6-8 September 2019, Krystal Beach Hotel, Gordon’s Bay
We are delighted to announce our Congress for 2019 and to welcome you all to the Western Cape in early Spring. Our theme for this Congress is “Changing and Improving South Africa’s Transplant Future”. The first change we would like to implement is to collaborate and share this experience with our colleagues from SATiBA (SA Tissue Bank Association), to reaffirm our commitment to both tissue and solid organ transplantation. We are privileged to have several international guest speakers and visitors who will be sharing their expertise with us and we look forward to their contributions. Delegates can expect presentations in all fields of transplantation with particular focus on ethics in transplantation, kidney paired exchange / domino transplant initiatives and a variety of new developments in the areas of thoracic and liver transplantation. On the tissue side we will focus on the POPI Act and informed consent, quality management, tissue engineering and cell therapy and bio-repositories.
A pre-congress workshop in collaboration with the International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) will be held on the 5th of September, with a strong focus on strategies to improve organ and tissue donation in the South African context.
We encourage you all to save the date and start preparing your abstracts for presentation!