Inspire us through your Creativity

The aim of the competition is to gather an artistic expression of What ODISSeA means to our ODISSeA teams, trainers and trainees alike.

Any ODISSeA member is welcome to join the competition by submitting their art pieces by July 15th, 2020.

Please see here the competition requirements.

We truly hope that you will participate and send your creation to coordination@odisseaproject.eu.

Rewards will be given for the best art works of each University!

ODISSeA – Launch of Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation January 7th, 2020

On January 7th, 2020, the ODISSeA Postgraduate Programme on Organ Donation has started with 304 participants from Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand.

The ODISSeA Postgraduate Programme comes from the need for a specialized education that builds adequate knowledge, skills and attitude in organ donation to improve the number of specialists that can efficiently coordinate the process of organ donation in these Southeast Asian countries.

During the next 9 months, the participants will be trained through a multilevel blended methodology, where competencies are built progressively and transferred from the academic environment to the clinical setting. The variety of educational strategies employed such as microlearning capsules, webinars, online modules, local seminars, on-the-job improvement projects, awareness events and international assessment seminars, as well as the multilevel approach from basic to advanced will ensure a better penetration of what is being learned. Participants are supported throughout their learning journey by international experts in the field as well as local faculty, who previously completed the ODISSeA Train the Trainers programme.

These participants will be the first generation to complete the ODISSeA Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation certified and, equivalent to 30 ECTS.

Introductory follow-up webinar for Malaysian participants, January 10th for University of Malaya and Universiti Teknologi Mara (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Promotional Brochure for participants created for Mahidol University and Thammasat University (Bangkok, Thailand)

ODISSeA – Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation participants’ selection and enrolment December 20th, 2019

A total of 304 trainees from Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand have been selected to participate in the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation (PPOD), to be launched on January 7th, 2020. Local orientation sessions were organised to provide information on ODISSeA and PPOD, programme structure and contents, benefits and requirements, as well as tasks to be completed.

The number of trainees registered has exceeded the initially estimated 35 trainees/SeA partner university.

The  target groups includes physicians and senior nurses, mainly healthcare staff from Intensive Care Units (ICU) and anaesthesiology, organ donor/transplant coordination, emergency and stroke units, neurology and neurosurgery, general surgery and nephrology. The trainees who joined the PPOD will improve their competencies in organ donation through a multilevel blended approach that allows direct transfer of competencies acquired in their daily clinical practice.

We wish them good luck!

Orientation session before the Postgraduate starts, December 14th, 2019, at University Santo Tomas (Manila, Philippines)

ODISSeA Project presentation at the 4th China-International Organ Donation Conference (CIODC) & the Belt & Road Symposium on Organ Donation Development and International Cooperation

ODISSeA Project was by presented by Dr Jun Kit Koong, from University of Malaya (Malaysia) during the 4th China-International Organ Donation Conference (CIODC) & the Belt & Road Symposium on Organ Donation Development and International Cooperation that took place in Kunming (China) from December 7th to 8th, 2019.

The events’ focus was to share experiences and debate about leadership, management, quality and innovation in organ donation, with representatives from China, the Belt and Road region, and other countries.

ODISSeA Project presentation at the 15th Congress of the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement

The 15th Congress of the International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement – ISODP was held in Dubai (UAE) between November 14th-16th, 2019. This Congress has the objective to help promote and develop organ and tissue donation and procurement at international level.

Dr. Maria Theresa Bad-ang, from Ateneo de Davao University (Davao, Philippines) presented the aim and results obtained so far in the project, on behalf of ODISSeA Consortium.

http://www.isodp2019.org

ODISSeA – Postgraduate Programme instructional design – November 2nd 2019

The Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation (PPOD) instructional design has been initiated based on the curriculum approved by all the Consortium partners and validated by potential PPOD participants, to boost learner empowerment during the preparation phase. Learn more.

The curriculum considers the latest trends in medical education and adult-learning. The PPOD employs an innovative multilevel blended approach, introducing the topics progressively, from awareness to high levels. The PPOD also considers national and regional healthcare systems in each SeA country; the organ donation and transplantation system in the country; local legislation, policies, recommendations and regulations with reference to organ donation as well as ethical, cultural and religious aspects impacting organ donation.

During the instructional design phase, the project teams, educational specialists and local trainers have developed all the PPOD activities, contents and resources. Moreover, a learner-centred virtual environment has been created for all the PPOD components. Efficient communication and workflows have been developed, together with guidelines and specific requirements.

The PPOD starts in January 2020 and will correspond to 750 study hours (or 30 ECTS).

Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation Preparation conference with project team, educational specialists and trainers

Train the Trainers Face-to-face course. Davao, Philippines. October 8th-11th, 2019. Barcelona, Spain. October 21st- 25th, 2019

The ODISSeA Train the Trainers Face-to-face course for the faculty from Thailand has taken place during the month of October in Davao (Philippines) and Barcelona (Spain).

The “Train the Trainers” is a blended training program, including an online and a face-to-face course from September 2nd to December 22nd. The aim of this phase is to prepare the 10 professionals from Thailand  who will be responsible for implementing the Postgraduate Program in their institutions. This “Train the Trainers” edition for the faculty from Thailand is organized following the previous “Train the Trainers” face-to-face course that took place in May for the faculty from Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines. A total of 40 faculty from the 8 Southeast Asian universities partner in the project will have been trained before the end of the year.

The face-to-face course for Thai faculty has taken place in Davao, together with the Intermediate Training Course in Transplant Procurement Management, and also in Barcelona, together with the Advanced International Training Course in Transplant Procurement Management. During the duration of the course, the participants were able to improve their knowledge on organ donation, by reinforcing their experience and contents acquired in the online course, as well as to learn how to transfer this knowledge as trainers. Upon their return, they will become the faculty to a total of 280 students that will enroll the Postgraduate Programme in the next few months.

The Postgraduate Program in Organ Donation will start in January 2020. Upon its completion, in September 2020, 35 participants from each SeA university become healthcare professionals trained in the organ donation process, with knowledge, skills and competences that they will be able to apply in their daily activities.

ODISSeA Project presentation at the XXV Latin American and Caribbean Transplant Congress

The XXV Latin American and Caribbean Transplant Congress (STALYC) held from October 23rd to 26th, 2019 in Mérida (Mexico) gathered healthcare professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean, as the most important scientific event in the region in the field of donation and transplantation.

ODISSeA project has been presented by Dr. María Paula Gómez, Executive Director at DTI Foundation, mentioning the project’s objectives and outcomes as an example of higher education training in organ donation and international cooperation between Europe and Southeast Asia.

https://www.stalyc2019.com/?lang=en

ODISSeA Project presentation at the 16th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation

The Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) 2019 has been held in New Delhi (India) between September 29th and October 2nd, 2019, with around 2500 delegates expected from all around Asia and Middle East.

ODISSeA project has been presented by Dr. María Paula Gómez, Executive Director at DTI Foundation in front of the audience, as an example of an innovative regional and European initiative aimed at increasing knowledge and competences in organ donation among healthcare professionals from Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand.

Dr. Maria Theresa Bad-ang, project manager from Ateneo de Davao University also mentioned ODISSeA project in her oral presentation about organ donation in the Southern Philippines Medical Centre.

https://www.cast2019.in/

ODISSeA Project presentation at the 19th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation

Copenhagen hosted the 19th Congress of the European Society for Organ Transplantation – ESOT from 15th – 18th September 2019.

Dr. Martí Manyalich, project director, presented ODISSeA as an innovative and successful EU-Funded project, aiming at improving education and training in organ donation among Southeast Asian healthcare professionals, and promoting cooperation between both regions.

https://www.esotcongress.org/