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, BelgiumEuropean Parliament

Transplant Physician’s view point

What is the situation of transplantation in Europe?How are EU countries doing?

Prof Rainer OberbauerEuropean Society for Organ Transplantation

EDITH project

Early data results

Dr Vianda Stel, Senior EpidemiologistERA-EDTA Renal Registry

Patient’s view point

Ms Fiona LoudKidney 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

Networking Cocktail & Dinner in the Members’ Salon

MEP Karin Kadenbach, Austria