EKPF Present at International Transplant Summit during Spain’s EU Council Presidency

Within the framework of Spain’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the international transplant summit was held on November 9th and 10th under the name: “TOWARDS GLOBAL CONVERGENCE IN TRANSPLANTATION: SUFFICIENCY, TRANSPARENCY & OVERSIGHT”. This significant event, was organized in Santander, Spain, with the participation of nearly 200 specialists from around the world, both in-person and online, the summit concluded with the establishment of the guidelines for action in the field over the next decade and set the course for the sector in the coming years.

Representing the European Kidney Patients Federation (EKPF) and the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), Daniel Gallego played a crucial role in bringing the patient’s perspective to the forefront. His presentation, titled “Patient-driven transformations in transplantation,” underscored the pivotal contribution of patients in shaping the future landscape of transplantation. Distinguished representatives from various sectors, including the WHO, the Council of Europe, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Spanish Ministry, congregated to explore collaborative avenues for the advancement of transplantation practices in Europe.

The Spanish Presidency aims at building an EU for health, through new priorities targeted at improving the protection of the vulnerable, promoting initiatives of preparedness and response to health-care threats (as witnessed in the COVID-19 pandemic) and aligning the health-care agenda with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and One-Health. In this context, the goal of this international summit is to critically review the current
situation of donation and transplantation, identify key challenges and devise the future of transplantation in the global arena. The summit also aims at celebrating the 2023 EODD.

More information about the event can be checked here