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Living Donation Week 2020

Living Donation Week 2020 – Program

September 14 to 18, 2020

Living Donation Week 2020, hosted by the Centre for Living Organ Donation at UHN, is the first annual week-long event to bring together liver and kidney transplant researchers and clinicians, referring centre partners, community leaders, students, living donors, transplant recipients, and caregivers from across Canada and beyond. All sessions from Living Donation Week are eligible for self-learning/self-study activity credits in accordance with requirements of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Section 2) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (non-certified).

The Centre for Living Organ Donation was created by UHN Transplant (now the Ajmera Transplant Centre) in 2018 to improve access to living organ donation for people who need a life-saving kidney or liver transplant and those who want to give a transformative gift of life. We raise awareness, provide support, promote research and offer hope to thousands of people who are waiting for a kidney or liver transplant – and everyone who wants to be part of their future.

  Monday, September 14 »
  Tuesday, September 15 »
  Wednesday, September 16 »
  Thursday, September 17 »
  Friday, September 18 »

Health Breaks

Yoga Practice: Yoga Practice #1 for Living Donors & Recipients | Yoga Practice #2 for Living Organ Donors & Recipients

Dance Breaks: Home-based dance exercise program Video #1 | Home-based dance exercise program Video #2 | Home-based dance exercise program Video #3




8:30 am – 11:00 am

International Perspectives on Access & Equity in Living Donor Kidney Transplantation

11:10 am – 1:00 pm

A.C.T.I.O.N. on Living Kidney Donation & Transplantation in Canada

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In Conversation with the Kidney Transplant Team




9:00 am – 11:00 am

ACCESS LT: Improving Access & Equity in Living Liver Transplantation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Healthy Eating Pre & Post Transplant and Living Donation

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In Conversation with Psychosocial & Ethics




9:00 am – 10:00 am

Thought Leadership Panel: The Future of Transplantation & Living Donation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Living Transplant Podcast: The Gratitude Episode

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In Conversation with Living Donors & Recipients

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Celebration Event




8:30 am – 11:00 am

Living Donation & Faith Communities

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sex-Based Disparities in Liver Transplantation

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In Conversation with the Liver Transplant Team




9:00 am – 11:30 am

Living Donor Kidney Transplantation & Indigenous Communities

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Pitch Competition: Innovation in Living Donation Care, Research & Education

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In Conversation with Caregivers



Special Thanks

We are grateful for the generosity of our founding supporters:
Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc.
Kearney and Cahill Families
and to all of our donors and partners.

To learn how you can support the Centre, please visit uhnfoundation.ca/livingorgan or call 416 340 3935.



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