National Congress 2013

The 2013 National Donation and Transplantation Congress was held on September 3rd / 4th at the University of Warwick. The meeting was widely regarded as our most successful yet, and for the first time included delegates from recipient care, organ retrieval and transplantation.

The scientific content of the meeting was organised around the four domains of our new strategy for organ donation and transplantation (Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020), and also included a series of updates and masterclasses around both clinical and societal aspects of donation and transplantation. Particular thanks go to all of those who submitted free papers for presentation at the Congress, and congratulations to the following prize winners:

Jacqui Newby, Lynn Robson, Northern Team
The Northern Referral Model for Donation after Circulatory Death: a standardised response ensuring a quick answer on donation potential.

Michael and Elisabeth Amies, Worcester Organ Donation Committee
Targeting Sixth Forms

Gabriel C Oniscu, Ian Currie, John L Forsythe, John Stirling, Pam Stenhouse, Graham Johnston Transplant Unit, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh UK
Organ Retrieval Using In-Situ Normothermic Regional Perfusion (NRP) – From Aspiration To Clinical Reality

Lucy Chester, Adam Kirk, Jasna Macanovic and Paul Gibbs, Wessex Renal Transplant Unit
Maximising Altruistic Donation

Copies of the various presentations from the Congress can be accessed via the links below:

Tuesday - Clinical Updates

Tuesday - Donation Collaboratives

Tuesday - Workshops

Wednesday - Opening Plenary

Wednesday - Society

Wednesday - Retrieval and Transplantation

Wednesday - Acute Hospitals

Wednesday - Consent

Wednesday - NHSBT

Wednesday - Final Plenary Session

Free Oral Presentations

Congress Booklet

Finally, as ever a huge amount of work goes into delivering an event such as this, with the efforts of Claire Williment and Olive McGowan worthy of specific mention.

Paul Murphy
James Neuberger

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