Tissues and Cells / Projects

3rd Health Programme (2014-2020)
Good Practices for demonstrating safety and quality through recipient follow-up [Euro-GTP II]
The main objective of this project is to set up the good practices applied to tissues and cells (T&C) preparation processes and patient follow-up procedures, to ensure their safe and effective impleme...
The main objective of this project is to set up the good practices applied to tissues and cells (T&C) preparation processes and patient follow-up procedures, to ensure their safe and effective implementation.
The outputs of this project will provide tools for assessing and verifying the quality, promote safety and assure efficacy of therapies with human tissues, Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSC) and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), addressing mainly to the implementation of novel T&C preparation processes and clinical indications, but also to the need of retrospective studies where weaknesses or insufficient safety data currently exist.
Recommendations will be forwarded to Tissue Establishments (TE) and Organizations Responsible for Human Application (ORHA), as the main actors in the process of validation and designing T&C preparation processes and patient follow-up according to a clinical indication.
This project aim to define the threshold of novelty, including definition of the factors that should be considered to determine the scope and depth of the clinical follow-up studies needed. The scope and extent of the recommended studies will be determined on the basis of a risk based approach performed taking into account factors such as the novelty of the product/preparation process/clinical indication, and its technical complexity.
A T&C Database of products, preparation procedures, clinical applications and their current status of authorisation and implementation will be established, working as a starting point for determining the ‘novelty’ of processes/therapies by TEs and ORHAs, and allowing the use of established processes/therapies by any centre that strictly follows the same procedure/clinical procedure/indication.
This project also aims to define a “GTP’s management model” that could provide impetus for future standards harmonisation and promotion, and allow the establishment of European accreditation and training programs for TE.
Start date: 01/04/2016 - End date: 31/03/2019

Call: Call for Proposals for Projects 2015
Topic: Tissues and Cells
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Promoting Optimisation, Safety, Experience sharing and quality Implementation for Donation organisation and networking in unrelated haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Europe [POSEIDON]
The project aims to improve the safety of unrelated haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), optimise HSC donation policy, and promote equal access to this therapy throughout the European Unio...
The project aims to improve the safety of unrelated haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), optimise HSC donation policy, and promote equal access to this therapy throughout the European Union.
Start date: 01/06/2007 - End date: 01/06/2010

Call: Responding Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Fashion To Health Threats (Ht 2006)
Topic: Tissues and Cells
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
Coding and classification of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in Europe [EuroPGDcode]
The project aims at improving the exchange and integration of clinical and scientific data relating to reproductive and genetic technologies.
Start date: 01/06/2007 - End date: 01/12/2009

Call: Responding Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Fashion To Health Threats (Ht 2006)
Topic: Tissues and Cells
First Programme of Community action in the field of public health (2003-2008)
European Good Tissue Practices [Euro-GTPs]
The project aims to develop Good Tissue Practices (Euro-GTPs Guide) and Personnel Training Guidelines for Tissue Establishments (TE) regarding recovery, processing and preservation of tissues, in orde...
The project aims to develop Good Tissue Practices (Euro-GTPs Guide) and Personnel Training Guidelines for Tissue Establishments (TE) regarding recovery, processing and preservation of tissues, in order to ensure that all TEs guarantee the highest level of quality and safety of tissues for transplant.
Start date: 01/09/2008 - End date: 01/09/2011

Call: Responding To Health Threats Rapidly And In A Co-Ordinated Manner (Ht 2007)
Topic: Tissues and Cells
Second Programme of Community action in the Field of Health 2008-2013
Organ Transplantation: Ethical, Legal and Psychosocial Aspects. Outreach from the European Platform [ELPAT 2013]
The objective of the 1st ELPAT conference in 2007 was the initiation of a European platform on ethical, legal and psychosocial aspects of organ transplantation. The objective of the 2nd ELPAT conferen...
The objective of the 1st ELPAT conference in 2007 was the initiation of a European platform on ethical, legal and psychosocial aspects of organ transplantation. The objective of the 2nd ELPAT conference in 2010 was to expand the platform towards new EU Member States.

The general objective of the 3rd ELPAT conference, titled "outreach from the European platform", is to exchange knowledge, information and best practices on how to improve access to transplant care in countries with low organ donation rates. The importance of ethical, legal and psychosocial considerations is emphasized. These considerations are vital for the implementation of safe and sustainable transplant programmes. The focus is not only on EU Member States, but also on Candidate countries and Third countries in the Black Sea -and Balkan Region.

Ensuring better access to transplant care is a priority of the Workplan 2012.

We aim to fulfil the general objective by realizing the following strategic objectives:

1. to maintain multidisciplinary topics and themes, especially ethical, legal and psychosocial aspects of organ transplantation(see para. 4.5).

2. to achieve a wide representation of transplant professionals from countries with relatively low donation rates and high donation rates. The target number is 250 persons.The target groups are professionals with scientific backgrounds in e.g. transplant medicine, ethics, health economics, philosophy, law, criminology and psychology (see. para. 4.6). By drawing upon the international networks of ELPAT, ISN, TTS and ESOT, the congress holder has the opportunity to achieve a representation of transplant professionals and experts from all corners of the world. This way, exchange of knowledge and best practices will have an international dimension from which countries across Europe can benefit.

3. to gain transparency and insight in donation practices and barriers in new EU Member States, candidate countries and surrounding European countries such as Moldova, Turkey, the Balkan Region and the Black Sea region.

4.to achieve sustainability by enhancing longer-term collaboration and cooperation between European countries and non-European countries. This is done by stimulating representatives to become a member of ELPAT, TTS and/or ESOT and to join study projects of the ELPAT working groups. The focus topics of the ELPAT working groups are described at www.elpat.org.

5.to organize informal focus sessions and workshops where delegates are given the opportunity to present on (best) organ donation practices, pinpoint the bottlenecks encountered and to discuss possible strategies with the aim to increase transparency, improve access to transplant care and reduce inequalities.

6.participants of each focus session and workshop will be encouraged to write down recommendations and best practices that will be published in Deliverable No. 1 (see para. 3.6).

Sustainability and continuity of conference outcomes is attained by widespread dissemination of deliverables to participants and non-participants, the annual follow-up ELPAT working group meetings, joint study projects by the ELPAT working groups and online interaction and discussion on the ELPAT forum (www.elpat.org). The dissemination strategy is described in para. 5.2
Start date: 23/04/2013 - End date: 23/04/2014

Call: Generate And Disseminate Health Information And Knowledge (Hi-2012)
Topic: Tissues and Cells