Sunday 24 September

MORNING:             SPECIALTY UPDATE SYMPOSIA

                               

 

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

11.30                      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             Lunch break

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

 

13.00-14.30             Corporate plenary symposia

 

14:45-17:30             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

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

15.00                      ESOT presents: A story never before told!   

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

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

16.00                      Near future: a glimpse into the ongoing / near future of transplantation
                               Gerald Brandacher, Baltimore, United States

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

 

16.45-18.15             Corporate parallel symposia                             

 

18.30-19.30             Brief oral sessions

                               e-Poster opening