Transplant Coordinators Conference 2019

12th National Annual Transplant Coordinators' Conference 2019

Day 1 November 30, 2019 Saturday




8.45 am



9.20am – 9.30 am

Welcome Address

Ms. Lalitha Raghuram, President
Network and Alliance of Transplant Coordinators  (NATCO)

9.30 am – 10.30 am

Invited Rapid Fire Talks

Ms. Sujatha Suriyamoorthi
Dr. Sonal Asthana

  • Impact of myths on organ donation and transplantation in movies & television serials on the public in India – Ms. Ann Alex
  • Organ donation in Islam – Perspectives from south of India – Ms. Ishwarya Thyagarajan
  • New learnings post-transplant coordinators’ training – Ms. Trilly  Mathew
  • Transition from a government to corporate hospital - are the pain points the same? - Ms. Sandhya Nair
  • Ethical dilemmas of coordination in corporate hospitals – Ms. Vrinda Pusalkar
  • Life before Ashes – Impact of an innovative campaign – Ms. Jaya Jairam

10.35 am – 11.30 am

Experts deliberate separately between 9.30 am-10.30 am before presenting to the larger group.

Developing a common template for PPP model for organ donation in India


Mr. PWC Davidar, IAS, Government of Tamil Nadu
Dr. Rajesh Chandwani, Chairperson CMHS, IIM Ahmedabad
Dr. Suresh Sankar, Nephro Plus Chennai


  • Dr. Jayanti Ravi, IAS, Principal Secretary Health & Family Welfare, Gujarat
  • Dr. Rakesh Gupta, IAS, Project Director, Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Program, Haryana & Nodal Officer, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, CM office Haryana
  • Dr. Kishor Phadke, Convenor, Jeevasarthakathe, Bengaluru
  • Dr. Atul Mulay, Secretary, ZTCC, Pune
  • Dr. Shubnum Singh, Director Medical Education, Max Health Care, Delhi
  • Dr. Dhiren Shah, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad
  • Mr. Mahendra Kumar Rekhi & MD & CEO SBI Foundation
  • Mr. Aman Bhaiya & Asst. Vice President & Program Head
  • Mr. Badal Rag, Associate Vice President-Brand, The Times of India
  • Mr. Abhishek K. Gupta, Chief Marketing Officer, Edelweiss Tokio
  • Dr. Somnath Chattopadhyay, HOD, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplant, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Mumbai
  • Mr. Amal Sivaji, Associate Director- Healthcare, USISPF
  • Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee. MOHAN Foundation

11.35 am – 11.45 am

Tea break


11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Making transplants affordable

  1. Costs of transplants

Dr. Dhiren Shah, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad
Dr. Amit Joshi


  1. Crowd funding - Checks and Balances

Mr. Sundeep Kumar


  • Liver Transplant costing – Dr. Sonal Asthana
  • Heart transplant costing –Dr. Jose Chacko Periappuram
  • Challenges of post-operative expenses in renal transplant- Dr. Sujata Rajapurkar


  • Milaap model and challenges – Mr. Mayukh Choudhury
  • Sources of funding in India – Ms. Jaya Jairam
  • Experience with crowd funding - Mr. Anil Srivatsa

1.00 pm – 1.45 pm



1.45 pm – 2.05 pm

Challenges and Successes in Deceased Organ Donation in Gujarat - an NGO perspective

Dr. Dhiren Shah

Mr. Nilesh Mandlewala, Donate Life India
Ms. Bhavna Chhabaria, Shatayu

2.10 pm – 2.25 pm

What makes a leader?
Ms. Lalitha Raghuram
Dr. Suresh Sankar

Dr. Rakesh Gupta

2.30 pm – 3.45 pm

Free paper presentations

Dr. Kishore Phadke
Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi
Ms. Priyanka Borah

Transplant Coordinators (5 minutes + 2 minutes Q & A from Judges)

3.50 pm – 4.15 pm

Checks and balances to protect hospital staff in coordinating living transplants

Dr. Sunil Shroff
Ms. Sujata Ashtekar

Dr. Abhijat Sheth, Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad

4.15 pm – 4.30 pm

Tea break


4.30 pm – 5.20 pm

Medico Legal Formalities and Organ Donation – The Role of Police

Dr.  S.L. Singal,
Project Coordinator, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, CM office, Haryana
Ms. Arati Gokhale, ZTCC Pune


State wise comparison in MLC procedures -  Dr. Hemal Kanvinde, MOHAN Foundation, Chennai (10 minutes)

Presentation by Transplant Coordinators (8 Minutes each)

  • Northern region – Ms. Rajinder Kaur
  • Southern region – Dr. Srivari Bhanuchandra Dharani Pal
  • Western region –Ms. Surekha Joshi
  • Central region - Dr. Amit Joshi

5.20 pm

Inaugural ceremony


  • Dr. Jayanti Ravi IAS, Principal Secretary Health & Family Welfare, Gujarat
  • Dr.  S. L. Singal,  Project Coordinator, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, CM office, Haryana
  • Mr. P.W.C. Davidar, IAS
  • Dr. Errol D’Souza, Director, IIMA
  • Dr. Vineet Mishra, Director, IKDRC
  • Dr. Rajesh Chandwani, CMHS, IIMA
  • Dr. Dhiren Shah, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad
  • Ms. Lalitha Raghuram, President NATCO
  • Dr. Sunil Shroff, Managing Trustee, MOHAN Foundation
  • Dr. Hemal Kanvinde,  Secretary NATCO


Note: 7:00 pm: Film/ video presentations by MOHAN Foundation and interaction with Transplant Coordinators
8:00 pm: Dinner in the Lawns near KLMDC


Day 2 December 1, 2019 Sunday




9.00 am – 10.00 am

Roundtable: NGO Presentation
Developing a common template for Organ Donation Awareness

Ms. Pallavi Kumar
Mr. Badal Rag


  • ORGAN India - Ms. Sunayana  Arora Singh
  • Zublee Foundation – Ms. Priyanka Borah
  • Shatayu – Ms.  Bhavna Chhabaria
  • FORT – Dr. Avnish Seth
  • Donate Life – Mr. Nilesh Mandlewala
  • MOHAN Foundation – Ms. Lalitha Raghuram
  • MF Jaipur Citizen Forum – Dr. Anita Sangwan
  • Gift of Life Adventure -  Mr. Anil Srivatsa

10.05 am – 10.20 am

Transplantation of Human Organs Act - 25 years on 

Ms. Arati Gokhale
Mr. Nilesh Mandlewala

Dr. Sunil Shroff

10.25 am – 10.40 am

Foreign Donors in India

Mr. Ahsan Ullah Ansari
Ms. Sujata Ashtekar
Mr. Amit Joshi

Ms. Pallavi Kumar

10.40 am – 11.00 am

Tea break


11.00 am – 11.30 am

Swamy Narayan Oration

Mr. Raghuram Kuppuswamy
Ms. Bhavna Jagwani

Dr. Sonal Asthana

11.35 - 12.05 pm

Swamy Narayan Best Transplant Coordinator Award presentations

Mr. Raghuram K
Dr. Rajesh Chandwani
Ms. Arati Gokhale

Presentations by short listed Transplant Coordinators  ( 3minutes each)

12.10 am – 12.20 pm

Organ Donor Clause in Driving License - Our Journey

Mr. Amal Sivaji
Mr. Sudhir Dewan

Ms. Bhavna Jagwani 

12.25 pm – 12.45 pm

Quality of Life of donors and recipients – a Nephrologist’s perspective

Dr. Kishore Phadke
Dr. Avnish Seth

Dr. Vivek Kute

12.45 pm – 1.45 pm



1.45 pm – 2.15 pm

Panel Discussion - How can we energise Indian Transplant Games?

Dr. Sunil Shroff

Mr. Anil Srivatsa
Ms. Jaya Jairam
Dr. Baldev Aulakh
Ms. Bhavna Chhabaria
Ms. Sunayana Singh

2.20 pm – 2.40 pm

Hand Transplantation, face transplant and other composite tissue transplants – is there a future for it in India?

Ms. Lakshmi

Prof.  (Dr) K. M. Boopathi, Government Stanley Medical College & Hospital, Chennai

2.45 pm – 3.00 pm

Infections and malignancy in deceased donor organs - when to accept and when to reject. 

Ms. Lalitha Raghuram
Ms. Sandhya Nair

Dr. Sunil Shroff

3.05 pm – 3.20 pm

Kidney diseases of unknown origin: is it on the rise in India, and what do we know about it?

Dr. Sujatha Rajapurkar
Dr. Vivek Kute

Dr. Manoj Gumber,
Apollo Hospitals, Ahmedabad

3.25 pm – 3.50 pm

Sharing experiences as a transplant recipient

Dr. Sonal Asthana
Ms. Trilly Mathew

Prof. Vijaya Sherry Chand, IIMA
Mr. Sudhir Dewan, Director, MOHAN Foundation, Chandigarh

3.50 pm – 4.10 pm

Tea break


4.10 pm – 5.00 pm

Awards function and Valedictory


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