Training Seminar - Forced Organ Harvesting in China
Presented for the Uyghur diaspora, Kazakhs, and other Turkic peoples from East Turkistan
- The full body of evidence will be explained in easy to understand segments so attendees gain a picture of the many lines of evidence that prove forced organ harvesting is happening in China, and can speak about it during their advocacy.
- Evidence that is relevant to all victim groups will be highlighted and explained
- The most recent evidence that Uyghurs, and others from East Turkistan, are being targeted will be explained.
- Examples will be provided for: how to answer common questions about the evidence, and how to reply to common statements from sceptics.
- Recommendations for how to include FOH when speaking with Government, VIPs or the general public will be provided.
- Resources that are available for use will be presented.
- The significance of the UN Special Rapporteur’s joint correspondence to China (which highlighted 2 cases from Uyghurs) will be discussed
- Actions, advocacy, and steps that could be carried out by the Uyghur diaspora will be recommended
- Q&A with experts
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CHOOSE ONE SESSION ONLY – THE TRAINING IS REPEATED FOR THE 2ND TIMEZONE.
(SESSION 2 WILL INCLUDE A FEW PRERECORDED VIDEO PRESENTATIONS DUE TO SOME EXPERTS BEING LOCATED IN DIFFERENT TIMEZONES)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS SEMINAR WILL BE HELD ON AN ONLINE MEETING PLATFORM (NOT A WEBINAR PLATFORM) SO PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND INTERACT WITH THE SPEAKERS
If you cannot make these dates but are interested to attend or if you have a question about the training please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Maya Mitalapova (SESSION 1)
Maya Mitalapova is Director at the Human Stem Cell Laboratory, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also founder of the Boston Uyghur Association and has been raising awareness of the Uyghur genocide internationally. Maya also testified to the China Tribunal about how the collection of DNA samples can be used for organ matching for transplantation.
Enver Tohti is a former surgeon from China and is a Uyghur himself. Enver worked for over 13 years at the Railway Central Hospital in Xinjiang, China, as a surgical oncologist. He is featured in the award-winning documentary Hard To Believe where he tells his story of being asked to remove the organs from a living prisoner who had just received a non-fatal gunshot in the chest. He has subsequently spoken at numerous events around the world including parliamentary hearings and film premieres.
Distinguished Professor Wendy Rogers
Distinguished Professor Wendy Rogers is an internationally renowned bioethicist based at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has written extensively on the ethics of organ donation and contributed to Australia’s national ethical guidelines on organ and tissue donation. In 2019 she led a team of researchers to expose unethical practices in Chinese transplant research. This work led to over 20 retractions and has been internationally recognised, leading to her inclusion in Nature’s list of 10 people who mattered in science and Medscape’s 12 best physicians of the year. She is Chair of ETAC’s International Advisory Committee.
Matthew Robertson is a research fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and a PhD Candidate in political science at the Australian National University. His doctoral research uses computational methods to explore the political economy of organ trafficking in China. His research using statistical forensics to demonstrate the falsification of Chinese organ donor registry data was published in the leading journal of medical ethics, BMC Medical Ethics. His study of Chinese surgeon involvement in execution procedures was published in the American Journal of Transplantation. Other peer-reviewed publications he has co-authored have appeared in BMJ Open and The BMJ. His chapter on the probable use of Uyghurs as an organ source appears in the edited volume The Xinjiang Emergency by Manchester University Press (2022).
Ethan Gutmann, is a China analyst and human-rights investigator and a research fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC).
His book The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution To Its Dissident Problem was released in 2014 and he is co-author of the 2016 investigative report An Update to Bloody Harvest and The Slaughter.
Ethan is currently researching forced organ harvesting from Uyghurs and other minorities in East Turkestan and has contributed to numerous conferences and panel discussions on the issue. He is a co-founder of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC).
David Kilgour (SESSION ONE)
David Kilgour is former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific. He was a Crown and defence council, Member of Parliament, prosecutor, lawyer, author, columnist and human rights advocate. His has received numerous awards for his human rights work.
In 2006, Mr Kilgour co-authored Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China alongside David Matas. Both Mr Kilgour and Mr Matas were nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for this work.
He is a co-author of the 2016 investigative report about organ harvesting in China, An Update to Bloody Harvest and The Slaughter. David is a co-founder of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC).
David Matas (SESSION ONE)
David Matas is an international human rights lawyer, author and researcher. He has received numerous awards and honors. In 2006, Mr Matas co-authored Bloody Harvest: Organ Harvesting of Falun Gong Practitioners in China alongside Hon. David Kilgour. Both Mr Matas and Mr Kilgour were nominated for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize for this work.
David Matas is a co-author of the 2016 investigative report about organ harvesting in China, An Update to Bloody Harvest and The Slaughter. He is a co-founder of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC).
Prof Maria Fiatarone Singh (SESSION TWO)
Prof. Maria Fiatarone Singh, MD, FRACP is a geriatrician who holds the John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science in the Faculty of Health Science, and Professor, Sydney Medical School at the University of Sydney. Her research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of medicine, exercise physiology, and nutrition as a means to improve health status and quality of life across the lifespan, with a focus on frail elders.
She has published extensively in her field and also researched and presented on the issue of forced organ harvesting in China. She is on the Medical Advisory Board of Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, and is a member of the Australian Committee of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC).
Susie Hughes is Executive Director and Co-founder of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC). Susie has been instrumental in growing the organisation’s international presence. She has engaged a wide range of stakeholders including ambassadors, government, legal and medical professionals, other non-government organisations and the wider community. Susie was also the Director of Logistics for the 2019 China Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, which unanimously found China to be guilty of forced organ harvesting.