Tuesday, 12 May 2020 08:45

ISN Supports 1st Primer on Pediatric Renal Transplant and Immunology Workshop in India

Delegates attend a teaching session at the 1st Primer on Pediatric Renal Transplant and Immunology Workshop Delegates attend a teaching session at the 1st Primer on Pediatric Renal Transplant and Immunology Workshop

As part of the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers and the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs, the ISN supported the 1st Primer on Pediatric Renal Transplant and Immunology Workshop alongside the International Society of Pediatric Nephrology (IPNA).

The workshop was held from March 5-7, 2020 at the Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH) in Vellore, India.

This three-day meeting, the first of its kind, focused on:

  • transplants in special situations,
  • ABO-incompatible and paired donor transplants,
  • surgical techniques and perioperative care,
  • post-transplant immunosuppression and infection management,
  • ethical issues in renal transplant and donor selection and long term outcomes in donors.

A total of 120 delegates attended the course, including residents, Fellows, and practicing pediatric and adult nephrologists from remote parts of India, as well as from Sri Lanka and Nepal. In addition to faculty from India, teaching was provided by international faculty from the US and Australia.

Due to the travel restrictions imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ISN sponsored speaker Dr. Basu Gopal, a transplant nephrologist at the Alfred Hospital and Associate Professor at the Monash University in Melbourne Australia, recorded his talk for broadcast at the course and answered questions via video conference.

One of the highlights of the course was a session on deceased donor transplant: a talk on its status in India, as a model for the developing world, was delivered by Dr. Georgi Abraham, Chief of Nephrology at the Madras Medical Mission hospital.

A teaching coursebook was released by Dr. V. Tamilarasi, former Head of the Nephrology Department at CMCH. The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University awarded 30 CME credit points for the program.

                                               

The ISN is pleased to support innovative events through a range of programs that promote kidney care in emerging regions.

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