Congress 2019

The 2019 congress was jointly hosted by SATS & SATiBA and will undoubtedly serve as a platform for future collaboration. Please note the content of this page will change periodically.

Presentation and Poster winners

Best oral presentation

Savannah Verhage

Best poster presentation

Alexia Michaelides

ISOPD Workshop

In collaboration with the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP), Dr David Thomson and his team arranged a very productive two-day pre-congress workshop on 4 & 5 September 2019.

The purpose of the action-oriented meeting was to develop a national strategy roadmap for enhancing referral and consent practices for organ and tissue donation in the South African context. The workshop focused on three main areas essential to creating a culture of donation:

  • Organ donation potential – identification and referral
  • Organ donation conversion – consent processes and rates
  • Data collection of key performance indicators and dissemination of this information to promote transparency and accountability in the public.

After the Challenge Address by Dr Thomson, workshop facilitator, Dorothy Strachan (Canada), guided the 50 participants through 2 days of presentations and group activities, each followed by lively interaction and discussion.

Presentations at the workshop included international guest speakers and participants, Susan Gunderson (USA) President ISODP; Kimberley Young (Canada) Past-President ISODP and Stephen Beed (Canada), while Michael Pepper discussed the local context.

The group made excellent progress and concluded with various individuals committing to long-term participation to drive the project forward. A final workshop report is awaited and will be uploaded as soon as it has become available.


Friday 6 September
Session 1
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Anja Meyer - SA Transplant CoordinatorsSocietyreport -directions
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David Thomson - Creating a national roadmap for improving deceased organ donation –workshop report
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Kimberly Young (USA) - Effecting system change to improve organ donation –lessons from around the world
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Lettie Prins - Free Paper-Early identification and referral of organ donors in five private hospitals: a survey to determine the knowledge and views of critical care professional nurses pre and post a training intervention
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Luke Steenkamp - Free Paper-Factors influencing consent rates to deceased organ donation in South Africa
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Marlize de Jager - Free Paper-18-month preliminary results -the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre 'Family Approach to Consent for Transplant Strategy
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Maryn Reyneke - Organ donationandtransplantation stats SA
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Riad Abousriwiel - Free Paper-Factors contributing to loss of deceased organ donors from the transplant program of Tertiary level Hospital in Cape Town
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Sandra Venter - Tissue banking stats
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Susan Gunderson (USA) - The International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement –runningan effective organ procurement organisation in SA
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Saturday 7 September
Session 4
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Anna Vilarrodona - Effective tissue bank management
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Anna Vilarrodona - Quality management
Popular 3.61 MB
30/09/2019 00:00:00
Camille Kotton (USA) - Guidelines on CMV-best practice prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Popular 4.05 MB
30/09/2019 00:00:00
Cleopatra Mshumpela - Free Paper-Outcomes of the Johannesburg paediatric kidney transplant programme from 2004-2015
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
Elizabeth Mayne - Biobanking in South Africa
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
Gert Saayman - Organ and tissue procurement in South Africa –a forensic pathologist’s perspective
Popular 6.92 MB
30/09/2019 00:00:00
Malcolm Davies - Free Paper-Depletion therapies in late period antibody-mediated rejection
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
Philile Ngcampalala - Free Paper-A surveyof tissue banking activities on the African continent
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
Pieter Meyer - Free Paper-Evaluation of cytokine levels and graft outcome among renal transplant recipient with related living donors
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
Ravi Reddy - State of blood transfusion globally and locally
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
Razeen Davids - Renal registry –structure, report, update and challenges
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
SATiBA - Cell Theraoies
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
Savannah Verhage - Free Paper-Threshold for early renal allograft biopsy -a South African perspective
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30/09/2019 00:00:00
Sunday 8 September
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