Dr. Roberto Tanus has assumed the presidency of the Latin American and Caribbean Transplant Society for the periods 2012-2013.
Today we would like to know more about him, his interests and overall about this new undertaking challenge.
Dr. Roberto Tanus was born in Rosario de Lerma, province of Salta in Argentina and began his studies in the Faculty of Medicine in the National University of Cordoba. He is married to Mrs. Adriana Tessey, and has 4 children: Virginia, Juan, Soledad and Facundo, and also two adorable grand-children, Thomas and Sofía.
1.¿What significance for you, has your naming as head of the Directory in the Latin American and Caribbean Transplant Society?
The highest of honors and a great responsibility.
2.¿What will be the principal lines of work that will follow under your presidency?
• Consolidate the development of the Society.
• Put forward the integration of all types of transplants throughout the chapters by organ.
• Strengthen the Consultant Presidents body in Societies of the region.
• Continue and expand the scholarship system and internship, promoting technical improvement in Latin America.
• Continue with STALYC courses in countries of the region that require collaboration in training and development of their Transplant programs.
• Consolidate the interaction with scientific, and similar-national and Supranational Societies, state Organizations (Health Ministries ect.) of Latin American countries to collaborate in favor of common objectives.
• Increase the participation of member countries through their representatives in the Directive.
• To successfully carry out the STAL and C 2013 Congress in Buenos Aires.
• Consolidate the STALYC Bioethics Forum.
3.¿Which are the mayor challenges in your administration?
One of the greatest challenges will be the contribution towards the eradication of the Transplant Tourism traffic in the Region. The other aim is to gain equal opportunities for Transplant and to guarantee coverage to all the inhabitants of Latin America.
4. ¿What is STALYC´s contribution in Transplantology for Latin America and the Caribbean?
Support and collaborate with the continuous growth of organ, tissue and cell transplant activities, entailing law homogenization that will allow countries of the Region to work together to improve the quality and obtain the processes marked with transparency and public interest.