Advanced Transplant Coordinators’ Workshop - 'Let us Refocus' held in Chennai
The Advanced Transplant Coordinators’ Workshop was held on the 23rd and 24th of March 2018 in Chennai. The theme of the workshop ‘Let us Refocus’ helped the participants of MOHAN Foundation from Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Hyderabad, Madurai, Salem, Coimbatoreand Chennai focus on the cause and share their views.
Eminent faculty were also invited to speak at the workshop. Dr. DariusMirza, Professor of HPB and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham and Birmingham Children’s Hospital was the guests peaker. He explained the benefits of Donation after Cardiac Death, he also put forth the question to the audience ‘DCD in India – Is India ready?’ Ms. Jayanthi Sampath Kumar, IT Manager, Microsoft spoke about her journey as a marathoner, how the idea of running in a saree was birthed and what pushed her to make the cut for the Guinness Book of World Records. She focused on the importance of menta lstrength in addition to physical fitness.
Mr. Gowtham, Founder & Market Strategy Consultant, Brand That Social touched upon the various ways that social media works and how far the message of organ donation can be spread. Ms. Thilaka Ravi, Reporter, Writer, Quality Control Overseer – Med India, Professor – Institute of Distance Education (IDE), University of Madras pointed out the common errors one makes incontent writing for the web and Ms. Amala, Med India illustrated how infographics can deliver information in a succinct manner.
Dr. Sunil Shroff enlightened the audience about the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the NHS Blood and Transplant, UK and thevarious opportunities provided for coordinators. Dr. Satya Vrat Sharma, MBE, Chair, Promoting Organ Donation (POD), UK addressed the gathering via Skype. He mentioned that after signing the MoU, a lot of activities have been carried out. He stressed working more intensively withthe BAME community and sought MOHAN Foundation’s help in getting celebrities like cricketers and actors to support organ donation with the BAME community in the UK.
Dr. Anirban Bose, Nephrologist, Strong Memorial Hospital, United States via Skype spoke about the role of MOHAN USA and its accomplishments thus far, he went on to speak about the upcoming fundraiser in Seattle, USA. Dr. Sridhar Nagaiyan, Senior ICU Consultant, Kauvery Hospital helped the participants understand the usefulness of apps & simulations in learning.
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