Controversial Conversations
A Public Forum on Ethical Issues in Donation and Transplantation

Saturday 28 October
9.00 am to 4.10 pm
Melbourne Burwood Campus

Organ and tissue donation and transplantation touches the lives of thousands of Australian families each year. Advances in medicine, science and technology provide ever more opportunities for recovery of organs and tissues that can be used in transplantation to save or improve lives. However, these advances may also create ethical dilemmas for potential donors and transplant recipients, health professionals, policy makers and Australian society.

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Controversial Conversations: A Public Forum on Ethical Issues in Donation and Transplantation provides a unique opportunity for community members, health professionals, students, academics, journalists and policy makers to learn about a range of ethical issues relating to organ and tissue donation and transplantation. During the Forum, community members will have an unprecedented opportunity to be part of a conversation with international and Australian experts in the ethics of donation and transplantation.

A series of engaging presentations will introduce participants to topics such as: looking for a donor online; organ trafficking and transplant tourism; “opt out” and “opt-in” donation policies; and equity in donation and transplantation. Each presentation will be followed by a lively panel discussion during which there will be opportunities for audience interaction.

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Date and time

Saturday 28 October
9.00 am to 4.10 pm


Deakin University Melbourne Burwood Campus
Lecture Theatre 13
221 Burwood Highway