Plenary Sessions

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Sunday 24 September
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14:45-16:30             OPENING EVENT AND PLENARY SESSION 1 | BIG BANG TRANSPLANTATION

CREATORS: Maarten Naesens, Leuven, Belgium and Gabriel Oniscu, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Welcome addresses by the Congress chairs, Josep Maria Grinyó, Barcelona, Spain and Stefan Schneeberger, Innsbruck, Austria

The session will take you on a journey from the origins of Transplantation to present day. Recent advances in science open the gate to extending human life, defying nature. However, we are also learning from nature how to extend the life of organs and the entire human body. On the brink of the biggest adventure of the human race, stepping on different planet, we face questions about the very essence of humanity

Lectures:

  • Current patient experience and viewpoint.
  • Hibernation and preservation.
  • Near future: A glimpse into the on-going/near future of transplantation
  • Far future: The human fate from a universal perspective - The race to Mars

Key note presentation: The human fate from a universal perspective - The race to Mars.

 

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Monday 25 September
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14:05-15:35             PLENARY SESSION 2 | TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS IN TRANSPLANTATION

CREATORS: Marc Dahlke, Regensburg, Germany and Alexandre Loupy, Paris, France

Some of the established frameworks and conventional approaches in transplantation are outdated and hinder further progress in the field: Endpoints such as BPAR may be less relevant in the modern era while surrogate endpoints e.g. for long term Ktx survival are lacking. We herein attempt to shake up your minds a bit and engage in a mind-set that challenges some of the things considered to be "true" or important. Let us rethink the relevance and value of established tools for promotion of progress in clinical science and face the need for change and the challenges that come with it. Welcome to a  session that will be rebellious and provocative but also constructive and productive.

  • Lectures :
  • What to do when randomized controlled trials stop working.
  • I can induce tolerance but nobody wants to believe me.
  • Define Success in the 2017 Transplant World; A Path to happiness.

Key note presentation : Managing Change with Big Data.

 

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Tuesday 26 September
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14:05-15:35             PLENARY SESSION  3 | INNOVATION UNDER PRESSURE: TRANSPLANT PATIENT CARE IN 2020

CREATORS: Marina Berenguer, Valencia, Spain and Antonio Roman, Barcelona, Spain

Health care is undergoing a fundamental change. While new fields in medicine are emerging and short-term results are satisfactory, long-term care of patients after transplantation is more complex and challanging then ever. While novel technologies may help to effectiverly monitor patients after transplantation, novel structures and business models are warranted to ensure optimal patient care and advancement of the field.

Lectures :

  • Prospects and pushbacks in hand face uterus abdominal wall penile transplant and others.
  • Beyond Survival: Quality of life after transplantation.
  • New tech for new patients: digital communication and self-monitoring.

Key note presentation : New models for patient care: wish for what you care for

 

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Wednesday 27 September
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11:00 - 13:00           PLENARY SESSION 4 | LEADERSHIP IN TRANSPLANTATION – Closing Event

CREATORS: Lorna Marson, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and Stefan Schneeberger, Innsbruck, Austria

Leadership is a key element in our professional lives, yet the attention to professionalism in this "sport" has not received much attention. Much of the potential in our professional environment could be mobilized by enhancing the understanding of the principles in modern leadership. In this final plenary session, which will be also a closing event celebration, you will hear from some great leaders from within and outside transplantation. They will discuss leadership styles and give their own stories of leadership. As per the tradition of the ESOT conference, you will also be presented with a summary often most exciting innovations that have been discussed during the Congress in this session.

Lectures :

  • Clinical: What's hot!
  • Basic Science: What's hot!
  • Leadership in Transplantation.

Key note presentation : Leadership.