EDTCO Workshops at TLJ2018


The European Organ Donation Congress offers each year the famous Pre-Congress Workshops, traditionally held the day before the official start of the Congress, on Thursday 8 November 2018. 

Workshop 1: Brain death diagnosis and donor optimisation, 10:30 – 13:00

In this workshop, brain death diagnosis will be approached from a clinical point of view and the advantages of using instrumental tests in the diagnosis will also be analyzed. Clinical examination for the diagnosis of brain death and the usefulness of cerebral blood flow tests and neurophysiological tests will be evaluated from a theoretical and practical point of view. The second part of the workshop will include presentations on the negative influence of brain death on organs causing inflammation of kidneys, liver, lungs and heart in brain dead donors. Discussion of clinical cases will be included.

Workshop 2 (Joint with ETAHP): Evidence in Transplantation, 10:30 – 13:00

This workshop aims to strenghten the methodological skills of transplant professionals by focusing on the methodological rigor underpinning qualitative research and on how to critically evaluate scientific publications. During this workshop 3 recent papers will be discussed with the participants: A randomised control trial (discussion guided by Liset Pengel), A cross sectional study (discussion guided by Fabienne Dobbels), A qualitative study (discussion guided by Anna Forsberg).
TARGET AUDIENCE: Nurses, physical therapists, dieticians, social workers, occupational therapists psychologists, among other allied healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals involved in intensive care and emergency medicine, end of life care, organ and tissue donation and transplant coordination.

Workshop 3: Organ recovery and organ allocation, 14:00-17:30

Maximum number of participants: 12
Topics of the workshop: EU legislation about organ procurements – Donor evaluation with systematic data collection – Coordination with procurement teams and donor hospitals – Specific interventions during organ procurement to that might enhance organ suitability – Impact of organ procurement organization on the number and quality of retrieved organs – Quality assurance and feedback to the procurement surgeons – Most recent progress in standardized donor and organ characterization for avoiding organ loss as well as malfunction after implementation.
TARGET AUDIENCE: All donor transplant coordinators, who are involved in organ procurement coordination.

Workshop 4 (Joint EDTCO – EKITA): Living Donation, 14:00-17:30

Topics discussed: Kidney and Liver living donation and discussion about the globally downward trend in living donation activity, what are the barriers and how could they be overcome. Involve speakers/facilitators to discuss legal, ethical and clinical issues that are current barriers to expanding programmes and use case based discussions to draw out the issues and then discuss some problem-solving approaches.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Medical professionals involved in living kidney or liver donation and transplantation, for example living donor coordinators.

Workshop 5: DCD workshop, 10:00 – 17:00

Organizers: EDTCO, ELITA, EKITA, ECTTA Sections and Committee
Academic support: Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, DTI/TPM Foundation
Objectives: Describe the present situation of DCD in Europe – Learn the basic principles for preventing ischemia reperfusion injury in DCD – Describe different strategies for organ preservation approach before retrieval – Describe the different possibilities for organ transplantation derived from DCD – Understand the clinical aspects of both Controlled and Uncontrolled DCD Donation Process through simulation scenarios – Describe the criteria for organ acceptance in DCD – Describe the immunosuppressive approach for DCD recipients – Learn about ex vivo preservation machines
The workshop is organized in 2 parts: the first part is theoretical. In the afternoon  participants are divided in 2 groups (A and B) for simulations. Each participant’s group is identified and will follow a designed pathway.