In regard to the ongoing global situation around the COVID-19 virus, we have created a series of webinars under the title of: Organ donation and transplantation in the current Covid-19 situation. These seminars are addressing important topics such as donor detection, donation, multi-organ transplantation, patient monitoring, tissue donation, and more during the COVID-19 circumstances at this moment. For the commodity and availability of viewers from other regions of the world, the webinars are scheduled at European noon time.
The introductory Series I chapter happened this April 15th, with the main topics revolving around recommendations of the COVID-19 situation and the current Italian situation with transplant coordination experience. It had the participation of Dr. Marian Irazabal – MD, Intensive Care Medicine in Hospital General de Catalunya and Hospital Parc Taulí, Transplant Coordinator & DTI collaborator, Dr. Marco Sacchi – MD, Neurological Intensive Care Medicine in Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milano & Transplant Coordinator and the i-DTI Presentation tool for real time knowledge exchange between health care professionals related to organ and tissues donation and transplantation .
The next series of webinars will continue to have experts – from Spain, Italy, China, USA, Iran, Brazil and other countries – sharing their experiences, new tools to improve practices, conditions to accept donors or to perform transplants during this time, and how they have been affected by the virus. The Covid-19 webinar series is now available on DTI Community’s Academic Library section and on the COVID-19 section on the main menu as well; all registered members can access it. Stay tuned to receive more updates and news about the upcoming Series II webinar in organ donation.