Welcome Message -

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the scientific committee, we would like to cordially invite you to the University of Chicago International Conference on Organ Transplant to be held on June 11, 2022 as a hybrid event at Grand Hyatt Hotel in Abu Dhabi. 
This conference will feature state of the art advances in Heart Transplant and Solid Organ Transplant delivered by a panel of world-renowned experts from the University of Chicago Medicine and regional experts from U.A.E. and Kuwait.
Since a University of Chicago doctor performed the first animal organ transplant in 1904, which later earned him the Nobel prize, UChicago Medicine has continued to be a world leader in organ transplantation. We were the first in the world to perform a successful living-donor liver transplant and heart-liver-kidney transplant. We have performed 12 of the country’s 34 heart-liver-kidney transplants, including the historic back-to-back triple organ transplants in 2018.
In 2021, UChicago Medicine performed a record number of organ transplants, increased by 42% from the previous year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. 
This event will provide attendees with a great opportunity to learn and discuss the advances in organ transplant (Heart, Lungs, Liver, Kidney & islet) with transplant experts from the University of Chicago and learn more about the current challenges and clinical development of organ transplant.
At the end of this conference participants will be able to:
•  Review the latest advances and best practices for the management and treatment of organ failures.
•  Evaluate and diagnose a selected group of medical problems that leads to organ transplantation.
•  Provide insight into patients and donors needs and experiences.
•  Review practical real-life cases of different organ transplant patients.
•  Apply new knowledge and the needs for organ transplantation.
We look forward to meeting you in person or virtually during the conference and hope all of you can benefit from today’s event. 
 Ali Al Obaidli, MD
Chief Medical Officer, SEHA Kidney Care,
Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA),
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Chairman, UAE National Organ Donation
and Transplantation Committee
Valluvan Jeevanandam, MD
Cynthia Chow Professor of Surgery
Chief, Section of Cardiac Surgery
Director, Heart and Vascular Center
Rolf Barth, MD
Professor of Surgery
Director, Liver, Kidney & 
Pancreas Transplantation
Associate Director, 
Transplant Institute