EKHA European Kidney Forum : Plan to attend!13 April 2018
There is still time to register your participation at this year’s European Kidney Forum which will take place on 26 April 2018 at 4.30 in the European Parliament in Brussels.
Organized each spring by EKHA and the MEP Group for Kidney Health, the European Kidney Forum 2018 is themed: Kidney Donation and Transplantation: The Gift of Life.
With this event, EKHA aims to stimulate action at national and European level towards increasing availability and uptake of kidney transplantation in Europe.
The event will gather representatives from the European Commission’ Health Directorate General (DG Santé), the European Society for Organ Transplantation, the ERA-EDTA, national patient organisations, and of course, the European Parliament with MEPs Hilde Vautmans (Belgium) and MEP Karin Kadenbach (Austria) opening and closing the forum.
The planned presentations and follow-up discussion will allow for an exchange of views on key issues related to organ donation in Europe today: overview of the situation of transplantation in Europe from the transplant physicians’ viewpoint, the work of the European Commission on the matter, the different systems in place in Member States with regards to organ donation from deceased people (opt-in vs opt-out systems), the patients’ viewpoint, etc. In addition, early data results on the EDITH* project will also be shared by a representative from ERA-EDTA.
A networking Cocktail & Dinner in the Members’ Salon will follow the discussion. Plan to attend!
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