Standardising Transplant Care and Making it Affordable

Updated on Thursday, July 14, 2016
  • A two day conference was held on 24th & 25th  June 2016 at Fortune Park JP Celestial, Bengaluru.   The meeting was conducted under the aegis of Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT).  Each day was divided into 5 technical sessions.


     The topics for discussion during Day 1 were - Quality Indicators, Ensuring good quality of organs, Logistic issues, Economics of post transplant care, standardising information exchange for transplants and the National Transplant Program.


    The topics for discussion during Day 2 were:  Financial challenges to transplants, industry help for patients, costs computations and trainings for standardised transplant care.


    In addition to these topics the meeting had an invited talk ‘Raising Funds for Transplants” by Mr. Anoj Vishwanathan of Milaap.  And a keynote address on “Altruism – the cornerstone of organ transplantation” by Mr. P.W.C.  Davidar, IAS.


    The Inaugural Function was graced by Dr. Jagdish Prasad, Director General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, CMD, Biocon Limited.


    About 100 doctors, and transplant coordinators attended the meeting.  Organ specialists from renal, liver, heart and pancreas were represented in the meeting.   Faculty were drawn from the hospitals, insurance sector, pharmacy sector and from health development NGOs.


    This conference was combined with a Multi Organ Retrieval Workshop being organised at MS Ramaiah Advanced Learning Centre, Bengaluru. There were 39 participants for the retrieval workshop and 7 for the Deceased Donation workshop.  

    The meeting was supported by NOTTO, ISOT, ZCCK, Integrated Liver Care Foundation and MOHAN Foundation.


    Source-Hemal Kanvinde
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