MOHAN Foundation representation at TTS 2018

Updated on Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Dr Sunil Shroff (Managing Trustee) and Ms Pallavi Kumar (Executive Director) represented MOHAN Foundation at the TTS 2018 – 27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS) at Madrid, Spain from June 30 - July 05, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference was “Outcome Driven”


    TTS is a non-profit NGO providing global leadership in transplantation. Its core mission includes the development of the science and clinical practice, scientific communication, continuing education and guidance on ethical practices.


    The congress consisting of post graduate courses, pre congress workshops, oral sessions plenaries, poster presentations and campfire sessions saw the representation of close to 3,000 transplant professionals from around the world. Lectures covered an array of topics, including the latest developments in transplantation science, clinical practices and improving patient outcomes.


    Ms Pallavi Kumar made an oral presentation on, “Experiences & Challenges in an NGO run Helpline” under the ‘Innovation in Transplant Education’ section. She also presented a poster on, “Impact of training volunteers for creating awareness on organ donation” showcasing the Foundations’ Angels of Change initiative.


    Dr Sunil Shroff made two presentations under the campfire session titled, “Ethical Challenges in Donation and Transplantation’-

    • Ethical Dilemmas in Deceased Organ Donation and Allocation – an emerging challenge in India
    • Unique Challenges in the Deceased Donation Program in India


    Both the presentations generated an intense amount of discussion.


    Some of the significant plenary sessions attended were:

    • Challenges to improving deceased organ donation - past, present and future by Rafael Matesanz
    • The Spanish model on Organ Donation and Transplantation, and its expansion to the world by Beatriz Dominguez-Gil

    In her Presidential Address, Dr Nancy Ascher spoke about the role of women in the field of transplantation.

    Source-Ms. Pallavi Kumar
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