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Round Table 1: quality of life in transplant patients

Chair:
Ms. Elisabeth Schick, liver transplant recipient, Head of “Transplant Adventure Camps for Kids – TACKERS”, Switzerland

Participants:
Ms. H. Fisher, Transplant Nurse and liver transplant recipient, Canada
Mr. P. Groult, heart transplant recipient, France
Ms. S. Malaton Levy, liver transplant recipient, France
Ms. C. Guillermin (14 y.o.), renal transplant recipient, France

Content:
Quality of life in transplant recipients is generally excellent, as testified by several transplant recipients who discuss ordinary life, pregnancy, motherhood, exercise, work and special achievements such as the climb of Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Round Table 2: sport as a means of rehabilitation and of public awareness

Chair:
Dr Morice Slapak, Past President of the World Federation of Transplant Games

Participants:
Mr. P. Schamasch, Medical and Scientific Director, International Olympic Committee
Mr. F. Pelissier, City Major, Nancy, France
Mr. M. Cocks, athlete and transplant recipient, Director of Transplant Australia, Australia

Content:
Sport is a measurable goal in the rehabilitation of a transplant recipient, and often a clear example of the fact that transplant recipients live normal lives. In addition, sporting events can contribute to awareness for organ donation and transplantation.

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Round Table 3: the economical aspects of organ transplantation

Chair:
Dr. C. Müller, Director Swisstransplant, Dr. P. Majno, Transplant Surgeon, Switzerland

Participants:
Dr. D. Flores MD, member of the Federal Transplant Committee, Argentina
Dr. D. Kahn, Transplant Surgeon, South Africa
Dr. R. Matesanz, Director, National Organization for Transplantation, Spain
Dr. N. Metwalli, Advisor for Health Technology, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, WHO.
Dr. N. Shinozaki, Senior Executive, Cornea Center, Japan
Dr. W. Van Zwet, Director, Department of Economics, Eurotransplant, The Netherlands

Content:
Transplantation represents a cost saving for health systems, compared to dialysis for renal failure, or to care for end-stage failure for other organs. Furthermore there are additional benefits from transplantation in terms of medical education, raising standards in other fields of care, and collaboration among countries. Living donors cannot provide for all types of transplantation and deceased-donor transplantation should be encouraged.

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Round Table 4: a global perspective on access, regulation and ethics of organ transplantation

Chair:
Dr Luc Noël, Coordinator Clinical Procedures, WHO

Participants:
Dr. A. Capron, Director Ethics Trade Human Rights and Health Law, WHO
Dr. F. L. Delmonico,President of the Ethics Committee, The Transplantation Society
Dr. R. A. Galindez, Director, Federal Transplant Committee, Argentina
Dr N. Metwalli, Advisor for Health Technology, Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office, WHO
Dr. S. Takaoka, Division of Organ Donation and Transplantation, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan

Content:
Review of the ethical principles that should underlie organ donation and transplantation worldwide. Organ trafficking and financial rewards are not only to be condemned on the basis of these principles, but are associated to poor results and decrease in donation rate. Genetically and emotionally related living donation is acceptable and should be encouraged provided all safety and ethical warranties are implemented. Progress in harmonizing safety and ethical standards will need transplantation laws for which WHO is happy to help.


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