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Tackling global ethical issues in transplantation

Monday September 23, 2024 - 13:40 to 15:10

Room: Beylerbeyi 1

What next for transplant ethics in the era of xenotransplantation?

Dominique Martin, Australia

Deakin University


Dominique is Professor of Health Ethics and Professionalism in the School of Medicine at Deakin University in Australia, where she leads the Ethics, Law and Professionalism team. She is also an adjunct professor at the Australian Centre for Health Law Research (ACHLR) at QUT.

Dominique has led curriculum design, development and implementation in ethics, law and professionalism within the medical program at Deakin, and is also leading development of a clinical ethics program for qualified health professionals. Her research focuses on ethical issues in nephrology, organ and tissue donation, and transplantation, and on professionalism in healthcare. Her current projects are focused on international travel for organ transplantation; ethical issues in innovative research in donation and transplantation; and ethics education for kidney care professionals. 

Dominique currently represents Oceania on the Council of the international Transplantation Society (TTS) and is co-chair of the Education Committee of TTS. An Associate Editor of Transplantation, Dominique is also a member of several national and international working groups developing ethical guidance for donation and transplantation of human cells, organs and tissues.  She has previously served as co-chair of the Ethics Committee of TTS and of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group. Dominique was a member of the joint ethics task force of the International Society of Nephrology, the American Society of Nephrology and the European Renal Association; she was inaugural Chair of the Asia Pacific Bioethics Education Network, and is a founding member of the Doha International Academy for Organ Donation. Dominique has also served as an ethics consultant to the World Health Organization and the Australian Organ and Tissue Authority.

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