Pre-Congress Workshops

Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 09:00-12:30
Cost: $50 USD per Workshop

These interactive sessions will serve as introductions into some essential elements of donation. Workshop participants will benefit from a unique opportunity focusing on the review of existing and future protocols. Participants will benefit from first-hand knowledge from world-renowned experts, but they will also be encouraged to actively participate in group discussions and be invited to introduce "difficult cases" to be analyzed.

WORKSHOP 1:
Safety in Organ and Tissue Donation 

Learning Objective: Participants will learn about the "musts" in the evaluation of an organ and tissue donor.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Mike Ison
    General Aspects
  • Sang Il Kim
    Virology Testing
  • Gunter Kirste
    Testing for Malignant Disease

WORKSHOP 2:
Is Pumping Better for Organ Donation?

Learning Objective: Participants will learn under what circumstances the use of pump systems for organ preservation is advisable and what the advantages are for transplant outcome.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Kerstin Brehm
    Heart Preservation with Pumping System
  • Andre Simon
    Lung Preservation with Pumping System
  • Stefan Tullius
    General Aspects of Organ and Tissue Preservation
  • Stefan Tullius
    Use of Pumping Systems for Liver and Kidney Preservation

WORKSHOP 3:
Tissue Donation

Learning Objective: Participants will be presented with an overview on the different types of tissue donation, different types of removal techniques and storage, and the safety aspects of the process.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Howard Nathan
    How to Improve Tissue Donation?
  • George Herrera
    Storage of Tissues and Safety Aspects
  • Scott Brubaker
    Safety and Traceability of Tissues and Organ
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