Dear Colleagues,

we would like to bring to your attention the “Envisioning the Future of Liver Transplantation: Building on 20 Years of Experience at ISMETT” congress organized by IRCCS ISMETT and UPMC, scheduled in Palermo on July 12.

The congress will be an opportunity to discuss and disseminate updates on scientific and training activities within the Italian and International Liver Transplantation community.

The celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the first liver transplant performed in Sicily confirm the focus of IRCCS ISMETT on ongoing scientific progress, and will be an occasion to share this with all participants for application in their clinical practice.

Top Italian and International experts, including directors of the most important hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplant centers in Italy, will meet to provide updates on advancements in liver transplantation.

The goals of the congress are to compare experiences of different centers worldwide and to discuss:
surgical strategies to maximize the number of liver transplants in the Mediterranean countries;

·         new medical and scientific prospects of liver transplantation;

·         transplant as treatment of primary and secondary liver cancer diseases;

·         innovations and challenges in liver transplantation. 

Many thanks to all of you who will join this groundbreaking event. We look forward to seeing you in Palermo or to welcome you on the web!

Prof. Angelo Luca                           Prof. Salvatore Gruttadauria