The Forum will consist of a series of virtual meetings between chapter working groups culminating in a hybrid (in-person and virtual) conference in the city of Montréal, Québec October 14-15, 2021. The Forum will be co-hosted by Transplant Québec and the Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program (CDTRP), with the support of Canadian Blood Services (CBS), the Canadian Society of Transplantation and The Transplantation Society.
The hybrid conference will be preceded by virtual meetings over the first half of 2021. These facilitated virtual meetings will allow chapter working groups to promote discussion, identify challenges, and create lists of topics that merit recommendations in their respective chapters of the final manuscript. Each working group will have to present one recorded virtual meeting (webinar) during which members of other working groups will be asked to provide feedback either during or after the webinar. Based on gathered evidence and consensus reached during discussions, chapter authorship groups will then draft their respective chapter that will populate the final manuscript.
The two day in-person conference will include summaries of the virtual sessions and round table discussions designed to finalize consensus recommendations to be included in the Forum consensus manuscript.