• Building a liver transplant program: can living donation drive deceased donation?

  • Building a liver transplant program: can living donation drive deceased donation?

  • Building a liver transplant program: can living donation drive deceased donation?

  • Building a living donor liver transplant program in Africa - Can it drive deceased donation?

  • Building a living donor liver transplant program in Africa - Can it drive deceased donation?

  • Building a living donor liver transplant program in Africa - Can it drive deceased donation?

#Organ Donation #Africa

Live Session:

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 7:00 PM (Local time in Johannesburg)
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Description:


Learn what it takes to develop and grow a liver transplant program. The interplay between living and deceased donation is highlighted in this masterclass that will teach you about the leadership and components of building an economically viable liver transplant program with two models highlighted from the United States and Egypt.

Learning Objectives:


  • Gain knowledge of practicalities of growing and diversifying a liver transplant program

  • Learn about the synergy between living donation and deceased liver donation

Faculty:


Growing a liver transplant program in the USA - Lessons learned


Nancy Ascher

Organ Transplant Surgeon
Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery
Isis Distinguished Professor in Transplantation
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, USA

Dr. Nancy Ascher has devoted her career to organ transplantation and transplant research. She has served on the Presidential Task Force on Organ Transplantation, Surgeon General's Task Force on Increasing Donor Organs and Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation.

Ascher is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she earned her medical degree. She completed a general surgery residency and clinical transplant fellowship at the University of Minnesota, where she later joined the faculty and became clinical director of the liver transplant program.

Ascher is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is a member of numerous other medical societies, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, in which she has served as president.

Building a liver transplant program in Africa - Lessons learned


Refaat Kamel 

Chair of Surgical Departments
Head of Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic Surgery Department
Ain Shams University
Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Refaat Kamel MBBCh, F.R.C.S, F.I.C.S., M.D., Hon EBT is the President of the Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation (M.E.S.O.T.) and Council Member of LDLT Study Group. Dr. Kamel is the Chair of Surgical Departments and  Head of Hepato-Bilio-Pancreatic Surgery Department at Ain Shams University.   

His clinical positions include: Director of the National Liver Transplant program; Chief liver transplant surgeon in three leading liver transplant programs in Egypt since 2001 with an overall experience of more than 1000 cases of Living Donor Liver Transplants; Chairman of Refaat Kamel hospital for hepatobiliary and liver transplantation Surgery; Honorary fellow of the European Board of Transplantation; Secretary-general of the Egyptian Section of the International College of Surgeons;

Editor in the Experimental and Clinical Transplantation Journal; Editor in International Surgery; Egypt representative in the Mediterranean Transplant Network 2006-2010; Board member for establishing the organ donation law in 2010 in the Parliament; Head of the communication committee in the supreme Egyptian council of organ transplantation (2006-2010); TTS councilor 2008-2010; Member of the Istanbul Declaration on organ trafficking and Transplant tourism and member of the custodian group.

Dr. Kamel has published more than 100 papers in local and International Journals

Schedule (90 min):


  • 05 min

    Welcome and introduction by the Chair
  • 25 min

    Presentation: Growing a liver transplant program in the USA - Lessons learned, Nancy Ascher, USA

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Nancy Ascher, USA

  • 25 min

    Presentation: Building a liver transplant program in Africa - Lessons learned, Refaat Kamel, Egypt

  • 05 min

    Live Q&A with Refaat Kamel, Egypt

  • 20 min

    Interactive panel discussion with audience participation led by the Chair
  • 05 min

    Masterclass closing remarks

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