Dubai played host to the UAE Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress 2024

The 4-day event includes representatives from various health authorities, government entities, and the private healthcare sector to address important issues and advancements in the field of organ transplantation.

Dubai played host to the commencement of the UAE Organ Donation and Transplantation Congress 2024 today, a groundbreaking event that primarily aims to bring together over 8000 experts and specialists from the field, both in-person and through virtual attendance.

Organized by the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), the Department of Health in Abu Dhabi, and the DHA (Dubai Health Authority), the congress is slated to be a pivotal platform for advancing discussions and knowledge exchange in the field of organ donation and transplantation. The event is scheduled to run from January 27th to 30th.

The 4-day congress has drawn representatives from various health authorities, government entities, and the private healthcare sector, reflecting the collaborative effort to address important issues and advancements in the field of organ transplantation. In addition to local stakeholders, participants from across the globe are actively involved in discussions, presentations, and lectures that will be featured throughout the conference.

The UAE has been at the forefront of promoting organ donation and transplantation, acknowledging the profound impact it can have on saving lives and improving the quality of life for patients in need. The congress serves as a testament to the country’s commitment to fostering advancements in medical science and healthcare infrastructure.

During the four-day scientific sessions, attendees can expect to delve into a diverse range of topics, including organ donation and transplantation, the role of organ donation in mitigating chronic organ failure cases, outcomes of organ transplantation, other medical breakthroughs, ethical considerations, and the challenges and opportunities associated with organ transplantation.

The hybrid nature of the event, with both physical and virtual participation options, emphasizes the adaptability of the healthcare community in leveraging technology to facilitate global collaboration. This remarkable conference will also look into different ways to reduce the burden of several chronic diseases and discuss the significance and noteworthiness of education and capacity-building in the fields of donation and transplantation, as well as regional and international cooperation in this particular realm.

The Congress will elucidate the achievements of ‘Hayat’. It is the National Program for Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissue that is operating under the Ministry of Health and Prevention. Hayat has achieved a remarkable position by becoming the world’s best and fastest-growing program in organ donation.

Abdullah Ahmed Ahli, who is acting Assistant Under-Secretary for the Support Services Sector at MoHAP asserted, “We will spare no effort to develop sustainable solutions for patients suffering from various critical conditions like cancer, heart disease, pulmonary failure, cirrhosis and kidney failure.”