International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement Update

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The ISODP is excited to announce the upcoming 15th Congress to be held November 14–16, 2019 in Dubai. Cutting edge technology, innovation and cultural collaboration all come together in this vibrant city that is a leading global conference destination. The Scientific Program will showcase world renowned experts in all areas of organ donation from innovative organ preservation technologies to expanded opportunities to maximize donation after circulatory death and maximize organ utilization. Dubai has emerged as one of the leading destinations for cutting edge medical and scientific advancements and is well positioned to welcome guests of ISODP with world class facilities. A modern international city, Dubai invites visitors to a clean, safe and relaxed environment. ISODP is partnering with the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation and the Emirates Nephrology Society in a broad-based commitment to engage organ donation delegates from throughout the world. It is a central destination with extensive travel options and a wide range of lodging accommodations with something for everyone.

Organ donation is grounded in the principles of death determination and this 15th Congress will highlight the 50 years since the establishment of the Harvard Criteria as well as current challenges in death determination. Keynote speakers Dr. Sam Shemie, Canada and Dr. Gene Sung, USA, will frame the congress with insights on these deliberations.

In a city rich in technology innovation Dr. Dorry Segev, USA, will showcase opportunities and strategies to apply big data and predictive analytics to the field of organ donation and transplantation. The resurgence and groundbreaking work in organ perfusion, preservation and rehabilitation will be highlighted by Dr. Peter Friend, UK. Attendees will also have multiple opportunities to engage in intensive education workshops focused on living donation and death determination.

We are also pleased to partner with the Transplant Infectious Disease Section conference to be held immediately in advance of the ISODP Congress. No doubt the learnings across Sections will be infectious!

If you are involved or interested in organ donation and the resulting life-saving transplant, this event is not to be missed. The Congress is targeted particularly to organ donation professionals, intensive care physicians and nurses and others involved in the identification, care and management of organ donors. Transplant surgeons, physicians, nurses and educators are all welcome in this community of donation and transplantation.

Dubai is a modern international city and November is the perfect time of year to experience the best of what the country has to offer. You will get to know a dynamic Dubai and enjoy your stay while advancing professional expertise and insight in the life- saving work of organ donation.

Welcome to all!  

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