Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee would like to thank all those who participated in its recent research projects. Analysis of data collected from the 2015 survey investigating psychosocial evaluation of living organ donors is now complete, and a summary report of the results will be published on the TTS website in the coming months. A journal publication is also under preparation.

The working group investigating professional experiences of ethical issues in donation and transplantation is currently analyzing the data from the survey conducted earlier this year. A number of people have written to the Committee expressing interest in its activities; we hope to provide more opportunities for TTS members to be involved in the work of the committee in the future, and believe the results of this most recent survey will help to ensure our future activities address the priority concerns of TTS membership.

In November, a number of Committee members working on current research projects were privileged to participate in a meeting in Doha organized by Professor Riadh Fadhil at the Qatar Organ Donation Center, hosted by the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Together with Dr. José Nuñez Peña from the World Health Organization, and colleagues from HMC, Committee members contributed to a fascinating ethics symposium for HMC professionals and participated in a one day workshop focused on the Committee’s research projects.

A number of ethical topics will be covered in the program of the upcoming Congress in Hong Kong, and we hope to see many TTS members at these sessions. Please take the opportunity during the Congress to connect with members of the Ethics Committee and discuss any ideas you may have for our future activities. In the meantime, please write to us if you wish to get in touch.