Program by Track

Please note: this by-track presentation list reflects only those with invited speakers. Abstract sessions are not listed.
  • Anesthesia Management and Critical Care [Anesthesia]

    Perioperative Management: The Missing Link

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Organ Donor Management - Impact of Critical Care and Outcome

    Morning Symposia | July 4, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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  • Basic and Translational Sciences [Basic]

    New Therapeutic Approaches to Transplantation

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    Menna Clatworthy, United Kingdom

    University Lecturer, Transplantation Medicine / Hon Consultant Nephrologist, University of Cambridge

    Mechanisms of Organ Injury and Repair by Macrophages

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    Qizhi Tang, United States

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

    Nudging Clinical Treg Responses

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    Nancy Kwan Man, Hong Kong

    Professor, Director, Clinical and Translational Research Laboratory; Director, Laboratory of Liver Transplantation and Liver Cancer, Department of Surgery, The University of Hong Kong

    Systems Biology of the Intragraft Regional Immunoregulation in Tumor Recurrence After Liver Transplantation

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    Engineering Immune System for Transplantation

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Metabolism in Transplantation

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:00

    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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    James A. Hutchinson, Germany

    Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, University Hospital Regensburg

    Manipulating Macrophage Responses in Transplantation

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    Modern Reinterpretation of Classical Concepts in Transplant Immunology

    Morning Symposia | July 5, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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  • Cellular and Regenerative Therapies [Cell]

    Inflammation and Stem Cell Transplantation

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Clinical Applications in Stem Cells

    Morning Symposia | July 3, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    Martin Hoogduijn, The Netherlands

    Associate Professor, Nephrology and Transplantation, Erasmus MC

    Bottlenecks to Clinical Application of IpS

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    Toshio Miki, United States

    Associate Professor of Research, Surgery, University of Southern California

    Clinical Trials for Stem-based Regenerative Medicine

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  • Complications [Comp]

    Steatohepatitis After Liver Transplantation

    Morning Symposia | July 2, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    Timucin Taner, United States

    Mayo Clinic

    Indication of Bariatric Surgery

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    Complications in Elderly Transplant Recipients

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:00

    Meltem Zeytinoglu, United States

    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology, University of Chicago

    Features of Postoperative Bbone Complications Specific to Transplanted Organs

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    Sara Jiménez, Spain

    Specialized Physician, Nephrology, Hospital Ramon y Cajal, Madrid

    Mechanisms of Osteoporosis after Organ Transplantation and Treatment

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  • Donation & Procurement [Donation]

    New Strategies to Increase Donation

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Kristina Krmpotic, Canada

    Intensivist, Pediatric Critical Care, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS

    End of Life Care Decision Making: Impact on Donation

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    Opt Out - New Experiences in Presumed Consent

    Morning Symposia | July 3, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    Best Use of Available Organs

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:00

    Eduardo Miñambres, Spain, Spain

    Head of Transplant Coordination Unit & ICU Physician, University Hospital Marques de Valdecilla, Cantabria

    DCD Organs - What Does the Evidence Say About Outcomes?

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    Gabriel C. 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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  • Education

    The Transplanter vs. The Educator Ultimate Debate: Should Transplanters Be Trained As Educators?

    Morning Symposia | July 2, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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  • Ethics, Community, Econcomics, and Declaration of Istanbul [Ethics & DICG]

    New and Emerging Issues in Organ Trafficking and Travel for Transplantation

    Morning Symposia | July 2, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    Upholding the Ethics of Transplantation: The Global View

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Ali Sayed Malek Hosseini, Iran (Islamic Republic of)

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Organ Transplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz

    Establishing an Ethical Deceased Organ Donor Program in Iran

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    A Multidisciplinary Approach in the Fight Against Organ Trafficking and Human Trafficking for Organ Removal

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Gilad Erlich, Israel

    Prosecutor, State Attorney Office, Ministry of Justice

    The Role of Prosecutors

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    A Discussion of Informed Consent with Living Deceased Donation

    Morning Symposia | July 4, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    Paolo Grossi, Italy

    Director Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Surgical and Morphological Sciences, University of Insubria

    High Risk Donor


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  • Heart & Lung [H&L]

    The Future of Thoracic Transplantation

    Morning Symposia | July 3, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    ECMO in Thoracic Transplantation

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:00

    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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  • Histocompatibility [Histo]

    Cutting Edge of Allorecognition

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

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

    Morning Symposia | July 5, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    J. Michael Cecka, United States

    Professor Emeritus, Pathology/Laboratory Medicine, University of California Los Angeles

    The National Kidney Registry Approach to Paired Exchange

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  • Infectious Diseases [ID]

    Improving Outcomes with Common Post-Transplant Infections

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Challenging Cases in Transplant Infectious Diseases: Pushing the Boundaries of Donor and Recipient Outcomes

    Morning Symposia | July 4, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    Hannah Kaminski, France

    Physician, Transplant Kidney Unit, Bordeaux University

    Marginal Donor - Case Presenter

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    Francisco M. Marty, United States

    Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women's Hospital – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    Marginal Donor - Case Discussant

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    Edward Dominguez, United States

    Medical Director, Organ Transplant Infectious Disease, The Liver Institute at Methodist Dallas

    Nocardia - Case Presenter

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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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  • Intestine & Multivisceral Transplantation [Intestine]

    The Future of of Intestinal Transplantation

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Martin Rumbo, Argentina

    Principal Investigator Mucosal Immunology Group Instituto de Estudios Inmunologicos y Fisiopatologicos IIFP - CONICET - UNLP

    Alloimmunity of the Intestinal Allotransplant

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    Martin W. von Websky, Germany

    Consultant Visceral Surgeon, Department of Surgery, University Hospital of Bonn

    Current Knowledge on Regulation and Impairment of Motility After Intestinal Transplantation

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    Controversies in Intestinal Transplant

    Morning Symposia | July 3, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    Rodrigo Vianna, United States

    Director of Transplant Services, Professor and Chief; Liver and Gastrointestinal Transplant Programs, Miami Transplant Insitute - University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

    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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    Francisco Hernandez, Spain

    Clinical Chief in Pediatric Transplantation, Pediatric Surgery, La Paz University Hospital

    CIPO: Pre-emptive Transplant - YES

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    Florence Lacaille, France

    Consultant, Pediatric Hepatology, Liver and Intestinal Transplantation, Pediatric Gastroenterology-Hepatology-Nutrition, Hôpital Necker-Enfants malades

    CIPO: Pre-emptive Transplant - NO

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  • Kidney

    Strategies for the Sensitized Patient

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Olivier Aubert, France

    Paris Translational Center for Organ Transplantation

    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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    Identifying the "At Risk" Renal Graft

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Can We Solve the Discrepancy Between Demand and Supply

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:00

    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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    Ron Shapiro, United States

    Professor of Surgery/Surgical Director, Kidney/Pancreas Transplantation Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

    The Strengths and Weaknesses of KDRI

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    Recurrent Disease after Transplantation

    Morning Symposia | July 5, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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
  • Liver

    Recurrent Liver Allograft Disease: How To Deal With

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Christopher Moreno, Belgium

    Professor, Clinical Director Liver Unit, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatopancreatology and Digestive Oncology CUB Hôpital Erasme

    Acute Versus Chronic Alcoholic Liver Disease: Real Incidence and How To Prevent Recurrency

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    Outcome Driven Liver Transplantation

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Adult LDLT: Long Term Outcome Problems

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:00

    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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    When the Liver Transplant Surgeon Need Help...

    Morning Symposia | July 5, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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  • Paediatrics

    Pediatric Transplantation: Challenges and Potential Solutions

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Trends in Pediatric Transplantation

    Morning Symposia | July 3, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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  • Pancreas & Islet [Pancreas]

    Beta-cell Replacement Therapy: Current Outcomes and Future Landscape

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Beta Cell Replacement of the Future

    Morning Symposia | July 4, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    Marc Guell, United States

    eGenesis Biosciences

    Will Gene Editing Carry Pig Islets to the Clinic

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    Shane Grey, Australia

    Associate Professor, Immunology Division, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research

    Developing Delivery Approaches for Stem Cell Transplantation

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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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  • Registry

    What is New in the World of Transplant Registries?

    Morning Symposia | July 4, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    The What, Who, When, Where and Why of Global Transplant Registries

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:30

    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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  • Sex and Gender in Transplantation [WIT]

    Sex and Gender Research in Transplantation - Where Are We Now?

    Morning Symposia | July 2, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    Why Does Sex Matter in Transplantation?

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Christine Falk, Germany

    Director, Institute of Transplant Immunology, Hannover Medical School

    Considering Sex and Gender in Transplantation Research and Clinical Care

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  • Transplant Immunosuppression [Tx Imm]

    Current Immunosuppression: “Can This Old Dog Be Taught New Tricks?”

    Morning Symposia | July 2, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    Delivering Co-stimulation Blockade to the Clinic

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Oriol Bestard Matamoros, Spain

    Head, Kidney Transplant Unit, Nephrology, Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

    New Uses of Belatacept in Kidney Transplantation

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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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    Personalized Immunosuppression in 2018: “Which Biomarkers in Solid Organ Transplantation Will Pay Off ?”

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:00

    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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  • Transplantation Nursing [Nursing]

    Transplant Nursing: Improving Patient Outcomes

    Morning Symposia | July 2, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    Improving Transplant Outcomes: Assessing Transplant Candidates' Risk

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 3, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    Mara Ann McAdams DeMarco, United States

    Johns Hopkins University

    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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  • Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation [VCA]

    Recent Advances in VCA

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 2, 2018 | 14:45–16:15

    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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    Jeremy Bellien, France

    Assistant Professor, Pharmacology, Rouen University Hospital

    Vascular Monitoring of Chronic Rejection in VCA - Lessons from Vascular Medicine

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    Novel Therapies in VCA

    Morning Symposia | July 4, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    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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  • Xenotransplantation [Xeno]

    Issues Relating to Clinical Xenotransplantation

    Morning Symposia | July 3, 2018 | 08:30–09:30

    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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    Clinical Xenotransplantation - How Close are We?

    State-of-the-Art Session | July 4, 2018 | 14:30–16:30

    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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