Symposium

LIFE SAVER to LIFE CHANGER

Celebrating the Impact of Organ Donation and Transplantation

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

King’s Hall, Armstrong Building, Newcastle University Campus

Our symposium examines the contribution of Newcastle Hospitals and University to the field of transplantation medicine and the use of exercise and health promotion as part of a healthy lifestyle following organ transplantation. It also provides an update on approaches to increase the availability of organs for transplantation. Presentations and workshop leaders include clinicians, academics and World Transplant Games athletes.

The symposium will appeal to clinicians, academics, sports scientists, physiotherapists, sports therapists, sports and exercise students and anyone with an interest in organ donation and transplantation.

FREE ADMISSION. ONLINE ADVANCE BOOKING REQUIRED AND WILL OPEN SOON.

SESSIONS INCLUDE:

  • Newcastle’s contribution to Transplant Medicine.
  • Exercise prehabilitation for transplant candidates.
  • Exercise rehabilitation for transplant recipients.
  • Sports participation and the transplant athlete.
  • Personal perspective of the transplant athlete.
  • Organ donation – the UK perspective.
  • Increasing donation rates – persuasion or the law?
  • Novel technologies to improve donor quality.
  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Physical activity and dietary interventions to improve health in long-term conditions.

WORKSHOPS INCLUDE

  1. Managing injuries in transplant athletes.
  2. Nutrition for improving sports performance.
  3. Achieving peak performance – the athlete’s experience.

SPORTS SCIENCE EVENT

Have You ever wondered how fit you are?

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10:00 – 16:00

Boiler House & union Lawn, Newcastle University Campus

People of all ages are invited to take part in (or just watch!) a huge range of different activities, designed to test and measure your body’s strength and fitness!

Meet experts in Sports and Exercise Science from Newcastle University and learn about how fitness is measured and optimised. Help us celebrate the impact that organ donation has on the life of transplant recipients and see how exercise can assist their recovery after surgery.

Find out:

  • What happens to your heart during different types of exercise.
  • How we can measure lung function.
  • Different ways to assess body composition.
  • Your reaction times under pressure situations.
  • How forces are generated during different types of exercise.
  • How flexible and powerful you are.

FREE ADMISSION – NO NEED TO BOOK