Successful Completion of 2nd international Transplant Conference, Nepal- 2022

Nov. 25, 2022


It is our pleasure to draw your kind attention that this year we had successfully completed 2nd International Transplant Conference, Nepal-2022 with the theme Deceased Donor Transplantation for Developing World on 12th & 13th Nov.2022 in the capital city at The Everest Hotel, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The conference was jointly organized by Ministry of Health & Population, Shahid Dharmabhakta National Transplant Center (SDNTC), Bhaktapur and Nepalese Society of Organ Transplantation (NESOT). 

Experts from India, America, Japan, Bangladesh, Holland, Belgium, Slovenia participated in the conference. Experts have emphasized that organ donation after brain death should be encouraged in Nepal. At the conference held on Saturday & Sunday in Kathmandu, the experts also emphasized organ transplantation after brain death. The experts pointed out that the problem of organ donation will be solved when organ donation and transplantation would be easily carried out in the developing countries.

On the occasion Mr. Shankar Das Bairagi, Chief Secretary of the government, said that the patients are benefited by the government investment in kidney disease.

Mr. Bairagi informed that according to the plan of the government preparations are being made to expand the transplant service to all the seven provinces of the country. He also added that the proposal to develop Shahid Dharmabhakta National Transplant Center, as an expert institution for producing transplant related specialists has been forwarded.

Dr. Pukar Chandra Shrestha, Chairman of Organizing Committee & Executive Director of Shahid Dharmabhakta National transplant center, said that there has been a significant improvement in the transplant law in Nepal.

Dr. Shrestha said that the treatment center is providing world class transplant services and informed that the government plans to expand the kidney transplant services in all the seven provinces of the country with the initiative of the national transplant center.

According to the same plan, the transplantation services are currently being conducted at the Pokhara Institute of health Science with the technical support of centre, he said.

Dr. Shrestha said that the organ transplant service was going to begin in Surkhet Provincial Hospital soon.

The government has provided free transplant and Dialysis for kidney patients in the listed hospitals of Nepal.

In the conferences, 16 working papers were presented by Nepali experts, and 12 working papers by the foreign experts including Prof. Sandeep Guleria, Prof Dr. Vivek Kute, Prof. M. Kasahara, Prof Dr. Mohammad Rela, Prof Dr. Akinari Fukuda, Prof Dr. Subash Gupta, Prof Dr. Illankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Prof. Dr. Md. Kamrul Islam, Dr. Danica Avsec, Prof Dr. Eric Hoste, Prof Jacques Pirenne, Dr Shweta A. Singh, Prof Damiano Rondelli .They informed about the achievements made in the field of organ transplantation in their countries. In the conference we have masterclass on Deceased Donor Transplantation Conducted by Miss Pallavi Kumar. We have guest lecture and interactive sessions also.

The conference focused on the problems related to organ donation in the developing countries and the need for widespread use of post-mortem organ donation.

Renowned transplant experts from America, Japan, India, Bangladesh, The Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia and Nepal, experts related to Nepal's Health, Artists, Lawyers and District Hospital Chiefs and Nursing Chiefs participated in the conference.