CCCF 2019

Deceased Organ Donation Symposium

11 novembre, 2019 | 8:00 - 12 novembre, 2019 | 17:00


The Critical Care Canada Forum is a 4-day conference focusing on topics that are relevant to the individuals involved with the care of critically ill patients, wherever the patients are located. Internationally recognized, the Critical Care Canada Forum focuses on leading-edge science through informative and interactive sessions, lead by an outstanding international faculty, with poster presentations and exhibits with the latest products and services for the critical care professional.

One of the many sessions taking part at the Critical Care Canada Forum is the Deceased Organ Donation Symposium taking place November 10 & 11, 2019.  This symposium promotes scientific research in organ donation and transplantation and its application to critical care practice. This year marks the fifth annual Deceased Donation Symposium.

Session highlights include: 

  • Donation after circulatory determination of death 

This year’s Deceased Donation Symposium will feature presentations on the latest research about the physiology of dying and the impact of withdrawal of life sustaining measures procedures on donation after circulatory determination of death.  A panel discussion will highlight some of the tensions – old and new – that surround this type of donation.

  • Presumed consent

Though countries with deemed consent models generally have higher donation rates, this consent model is only one of the many key components necessary for an optimal organ donation and transplantation system.  We’ll hear Canadian perspectives on what this legislation means for the country.  And whether Canada is really ready for this.

  • Medical assistance in dying (MAID)

The legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada has led to requests for donation after circulatory determination of death from patients who are conscious and competent.  The 2019 Deceased Donation Symposium will look at the state of MAID and organ donation today and what it might look like in the future.

To learn more about these events, please download the Deceased Organ Donation Symposium Program or visit Critical Care Canada Forum 2019 to register.

Organs and Tissues