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ESCRS Congress: Saturday 7 October | 16.45 – 17.45 | Room No. 4.6

ECCTR COURSE: Using the European Cornea and Cell Transplant Registry (ECCTR) for Clinical Improvement

Course Description:

This course will inform about the importance of quality improvement work. The ECCTR system will be presented as a tool to improve quality in corneal transplant surgery. Legal
aspects of an international registry including ownership of data and ethical aspects will be discussed. Detailed instructions of how to enter data into the system and take out reports will be given.

Course Objectives:

Inform about quality improvement work. Provide knowledge about the ECCTR system. Inform about legal aspects of an international disease registry. Provide knowledge about how to
enter data into the system. Provide knowledge about how to take out data from the system.

Course Schedule:

16.45 – 16.55 The concept of quality improvement in health care
16.55 – 17.15 Quality registry – ECCTR
17.15 – 17.20 Legal aspects
17.20 – 17.35 Reporting data – input of data
17.35 – 17.45 Take out reports – output of data

The Project

The project aims to build a common assessment methodology and establish an EU web-based registry and network for academics, health professionals and authorities to assess and verify the safety quality and efficacy of corneal transplantation.

The consortium of the project consists of eight partners: the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), European Society of Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease Specialists (EuCornea), Fondazione Banca degli Occhi del Veneto Onlus (FBOV) & European Eye Bank Association (EEBA), NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), University of Maastricht (MU), Nederlandse Transplantatie Stichting (NTS) and Blekinge Lans Landsting (LTBlekinge).

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ECCTR Work Packages

The core work packages will be implemented with the following time schedule

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