Studies In Transplantation


Living Donor Reimbursement: Knowledge to Action


Trillium Gift of Life Network

522 University Avenue, Suite 900

Toronto, Ontario


Day 1- November 4, 2009

Start End Topic Presenter(s)
1200 1210 Introduction Amit Garg

Kimberly Young

1210 1240 Enhancing Living Donation Kimberly Young
1240 1315 Global Trends in Living Organ Donation Reimbursement: legislation, programs, and policies  Manisha Sickand
1315 1415 Reimbursement:  International Panel Presentation
International experience in living donor reimbursement.
Elles van Cromvoirt, Netherlands

Ayla San, Turkey

Anne Wilson, Australia

1415 1445 Question and Discussion Period All
1445 1515 Break  
1515 1615 Reimbursement:  Canadian Panel Presentation
Provincial representatives to present LDR programs.
Lorraine Gerard, British Columbia

Val Dunphy, Manitoba

Versha Prakash/Anjeet Bhogal, Ontario

Katherine Poser, New Brunswick

1615 1630 Question and Discussion Period All


Dinner  (Wine and Cheese, Dinner to be held at Trillium)

Start End Topic Presenter(s)
1800 1900 Wine and Cheese All
1930 2000 The Reimbursement Experience in the US

·      How state programs and national program operate together

·      Effectiveness of having a national and state-by-state program approach

Katrina Crist


Day 2- November 5, 2009

Start End Topic Presenter(s)
0845 0900 Welcome Amit Garg
0900 0930 Prospective Living Kidney Donor Study  Amit Garg
0930 1000 Opportunities for Research
Outcomes of the British Columbia survey
Scott Klarenbach
1000 1030 Question and Discussion Period All
1030 1100 Break  
1100 1130 Reimbursing Lost Income


Scott Klarenbach
1130 1145 The Role of Legislation in Developing and Implementing Reimbursement Programs TBD
1145 1200 Wrap Up Amit Garg

Kimberly Young


Reimbursing Live Organ Donors for Incurred Non-Medical Expenses: 

A Global Perspective on Policies, Programs and Processes

Authors (currently listed alphabetically)

Neil Boudville MD, 7

Meaghan S. Cuerden MSc, 1

Amit X. Garg MD, PhD, 1, 2

Scott Klarenbach MD, MSc, 4, 5

Akinlolu O. Ojo MD, PhD, 3

Chirag Parikh MD, PhD, 6

Manisha Sickand, 1 (first author)

for the Donor Nephrectomy Outcomes Research Network


1)Division of Nephrology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

2)Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

(3) Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

(4) Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada;

(5) Institute of Health Economics, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

(6) Section of Nephrology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

(7) School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia