The 15th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) was held from 27-30 November 2017 at the ancient and historic city of Cebu in Philippines. Over 900 delgates attended the congress from Asian countries. Dr Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation attended the Congress as a faculty along with few other Indian delegates.
The four day conference had interesting plenary talks, an insightful symposia and clinical discussions. The first day there were workshops including one on brain death.There was a wide variety of paper presentations from ethics, trainings, master classes, pediatric transplants to improved outcomes in liver, heart and renal transplant.
Many Asian countries represented their work. MOHAN Foundation presented two papers, the podium presentation was on Police Training and the poster was on Organ Donation Helpline.
The presentation was highly appreciated. India seems to be the only country to conduct Police trainings and have legal issues with cases that go for organ donation. The poster “Organ Donation Helpline as a space to promote organ donation - experiences and challenges” was adjudged the Best Poster Award at the Congress.