The Signature (Tanda Kasih) – a short film about the generosity of organ donation by University Malaya (UM), University Teknologi Mara (UiTM)

ODISSeA’s Malaysian partners, University Malaya (UM), University Teknologi Mara (UiTM), and the boutique production house Winning Pix have created “The Signature” (Tanda Kasih)” a short film about the generosity of organ donation.

Set in Malaysia, a melting pot of cultures with different religions and life perceptions, the story of “Yati” is one of a kind. Every family has a story. Challenges arise as tragedy strikes. “The Signature” is a tale about how tragedy unites four families as their stories collide.

The main goal with the short film is a beacon of hope in developing a sustainable program promoting public awareness about the importance of organ donation and transplant in the country.

The film has already gained an Honourable Jury Mention Award at the 9th Bangalore Short Film Festival, (June 2020) and Official Selection in the category of Sustainable Development at the 12th International Unseen Film Festival Sozialak of Bilbao, Spain (October 2020)

“Inspire us through your Creativity” Organ Donation Innovative Strategies for Southeast Asia Art Competition – Results

The art competition has been closed! This competition has invited all participants, trainers and project members to submit their artistic creations. and until July 15th, we have received 14 art pieces from Southeast Asian and European artists!

The finalists were awarded with free access to the 1st edition of DTI-International Summer School, with 5 live sessions on organ donation and transplantation. In addition, the winner, Dr Dianne Vi Mosqueda, will receive a digital version of the Transplant Procurement Management Manual’s latest edition!

ODISSeA project wants to thank all the contestants for submitting their pieces. We have discovered many hidden talents and artistic souls!

Give Life, Go Share

by Garri Angsinco, participant of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation.

Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines.

Everything ends

by Rojim J. Sorrosa, participant of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation.

Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines.

Painting in a native bag (Bayong)

1st place

by Dianne Vi Mosqueda, participant of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation.

Ateneo de Davao University, Philippines.

Give Them Hope and Pass on the Dream

by Wassana Auppasan, participant of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation.

Mahidol University, Thailand.

Let’s donate our organ(s) to support fellow human beings

3rd place

by Sirirat Lertsuchatavanich, participant of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation.

Mahidol University, Thailand.

Helping hand from ODISSeA

by Htar Kyi Swe, Project manager and trainer of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation.

University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar.

ODISSeA paints lives for brighter futures

Finalist

by Htin Aung Latt, participant of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation.

University of Medicine, Mandalay, Myanmar.

Stardust New Life

by Joanne Robles, participant of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation.

University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

Odyssey

by Juan Paolo V. Santos.

University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

NoName

3rd place

by Jennifer Jeanne B. Vicera.

Un rayo de esperanza

by Honeeleanne Borromeo.

University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

You will always be a part of me

by Carlo Lunzaga Evangelista.

University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

Complete the missing piece

2nd place

by Alma Josefa E. Norberte.

University of Santo Tomas, Philippines.

Put your donor shoes on

by Croatian Team.

University of Zagreb, School of Medicine; Ministry of Health, Croatia.


ODISSeA Project presentation at the TTS 2020 Virtual Congress

From September 13th-16th, 2020 took place the 28th International Congress of The Transplantation Society. For the first time, the Congress was organized virtually through live streaming sessions, concurrent lounges and e-posters.

ODISSeA project was represented through Dr María Paula Gómez from DTI Foundation, who described the project’s including the objectives, results and latest achievements of the project.

https://virtual.tts.org/

ODISSeA Project Midterm Meeting Virtual meeting. September 4th, 2020

On September 4th, 2020 the Midterm meeting of the Organ Donation Innovative Strategies for Southeast Asia (ODISSeA) was held virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions.

Objectives:

  • To review obtained results during the first year of the project
  • To cultivate and strengthen ongoing commitment towards ODISSeA
  • To determine objectives and review actions for the remaining lifetime of the project.
  • Dr Francisco Sarmiento from the Philippine Network for Organ Sharing (PhilNOS), national authority from the Philippines, an affiliated institution involved in ODISSeA, shared his greeting message.

Dr Sarmiento expressed the importance of pushing forward organ donation in SeA, and the importance of ODISSeA involvement in the Philippines. Despite the challenging times, he also shared optimism and the opportunity to innovate.

Dr Manyalich referred to the Kick-off meeting in Davao and to the foreseen Final meeting in Myanmar. He stressed the importance of cooperation among partners and among different backgrounds to achieve more donors in a sustainable way, and to benefit the Southeast Asian (SeA) patients and population.

Each SeA university presented their progress regarding the WP2. Development of the Postgraduate Programme in Organ Donation (PPOD) and WP4. Dissemination and Sustainability.

Learn more

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