Program

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Forum Program
9.00amRegistration Open
9.45amOpening
Welcome to Country
Welcome to DeakinProfessor Jon Watson, Dean of Medicine, Deakin University
Opening of the forumVideo message from The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP
HousekeepingDr Dominique Martin, Deakin University
10.30amSession One: Looking for an organ donor on facebookSponsored by Deakin University's Science and Society Network
Public Solicitation of living organ donorsAssociate Professor Allison Tong,
University of Sydney
Panel DiscussionMs Lisa Coleman, Transplant Recipient
Ms Coleen Worley, Organ Donor
Dr Lauren Notini, Deakin University
Dr Ian Dittmer, Auckland District Health Board
11.20amSession Two – Thinking of buying an organ?
Transplant “tourism” and organ traffickingProfessor Jeremy Chapman,
University of Sydney
Panel DiscussionMs Lisa Coleman, Transplant Recipient
Professor Elmi Muller, University of Cape Town
Dr Julian Koplin, Monash University
Dr Maria Soledad Antonio, Philippine Ministry of Health

12.10pmLUNCH
1.10pmSession Three - Should organ and tissue donors and recipients meet?
Meetings between donor families and transplant recipientsMs Ann Smith,
Organ and Tissue Authority
Panel Discussion Professor Francis Delmonico, Harvard University
Mrs Robyn McCanna, Donor Family Member
Associate Professor Maria Herson, Deakin University
Mr Sam Taubert, Transplant Recipient, DonorMate
2.00pmSession Four – Signing up for deceased donation of organs & tissue
Models of consent for deceased donationDr Antonia Cronin, King's College London
Panel DiscussionMs Maeghan Toews, University of Adelaide
Mr Louis Hehir, Transplant Recipient and Organ Donation Campaigner
Dr Helen Opdam, DonateLife
Mr Alan White, Consumer Health Advocate
2.50pmAFTERNOON TEA
3.20pmSession Five - Fear of missing out (FOMO) in donation and transplantation
Reducing inequities in organ donation and transplantationDr Dominique Martin, Deakin University
Panel DiscussionDr Paul Lawton, Menzies
Professor Elmi Muller, University of Cape Town
Mr Sam Taubert, Transplant Recipient, DonorMate
Ms Tina Hosseini, Youth Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission
4.10pmConcluding Remarks

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