13 Jun - 14 Jun '19

Hepatologist in a Liver Transplant Program

Liver transplantation has been accepted as the sole therapy for acute and chronic liver failure from different etiologies and some forms of liver cancer, with

Hepatologist in a Liver Transplant Program

Programme Information:

>>> DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAMME<<< 


DAY 1, June 13


10.00-10.30

Registration


10.30-10.40

Welcome and Introduction

- AISF Secretary, Salvatore Petta

- CPT AISF Coordinator, Patrizia Burra

- ELITA Chair, Christophe Duvoux

- ELITA Board Member, Giacomo Germani


SESSION I: EVALUATION OF THE RECIPIENT

Chairs: Christophe Duvoux (Paris, France), Salvatore Petta (Palermo, Italy) 


10.40-11.00

How and when to refer a patient to liver transplant center

Maria Cristina Morelli (Bologna, Italy)


11.00-11.20

Selection criteria and pre-transplant evaluation of the patient with decompensated liver cirrhosis

Francesco Paolo Russo (Padua, Italy)


11.20-11.40

Prevention and management of bacterial infections before and after liver transplantation

Michele Bartoletti (Bologna, Italy)


11.40-12.00

Selection criteria and pre-transplant evaluation of the patient with hepatocellular carcinoma

Christophe Duvoux (Paris, France)


12.00-13.00 

4 Working groups (WG) - Interactive Discussion

Coordinators:

WG 1 Giacomo Germani, Ilaria Lenci

WG 2 Maria Cristina Morelli, Wojtek Polak

WG 3 Marina Berenguer, Sherrie Bhoori

WG 4 Silvio Nadalin, Maria Rendina


13.00-13.20

Wrap-up session

(5-minute summaries presented by one trainee per working group)


13.20-14.00

Light Lunch


SESSION II: THE MANAGEMENT OF THE LIVER TRANSPLANT WAITING LIST

Chairs: Patrizia Burra (Padua, Italy), Wojtek Polak (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)


14.00-14.20

The Allocation policy in Europe

Wojtek Polak (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)


14.20-14.40

Priority of patients on the waiting list

Umberto Cillo (Padua, Italy)


14.40-15.00

Donor-recipient matching: the agreement between transplant hepatologist and liver surgeon

Silvio Nadalin (Tubingen, Germany)


15.00-15.20

Acute liver failure: indication for urgency in liver transplantation

Giacomo Germani (Padua, Italy)


SESSION III: THE MANAGEMENT OF SPECIAL LIVER POPULATIONS

Chairs: Luca Saverio Belli (Milan, Italy), Maria Cristina Morelli (Bologna, Italy)


15.20-15.40

Risk assessment of frailty (elderly patient, sarcopenia)

Manuela Merli (Rome, Italy)


15.40-16.00

Evaluation of addictions (alcohol, light drugs, tobacco, food): prevention strategies of recurrence after liver transplantation

Giovanni Addolorato (Rome, Italy)


16.00-16.20 

The epidemiological impact of NASH among the new indication of liver transplantation and the risk of recurrence after transplant

Marina Berenguer (Valencia, Spain)


16.20-16.40

Psychological and psychiatric evaluation of liver transplant candidate

Adelaide Panariello (Milan, Italy)


16.40-17.00

Coffee Break


17.00-18.00

4 Working groups (WG) - Interactive Discussion


Coordinators:

WG 1 Giacomo Germani, Ilaria Lenci

WG 2 Maria Cristina Morelli, Wojtek Polak

WG 3 Marina Berenguer, Sherrie Bhoori

WG 4 Silvio Nadalin, Maria Rendina


18.00-18.20

Wrap-up session

(5-minute summaries presented by one trainee per working group)


18.20-18.30

Conclusion of the day and summary of the educational objectives by the Course Directors


=====================================


DAY 2, June 14


SESSION IV: THE MANAGEMENT OF THE PERI-OPERATIVE PHASE

Chairs: Silvio Nadalin (Tubingen, Germany), Luisa Pasulo (Bergamo, Italy)


8.30-8.50

Management of patients after liver transplantation during the ICU stay with special focus on rejection and early immunosuppressive strategies: the role of Transplant Hepatologist (TH)

Pierluigi Toniutto (Udine, Italy)


8.50-9.10 

Surgical complications after liver transplantation: identification and multidisciplinary management

Wojtek Polak (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)


9.10-9.30

Early medical complications after liver transplantation

Francesca Romana Ponziani (Rome, Italy)


SESSION V: PRE- AND POST TRANSPLANTATION CLINICAL STRATEGIES

Chairs: Christophe Duvoux (Paris, France), Ilaria Lenci (Rome, Italy)


9.30-9.50

Management of patients with HBV and HCV infections

Luca Saverio Belli (Milan, Italy)


9.50-10.10

Prevention and treatment of recurrence of hepatocellular carcinoma

Sherrie Bhoori (Milan, Italy)


10.10-10.30

The role of histology in the differential diagnosis of diseases recurrence after liver transplantation and immuno-mediated damage

Annete Gouw (Groningen, The Netherlands)


10.30-11.00

Coffee Break


11.30-13.00

4 Working groups (WG) - Interactive Discussion


Coordinators:

WG 1 Giacomo Germani, Ilaria Lenci

WG 2 Luisa Pasulo, Wojtek Polak 

WG 3 Marina Berenguer, Sherrie Bhoori

WG 4 Silvio Nadalin, Maria Rendina


13.00-13.20

Wrap-up session

(5-minute summaries presented by one trainee per working group)


13.20-14.30

Light Lunch


SESSION VI: THE MANAGEMENT OF THE LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENT: LONG-TERM COMPLICATIONS

Chairs: Marina Berenguer (Valencia, Spain), Maria Rendina (Bari, Italy)


14.30-14.50

Strategies of tailoring of immunosuppressive therapy

Paolo De Simone (Pisa, Italy)


14.50-15.10

Late biliary complications: endoscopic, radiological and surgical approach

Lucio Caccamo (Milan, Italy)


15.10-15.30

Indications for late chronic re-transplantation

Roberto Troisi (Naples, Italy)


15.30-16.00

Conclusion and summary of the educational objectives by the Course Directors