Introductory Donation Awareness Training (IDAT) workshop

The IDAT is a one-day multidisciplinary workshop that provides introductory training and education to a range of health professionals involved in organ, eye and tissue donation. 

Workshop content

The workshop provides information on:

  • death and the donation pathways — Donation after Neurological Determination of Death (DNDD) and Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD)
  • loss and reactions to catastrophic news
  • how to support and communicate with grieving families
  • the family donation conversation
  • the donation process and the professional roles involved.

Who should attend?

If you are a healthcare professional interested in finding out more about organ and tissue donation, this workshop will be helpful. 

Please note that the IDAT workshop is not a component of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (CICM) curriculum. Intensive care medical trainees need to complete the core FDC workshop

Who will teach the workshop?

Workshops are facilitated by DonateLife education coordinators, donor family support coordinators, donation specialist staff and grief specialists.

How can I register to attend?

Check the schedule and click on the register button.

Important notice: Due to COVID-19 there may be some restrictions on workshop capacity. Please be aware that some jurisdictions may require participants to be fully vaccinated prior to attending workshops and evidence of vaccination may also be required.


06 September 2024North Canberra HospitalRegister


29 August 2024Westmead HospitalRegister
17 September 2024John Hunter HospitalRegister
07 November 2024Sutherland HospitalRegister


17 September 2024Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre - DarwinRegister
19 September 2024Double Tree by Hilton - Alice SpringsRegister


12 July 2024Mackay HospitalRegister
30 July 2024Gold Coast University HospitalRegister
30 August 2024Townsville HospitalRegister
09 October 2024Bundaberg HospitalRegister
25 October 2024Sunshine Coast University HospitalRegister
04 November 2024Gold Coast University HospitalRegister
19 December 2024Princess Alexandra HospitalRegister


22 August 2024DonateLife SARegister
17 October 2024DonateLife SARegister


22 August 2024Hobart - FULL 
05 September 2024Rural Clinical School BurnieRegister


16 July 2024The Alfred Hospital - FULL registration closed 
20 August 2024Sunshine Hospital - FULL waitlist onlyRegister
10 September 2024The Austin HospitalRegister
08 October 2024Frankston Hospital - FULL waitlist onlyRegister
15 November 2024Victorian Heart Hospital - FULL waitlist onlyRegister


19 July 2024Fiona Stanley HospitalRegister
16 October 2024Perth Children's HospitalRegister


IDAT Workshop registration form

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