From 4th to the 15th of March, three courses were held in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the University of Barcelona: Leadership, Quality and Management in Organ Procurement & Transplantation (March 4-6), with 29 participants from 10 different countries, Organ Procurement (March 6-8) with 30 participants and Organ Transplantation (March 11-15) with 37 participants from 18 countries each.
This is the first part of the face to face training of the International Master in Donation and Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells (University of Barcelona & Transplant Procurement Management) and the Master in Clinical Investigation, Specialty in Donation and Transplantation of Organs, Tissues and Cells (University of Barcelona). The second part (Tissue Banking & Advanced Therapies) will be from 27th to 30th May at the same location.
Apart from the Master participants, the courses were also attended by postgraduate students and free-lancers from Singapore, Pakistan, United Kingdom and Trinidad & Tobago. Throughout the training they were guided by the faculty staff which included top experts from the field.
When it comes to the number of participants, we are proud to say that this edition was even more successful that the last one, with a 45% increase in participation in Leadership, Quality and Management in Organ Procurement & Transplantation, 36% in Organ Procurement and 85% in Organ Transplantation. The number of different nationalities also rose from 17 to 21, compared to last year.
The courses included theoretical sessions and workshops where the participants could put into practice the knowledge acquired in the previous online training that took place between October 2018 and March 2019.
Once again, we offered a high-quality training program that brings together knowledge, skills and best practices in the field of organ donation and transplantation.