EPITA Specialty Update Symposium

New challenges in pancreas and islets transplantation

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 09:00-12.50

  • Problems and challenges within Eurotransplant
  • Experiences with a common waiting list for islets tx in the UK
  • New allocation system: the Swiss solution
  • What is the crucial information for accepting an organ? Are scoring systems helpful?
  • DCD donors update
  • Decreasing numbers for beta-cell replacement: what is the reason?


OBJECTIVES | To review recent developments in pancreas and islet transplantation.

TARGET AUDIENCE |Transplant surgeons and physicians, transplant coordinator, nurses and medical student with an interest in transplantation of pancreas and islets.


The European Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association is a section of ESOT founded to provide a Forum  for the pancreas and islet transplantation community in Europe.

GOALS |To facilitate the exchange of information of the field of pancreas and islet transplantation.

AIM |The aim of EPITA is to contribute to the development of the pancreas and islet transplantation field and of alternate forms of beta-cell replacement therapy for the benefit of patients suffering from type 1 diabetes.