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/

Train the Trainers Face-to-face course Barcelona, Spain. May 13th-17th 2019

From May 13th-17th, 2019, took place the ODISSeA Train the Trainers Face-to-face course. During the week, 30 healthcare professionals from Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines attended the course, in order to improve their knowledge on the organ donation process, as well as to learn how to transfer this knowledge and competences to the future participants of the Postgraduate Program in Organ Donation 2019-2020.

The “Train the Trainers” is a blended training program, including an online tutored course from April 1st to June 2nd, and a face-to-face modality. The aim of this phase is to prepare the 5 professionals from each Southeast Asian (SeA) university who will be responsible for implementing the Postgraduate Program in their institutions. Upon their return, they will become the faculty to a total of 280 students that will enroll the Postgraduate Program in the next few months.

The Train the Trainers faculty team in organ donation has been composed by experts in organ donation and education from University of Barcelona, University of Bologna, University of Zagreb and DTI Foundation. The face-to-face course was based on active and engaging workshops and exercises, ensuring their commitment to the project, and preparation for their role as faculty.

On May 17th, the participants visited Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, where they met the professionals involved in the organ donation process from ICU, ER, Transplant Coordination and Tissue-typing lab. Following the visit, professionals from the transplant coordination unit, kidney transplant program, tissue-typing labs and a transplant recipient also shared their experience and expertise with the participants.

Afterwards, the closing ceremony was held at Aula Magna of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Barcelona. The event counted on the presence of Dr. Martí Manyalich, project director; Dr Ricardo Casaroli, Head of Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties – University of Barcelona, Mr Ferran Tarradellas, Director of European Commission Representation in Barcelona, Mrs Chona Abiertas Tenorio, Philippine Honorary Consul in Barcelona.

The Postgraduate Program in Organ Donation will start in September 2019. Upon its completion, on June 2020, 35 participants from each SeA university will be trained to become key actors in organ donation within their daily clinical activities.

ODISSeA Project Kick-off Meeting Davao, Philippines. March 19th-21st 2019

From March 19th-21st, took place the Kick-off Meeting of ODISSeA – Organ Donation Innovative Strategies for Southeast Asia project in Davao (Philippines).

The meeting was hosted by Ateneo de Davao University, and a total of 40 professionals from 6 countries participated in the international meeting, representing the following institutions:

  • University of Barcelona (UB), Spain
  • University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Croatia
  • Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU), Philippines
  • University of Santo Tomas (UST), Philippines
  • Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Malaysia
  • University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia
  • University of Medicine 1, Yangon (UMY), Myanmar
  • University of Medicine Mandalay (UMM), Myanmar
  • Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University (MU), Thailand
  • DTI Foundation (DTI), Spain
  • Dinamia S. Coorp., Spain

The main objectives, phases and actions were presented and discussed in workgroups.

During the meeting, the participants shared their observations and comments on the project’s management and structure, identified potential difficulties, defined clear procedures for the project’s overall management. The need for the project in Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand was also highlighted, alongside the value of the project’s outcomes.

The meeting was endorsed by the Philippine national authorities from the Philippine Network for Organ Sharing (PhilNOS), National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) – Human Organ Preservation Effort (HOPE) and the Thai Red Cross Organ Donation Center.

Additionally, on March 19th took place the official ODISSeA opening meeting for Ateneo de Davao, with representatives from PhilNOS, NKTI, the University of Barcelona, DTI Foundation and Dinamia.

The next meeting will take place in Barcelona for the “Train the Trainers” face-to-face course from May 13th – May 17th, 2019.

Launch of ODISSeA – Organ Donation Innovative Strategies for Southeast Asia Project

On January 24th, 2019 took place the official start of the Erasmus+ project ODISSeA – Organ Donation Innovative Strategies for Southeast Asia. During the next 24 months, the project will join the efforts of 14 partners from Southeast Asia (SeA) and Europe to create a diploma in organ donation and train 280 SeA healthcare professionals in the field.

ODISSeA project partners during the starting call, January 24th, 2019
ODISSeA project partners during the starting call, January 24th, 2019

ODISSeA is project co-funded by the European Commission; that will create a specialized training for healthcare professionals in organ donation at the university level in Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand. For the first time, 8 universities in the SeA region will offer a graduate course in organ donation, in compliance with the European High Education framework, equivalent to 30 ECTS and recognized by European universities.

The main aim of this meeting was to gather all the project partners for a general review of the project’s objectives, milestones and upcoming actions, as well as to engage in best practice exchange.

ODISSeA project partners during the starting call, January 24th, 2019