VCA Specialty Update Symposium

Beyond Hand and Face Transplantation

SUNDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2017 | 09.00 – 12.50
VCA Specialty Update Symposium

 

09.00 – 11.00 VCA Session

  • Uterus transplantation: current status and future directions
    Mats Brannstrom, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Penis transplantation: a viable option to restore form and function
    Frank Graewe, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • Regenerative medicine and VCA - competitors or perfect couple?
    Liam Grover, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Novel technologies for local skin-specific drug delivery
    Constantin Coussios, Oxford, United Kingdom

 

11.10 – 12.50 Joint BSC and VCA Session

CHAIRS: Henri Leuvenink, Groningen, The Netherlands
               Gerald Brandacher, Baltimore, United States

  • VCA and regenerative medicine: a perfect couple?
    Gerald Brandacher, Baltimore, United States
  • Creating stem cell niches in vitro
    Matthias Lüttolf, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Engineering functional tissues: The Holy Grail or an attainable goal?
    Tahera Ansari, Harrow, United Kingdom
  • Pediatric reconstructive transplantation
    Lawrence Levin, Philadelphia, United States

 

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VCA in pills:
VCA has opened a new era in the field of transplantation, reconstructive and restorative surgery. This committee brings together 10 representatives of major European teams at the forefront in this field.

Goals:
Our goal is to raise the scientific and clinical development of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) in Europe and to serve as a platform for scientists and clinicians for information and exchange.

 

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Objectives:

  • Understand the risks and limits of face and upper limb transplantation
  • Discuss and implement new data to characterize chronic rejection
  • Discuss the contribution of animal models in VCA
  • Discuss alternatives strategies  for patients’ management

Target audience:
Surgeons, physicians, researchers, transplant coordinators