Serving all patients in need for an organ transplant with a long surviving graft remains a challenge in organ transplantation. Important hurdles are constraints with respect to donor organ availability and quality and limits of the current immunosuppressive treatment regimes.
The 5th edition of the Clinical Transplantation day will focus on specific educational and treatment needs:
Expanding the donor-pool and outcomes.
The Challenges of Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) in the different Solid Organ Tranplants.
There is an imbalance between supply and demand in organ transplantation. Donation after Circulatory Death (DCD) has contributed to an increase of the donor organ pool and yields overall acceptable results in kidney, lung and liver transplantation. DCD heart transplantation seems to become a clinical reality as well, but faces it own problems. Current challenges of DCD programs with respect to patient management are addressed.
New tools to improve transplant risk stratification and clinical perspectives. Are we there yet?
Precision medicine, in which health care interventions are tailored on the basis of individual characteristics, holds promise to improve the outcome of transplantation. Precision medicine in transplantation requires tools to stratify the risk for a strong allo-immune response and to predict the response to therapy. Latest insights on these topics and implications for therapy and patient management will be shared.
New therapies in transplantation
Currently, the success of organ transplantation is mainly based on the use of powerful immunosuppressive drugs. While the use of available drugs can still be optimized, the search for more effective and/or less toxic agents, including cell-based therapies, continues. An expert overview will be given.
Daniel Abramowicz, Belgium Oriol Bestard Matamoros, Spain Klemens Budde, Germany Marta Crespo Barrio, Spain Josep M. Grinyó, Spain Luuk Hilbrands, The Netherlands Robert Langer, Austria Umberto Maggiore, Italy Christophe Mariat, France Geir Mjoen, Norway Rainer Oberbauer, Austria Gabriel Oniscu, United Kingdom Julio Pascual, Spain Licia Peruzzi, Italy Lionel Rostaing, France Mehmet Sukru Sever, Turkey Bruno Watschinger, Austria
ORGANISING COMMITTEE Oriol Bestard Matamoros, Spain Marta Crespo, Spain Josep M. Grinyó, Spain Luuk Hilbrands, The Netherlands Gabriel Oniscu, United Kingdom Julio Pascual, Spain