EDTCO Organ Donation Meeting

The next industrial revolution: new role for the transplant coordinator in organ recovery and repair

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 09.00 – 14.30 
EDTCO Organ Donation Meeting

09.00                      Welcome
09.10-10:40             The next industrial revolution : New role for the transplant coordinator in organ recovery and repair
CHAIRS: David Paredes, Barcelona, Spain
              Dirk Ysebaert, Antwerp, Belgium

09.10                      Heart donation in DCD donors: an option for other countries?
                              Simon Messer, Cambridge, United Kingdom
09.30                      Ex situ organ perfusion: what are the benefits and the risks for organ repairing?
                              Diethard Monbaliu, Leuven, Belgium
09.50                      New role and responsibilities: transplant technicians in organ preservation (in situ/ex situ)
                              Leonie Venema, Groningen, The Netherlands
10.10                      Discussion with the experts

10.40 – 10.55 Break

10.55 – 12.30            Donation revolution: changing paradigms
CHAIRS: Julien Charpentier, Paris, France
Carl-Ludwig Fischer Froehlich, Frankfurt, Germany

10.55                      Changes in cerebro-cardiovasular treatment incorporating donation as part of end of life care
                              Beatriz Domínguez-Gil, Madrid, Spain
11.15                      Increase of patients in therapeutic ECMO, does it interfere in organ donation?
                              Régis Bronchard, Malakoff, France
11.35                      Matching expanded donor profiles to selected recipients: HIV to HIV, successfully treated HCV to naive recipients?
                              Paolo Grossi, Varese, Italy

11.55                      Discussion with the experts

12.30 – 14.30          Lunch symposium. Living donation: the redefined role of transplant coordinator?
CHAIRS: Nichon Jansen, Leiden, The Netherlands
Sandor Mihaly, Budapest, Hungary

12.30                      Pros and cons of transplant coordinators as donor advocate
                              Lisa Burnapp, London, United Kingdom

12.50                      It’s time for financial incentives to promote living donation?
                              Medard Hilhorst, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

13.15                      New challenges in living donation: Europe confronting transplant tourism and organ trafficking
                              Marta Lopez Fraga, Strasburg, France

13.40                      Paired kidney exchange between European countries to improve transplant opportunities
                              Bernadette J.J.M. Haase-Kromwijk, Leiden, The Netherlands

14.05                      Discussion with the experts and closing remarks




To promote better understanding of the barriers to deceased donation. To develop knowledge and skills in end of life care, donor management and family support. To enhance collaboration between healthcare professionals working in the fields of intensive care medicine and organ and tissue donation.

Target audience:
Healthcare professionals involved in intensive care and emergency medicine, end of life care, organ and tissue donation and coordination. Patient, family and society representatives, EU commissioners and political representatives.


EDTCO in pills:
EDTCO is a section within ESOT dedicated to donation and procurement activities. Goals Increase organ and tissue availability. Ensure the quality and safety of organs and  tissues for transplantation. Optimise the safety of living donors and care for deceased donors and their relatives. Optimise potential recipient care and follow-up through effective clinical coordination.

To establish clinically effective programmes in organ and tissue donation, procurement and transplantation by supporting and representing all healthcare professionals involved in the process.