The PanArab Liver Transplantation Society (PALTS) held their Second Congress on 14-15 March 2007 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  The congress created a scientific forum for all problems related to liver transplantation in the Arab World, including medical, ethical, social and legal aspects.  It also enhanced the cooperation between members of the transplant teams in the Arab countries in order to meet the challenges facing liver transplantation in the Arab World.

Congress Scientific Program

Congress Abstract Book

Congress Photo Gallery

The 3rd PALTS Congress

12-13 March 2008


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The 4th PALTS Congress

2-3 April 2010


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PALTS group on Linkedin : we have created a professional group on Linkedin, many Doctors joined the group including some international experts. There are many interesting discussions and questions posted by different members. All future PALTS news and updates will be also posted on the  Linkedin. We encourage all PALTS members to join the group by opening the following link; Pan Arab Liver Transplant Society group.

First Liver Transplant in Qatar: Surgeons at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) have performed the first deceased donor liver transplant in Qatar. The donor was a 48 yrs Filipino who died of a cerebral stroke; and the recipient was a 43 yrs Egyptian who had end-stage liver disease due to Hepatitis C virus. The procedure was uneventful and the patient was discharged on the 10th post-operative day. The pioneering liver transplant comes a week after the inauguration of the Qatar Center for Organ Transplantation (QCOT). More details...

Prof Alaa Fayez Hamza, PALTS Treasurer, has been declared as the first elected President for Ain Shams University, Egypt. More details...

Prof Mohammed Al-Sebayel, PALTS President, has been awarded Master of Public Health (MPH) by the University of Liverpool after defending his thesis titled "Donor Organ Shortage Crisis: A Case Study Review of an Economic-Incentive System". Download

5th PALTS congress: the exact date and location will be announced shortly