Morning Symposia

Preliminary confirmed list, please check for updates as the program comes into focus!

July 2, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

  • Steatohepatitis After Liver Transplantation  | TRACK: COMP

  • Current Immunosuppression: “Can This Old Dog Be Tought New Tricks?”  | TRACK: TX IMM

    Helio S. Tedesco Jr, Brazil

    Professor, Nephrology Division, Hospital do Rim - Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo

    Re-Targeting JAK/STAT Signaling in Solid Organ Transplantation?

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    Hans-Dieter Volk, Germany

    Chairman/Director, Institute of Medical Immunology and Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), Charité University of Medicine, Berlin

    Alemtuzumab and Infliximab Join Forces: Together We Are Strong

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    E. Steve Woodle, United States

    William A. Altemeier Chair in Surgery, Division of Transplantation, University of Cincinnati, Ohio

    Proteasome Inhibition Before and After Transplantation


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  • Sex and Gender Research in Transplantation - Where Are We Now?  | TRACK: WIT

    Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, Canada

    Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal, QC

    Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going in Sex and Gender Research in Transplant? A Scoping Review

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    Amanda Miller, Canada

    Transplant Nephrology, Division of Nephrology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

    Donor Sex Related Factors Influencing Transplant Outcomes

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    Anette Melk, Germany

    Hannover Medical School, Hannover

    Gender Disparities in Transplantation


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  • Transplant Nursing: Improving Patient Outcomes  | TRACK: NURSING

    Christiane Kugler, Germany

    Professor and Head, Institute of Nursing and Healthcare Sciences, University of Freiburg, Freiburg

    Ethics of Transplanting the Non-Adherant Teen

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    Paolo DeSimone, Italy

    Associate Professor of Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, University of Pisa Medical School Hospital, Pisa

    Promoting Transplant Adherence

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    Anna Forsberg, Sweden

    Professor in Transplant Nursing, Lund University Institute of Health Sciences, Lund

    Improving Psychosocial Outcomes

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  • New and Emerging Issues in Organ Trafficking and Travel for Transplantation  | TRACK: ETHICS & DICG

    Elmi Muller, South Africa

    Head, Division of General, Surgery, University of Cape Town, South Africa

    Commercial Transplants in the Developing World

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    Alexander M. Capron, United States

    USC University Professor, Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics; Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine; Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

    Ethical Concerns Regarding Global Kidney Exchanges

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    Sanjay Nagral, India

    Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Dept of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaslok, Fortis & Shushrusha Hospital, Mumbai; Honorary Surgeon, KB Bhabha Municipal General Hospital

    When the Poor Donate but Only the Rich Receive – Barriers to Equitable Allocation of Organs in Developing Countries

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  • The Transplanter vs. The Educator Ultimate Debate: Should Transplanters Be Trained As Educators?  | TRACK: EDUCATION

    Jeremy R. Chapman, Australia

    Clinical Director, Division of Medicine and Cancer, Westmead Hospital, Sydney

    The Transplanter

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    Medhat Askar, United States

    Director, Transplant Immunology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas

    The Educator

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July 3, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

  • Opt Out - New Experiences in Presumed Consent  | TRACK: DONATION

    Katja Empson, United Kingdom

    Consultant in Emergency Medicine Emergency Department, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

    The Wales Experience

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    Susan Gunderson, United States

    Chief Executive Officer, LifeSource, Minneapolis, MN; President, International Society for Organ Donation and Procurement

    The US Opt In Experience

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    Bernadette B.J.J.M. Haase-Kromwijk, The Netherlands

    Director, Nederlandse Transplantatie Stichting, Leiden

    Opt In-Opt Out - The European Experience

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  • Clinical Applications in Stem Cells  | TRACK: CELL

    Martin Hoogduijn, The Netherlands

    Associate Professor, Nephrology and Transplantation, Erasmus MC

    Bottlenecks to Clinical Application of IpS

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  • The Future of Thoracic Transplantation  | TRACK: H&L

    Cynthia Gries, United States

    Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program, Transplant Institute, Florida Hospital, Orlando

    Assessment of Frailty and Comorbidities

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    Dirk Van Raemdonck, Belgium

    Head of Transplant Center, Thoracic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven

    Efforts to Increase the Lung Donor Pool

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    Peter S. MacDonald, Australia

    Medical Director, Heart Transplant Unit, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

    Efforts to Increase the Heart Donor Pool

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  • Trends in Pediatric Transplantation  | TRACK: PAEDIATRIC

    Stephen D. Marks, United Kingdom

    Reader and Consultant, Department of Paediatric Nephrology, University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

    Paediatric PTLD Pearls

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    Rebecca Greenberg, Canada

    Bioethicist, The Hospital for Sick Childrens, Toronto, ON

    Paediatric Ethics

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  • Controversies in Intestinal Transplant  | TRACK: INTESTINE

    Rodrigo Vianna, United States

    Director, Miami Transplant Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami

    Should Every Country Have an Intestinal Transplant Program? YES

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    George Mazariegos, United States

    Chief, Pediatric Transplantation, Hillman Center for Pediatric Transplantation, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    Should Every Country Have an Intestinal Transplant Program? NO

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  • Issues Relating to Clinical Xenotransplantation  | TRACK: XENO

    Emanuele E. Cozzi, Italy

    Director, Transplantation Immunology Unit, University Hospital of the Padua Medical Center, Padova

    Are Low Anti-pig Antibody Levels Essential to the Succcess of Pig Organ Xenotransplantation?

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    Rita Bottino, United States

    Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University; Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

    Is Encapsulated Pig Islet Tx Preferable to Free Pig Islet Tx?

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    Kazuhiko Yamada, United States

    Professor, CCTI, Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

    Is Pig Genetic Engineering Essential for the Success of Xenotransplantation?

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July 4, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

  • Novel Therapies in VCA  | TRACK: VCA

    Jelena M. Janjic, United States

    Associate Professor, Pharmaceutics, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

    Local Immunosuppression in VCA - Hope or Hype?

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    Amelia Bartholomew, United Kingdom

    TBC

    Cell Therapies and Transplantation Tolerance: Hope or Hype? PRO

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    Olivier Thaunat, France

    Professor in Transplantation and Clinical Immunology, Transplantation, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon

    Cell Therapies and Transplantation Tolerance: Hope or Hype? CONS

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  • Beta Cell Replacement of the Future  | TRACK: PANCREAS

    Marc Guell, United States

    eGenesis Biosciences

    Will Gene Editing Carry Pig Islets to the Clinic

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    Thomas Kay, Australia

    Director, Immunology and Diabetes, St. Vincent's Institute Medical Research, Melbourne

    Advanced Insulin Delivery Systems: Can They Cure Patients

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  • Challenging Cases in Transplant Infectious Diseases: Pushing the Boundaries of Donor and Recipient Outcomes  | TRACK: ID

    Joanna Schaenman, United States

    Associate Professor Medicine, Infectious Diseases David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

    Polyoma Viruses (BK) - Case Presenter

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    Hans H. Hirsch, Switzerland

    Professor, Senior Clinical Consultant Transplantation & Clinical Virology University of Basel, Basel

    Polyoma Viruses (BK) - Case Discussant

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    Cameron Wolfe, United States

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Transplant Infectious Disease Section, Duke University Medical Center

    Nocardia - Case Discussant

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  • Organ Donor Management - Impact of Critical Care and Outcome  | TRACK: ANESTHESIA

    Darren Malinoski, United States

    Assistant Chief of Critical Care and Surgery, Operative Care Division, Portland VA Health Care System, Portland, OR

    Organ Donation: Changing Perspectives in Critical Care - Donor Management Goals

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    Martí Manyalich, Spain

    Assessor on Transplantation, Medical Direction, Hospital Clinic, Barcelona; Associate Professor, University of Barcelona Medical School; and President of the TPM-DTI Foundation

    Donation After Cardiac Death - The Role of Critical Care

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    Sharon Swain, United States

    Clinical Nurse Educator, Clinical, Donor Network West Baltimore

    Critical Care Training and Education for Donor Coordinators

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  • What is New in the World of Transplant Registries?  | TRACK: REGISTRY

    Vivek Kute, India

    Professor of Nephrology and Transplantation, IKDRC-ITS and GUTS, Ahmedabad

    National Transplant Registry of India

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    Haibo Wang, People's Republic of China

    Director, China Organ Transplant Response System

    Curie Ahn, Korea

    Professor, Division of Nephrology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Seoul

    Korean Organ Transplant Registry (KOTRY)

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  • A Discussion of Informed Consent with Living Deceased Donation  | TRACK: ETHICS & DICG

    Gabriel Danovitch, United States

    Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

    The Discretionary Living Kidney Donor

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    John S. Gill, Canada

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

    Marginal Deceased Donor

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July 5, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

  • Kidney Paired Exchange: Success Stories, On-going Challenges and What We Can Learn from Others  | TRACK: HISTO

    Kathryn Tinckam, Canada

    Staff Nephrologist and Co-Director HLA Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University Health Network, Toronto, ON

    Kidney Paired Exchange in Canada: What Works and What Challenges Remain - A National Approach to KPD

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    Khalid Al-Meshari, Saudi Arabia

    Director, International Affairs, General Corporate Consultancy, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh

    Kidney Paired Exchange in Saudi Arabia: Success and Lessons

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  • When the Liver Transplant Surgeon Needs Help...  | TRACK: LIVER

    Magdy El-Serafy, Egypt

    Professor, Endemic Medicine and Hepatogastroenterology, Cairo University

    The Role of Interventional Endoscopist

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    Pierre Goffette, Belgium

    Director interventional Radiology Unit, Radiology and Imaging, Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

    The Role of the Interventional Radiologist

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    Laura Rubbia Brandt, Switzerland

    Professor, Chair, Department Head of Clinical Pathology Division, Chair of Department of Genetics, Laboratory of Medicin and Pathology, Geneva University Hospital

    The Role of the Liver Transplant Pathologist

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  • Modern Reinterpretation of Classical Concepts in Transplant Immunology  | TRACK: BASIC

    Andreas Linkermann, Germany

    Senior Consultant and Deputy Director, Technical University Dresden, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Division of Nephrology, Dresden

    Die Another Day: Apoptosis, Necroptosis and Immune Activation

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    Adrian E. Morelli, United States

    Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

    Tricky Ways of Allorecognition: Exosomes and Antigen

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    Julien Zuber, France

    Professor of Clinical Immunology, Kidney Transplantation, Paris Descartes University, Necker Hospital, Paris

    Are We Getting There? Novel Mechanistic Aspects of Tolerance Induction

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  • Recurrent Disease After Transplantation  | TRACK: KIDNEY

    Guillaume Canaud, France

    Associate Professor, Hopital Necker, Paris

    Christophe Legendre, France

    Head of Nephrology-Transplantation Unit, Adult Nephrology-Transplantation Unit Hôpital Necker & Paris Descartes University, Paris

    John S. Gill, Canada

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Pearls of Wisdom – A Roadmap to Developing a Successful Career in Transplantation  | TRACK: YI

    Barbara Murphy, United States

    Chair, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    Your First Real Job - Making Yourself Marketable and Finding a Clinical Niche

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    Nancy Ascher, United States

    Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

    The “Holy Grail of Work-Life Balance": Mindfulness, Emotional Intelligence and Well-being

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    Jayme E. Locke, Australia

    Assistant Professor of Surgery, Surgery / Transplantation, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    How To Find a Research Focus – and Funding – As a Trainee

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    Jeremy R. Chapman, Australia

    Clinical Director, Division of Medicine and Cancer, Westmead Hospital

    The “How To Guide” for the Aspiring Physician/Surgeon-scientist: Funding and Publications

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  • Tackling the Challenges Posed by Donor Intervention Research

    Sandy Feng, United States

    Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation; Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco

    Guidance Delineated in the National Academies of Medicine Donor Intervention Report

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    Conducting Donor Intervention Trials in My Country – An International Panel Discussion

    Axel Rahmel, Germany

    Medical Director Deutsche Stiftung Organtransplantation

    Christopher J. E. Watson, United Kingdom

    Professor of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, University of Cambridge

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission is closed
  • December 8, 2017
    Awards Application Deadline
  • February 15, 2018
    Communication to submitter on approved / rejected abstracts
  • March 1, 2018
    Deadline for presenter registration (early-bird deadline)

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