Association for Organ Donation and Wayne State University School of
Medicine will be hosting the 4th World Summit on Organ Donation at the Ritz
Carlton in Dearborn, MI on April 19-20, 2007. The International Association
for Organ Donation is a non-profit organization specializing in educating
minorities as well as the general public about organ donation and related
issues to help dispel misnomers about transplantation and help increase
organ donation registration. The organization is located in Detroit, MI and
is headed by Fouad Beydoun, PhD, President, IAOD, Vice Chairman, Board of
Trustees Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Hospital, Detroit Medical
Center. This global symposium will bring together professionals from around
the world to share best practices, explore new technologies, present new
ideas and information in the field of organ donation and cancer. The
keynote speaker for the World Summit will be Robert M. Mentzer, Jr., M.D.,
Dean, Wayne State University School of Medicine and senior advisor to the
president for medical affairs.
Claire Vajdic, PhD will be presenting recent findings on Cancer
Incidence Before and After Kidney Transplantation. An article published in
JAMA, December 20, 2006 concludes that: Kidney transplantation is
associated with a marked increase in cancer risk at a wide variety of
sites. Immune suppression may be responsible for the increased risk.
There will be a unique opportunity to hear from representatives from
Canada; Kimberly Young, Executive Director, Canadian Council for Donation
and Transplantation, Austria; Marcia Coleman, Chairman, Australian Donate
and the United States; Jade Perdue, Public Health Analyst, Division of
Transplantation, who will be discussing the international approach and the
growing statistical support for change in practices.
Hear about the controversial accusations from the recently published
Kilgour-Matas report regarding illegal organ harvesting in China, along
with other astounding revelations about the black market and unethical
practices in Pakistan, Brazil, and South Africa. There will also be many
more cutting edge presentations from doctors in the United States,
including increasing the use of ECD and DCD.
Join us, the evening of April 20th, for the 8th Annual “Celebrating
Life After Transplant” Gala which will follow the last day of the Summit at
the Ritz Carlton with keynote speaker Tom LaSorda, President and CEO for
the Chrysler Group. This event will be different from all others as it will
be a true celebration recognizing DaimlerChrysler and Former Secretary of
Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson for their tremendous work to
educate the public about the facts regarding organ donation and
transplantation, as well as recipients and individuals on the transplant
wait list. Randy Scott and his band will be providing the entertainment for
the entire celebration with dinner and dancing.
Event Sponsors: DaimlerChrysler, Ford, GM, UAW, Wayne State University
School of Medicine, Oakwood Hospital, Epoch Restaurant, Inc., Astellas,
Pfizer, Roche, BCBSM, Henry Ford Health System, Compuware and the many
individuals who share our mission to save lives each year will be present
for the celebration.
International Association for Organ Donation