ELITA Specialty Update Symposium

Bile ducts in liver transplantation – do we make a progress?

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 09:00-12.50


09:00-10.40             SESSION 1

CHAIRS: Luca Belli, Milan, Italy and Wojciech Polak, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

09:00                      Introduction
                              Christophe Duvoux, Paris, France and Gabriela Berlakovich, Vienna, Austria

09:05                      Case presentation: Late biliary complication after adult-to-adult split liver transplantation not related to vascular complications
                               Stefano Di Sandro, Milan, Italy

09:15                      Classification, epidemiology and pathophysiology of biliary complications after liver transplantation
                               Silvio Nadalin, Tübingen, Germany

09:35                      How to treat the biliary tract during liver procurement and during transplantation?
                              Nicolas Meurisse, Leuven, Belgium

09:55                      Diagnostic work-up for biliary complications after liver transplantation
                              Gabriela Berlakovich, Vienna, Austria

10:20                      Case discussion + Q&A
                              William Bennet, Gothenburg, Sweden

10:40-11:00              Break

11:00-13:00             SESSION 2

CHAIRS: Giacomo Germani, Padova, Italy and Krzysztof Zieniewicz, Warsaw, Poland

11:00                      Case presentation: Biliary complication after DCD liver transplantation: from bad to worse
                              S. Darwish Murad, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

11:10                      Non-anastomotic strictures in DCD liver transplantation – how to prevent them?
                              Robert Porte, Groningen, The Netherlands

11:30                      How far can we go with conservative management of biliary complications after liver transplantation?
                              Herold Metselaar, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

11:50                      Good functioning graft with severe biliary complications - when is the right time for re-transplantation?
                              Darius Mirza, Birmingham, United Kingdom

12:10                      How the pathologist can help clinician in decision making in case of biliary complications?
                              Desley Neil, Birmingham, United Kingdom

12:30                      Case discussion + Q&A
                              William Bennet, Gothenburg, Sweden

12:50                      Closing remarks
                              Roberto Troisi, Ghent, Belgium




OBJECTIVES | To provide the liver transplant professionals with up to date information on donor selection, anatomical and surgical technical pitfalls and management of recipients after small for size syndrome in split and living donor liver transplants.

TARGET AUDIENCE | Liver transplant surgeons and hepatologists, HPB surgeons and general hepatologists, HPB oncologists, specialist nurses in liver transplantation, HPB, hepatology and oncology


The European Liver and Intestine Transplantation Association is a multi-disciplinary Society of health professionals in liver and intestine transplantation which is the official professional society delegated by ESOT for liver and intestine transplantation in Europe.

GOALS | To provide a range of educational activities, stimulate discussion and influence European legislation in liver and intestine transplantation. To stimulate clinical research and publications from analysis of the registry, in partnership with the European Liver Transplant Registry.

AIM | Our aim is to set guidelines and standards and to provide education and support in liver and intestine transplantation within the European Countries.