Main Symposium: Interplay of Metabolic Factors and Transplantation

Main Symposium: Interplay of Metabolic Factors and Transplantation

We are looking to hold a hybrid symposium (onsite + Zoom) in October 2022. Focusing on metabolic syndromes and their impact on organ transplantation, expect topics on non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), obesity, diabetes and cardio metabolic issues.

More details of this webinar/symposium will be shared in due course.


Introductory Webinar: Psychosocial and Ethical Perspectives in Transplantation
Date 23 April 2022, Saturday
Time 9.00am to 6.00pm
Venue Zoom
Who should attend?
  • Medical Students
  • Specialist Trainees
  • Transplant Physicians
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Nurses

Registration Cost

Registration Type Ticket Cost
Introductory Webinar only $50
Introductory Webinar and Transplant Coordinator Preceptorship $75


Time Session
9.00am to 9.05am Welcome Address
9.05am to 9.50am Optimising Deceased Donation in Critical Care Setting
Prof Sam Shemie
Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada
9.50am to 10.35am Asian Perspectives of Deceased Donation
A/Prof Tan Hui Ling
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
10.35am to 10.50am Q&A
10.50am to 11.00am Tea Break
11.00am to 12.30pm Debate: The house believes that presumed consent legislation is an ethically acceptable and effective way to increase Organ Donation for Transplantation
12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm to 2.00pm Religious Issues and Deceased Organ Donation
Prof Gurch Randhawa
Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom
2.00pm to 2.30pm Asian Cultural Issues in Deceased Organ Donation
Ms Sally Kong
National Transplant Organ Unit, Singapore
2.30pm to 3.00pm The Art of DCD: Approaching the DCD Donor Family
A/Prof Glenn Bonney
National University Hospital, Singapore
3.00pm to 3.15pm Q&A
3.15pm to 3.30pm Tea Break
3.30pm to 4.00pm “Am I my brother’s keeper?”: Is this an Obligation
Dr Sumytra Menon
Centre of Biomedical Ethics, Singapore
4.00pm to 4.30pm Cultural and Gender Nuances in Living Donation
4.30pm to 5.00pm The Altruistic Donor
A/Prof Alfred Kow
National University Hospital, Singapore
5.00pm to 5.30pm Engaging the Youths: Raising Awareness on the Importance of Organ Donation
5.30pm to 5.45pm Q&A

*The programme may be revised without prior notice.