EPITA Specialty Update Symposium

New challenges in pancreas and islets transplantation

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 09:00-12.50

09.00 – 10.40 SESSION 1. New challenges for a fair allocation (recipient)

CHAIRS: Helmut Arbogast, Munich, Germany
              Steve White, Newcastle, United Kingdom

 09:00                    Challenges in different countries. Eurotransplant is in there with the other countries
                             Eelco de Koning, Leiden, The Netherlands

09:10                      Experiences with a common waiting list for islets transplant in the United Kingdom
                              James Show, United Kingdom

09:25                      New allocation system: the Swiss solution
                              Roger Lehmann, Zurich, Switzerland

09:35                      What about France?
                              Marie-Alice Macher, France

09:50                      Pancreas allocation in North Italy Transplant program (NITp)
                              Massimo Cardillo, Milan, Italy

10:15                      The first pancreas transplants were performed 50 years ago.One of the surgeons recalls how it happened and some consequences
                              Frederick Merkel, Chicago, United States

​​​​​​​10.40 – 11.10           Break

11.10 – 12.50 SESSION 2. New challenges in donation (donor)

CHAIRS: Lorenzo Piemonti, Milan, Italy
               Johann Pratschke, Berlin, Germany

11:10                      What is the crucial information for accepting an organ? Are scoring systems helpful?
                             Raja Kandaswamy, Minneapolis, United States

11:40                      Update on marginal donor utilization
                              Peter Friend, Oxford, United Kingdom

12:10                      Decreasing numbers for beta-cell replacement: what is the reason?
                              Antonio Secchi, Milan, Italy




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.