Sunday 24 September

MORNING:             SPECIALTY UPDATE SYMPOSIA

                               

 

11.20-14.30             SPECIAL SESSION: THE COOLEST CLINICAL TRIALS IN TRANSPLANTATION SPONSORED BY THE EU

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Since the beginning of transplantation, clinical trials entertained in Europe contributed to the advancement of this exciting field. Not only large multicenter studies executed by pharmaceutical companies but also investigator-driven research is strongly present in Europe and contributing to the advancement of our field. Under the umbrella of the FP7 and HORIZON2020 frameworks of the European Commission, the EU is sponsoring large international research networks, also in transplantation. In this session, we listen to the stories of the protagonists in the EU-sponsored projects in the field of solid organ transplantation, and discuss the opportunities and hurdles encountered by these large international collaborative networks.

CHAIRS: Pierre Marquet, Limoges, France
              Maarten Naesens, Leuven, Belgium

11.20                      Chairs' Welcome

11.30                      EU-funding of innovative approaches to solid organ transplantation
                              Jürgen Sautter, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

11.50                      ONE  - A unified approach to evaluating cellular immunotherapy  in solid organ  transplantation
                              Edward K. Geissler, Regensburg, Germany

12.10                      Bio-DrIM  - Personalized minimization of immunosuppression after solid organ transplantation by biomarker-driven stratification of             patients to improve long-term outcome and health-economic data of transplantation
                              Petra Reinke, Berlin, Germany 

12.30-13.10             Networking Lunch

13.10                      EUROSTAM  - A Europe-wide strategy to enhance transplantation of highly sensitized patients on basis of acceptable HLA mismatches
                              Frans Claas, Leiden, The Netherlands

13.30                      BIOMARGIN  - Biomarkers of renal graft injury
                              Pierre Marquet, Limoges, France

13.50                      COPE - Consortium for organ preservation in Europe: latest news
                               Rutger Ploeg, Oxford, United Kingdom

14.10 - 14:30            Q&A - Questions from the audience and discussion about opportunities for joint activities and important topics for the future of organ transplantation.

 

13.00-14.30             Corporate plenary symposia

 

15:00 -17:20             OPENING AND PLENARY SESSION 1 | BIG BANG IN TRANSPLANTATION

The session will take you on a journey from the origins of transplantation to the present day. Recent advances in science open the gate to extending human life, defying nature. However, we are also learning from nature as to 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 a different planet, we face questions about the very essence of humanity.

CREATED BY: Maarten Naesens, Leuven, Belgium
                       Gabriel Oniscu, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

CHAIRS: Josep Maria Grinyó, Barcelona, Spain
              Vassilios Papalois, London, United Kingdom

15.00                      Welcome address by the Congress Chairs
                              Valentín Cuervas-Mons, Madrid, Spain and Antonio Román, Barcelona, Spain

15.20                     ESOT presents: The story of organ transplantation - for patients, with patients 

15.30                      A patient experience and viewpoint
                              Carole Lamarque, Antwerp, Belgium

16.00                      Hibernation and preservation
                               Robert H. Henning, Groningen, The Netherlands

16.20                      A glimpse into the ongoing/near future of transplantation
                              Gerald Brandacher, Baltimore, United States

16.45                      KEYNOTE: The human fate from a universal perspective - the race to Mars
                              John Bradford, Atlanta, United States

 

16.45-18.15             Corporate parallel symposia                             

 

17:45-18:45             Transplant International behind the scenes: Ten ways to get your paper (not) rejected
This session will provide insight into how the decision is made whether a submitted paper gets accepted or rejected. To inform about parts of the decision  process that are usually not visible to the author. To show examples of pitfalls to avoid when submitting a paper. To provide suggestions how to optimize your chances of acceptance.

 CHAIRS: Rainer Oberbauer, Vienna, Austria
              Thomas Wekerle, Vienna, Austria

17:45                       Introduction
                               Rainer Oberbauer, Vienna, Austria;  Thomas Wekerle, Vienna, Austria

17:55                       The editor’s perspective: do's
                               Rainer Oberbauer, Vienna, Austria

18:15                       The editor’s perspective: dont’s
                               Thomas Wekerle, Vienna, Austria

18:35                       Interactive discussion with the audience       

 

17:45 -18:45             Brief oral sessions

                               e-Poster opening