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.

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

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

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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