Archive for January, 2020

Register now! EKHA’s 2020 European Kidney Forum to be held under the sponsorship of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

 

EKHA is proud to announce that the 2020 edition of its annual European Kidney Forum entitled ‘A Shared Vision for Improving Organ Donation and Transplantation in the EU beyond 2020’, has been officially approved as an event to be held under the sponsorship of the Croatian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

In light of the renewed political momentum around organ donation and transplantation and to build on the success of the EKHA-led Joint Statement on Organ Donation and Transplantation, the panel discussion of this year’s Forum will focus on tackling current challenges and barriers to help bring about a shared vision for improving organ donation and transplantation in Europe beyond 2020.

As such, the high-level policy meeting focusing on one of the declared priorities of the Croatian Presidency is likely to have great political weight. The outcomes of the Forum are intended to inform the subsequent ministerial meeting of the Croatian Presidency, to which EKHA President Prof. Raymond Vanholder has been invited as a speaker.

EKHA looks forward to welcoming you to this landmark meeting to be hosted by chairing MEP Hilde Vautmans on behalf of the MEP Group for Kidney Health.

The 2020 European Kidney Forum will take place on Tuesday, March 3rd from 14:00 to 16:00 (CET) in room ASP5E2 of the European Parliament in Brussels. Registration to the event is compulsory and should be done using the link on the official invitation.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Updated final version of the Joint Statement on Organ Donation and Transplantation now available!

An updated final version of the Joint Statement of the Thematic Network on Improving Organ Donation and Transplantation in the EU is now available for download.

The Joint Statement entitled A Shared Vision for Improving Organ Donation and Transplantation in the EU is the main output of the EKHA-led 2019 Thematic Network, developed in conjunction with National Competent Authorities, transplant organisations, medical professionals and patient associations, and endorsed by co-signing organisations and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). The stakeholder-led tool offers a unique opportunity to shape future policy on organ donation and transplantation in Europe, as it comprises actionable policy calls and recommendations to drive efforts at EU, Member State, and stakeholder level.

The updated version submitted to the European Commission comprises the logos and names of all endorsers, including the National Competent Authorities on Organ Donation and Transplantation of Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Portugal and Spain; 19 members of the MEP Group for Kidney Health, and 48 organisations representing the stakeholders of the organ donation and transplantation community.  

You can watch the presentation of the Joint Statement to the European Commission at the annual Health Policy Platform meeting in Brussels, on 17 October 2019.