Pre-Meeting Symposia

November 15th, 2015 – Sunday, 13:00 – 17:00

1 GLOBAL TRENDS IN PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
Moderators: Jon Odorico (USA), Raja Kandaswamy (USA)
13:00-13:45 Global trends in Pancreas Transplantation – Regional reports Introduction – Raja Kandaswamy
  • North America – Angelika Gruessner
  • Europe – Peter Friend
  • Australia – Henry Pleass
  • South America – Marcelo Perosa
  • Asia – Duck Han
13:45-14:00 Discussion  
14:00-14:15 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
   
  CHALLENGES
14:15-14:30 Advances in diabetic Rx
 • Insulin pumps
 • CGMS
 • Artificial pancreas
Tom Kay
14:30-14:45 Impact of Pancreas Transplantation on survival – patient and kidney graft
 • Patient survival after PTA/PAK
 • Impact of PAK on LD kidney function
Jonathan Fridell
14:45-15:00 Emerging therapies
 • Islet transplantation
 • Stem cell
Thierry Berney
15:00-15:15 IRisk aversion, Reimbursement and other issues
 • Regulatory oversight
 • Impact of PDRI
Steve Bartlett
15:15-15:30 Panel Discussion  
15:30-15:45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
   
  OPPORTUNITIES
15:45-16:00 Innovation in Pancreas Transplantation
 • Techniques
 • Immunosuppression
Ugo Boggi
16:00-16:15 Expanding indications for Pancreas Transplantation
 • Type 2, 3C, monogenic diabetes
 • Insulin intolerance
 • Refractory exocrine insufficiency
TBC
16:15-16:30 Panel Discussion  
16:30 CLOSING REMARKS

2 ISLET ISOLATION AND TRANSPLANTATION: WHERE ARE WE NOW AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?
Chairs: Paul Johnson and Bernhard Hering
13:00-13:30 Which donor and isolation factors predict successful islet isolations and successful islet transplant outcomes? Balamurugan Appakalai
13:30-14:00 How good are islet transplants really long-term? François Pattou
14:00-14:30 What lessons can we learn from islet autotransplantation? Melena Bellin
14:30-15:00 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
15:00-15:30 Reimbursement and Commissioning of Islet Transplantation: where are we now? Bernhard Hering
15:30-16:00 What are the quantum leaps required to make islet transplantation a routine procedure for type 1 diabetes mellitus? Speaker TBC
16:00 CLOSING REMARKS

3 ABOI AND ANTI-HLA HYPERIMMUNE PATIENT
13:00-13:10 Introductory Remarks - Professor Peter Cowan  
  Basic Science and Laboratory
Chairs: Emmanuele Cozzi and Kazuhiko Yamada
 
13:10-13:50 Carbohydrate Frontiers – Novel T cell responses to carbohydrates and implications for ABO incompatible transplantation
Prof. Mauro Sandrin, BSc, PhD, D.Sc.
University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Austin Health, Victoria, Australia
13:50-14:20 Animal Models of hyperacute/accelerated acute rejection
A/Prof David Nikolic-Paterson, B.Sc., D.Phil.
NHMRC Senior Research Fellow and Head of Laboratory Research, Department of Nephrology, Monash Health, Victoria, Australia
14:20-15:00 Understanding the MatchMaker program and the application of eplet matching to clinical transplantation
Rhonda Holdsworth, BSc.
National Laboratory Manager, Transplantation and Immunogenetics Services, Clinical Services and Research Division, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Victoria, Australia
15:00-15:20 AFTERNOON BREAK
  Clinical
Chairs: Toby Coates and Bill Mulley
15:20-15:40 ABO incompatible transplantation without Antibody removal-When is ABO antibody removal needed?
Rosemary Masterson, MBBS, FRACP, PhD
Ass. Professor, Department of Nephrology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
15:40-16:00 Current progress and achievements in ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation in Korea
Jaeseok Yang, M.D.
Associate Professor, Transplantation Center, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea
16:00-16:30 The Role of the National Paired Kidney Exchange Program in Live Donor Options for ABO incompatible transplantation and anti-HLA Hyperimmune patients
Professor Paolo Ferrari, MD FRACP
Paired Kidney Exchange Programme Clinical Director, Department of Nephrology, Prince of Wales Hospital, NSW, Australia
16:30-17:00 ABO incompatibility and graft accommodation: Potential strategy to prevent acute/chronic antibody mediated rejection
Prof. Takaaki Kobayashi, MD, PhD.
Department of Transplant Immunology, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
17:00 CLOSING REMARKS by Prof. Peter Cowan

4 ISLET AND WHOLE PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION: NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH
Chairs: : Toni Radford (Australia), Rob Crookston (UK)
 

This symposium highlights work achieved by the coordination and support teams in pancreas and islet transplantation units internationally. The intention of these sessions are both interactive and educational, leaving you with some thought provoking concepts and ideas as we venture through the journey of pancreas and islet transplantation. As Nursing and Allied Health professionals, we reap the benefits of attending this meeting and embrace professional developmental progression. These benefits are not limited to the gaining of knowledge and the networking process of such a widespread collaboration of professionals but will also enable us to provide support to others within the pancreas and islet transplantation field as they showcase their achievements through their presentations.

14:00-14:05 WELCOME AND OUTLINE
14:05-14:20 Australia’s Nationally Funded Centre, islet Transplant Program- the journey to government funding in Australia Toni Radford (Adelaide, Australia)
14:20-14:40 Standards of care in islet transplant nursing - An international project Joan McElroy (San Francisco, USA)
14:40-15:05 Whole pancreas transplantation-the experience, progress and changes over 25 years, from a pancreas transplant nurse coordinator Nancy Radke
15:05-15:35 Interactive session-Limitations and barriers of islet and pancreas transplants with group discussion

Kathy Howe (Melbourne, Australia)-Islets
Paul Robertson (Sydney, Australia)-Pancreas

15:35- 15:45 COFFEE/TEA BREAK
15:45-16:05 VIDEO-Islet and pancreas recipients around the world discussing their transplant experience.  
16:05-16:15 Feedback and discussion of video  
16:15-16:35 Model to increase IT patient recruitment and awareness in Oxford, UK Rob Crookston (UK)
16:35-16:55 An update of the latest news in treatment of T1D Speaker TBC
16:55-17:00 CLOSING COMMENTS

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