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Presenter: David, Hartell, ,
Authors: Ik Jin Yun, Faissal Shaheen, David Thomson, Lucinda Barry, Dale Gardiner, Sunil Shroff
David Hartell is the Associate Director for System Development at Canadian Blood Services with the Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Team. David helps to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of national clinical guidelines and leading practices, professional education and national data. He is the previous and founding Executive Director of the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program and has been involved in the organ donation and transplantation community for the past 10 years.
Professor, Department of Surgery, Konkuk University Hospital
Ik Jin Yun, MD, PhD. is a Professor of Surgery at Konkuk University College of Medicine, the former Director of Transplant Center and department of Surgery. He has been a transplantation surgeon since 1996 and major in kidney and liver transplantation surgery. He is also the councilor of ISODP and Vital link Korea which is the NGO for the development and promotion for the organ donation. He is also the editor-in-chief of Korean Journal of Transplantation and executive member of directors of the Korean Society for transplantation. He is also a member of The Transplantation Society (TTS) and AST and ESOT. His academic interests are on the xenotransplantation and since 2011, he has received national funds for xeno-organ transplantation and going on experiments for the pig to NHP organ transplantation. He has been elected to the president of Korean Xenotransplantation Association (KXA) at this year.
Critical Care Subspecialist and Transplant Surgeon
David Thomson, MBChB, FCS(SA), MMed(Surg), Cert Crit Care is a consultant surgeon in the Transplant Unit and a subspecialist in Critical Care Department at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town. He completed his undergraduate training in 2002 at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and went on to specialise in surgery at the University of Cape Town completing his FCS(SA) in 2011 and MMed(Surgery) in 2012. Awarded the Garron Caine Travelling Fellowship he attended the Harvard Centre for Surgery and Public Health, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston in 2014. He completed his sub-specialist qualification in Critical Care in 2015 and currently works in the ICU, directing the ECMO program at Groote Schuur Hospital and is still active in kidney and liver transplantation. David has an interest in medical education and promoting organ donation and transplantation and created the ongoing massive open online course Organ Donation: From Death to Life hosted on Coursera.org and runs ECMO training workshops nationally.
Lucinda Barry is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Authority. Lucinda has a wealth of experience and knowledge in health care. In her exemplary career, she has held leadership roles within government, the public service and in health care management and delivery. Lucinda commenced her career as a Registered Nurse, specialising in Emergency and Major Trauma before becoming a Director of Nursing. Her career then moved into public policy, where she reached the highest level being appointed as the Prime Minister’s Senior Adviser on health and social policy.
Lucinda leads the national program to increase organ and tissue donation for transplantation in Australia. She chairs numerous committees, is a member of the National Organ Donation Retrieval and Transplantation Committee, the Jurisdictional Eye and Tissue Steering Committee, the COVID-19 Australian Transplantation and Donation Rapid Response Taskforce and the National Indigenous Kidney Transplantation Taskforce. Lucinda is the Oceania coordinator on the International Advisory Panel for the Commonwealth Tribute to Life and is a member of the COVID-19 International sharing forum. She is an invited speaker at both the national and international level.
Dr. Dale Gardiner is the Associate Medical Director – Deceased Organ Donation, at NHS Blood and Transplant and a Consultant in Adult Intensive Care Medicine at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
His professional interests are medical ethics, the diagnosis of death and deceased organ donation. Dr Gardiner is chair of Nottingham’s Ethics of Clinical Practice Committee and co-chair of the deceased donation working group for ELPAT. He served for four years as a member of the UK Donation Ethics Committee until its closure in 2016.
Originally, he came from Australia but migrated to the UK in 2002
Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation
Currently he is President Elect of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation and past President of the Nephrology, Urology & Transplantation Society of SAARC countries. He is the editor of the Editor the Indian Transplant Newsletter and advisory board member of the Indian Jr of Transplantation. A practicing urologist and a renal transplant surgeon at Madras Medical Mission Hospital in Chennai, he has also been active in the field of digital health and is the President of the Telemedicine Society of India, Tamil Nadu Chapter and course director for a foundation course for telemedicine for doctors in India. He has edited 6 books on Urology and Transplant Law. He has 14 book chapters, 130 articles in peer reviewed Journals to his credit with over 1,000 citations. He has been actively involved in promotion of deceased donations in India through the NGO called MOHAN. The NGO has won many awards for their pioneering efforts including the British Medical Association South Asia Award in 2015 for establishing ‘Cadaver program in India’ He is the recipient of the best teacher award from his medical university.
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