European Kidney Forum 2018

2018 European Kidney Forum

Kidney Transplantation and Donation – The gift of Life

Hosted by the MEP Group for Kidney Health

European Parliament (Room ASP 5G1) – Dinner in Members’ Salon
 Brussels, 26 April 16.30- 20.30
    Welcome and Introduction by MEP Hosts, MEP Group for Kidney Health   

MEP Hilde  Vautmans, Belgium

European Parliament


Transplant Physician’s  view point

What is the situation of transplantation in Europe?

How are EU countries doing?


Prof Rainer Oberbauer

European Society for Organ Transplantation

    EDITH project

Early data results


Dr Vianda Stel, Senior Epidemiologist

ERA-EDTA Renal Registry


Patient’s view point


Ms Fiona Loud

Kidney Care UK


Organ Donation and Transplantation Across the EU

The work of the European Commission


Stefaan van der Spiegel, Team Leader “Substances of Human Origin”

DG Santé, European Commission


How can we do better? 

Interactive discussion about opt-in opt-out –

how to improve the numbers in each circumstance?

EKHA’s Recommendations for increasing availability and uptake of kidney transplantation in Europe

  Prof Raymond Vanholder, EKHA Chairman


Closing by MEP Hosts, MEP Group for Kidney Health 

   MEP Karin Kadenbach, Austria

Networking Cocktail & Dinner in the Members’ Salon



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