- The conference hosts 11 panel discussions on the challenges facing organ donation and transplant programs and initiatives
- More than 20 inspiring stories of organ recipients and donors will be presented during the conference
- At the conference, there will be an art exhibition that includes over 70 artistic and literary works
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The International Conference on Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Initiatives, to be held in Abu Dhabi from November 7 to 9, 2022 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), kicks off tomorrow with the participation and presence of more than 5,000 experts and experts throughout panel discussions, lectures and presentations, which will examine issues that include the most prominent challenges faced by institutions and programs for organ donation and transplants around the world.
The conference will witness the participation of a number of distinguished speakers from more than 20 countries, including Spain, Great Britain, Denmark, India, Italy, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt, Syria, Greece, South Africa, Brazil, Pakistan, Jordan, Turkey, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.
The speakers in 11 panel discussions will examine topics such as the challenges facing organ donation and transplantation, kidney failure and chronic transplantation, innovative solutions regarding the reciprocal transfer of kidneys, parameters for determining brain death, the relationship between organ transplantation and personalized medicine, the importance of follow-ups with transplant recipients, The importance of spreading awareness and building capabilities in the field of organ donation and transplantation as well as the experiences and challenges in corneal transplantation. The conference will enable the creation of connections between stakeholders interested in cooperating on the issue of organ storage and donation. The conference will shed light on the importance of international cooperation in bridging the gap between organ availability and the need for transplantation, raising community awareness on organ donation and transplantation and preventing organ failure diseases, sharing knowledge about institutional experiences in the field, as well as the role of health insurance and charitable institutions in supporting organ donation and transplantation.
The conference will include an exhibit that will feature more than 70 works of art and literature highlighting organ donation and its history, both locally and internationally. It will feature creative arts, drawings, inspiring stories of children who have undergone transplants, in addition to works by professional and local participants in the community, some of whom have won international awards.
The conference will highlight more than 20 inspiring stories of organ recipients, donors and families of posthumous donors, in recognition of their sacrifice and contribution to saving lives and maintaining the health and safety of the community.
Dr. Ali Al Obeidli, Chairman of the National Committee for Transplantation of the United Arab Emirates said: “We look forward to a series of fruitful discussions and significant partnerships within the activities of the International Conference on Initiatives for Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation, which brings together a group of speakers from around the world to discuss the outstanding challenges facing organ donation and transplantation, and to find effective solutions that contribute to the achievement of the goals of donation and transplantation programs worldwide. By hosting the conference, we aim to provide a platform that allows experts, experts and decision makers to exchange knowledge and experiences in the field and discuss future ways of cooperation to improve the quality of life of communities in the region and around the world.” .
Al Obaidli added: “The shortage of organs worldwide is one of the current outstanding challenges, which calls for raising social awareness of the importance of organ donation programs, and for people to register as donors, as well as the need to adopt a moderate lifestyle. Prevents organ failure. The success of donation and transplant programs depends mainly on donations social, which give people the opportunity to save many lives and offers new hope in life.”
The conference is organized by the National Committee for Organ Donation and Transplantation, represented by the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Ministry of Health – Abu Dhabi, the Dubai Health Authority, health facilities specializing in organ transplantation, and a number of other local and federal stakeholders. The conference is supported by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi as the destination partner, Media Company Abu Dhabi as the media partner and Etihad Airways as the travel partner for the conference, in addition to a number of health facilities in the Emirates, including Pure Health, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City, Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi Health Services “Seha” Company and Seha Kidney Care and Pure Lab. In addition to supporting the community, partners include Emirates Red Crescent, Ma’an Social Contribution Authority, Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre, Abu Dhabi Police, Zayed Charity and Humanitarian Fund and Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
The National Program for the Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues, ‘Hayat’ is a national program of the United Arab Emirates that promotes the donation and transplantation of human organs and tissues in accordance with the highest international standards and procedures. The Hayat Program works in collaboration with a number of local and global strategic partners to save lives, further improve community health and safety, and improve quality of life. The program is a collaboration between several federal and local authorities, including the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Dubai Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, in addition to public health bodies and other individuals.
The program invites community members to learn about the importance of organ donation and to register on the official website to become an autopsy, through the website: https://mohap.gov.ae/ar/services/social/organ-donation.
To register for the conference and for more information, please visit the website: www.Intlconf4od.ae
The National Program for the Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues, “Hayat”, is a national program of the United Arab Emirates that promotes the donation and transplantation of human organs and tissues in accordance with the highest international standards and procedures. The Hayat Program works in collaboration with a number of local and global strategic partners to save lives, further improve community health and safety, and improve quality of life. The program is a collaboration between several federal and local authorities, including the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Health – Abu Dhabi, Dubai Health Authority, Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA), Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, in addition to public health bodies and other individuals.
For more information about the program and to register for a tailor, visit the website: https://mohap.gov.ae/ar/services/social/organ-donation
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