Webinar: An Update in Immunology and Immunosuppression for Kidney Transplantation


Attendees will be able to explore the current state of affairs in kidney transplantation and advances in its clinical management. Together, we will discuss the game changers and framework in immune assessments, immunosuppression and its role in rejection, and cutting edge research in kidney transplant treatment.

Webinar: An Update in Immunology and Immunosuppression for Kidney Transplantation
Date 19 and 20 May 2023, Friday and Saturday
Time 9am to 5pm (Friday), 9am to 12.30pm (Saturday)
Venue Zoom
Cost $75 (Early bird offer till 5 May 2023!)
$150 (6 May 2023 onwards)
Who should attend?
  • Medical Students
  • Specialist Trainees
  • Kidney Transplant Physicians
  • Kidney Transplant Coordinators
  • Nurses

The programme will be shared in due course.

Registration Cost

Registration Type Ticket Cost
Introductory Webinar only $50
Introductory Webinar and Transplant Coordinator Preceptorship $75


Time Session
9.00am to 9.05am Welcome Address
A/Prof Alfred Kow
National University Hospital, Singapore
9.05am to 9.50am “Am I my brother’s keeper?”: Is this an Obligation
Dr Sumytra Menon
Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Singapore
9.50am to 10.35am The Art of DCD: Approaching the DCD donor family
Dr Benjamin Goh
National University Hospital, Singapore
10.35am to 10.50am Q&A
10.50am to 11.00am Tea Break
11.00am to 12.30pm Debate: The house believes that presumed consent legislation is an ethically acceptable and effective way to increase Organ Donation for Transplantation
12.30pm to 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm to 2.00pm Religious Issues and Deceased Organ Donation
Prof Gurch Randhawa
Institute for Health Research, United Kingdom
2.00pm to 2.30pm Singapore’s Perspective on Deceased Organ Donation
A/Prof Tan Hui Ling
Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
2.30pm to 3.00pm Deceased Organ Donation: Challenges and Solutions
Mr Samsudin Bin Nordin
National Organ Transplant Unit, Singapore
3.00pm to 3.15pm Q&A
3.15pm to 3.30pm Tea Break
3.30pm to 4.15pm Optimising Deceased Organ Donation in Critical Care Setting
Dr Pardeep Gill
Regional Clinical Lead for Organ Donation, South East England
4.15pm to 4.45pm Cultural and Gender Nuances in Living Donation
Prof A Vathsala
National University Hospital, Singapore
4.45pm to 5.15pm The Altruistic Donor
A/Prof Alfred Kow
National University Hospital, Singapore
5.15pm to 5.45pm Engaging the Youths: Raising Awareness on the Importance of Organ Donation
Mr Benjamin Ho
National Organ Transplant Unit, Singapore
5.45pm to 6.00pm Q&A

*The programme may be revised without prior notice.