Educational Track

Created by Marina Berenguer, Frans Class, Marc Dahlke, Frank Dor, Josep Grinyo, Maarten Naesens, Arne Neyrinck and the ESOT Education Committee: Frederike Bemelman, Paolo Muiesan, Wojtek Polak, Marlies Reinders, Raj Thuraisingham, Luca Toti, Annemarie Weissenbacher.



Monday 25 September

07.30-09.00             EDUCATIONAL TRACK 1: Histocompatibility: your worst nightmare?

CHAIRS: Frans Claas, Leiden, The Netherlands and David Taube, London, United Kingdom


  • Application of Luminex® assays before and after transplantation
    Christophe Legendre, Paris, France
  • From actual towards virtual crossmatches
    Craig Taylor, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • HLA epitope matching
    Sebastiaan Heidt, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Hidden sensitization: the memory B cell repertoire
    Oriol Bestard, Barcelona, Spain


07.30-09.00             EDUCATIONAL TRACK 2: Live donation

CHAIRS: Paolo Muiesan, Birmingham, United Kingdom and Raj Thuraisingham, London, United Kingdom


  • Laparoscopy replacing open surgery in live liver donation
    Ki Hun Kim, Seoul, South Korea
  • Governance and near miss events in live liver donation
    Juan Carlos García-Valdecasas, Barcelona, Spain
  • Minor clinical abnormalities in kidney donors
    Rachel Hilton, London, United Kingdom
  • Teaching minimally-invasive live donor nephrectomy
    Lloyd Ratner, New York, United States



Tuesday 26 September

07.30-09.00             EDUCATIONAL TRACK 3 : Above and below the diaphragm

CHAIRS: Jim Egan, Dublin, Ireland and Annemarie Weissenbacher, Oxford, United Kingdom

Lectures :

  • Old and new listing criteria for  lung and heart transplantation
    John Dark, Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • Old and new listing criteria for liver, pancreas and intestinal transplantation
    Peter Friend, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • How do factors from above the diaphragm impact on the outcome of transplantation below the diaphragm?
    Stephan Eschertzhuber, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Combined transplanted patients - Which organ drives the immunosuppressive regimen?
    Nassim Kamar, Toulouse, France


07.30-09.00             EDUCATIONAL TRACK 4 : Pathophysiology and endpoints on tolerance

CHAIRS: Cristina Cuturi, Nantes, France and Nina Pilat, Vienna, Austria

Lectures :

  • Clinical tolerance studies
    Megan Sykes, New York, United States
  • Endpoints and biomarkers for clinical tolerance
    Birgit Sawitzki, Berlin, Germany
  • Macrophages and the induction of tolerance
    Jordi Orchando, New York, United States
  • Treg inducing allograft tolerance in human
    Giovanna Lombardi, London, United Kingdom



Wednesday 27 September

07.30-09.00             EDUCATIONAL TRACK 5 : Infection diseases

CHAIRS: Alain Le Moine, Brussels, Belgium and Frederike Bemelman, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • Prophylaxis of infections in solid organ transplantation (including donor derived infections)
    Jay Alan Fishman, Boston, United States
  • Infectious diseases in the central nervous system of Solid Organ Transplant patients
    Peter Portegies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Fungal and Yeast Infections in SOT patients
    José María Aguado, Madrid, Spain
  • Impact of Infection on Chronic Allograft Dysfunction and Allograft Survival After Solid Organ Transplantation
    Oriol Manuel, Lausanne, Switzerland


07.30-09.00             EDUCATIONAL TRACK 6 : The allograft phenotype and its clinical implications

CHAIRS: Lorna Marson, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Marlies Reinders, Leiden, The Netherlands


  • Allo-immune responses: what a clinician should know
    Frans Claas, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Rejection phenotypes across organs: revisiting the basics
    Chris Bellamy, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • How to integrate complex histological phenotypes in routine clinical decision making?    
    Daniel Serón, Barcelona, Spain
  • Time to make computer-assisted instead of eminence-based decisions?
    Alexandre Loupy, Paris, France