Many Asian countries are struggling to establish an efficient and ethical deceased organ transplantation program to reach self-sufficiency. Major challenges in capacity enhancements include not only hospital infrastructures but also in efficient deceased donor identification and management by organ procurement organizations (OPOs) based on societal consensus supporting deceased organ donation and ethical legal background. To overcome hurdles in establishing a good national program, the support of the Government through the national transplantation organization is critical.
Welcome and introduction by the Chairs
Presentation: Barriers in developing successful deceased organ transplantation program, Beatriz Dominguez, Spain
Live Q&A with Beatriz Dominguez, Spain
Presentation: Role of Government in improving self-sufficiency in organ transplantation: Korean experience, Curie Ahn, South Korea
Live Q&A with Curie Ahn, South Korea
Interactive panel discussion with audience participation led by the Chairs
Masterclass closing remarks