Department of Surgery Hosting Research Organ Recovery Workshop

The DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery’s Minimally Invasive Surgical Training & Education Center and Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency are hosting a national Research Organ Recovery Workshop January 24 and 25.

The bi-annual workshop, sponsored by the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine (IIAM), is expected to bring organ/tissue procurement staff from at least 12 organ procurement organizations to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Nearly 30 OPOs have sent staff to the workshop over the years to receive training about recovery techniques for research organs, and to learn about the life-saving results of human organs donated for research.

“Leveraging innovation and education resources from the Miller School of Medicine, this workshop represents a great example of our mission to transform lives through teaching, research, and service,” said Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., professor and chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the Miller School and Surgeon-in-Chief for the University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health. “This collaboration across multiple programs from the Miller School and the IIAM will propel new knowledge and contribute to the regional and national impact of organ donation and procurement.”

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