International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement Section Update
ISODP remains committed to the implementation of its strategic plan that aims at improving professional practice for donation and enabling information sharing about organ donation and procurement around the world.
According to ISODP’s mission to foster, promote and develop all aspects of organ and tissue donation and procurement, as well as to develop and facilitate educational programs, ISODP successfully launched the TTS-ISODP webinar series in October 2012. After the first presentation by Dr. Günter Kirste, a series of speakers have been lined up including Dr. Jacob Lavee from Tel Aviv University, who spoke on “Prioritizing Registered Donors in Organ Allocation: A New Model for Organ Donation in Israel”.
ISODP has strived to make improvements in its scholarship program, and recently has discussed strategies to broaden the scholarship target group including organizations or programs that wish to develop training programs or materials. In this way, ISODP would be strengthening its commitment to educational projects directed to transplant programs in emerging economies and promoting the growth of transplantation.
ISODP is pleased to announce the 12th International Organ Donation Congress taking place in Sydney, Australia, November 21-24, 2013. Organized by The Australian DonateLife Network and The Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand, and chaired by Dr. Jeremy Chapman, the congress will provide to participants several concurrent and plenary sessions, debates and space for oral and poster presentations. A variety of topics will be covered during the meeting, among them Bioethics, Donor Management, Education, Social Communication, Intensive Care and Organ Donation, Organ Allocation and Preservation and Transmissible Diseases.
ISODP membership has an array of benefits covering a broad spectrum of professional and personal needs. We encourage you to visit our website at www.isodp.org and join today so that you can join this growing network of international members who are advancing the professional, academic and scientific growth in the field of organ donation and transplantation.