaks kept the content dynamic while giving everyone a chance to participate and refocus.
Various activities were conducted in order to make the training interesting. One such activity was an online quiz on the Transplantation of Human Organs & Tissues Act 2014 and another activity that took place was Role play where breakout rooms were created online, each room had 6 participants with one senior MF faculty acting as the moderator. Role plays are essentially case scenarios simulating real- life counselling scenarios in hospitals to help the participants understand the right and wrong ways to approach donor families for organ donation.
A panel discussion was held on the last day. The panelists were Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh (Director, NOTTO), Dr. Sunil Shroff (Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation), Dr. Harsha Jauhari (Chairman & Sr. Consultant- Department of Renal Transplant Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital), Dr. Rahul Pandit (Senior Intensive Care Consultant & Director of Critical Care Medicine & ICU, Fortis, Mumbai), Dr. Ashish Sharma (Associate Professor-Department of Nephrology, PGI, Chandigarh) and Dr. Maria Gomez (Executive Director, DTI Foundation, Spain).
The panel discussion was moderated by Dr. Avnish Seth (Director, FORT) and Dr. Sumana Navin (Course Director, MOHAN Foundation). Panelists addressed the following key points:
The participants also engaged in the panel discussion and raised many queries. To name a few:
A post- training online evaluation test was conducted on the last day to gauge the impact of the training. The test had 30 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and was conducted via KAHOOT (a game-based learning platform). All the delegates took the test with great enthusiasm.