22 October 2018

Debate: Organ Donation and Political Challenges

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Professor Palle Serup will participate in a panel discussion on the reasons for the lack of organ donors and possible solutions to the problem.

ENABLE (The European Academy of Biomedical Sciences) is an EU-funded project consisting of a series of conferences, organized by young PhD students and Postdocs from four different European institutes: IRB in Barcelona, RIMLS in Nijmegen, SEMM in Milan and CPR in Copenhagen. The goal of ENABLE is to bring young researchers together from all over the world, so that research is shared, promoting cooperation and strengthening the network between academics, industries and decision-makers.

DanStem Professor Palle Serup will participate in one of ENABLE activities, a panel discussion called ‘Spørg forskeren’, in which a number of experts discuss the reasons for the lack of organ donors and possible solutions to the problem. The need for organ donations is greater than the offer, and therefore the waiting lists for new organs are long. This results in a lot of discomfort and uncertainty for the waiting patients, and in the worst cases some die while waiting. Peter Qvortrup Geisling will lead the panel discussion of leading experts in the field. (In Danish)

Tuesday 6 November, 2018 at 19:00-21:00
Maersk Tower


Peter Qvortrup Geisling; Doctor and journalist

Palle Serup: Expert in stem cell research and regenerative medicine

Anja Bornø Jensen: Anthropologist and expert in organ donation and public health

Saddiq Qazi: Doctor and researcher in cardiac transplants

Liselot Blixt: Member of Parliament for “Dansk Folkeparti” and Chairman of the Health and Elderly Committee

Lone Frank: Science journalist, author and PhD in neurobiology

Eske Willerslev: DNA researcher and director of the Center for Geogenetics

Amalie Kestler: Editorial Director of Inland Affairs at “Politiken”

Kjeld Møller Pedersen: Professor of Health Economics and Health Policy at the University of Southern Denmark

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