ETAHP Specialty Update Symposium

Healthy ageing after transplantation: sex, drugs and rock’n’roll

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 09.00 – 12.45
ETAHP Specialty Update Symposium  

CHAIRS : Fabienne Dobbels, Leuven, Belgium
               Ignacio Revuelta, Barcelona, Spain

09.00 – 10.00 Session 1: Let’s talk about sex

  • Sexuality after organ transplantation: shuffling between fears and dreams?
    Paul Enzlin, Leuven, Belgium
  • Transplant drugs and pregnancy - contraception, pregnancy and breastfeeding
    Helene Thomas, Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Interactive case discussion - So you want to have a Baby: now what?
    Andrea Devaney, Oxford, United Kingdom


10.00 – 10.50 Session 2: Cognitive functioning

  • Cognitive functioning pre- and post-transplant: eternal sunshine of the spotless mind?
    Patrick Smith, Durham, United States
  • Interactive case discussion on cognitive functioning. 2 cases with long term perspective:
    1. Deliberative non adherence due to cognitive deficit in a liver transplant recipient
    Anna Forsberg, Lund, Sweden
    2. Cognitive deficit after lung transplantation - a long-term perspective on consequences for self-management
    Marion Wessels-Bakker, Utrecht, The Netherlands


11.10 – 12.45 Session 3: Frailty

  • The good, the bad and the frailty: new organs in rickety vehicles?
    Edwin Van Adrichem, Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Optimal nutritional intervention in frailty: more than eating steak!
    Francis Hollander, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Interactive case discussion. Frailty: not only a problem for the older patient
    Marjo Van Helden, Nijmegen, The Netherlands




The lectures will focus on post transplant lifestyle problems, the role of nurses and allied health professionals in promoting a healthy lifestyle, and non-medical interventions aiming to improve post-transplant self-management.

Target audience:
Nurses, physical therapists, dieticians, social workers, occupational therapists psychologists, among other allied healthcare professionals.


ETAHP in pills:
ETAHP reaches out to nurses (e.g. clinical nurses, advanced practice nurses and nurse coordinators (recipient care), psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dieticians, pharmacists and other disciplines working in the field of transplantation.

Within ETAHP, nurses and allied healthcare professionals throughout Europe will be united to ensure the best care possible to all transplant patients, with the aim to optimize patient outcomes.

We will do so by creating a strong European interdisciplinary platform to: share evidence based knowledge; exchange experiences and provide training; facilitate research and clinical collaborations; set the standards for the quality of care in transplant nursing and for allied health professionals.