State-of-the-Art Sessions

Sessions 1–10
July 2, 2018 | 14:15–15:45

  • Recurrent Liver Allograft Disease: How to Deal With  | TRACK: LIVER

    Marina Berenguer, Spain

    Professor of Medicine Department of Medicine La Fe University Hospital and Ciberehd, Valencia

    Recurrent Viral B and C Disease: is the graft still salvageble?

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    Zheng Shusen, People's Republic of China

    Chief Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Zhejiang University International Hospital, Hangzhou City

    Recurrent Hepatocellular Cancer: is there a place for surgery?

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  • Strategies for the Sensitized Patient  | TRACK: KIDNEY

    Robert A. Montgomery, United States

    Professor of Surgery Director, Transplant Institute NYU Langone Health, New York, NY

    IdeS: a new approach to desensitization

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    Stanley Jordan, United States

    Director, Nephrology & Transplant Immunology; Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Anti-IL-6R Ab for the Prevention and Treatment of AMR

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    Frans HJ Claas, The Netherlands

    Professor Immunogenetics of Transplantation, Dept. Immunohematology and Blood Transfusion, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden

    The Role of the Acceptable Mismatch Strategy for Sensitized Patients


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  • Inflammation and Stem Cell Transplantation  | TRACK: CELL

    Anil Dhawan, United Kingdom

    Professor of Paediatric Hepatology, Child Healtj, King's College Hospital, London

    Stem Cell Therapy, Hepatocytes, a Source for Liver Regeneration

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    Maria Koulmanda, United States

    Co-Scientific Director of the Transplant Institute Medicine and Surgery, Beth Israel Deacones Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

    Pursing Tolerance by Blocking Inflammation in Islet Transplantation

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    Frantisek Saudek, Czech Republic

    Head, Department of Diabetes; Head, Pancreatic Islet Laboratory, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Czechia

    Advances in MR Cell Imaging


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  • Paediatric Transplantation: Challenges and Potential Solutions  | TRACK: PAEDIATRIC

    Grainne M. Walsh, United Kingdom

    Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Paediatric Transplantation), Department of Paediatric Nephrology, Evelina London Children's Hospital, London

    Ethics of Transplanting the Non-Adherant Teen

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    Carlos O. Esquivel, United States

    Professor of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

    Long Term Outcomes of Paediatric Transplantation

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    Olivia M. Martinez, United States

    Professor-Research, Surgery - Multi-Organ Transplantation, Stanford University

    Biomarkers for PTLD Diagnosis and Therapies

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  • New Strategies to Increase Donation  | TRACK: DONATION

    Claus Niemann, United States

    Professor of Anesthesia & Surgery Department of Anesthesia, Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    Donor Intervention Research - Priorities and Trends

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    Howard M. Nathan, United States

    President & CEO, Gift of Life Donor Program, Philadelphia, PA

    Effective Family Approach Practices

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  • The Future of of Intestinal Transplantation  | TRACK: INTESTINE

    Alexander Kroemer, United States

    Transplant and Hepatobiliary Surgeon, Director Transplant Laboratory, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC

    The Microbiome and its Implications in Itx

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  • Cutting Edge of Allorecognition  | TRACK: HISTO

    Megan Sykes, United States

    Director, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

    Novel Immune Allorecognition Pathways

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    James McCluskey, Australia

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research, University of Melbourne, Melbourne

    MHC:T-Cell Receptor Allorecognition Interface

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    Olivier Thaunat, France

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

    MHC:B-Cell Receptor Allorecognition Interface

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  • Upholding the Ethics of Transplantation: The Global View  | TRACK: ETHICS

    Adibul Hasan Rizvi, Pakistan

    Professor and Director, Urology and Transplantation, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Karachi

    Pakistan - The Challenges and Successes in Transplantation

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    Haibo Wang, People's Republic of China

    Director, China Organ Transplant Response System, Research Center of the Ministry of Health

    Achieving Organ Donor Reform in China

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  • Recent Advances in VCA  | TRACK: VCA

    Benoît Lengelé, Belgium

    Head of department, plastic & reconstructive surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve

    Vascularized Composite Allograft Engineering - The New Frontier

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    Angela Sirigu, France

    Research Director, Institute of Cognitve Science Marc Jeannerod, Centre National de La Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

    Cortical Integration after VCA-Relevance in Hand and Face Transplants

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  • New Therapeutic Approaches to Transplantation  | TRACK: BASIC

    Qizhi Tang, United States

    Professor of Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    Nudging Clinical Treg Responses

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Sessions 11–20
July 3, 2018 | 14:15–15:45

  • Outcome Driven Liver Transplantation  | TRACK: LIVER

    Samuel A. Irefin, United States

    Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

    In Depth Cardiac Pre-LT Investigation: A necessity to improve outcome?

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    Toshimi Kaido, Japan

    Associate Professor, Department of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic and Transplant Surgery, Kyoto University, Kyoto

    Sarcopenia and Denutrition: How to tackle these major determinants of outcome

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    Christian P. Strassburg, Germany

    Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik, Universitätsklinikum Bonn, Bonn

    Pre-L-T Antiviral Treatment (HCV,HBV, and HIV): Improving outcomes with and /or without liver transplantation

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  • Engineering Immune System for Transplantation  | TRACK: BASIC

    Jordi Ochando, Spain

    Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid

    Trained Immunity in Transplantation

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    Megan Levings, Canada

    Professor of Surgery, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

    Antigen Specific Tregs - What is Requird for Translation to the Clinic

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    Xian C. Li, United States

    Professor and Director of Surgery, Houston Methodist/Weill Cornell, Houston, TX

    Modulation of Macrophage Subsets to Promote Transplant Survival

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  • Identifying the "At Risk" Renal Graft  | TRACK: KIDNEY

    Germaine Wong, Australia

    Transplant Nephrologist, Westmead Hospital, Westmead

    The Impact of Disease Recurrence on Graft Outcome

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    Alexandre Loupy, France

    Nephrologist, Department of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation, Necker Hospital, Paris

    The Development of DSA - Who is at Risk and What is the Outcome

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    Brian J. Nankivell, Australia

    Transplant Physician, Department of Renal Medicine, Westmead Hospital, Westmead

    Histological Predictors of Premature Graft Loss

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  • Beta-Cell Replacement Therapy: Current Outcomes and Future Landscape  | TRACK: PANCREAS

    Peter G. Stock, United States

    Surgical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Program, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Program, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    Islet Transplantation Alone VS Solitary Pancreas Transplantation: An outcome driven choice?

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    Adam D. Barlow, United Kingdom

    Consultant Surgeon, Transplant and HPB Surgery, Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds

    SPK Transplantation VS Living Donor Kidney Transplantation Alone: An outcome driven choice?

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    Lorenzo Piemonti, Italy

    Director, Diabetes Research Institute, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan

    Future Landscape: Defining a successful outcome using stem cells as a source of insulin producing cells

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  • Improving Transplant Outcomes: Assessing Transplant Candidates' Risk  | TRACK: NURSING

    Oliver Mauthner, Switzerland

    University of Basel; Chief Nursing Officer, Felix Platter Hospital for Geriatric Medicine, Basel

    Assessing Transplant Candidates' Risk: Frailty

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    Miriam Kaufman, Canada

    Professor Emerita, Division of Adolescent Medicine, SickKids/University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

    Assessing Transplant Candidates' Risk: Nonadherence

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    Fabienne Dobbels, Belgium

    Academic Center for Nursing and Nutrition, KU Leuven

    Assessing Transplant Candidates' Risk: Poor Social Support and Health Literacy

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  • Perioperative Management: The Missing Link  | TRACK: ANESTHESIA

    Catherine Paugam-Burtz, France

    Chair, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Hopital Beaujon, Clichy

    Bridging the Failing Recipient Candidate in the ICU

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    Karl K. Young, Hong Kong

    Consultant, Department of Adult Intensive Care, Queen Mary Hospital

    Back from the Brink: Management of sepsis in the transplant recipient

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    James Findlay, United States

    Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Cardiac evaluation for abdominal organ transplant: angiography for all or overrated?

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  • Improving Outcomes with Common Post-Transplant Infections  | TRACK: ID

    Camille Kotton, United States

    Clinical Director, Transplant and Immunocompromised Host Infectious Diseases, Infectious Diseases Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

    Prevention and Management of CMV: Current guidance

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    Jose Maria Aguado, Spain

    Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, University Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid

    Multi-Drug Resistant Bacterial Infections: Understanding epidemiology and management of challenging infections

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    Silvia Vidal Campos, Brazil

    Transplant Infectious Disease, Lung Transplant Group; Pulmonary Division; Heart Institute (InCor), University of Sao Paulo

    Infectious Complications of Thoracic Transplantation: The challenge of ECMO, LVAD and thoracic transplantation

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  • Delivering Co-stimulation Blockade to the Clinic  | TRACK: TX IMM

    Flavio Vincenti, United States

    Professor of Medicine, Transplant Device, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

    The Role for Inhibition of the CD40-CD154 Pathway in Coxtimulation Blockade

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    Lionel Rostaing, France

    Professor, Head, Department of Nephrology Hemodialysis Apheresis and Transplantation, CHU Grenoble-Alpes, La Tronche

    Selective Anti-CD28 Blockade: Finally getting there?

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  • A Multidisciplinary Approach in the Fight Against Organ Trafficking and Human Trafficking for Organ Removal  | TRACK: DICG

    Benita Padilla, Philippines

    Head, Human Organ Preservation Effort, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Quezon City

    The Role of Clinicians in Preventing and Combatting Organ Trafficking

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    Marta López-Fraga, France

    Scientific Officer, Department of Biological Standardisation, OMCL Network & HealthCare (DBO) European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM); Council of Europe

    The Role of Multinational Organisations

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  • Why Does Sex Matter in Transplantation?  | TRACK: WIT

    Deborah Clegg, United States

    Professor, Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

    Sex on the Bench

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    Bethany Foster, Canada

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nephrology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, QC

    Recipient Sex Related Factors Impacting Transplant Outcome

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Sessions 21–30
July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:00

  • Metabolism in Transplantation  | TRACK: BASIC

    Jonathan Powell, United States

    Professor, Oncology and Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Preventing Allograft Rejection by Targeting Immune Metabolism

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    Ping-Chih Ho, Switzerland

    Assistant Professor, Department of Fundamental Oncology, University of Lausanne, Lausanne

    Nutrient Regulation of Immune Responses

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  • Adult LDLT: Long Term Outcome Problems  | TRACK: LIVER

    Yu-Fan Cheng, Taiwan

    Professor, Radiology, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung City

    Long Term Outcome of Endovascular Venous Intragraft Stents in LDLT

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    Daniel Cherqui, France

    Professor of Surgery, Universite Paris-Sud; Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, Paul Brousse Hospital in Villejuif-Paris, Paris

    Quality of life and lap donor hepatectomy

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    Kyung-Suk Suh, Korea

    Professor of Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul

    Can the Minimal Invasive Surgery using Laparoscopic or Robotic Technique Replace Open Surgery in Living Donor Hepatectomy in near Future?

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  • Can We Solve the Discrepancy Between Demand and Supply  | TRACK: KIDNEY

    Jay Fishman, United States

    Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease and Transplant Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Increased Risk and Hepatitis C Positive Organs Donors for HCV Positive and Negative Patients

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    Stefan G. Tullius, United States

    Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery; Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Surgery, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston

    The Challenges of Older Donors and Recipients

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  • Clinical Xenotransplantation-How Close Are We?  | TRACK: XENO

    Joseph A. Tector III, United States

    Professor of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Kidney Transplantation

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    Wayne J. Hawthorne, Australia

    Laboratory Director, National Pancreas and Islet Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney, Sydney

    Islet Transplantation

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    Muhammad Mohiuddin, United States

    Professor of Surgery, Director, Cariac Xenotransplantation Program, Department of Surgery, University of Maryland Baltimore

    Heart Transplantation

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  • The What, Who, When, Where and Why of Global Transplant Registries  | TRACK: REGISTRY

    Caner Süsal, Germany

    Prof. Dr. Med., Transplantation Immunology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg

    The Collaborative Transplant Study

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    Beatriz Dominguez-Gil, Spain

    Medical Officer, Medical Department, Organización Nacional de Trasplantes

    WHO Global Observatory Managed by Organizacion Nacional de Trasplantes (ONT)

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    Stephen P. McDonald, Australia

    Senior Staff Specialist, Renal Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide

    The Harmonisation of National Registries to Measure Global Outcomes

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  • Best Use of Available Organs  | TRACK: DONATION

    Angel Ruiz, Spain

    Transplant Coordinator, Donation and Transplant Coordination Unit, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona

    DCD Organs - What Does the Evidence Say About Outcomes?

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    Gabi Oniscu, United Kingdom

    Consultant Transplant Surgeon / Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Transplant Unit, Roual Infirmary of Edinburgh / University of Edinburgh

    DCD Perfusion Techniques and Outcomes

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    Gregory Snell, Australia

    Medical Head, Lung Transplant Service, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

    DCD Lung Donation and Lung Reconditioning

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  • ECMO in Thoracic Transplantation  | TRACK: H&L

    Christopher Wigfield, United States

    Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Chicago Medicine

    ECMO for Heart and Lung Donors VS Ex Vivo Perfusion

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    Olivier Bastien, France

    Medical Director, Agence de la Biomedecine, Saint-Denis

    ECMO Intra- and Postop in Heart & Lung Transplantation

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    Simon Maltais, United States

    Surgeon, Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

    Managing ECMO Complications

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  • Personalized Immunosuppression in 2018: “Which Biomarkers in Solid Organ Transplantation Will Pay Off?”  | TRACK: TX IMM

    Manikkam Suthanthiran, United States

    Professor and Chief, Transplantation Medicine, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY

    Biomarkers for Acute Rejection in Clinic: Show time or no time?

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    Barbara Murphy, United States

    Chair, Department of Medicine Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

    Biomarkers for Chronic Allograft Dysfunction: What mark are we aiming for?

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    Josep M. Cruzado, Spain

    Head, Nephrology, Bellvitge Hospital, Barcelona

    CNI Minimization: How to foretell a good versus bad outcome?

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  • Bone Complication  | TRACK: COMP

    Sara Jiménez, Spain

    Specialized Physician, Nephrology, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid

    Mechanisms of Osteoporosis after Organ Transplantation and Treatment

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Important Dates

  • Extended to December 6, 2017!
    Abstract submission deadline
  • December 8, 2017
    Application for Awards 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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