The purpose of the Forum is to create expert, consensus guidance for stakeholders who aspire to link evidence and ethical concepts to legislative and policy reform of organ and tissue donation and transplantation (OTDT) systems. The main focus will be deceased solid organ donation, but aspects of living and tissue donation will be considered.
While Canadian initiated, the goal is to create recommendations that will be of value to OTDT systems across the world.
The Forum will consist of a series of virtual meetings between chapter working groups culminating in a hybrid (in-person and virtual) conference in the city of Montréal, Québec October 14-15, 2021. The Forum will be co-hosted by Transplant Québec and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), with the support of Canadian Blood Services (CBS), the Canadian Society of Transplantation and The Transplantation Society.
The hybrid conference will be preceded by virtual meetings over the first half of 2021. These facilitated virtual meetings will allow chapter working groups to promote discussion, identify challenges, and create lists of topics that merit recommendations in their respective chapters of the final manuscript.
The two day in-person conference will include summaries of the virtual sessions and round table discussions designed to finalize consensus recommendations to be included in the Forum consensus manuscript.
Transplant Quebec, with the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), invite you to register now for free to the virtual portion of the Forum. The preliminary agendas of the International Forum and the Québec Forum are also available on the website.