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 301 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.

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

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/

ODISSeA Project presentation at the 7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association

The 7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association – A-PHPBA was organized in Seoul (Korea) from September 4th-7th, 2019.

During this meeting for Asia- Pacific Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary specialists, Dr. Koong Jun Kit from University of Malaya presented ODISSeA project as partner of the Consortium, its main objectives and outcomes to the audience from the Asia-Pacific region.

http://www.aphpba2019.org/01_congress/s11.html

ODISSeA Project presentation at the 17th Urological Association of Asia Congress

The 17th Urological Association of Asia Congress – UAA was held in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) from August 7th-10th, 2019, as one of the main professional events for urology in the region.

University of Malaya attended the Congress and presented ODISSeA project as partner of the Consortium, showing the importance of training in organ donation for the future and improvement of this medical field.

http://uaa2019.com/

ODISSeA Project presentation at the 11th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies

From July  1st-3rd, 2019 took place the 11th annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies – EDULEARN19 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain).

The aim of the event is to share and inspire new ideas and practices on education, gathering over 800 participants.

During the Conference, ODISSeA project was presented by Dr. Alba Coll from DTI Foundation, as an innovative project in postgraduate training on organ donation.

https://iated.org/edulearn/