The Annual UAE Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress

Conrad Hotel Dubai
27 - 30 Jan 2024

Opening Highlights

Gala Dinner Highlights
It is with great pleasure and anticipation that I extend a warm welcome to all attendees of The Annual UAE Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress. As the Chairman of this esteemed event, I am thrilled to witness the convergence of leading minds and innovators in the field of organ donation and transplantation. Throughout our conference, we aim to delve into the forefront of advancements, share leadership insights to drive change, and facilitate global collaboration among healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, and organizations. Our mission is not only to address challenges but to collectively explore solutions that will impact the future of organ donation positively. Join us in this journey of knowledge exchange, where we will uncover the best practices, discuss effective leadership strategies, and foster international partnerships. Let's create a platform that not only addresses the challenges but also celebrates the successes and inspiring stories in the realm of organ donation and transplantation. Thank you for being a part of this transformative experience.
Dr Ali Abdul Kareem Al ObaidliConference Chairman Chairman - UAE National Transplant Committee Member - GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council countries) Transplant Committee Councillor - The International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement (ISODP) President-Elect - The Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation - MESOT
In recent years, UAE witnessed a significant enhancement in organ donation and transplantation program- thanks to all the support given in this regard to make this journey an exceptional and remarkable success. While UAE’s significant role in establishing a strong legal frame work to govern donation and transplantation program, Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has ensured the rules and regulations in place and promoted the establishment of good centers for organ transplants for the best practices in the industry. With our national and international speakers, the congress will set up a great learning experience by exploring the best practices and effective leadership strategies and initiatives to improve organ donation rates and the remarkabled outcomes. Throughout the Congress, we will showcase UAE’s successful experience in organ donation and transplantation as well as its future innovations aimed at improving the lives of community members and fostering hopes for people battling in organ failure. Yours sincerely,
Dr. Marwan Al MullaConference Co-Chair CEO- Health Regulation Sector Dubai Health Authority
Dear distinguished guests, It is my utmost pleasure to extend a warm welcome to everyone at the esteemed Annual UAE Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress. As a Co-Chair of this great event, we embark on a collective journey towards furthering knowledge, sharing experiences, and fostering collaboration in this vital field. This Congress is poised to bring together passionate professionals, leading researchers, and dedicated advocates alike. Throughout this Congress, we will exchange groundbreaking ideas, strengthen our resolve to overcome the challenges we face in organ donation and transplantation and enhance HAYAT awareness. As we navigate the waters of medical science, we are acutely aware of the critical role that organ donation and transplantation play in saving countless lives. The impact of this field extends far beyond our immediate sphere, reaching individuals and communities far and wide, offering hope where there once was despair. ‘Hayat’ is a national program to enhance efforts for the donation and transplantation of human organs and tissues in accordance with the highest international standards and practices in the United Arab Emirates and the region. Working in coordination with various strategic partners locally and globally to save lives, it continues to improve the health and safety of the community and improve the quality of life. The Hayat Program is a synergy of collaborative efforts of many federal and local authorities. It also backs our vision of making Abu Dhabi a healthy community. This congress marks an extraordinary opportunity for us to explore innovative approaches, discuss ethical considerations, and develop global initiatives to enhance our collective efforts. Together, we have the power to transform lives and create a better future for those awaiting transplantation. Let us seize this moment, embrace collaboration, and forge alliances that will propel us into a new era of excellence in organ donation and transplantation. May our time together be both enriching and inspiring, leaving an indelible mark on our collective journey towards realizing the full potential of organ donation and transplantation. Once again, I extend a sincere welcome to this congress and thank you for making this Congress a memorable event.
Dr. Rashed Obaid AlsuwaidiConference Co-Chair Executive Director Healthcare Workforce Sector, Department of Health - Abu Dhabi


Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress The Annual Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress 2024 will provide a unique platform for professionals from various disciplines to share their expertise, knowledge, and experiences in the realm of organ donation and transplantation. It will bring a wide range of topics, aiming to promote collaboration, foster innovation, and improve patient outcomes. The key focus of this congress is the advancement of both living and deceased organ donation, the innovative solutions that have emerged in the field to enhance transplantation success rates and improve patient outcomes.

Furthermore, organ procurement organizations (OPOs) and donor hospitals adopting best practices, hospitals with outstanding transplant outcomes, and best organ donation awareness initiatives at National, Regional and International will be presented recognitions to honor exceptional contributions, outstanding innovation, and remarkable accomplishments in this specialized field. The Congress will also provide an exceptional opportunity to expand knowledge and build valuable connections at the 49th Arab Health where participants can engage with influential healthcare professionals and industry leaders shaping the future of healthcare.

The congress aims to foster collaboration, showcase innovative solutions, and raise public awareness to save more lives through organ donation and transplantation.

Advancing Organ Donation Practices

Explore the latest strategies and innovations shaping organ donation globally.

Leadership for Transplant Success

Discover effective strategies to enhance organ donation rates and transplant outcomes through strong leadership.

Global Collaboration in Organ Donation and Transplantation

Forge international connections to address challenges, legal considerations, and foster collaboration in organ donation and transplantation.

Program Highlights

  • Leadership in Organ/Tissue Donation and Transplantation
  • Living and Deceased Organ/Tissue Donation and Transplantation
  • Regional Challenges in Organ/Tissue Donation & Transplantation
  • Ethics in organ donation
  • Collaboration and International Partnerships
  • The Future of organ/tissue donation and transplantation in UAE and GCC
  • Technological Advancements and Best Practices
  • Testimonials of Recipients and Donor Families
  • HAYAT program opportunities and Creating Awareness Campaigns
  • Research & innovation in Organ/Tissue Donation & Transplantation
  • Infectious diseases and Organ/Tissue Transplantation
  • Quality & Safety measures for Organ/Tissue Transplantation
  • Training Programs for Organ/Tissue Donation and Transplantation
  • The important role of OPO
  • The standards for Tissue Bank
  • Role of Media in creating Public Awareness of Organ Donation and Transplantation.
  • Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) regional gathering

Our Scientific Committee


Organizing Committee

Who Should Attend

Leaders, Policy makers, Legislators, Regulators and Public Servants.
Charity Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations supporting Organ donation initiatives
Healthcare Insurances, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnological Organizations
Coroners, prosecutors, judges, police officers.
WHO and regional representatives
CSR Professionals in Airlines Industry
Sports Council and community organizations Leaders
University and College Students
Policy makers such as Ministry of Health representatives
Key funders e.g., development agencies, philanthropy, etc
Transplant Recipients, Living Donors and Deceased Donor Families
Healthcare Professionals ie, Intensivists for Adult and Pediatric, Nephrologists*

*Hepatologists, Pulmonologists, Ophthalmologists, Cardiologists, Immunologists, Donation Physicians, Allied and Nursing Staff in Organ Donation and Transplantation Programs, Researchers, Data Analysts.
Conrad Hotel, Dubai
08:00 - 17:30
27 - 30 January 2024

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