Join us for the region's largest gathering for the 15th Congress of the Asian Society of
Transplantation at Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu City, Philippines on November 27-30, 2017. Engage and network with transplant physicians, surgeons and other health professionals.

Listen to speakers from all over the world as they share their expertise on the latest
global scientific evidence and vast experience in organ transplantation in Asia.

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My warmest greetings to the Transplantation Society of the Philippines (TSP) as it hosts the 15th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation.

Constant improvement of oneʼs capacities is the key to our individual and collective success. Thus, I commend TSP for providing a platform where members can be abreast with the emerging trends and innovations in the field. This convention is the perfect opportunity to touch base on the ethical and legal aspects of transplantation. This ensures that our physicians and surgeons will have the necessary know-how to keep up with global standards.

I likewise laud the organization for its dedication to the enhancement of the clinical practice and to the continuous learning and guidance of its members. I hope that you will maintain this commitment even as you pursue the advancement of tissue and organ donation and transplantation in the country.

May the inputs resulting from this conference translate into solutions that will benefit more people. Together, let us work towards becoming a healthy and prosperous nation. I wish you a successful event and all the best in your future endeavours.


15th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation


MABUHAY - is the ubiquitous Tagalog greeting meaning "long life", "good health", "best wishes" and "welcome". With our heartfelt "Mabuhay", we welcome everyone to the 15th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation on November 27-30, 2017 set in majestic Cebu, Philippines.

CAST is the definitive biennial transplant congress for Asia. Coming from a very successful CAST 2015 held in Singapore which was attended by more than a thousand participants stretching from Asia to Africa, CAST 2017 will uphold the exceptional quality and comprehensive coverage of transplant topics, issues and controversies that have been the hallmark of our past congresses. Banking on the exceptional line up of speakers both from our beloved Asian counterparts as well as contributions from experts in the US and in Europe, we will tackle the most burning issues and questions on organ and tissue donation and transplantation. We will also highlight its ethical and legal aspects with special emphasis on how transplantation and donation is practiced in Asia.

For CAST 2017, we will also allocate a significant number of sessions for Asian research and innovations in transplantation. These will be moderated and chaired by world-renowned transplant experts. With this, we hope to attract all transplant professionals - physicians and surgeons, as well as pharmacists, nurses, psychologists, nutrition and rehabilitation specialists, clinical and donation coordinators and equally important, all basic science and clinical transplant researchers.

Cebu is a historic city in the Central Visayan region. Mactan Island is where Ferdinand Magellan first landed in 1521 from his historic world-encircling journey from Spain and was immediately enthralled by its natural beauty.

The city is now a combination of modern five-star amenities set amidst kilometers long white sand beaches, coral laden reefs and wading waters for the gentle "butanding" or whale shark. The city itself is complete with all the attractions of a busy and bustling metropolis. The Cebu nightlife is not to be missed and will certainly be a welcome respite from our day-long meetings and educational activities. Add to these, the exquisite local Visayan cuisine topped by our world-renowned Filipino hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cebu - our beach destination capital! We promise a memorable congress of learning, networking, forging of new friendships and renewal of old ones as well as an opportunity for rest and recreation to re-energize and re-boot before heading back to your daily grind.


United Kingdom
  • British surgeon and pioneer in organ transplantation
  • First surgeon to conduct (1) liver transplantation operation in Europe in 1968; (2) liver, heart, and lung transplantation in the world in 1987; (3) intestinal transplant in the UK in 1992; and (4) successful combined stomach, intestine, pancreas, liver, and kidney cluster transplant in 1994
  • Most works were focused on the improvement of immunosuppression techniques aimed at prolonging life of liver transplant recipients
  • Currently the Yoah Ghim Professor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore

PLENARY 6: History of Organ Grafting
November 30, Thursday, 0900-1000

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