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At the recent IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress in San Diego, Dr Mohamed Elzawahry was announced as one of the successful recipients of a TTS Scientific Congress Award for the work he has been undertaking over the past year as a DPhil student in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences.

Dr Mohamed Elzawahry receiving his award a the IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress in San Diego

TTS (The Transplantation Society) awarded the prize to Dr Elzawahry for his presentation, "Oxygenated hypothermic machine perfusion of the pancreas; a porcine circulatory death model to compare a ‘continuous’ and an ‘end-ischaemic’ approach".

Based within QUOD (Quality in Organ Donation) and working in collaboration with OCDEM (Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism), Dr Elzawahry focuses on exploring the potential use of oxygenated machine perfusion technologies in the preservation of pancreas organs prior to transplantation with particular emphasis on the potential of decreasing the postoperative morbidity associated with pancreas transplantation. Under the supervision of Professor Peter Friend and Mr James Hunter, he is investigating the mechanism of oxygenated hypothermic and normothermic machine perfusion of the pancreas aiming to bridge the gap towards clinical translation.

Further details about the meeting and the congress awards are available on the IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress 2023 website.