Wednesday 27 September

07.30-09.00             EDUCATIONAL TRACK SESSION 5 : INFECTION DISEASES

CHAIRS: Alain Le Moine, Brussels, Belgium
              Frederike Bemelman, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

07:30                     Learning objectives Assessment

07.45                      Prophylaxis of infections in solid organ transplantation (including donor derived infections)
                               Jay Alan Fishman, Boston, United States

08.00                      Infectious diseases in the central nervous system of solid organ transplant patients            
                               Peter Portegies, Amsterdam, The Netherland

08.15                      Fungal and yeast Infections in SOT patients
                               José María Aguado, Madrid, Spain

08.30                      Impact of infection on chronic allograft dysfunction and allograft survival after solid organ transplantation
                               Oriol Manuel, Lausanne, Switzerland

 

07.30-09.00             EDUCATIONAL TRACK SESSION 6 : THE ALLOGRAFT PHENOTYPE AND ITS CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS

CHAIRS: Lorna Marson, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
              Marlies Reinders, Leiden, The Netherlands

07:30                     Learning objectives Assessment

07.45                      Allo-immune responses: what a clinician should know
                               Frans Claas, Leiden, The Netherlands

08.00                      Rejection phenotypes across organs: revisiting the basics
                               Chris Bellamy, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

08.15                      How to integrate complex histological phenotypes in routine clinical decision making?
                               Daniel Serón, Barcelona, Spain

08.30                      Time to make computer-assisted instead of eminence-based decisions?
                               Alexandre Loupy, Paris, France

 

08.00-09.00             Full oral sessions

                                Brief oral sessions

 

09:10 - 10:40           STATE OF THE ART 7 | DONOR MANAGEMENT – CAN WE FURTHER EXTEND THE POTENTIAL DONOR POOL?

The prerequisite for successful transplantation is the availability of organs. At the same time, selecting suitable organs for transplantation is critical in order to guarantee optimal short- and long-term outcomes. During the last years, we have experienced an increasing interest in strategies to optimize donor management, especially since liberalization of donor criteria has been introduced within the field. In this session, we want to address the idea of further extending the potential donor pool. The focus will be recent innovative approaches and potential risk factors, that might limit further expansion. In this session we want to engage all professionals involved in this topic, including anaesthesiologists, intensivists, nurses, coordinators and transplant physicians in a lively exchange and discussion.

CREATED BY: Arne Neyrinck, Leuven, Belgium
                       Jacques Pirenne, Leuven, Belgium

CHAIRS: Ina Jochmans, Leuven, Belgium
              Arne Neyrinck, Leuven, Belgium
             

09.10                      How controlled is my DCD?
                              Sophie Van Cromphaut, Leuven, Belgium

09.30                      Should I perfuse my donor?
                              Simon Messer, Cambridge, United Kingdom

09.50                      Tribulation in designing donor intervention studies
                              Claus Niemann, San Francisco, United States

10.10                      How clean is my donor?
                              Margaret Hannan, Dublin, Ireland

 

09:10 - 10:40           STATE OF THE ART 8 | PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES IN LIVING DONATION

Live donation has become routine practice in many countries. The expansion of the acceptance criteria for live kidney donors is now challenged by emerging evidence for an increased relative risk for the development of renal failure on the long run. In this context, it is even more important how transplant professionals provide an individual risk assessments for potential donors. But how can we ensure that donors understand the potential risks? Do we have a good screening tool to assess potential psychological risks for live donors? Can we step away from standardized surgical approaches for live donor nephrectomy and adopt a tailor made approach? Should living donor liver transplantation be advocated to replace deceased donor liver Tx? This session focuses on the balance between pushing the limits in the context of potential short and long-term complications in this field.

CREATED BY: Frank Dor, London, United Kingdom
                       Gabriel Oniscu, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

CHAIRS: Barış Akin, Istanbul, Turkey
              Lisa Burnapp, Bristol, United Kingdom

09.10                      To be or not to be a donor -  How can we make sure potential donors understand the risks?
                               Aisling Courtney, Belfast, Ireland

09.30                      Psychosocial evaluation of live donors - the need for a tool to determine the psychological risk
                               Fabienne Dobbels, Leuven, Belgium

09.50                      Tailor made live donor nephrectomy: a conversation between two surgeons
                               Frank Dor, London, United Kingdom and Gabriel Oniscu, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

10.10                      Should live liver donor transplantation be advocated to substitute deceased donor liver Tx?
                              Yaman Tokat, Istanbul, Turkey

 

09:10 - 10:40           STATE OF THE ART 9 | CELLULAR INTERACTIONS IN REJECTION

Transplant rejection involves a coordinated attack of the graft by the recipient’s innate and the adaptive immune systems. Although direct visualization of this complex cellular interplay as made possible by recent technological progresses has greatly improved our understanding of rejection pathophysiology, it has also led to unexpected observations. Indeed, like in other chronic inflammatory conditions, organized lymphoid tissue develop in allografts. This session will provide an update on cellular interactions in rejection and will discuss whether intragraft tertiary lymphoid organs contribute to graft rejection and/or tolerance.

CREATED BY: Lorna Marson, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
                       Olivier Thaunat, Lyon, France

CHAIRS: Carla Baan, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
              Lorna Marson, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
             

09.10                      Visualization of dendritic cell assisted migration and proliferation of T cells in allografts
                               Andrea Morelli, Pittsburgh, United states

09.35                      Lymphoid neogenesis: a tribute to the travelers
                              Nancy Ruddle, New Haven, United States

10.10                      Intragraft tertiary lymphoid organs: friends and foes
                               Olivier Thaunat, Lyon, France

10.25                      Q&A

 

11:10 - 13:00           PLENARY SESSION 4 AND CLOSING | LEADERSHIP IN TRANSPLANTATION AND PRESIDENTIAL SESSION

Leadership is a key element in our professional lives, yet the attention to professionalism in this area has not received much attention. Much of the potential in our field could be mobilized by enhancing the understanding of the principles in modern leadership. In this final plenary session, you will hear from individuals within and outside of transplantation about their experience and their own views on leadership.
As per the tradition of the ESOT conference, you will also be presented with a summary of the  most exciting innovations that have been discussed during the congress in this session.

CREATED BY: Lorna Marson, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
                       Stefan Schneeberger, Innsbruck, Austria

CHAIRS: Thierry Berney, Geneva, Switzerland; ESOT CURRENT PRESIDENT
             Stefan Schneeberger, Innsbruck, Austria; ESOT PRESIDENT ELECT

 

11.10                      Basic Science: What's hot!
                              Oriol Bestard, Barcelona, Spain

11.30                      Clinical: What's hot!
                              Dennis Hesselink, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

11.50                      Leadership in transplantation!
                              Dorry Segev, Baltimore, United States and Robert Montgomery, New York, United States

12.10                     KEYNOTE LECTURE: Is a Leader a Hostage?
                              George Kohlrieser, Lausanne, Switzerland

12.30                     KEYNOTE GUEST: "From Tactics to Strategy" by the President of ESADE Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics.
                             Francisco Javier Solana, Madrid, Spain

12.50                     Presidential address
                             Stefan Schneeberger, Innsbruck, Austria