We welcome you to the mid-term meeting of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation (ISOT) and the 4th consultative meet from 16th to 18th March 2017 in Chennai. The theme of the meeting is Asian perspectives on organ donation & transplantation.
Asia lags behind the rest of the world in the field of organ donation and transplantation compared to America and Europe. Asia does 4 to 5 per million live and deceased donor kidney transplants compared to 27 in Europe and 46 in USA, although 60% of the world population lives in this large continent. The current meeting will get the best of Asian perspectives from leading countries in the field.
Asian society has certain commonalities when it comes to family values and decision making and these aspects differentiate it from the rest of the world. The challenges in pushing the organ donation programme forward in Asia differ, and requires a different approach especially when it is about the decision to donate an organ.
In India there has been a trend towards an increase in living and deceased donation over the past 5 years and so it has been in countries such as China, Korea, Iran, and Qatar to name a few. The current meeting will have perspectives from all these countries.
We invite you to participate and be part of this meeting.
Dr. Sunil Shroff
ConvenerDr. Georgi Abraham
Director & Chief Transplant Surgeon, Karnataka Nephrology & Transplant Institute, (KANTI)Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore & Mysore
Senior Consultant Liver Transplant and Hepatobiliary SurgeryProgram Director for the Center for Liver Disease & Transplantation, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai
Director of Department of Urology, Robotics and Kidney Transplantation at Max Superspeciality hospital, Saket, New Delhi.
Assistant professor, Department of nephrology and renal transplant, Sanjay Gandhi post graduate of medical sciences, lucknow (India)
Professor, Head of Department, Nephrology, Osmania Medical College & General Hospital
Vascular and Transplant surgeon, Director Organ Transplantation, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai
Associate Professor of Nephrology JIPMER, Pondicherry
Sr. Consultant and Coordinator,Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune
Fellow of American Society of Nephrology (FASN),Associate Professor of Nephrology and Transplantation at Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Center,IKDRC-ITS Ahmedabad
Professor of Nephrology, Stanley Medical College, Chennai
Director - Cardiac Sciences & Chief Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai
Professor and Head of Nephrology, PGIMER, CHANDIGARH
Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, PGIMER, Chandigarh
Assit. Prof. Govt Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala, Nodal Officer Deceased Donor Organ Transplantation programme (KNOS) Govt of Kerala
Professor of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
Manager – Information Systems, MOHAN Foundation
Professor and HOD, Urology and TransplantationBombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai
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