CONGRESS PROGRAM

ENVISIONING THE FUTURE OF LIVER TRANSPLANTATION
Building on 20 years of experience at ISMETT

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

08:30 – 09:30 am
Liver Transplantation in the World

Chairs: Bruno Gridelli, Andrea Risaliti
Liver Transplantation in Sicily: a Twenty-Year Journey
Salvatore Gruttadauria
Professor of Surgery, University of Catania 

Chairman, Department for the Treatment and the Study of Abdominal Diseases and Abdominal Transplantation IRCCS ISMETT, UPMC
Role of National Transplant Network in Liver Transplantation 
Massimo Cardillo
Director, Italian National Transplant Center 
National Institute for Health, Rome
Surgical Site Infections in Solid Organ Transplantation
Paolo Grossi
Professor of Infectious Disease
Department of Medicine and Surgery, Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, University of Insubria, Varese
What’s New in Liver Transplant Pathology
Anthony J. Demetris
Thomas E. Starzl Professor of Liver and Transplant Pathology UPMC, Pittsburgh

09:30 – 10:15 am
How to Increase the Number of Liver Transplantation in the Mediterranean Basin

Chairs: Marco Vivarelli, Giorgio Ercolani
Living-Related Liver Transplantation in the Adult Setting 
Abhinav Humar
Thomas E. Starzl Professor in Transplantation Surgery
Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation Surgery
Clinical Director, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute UPMC, Pittsburgh
Split Liver Transplantation in the Adult and Pediatric Recipient
Michele Colledan

Director, General and Transplant Surgery
Hospital Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo
Liver Transplantation for Colorectal Liver Metastases
Umberto Cillo
Professor of Surgery
Director, Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Unit, University of Padua

10:15 – 10:30am – Discussion

10:30 – 10:45am -Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:30am
Pediatric Liver Transplantation and Tolerance Protocol

Chairs: Paolo Muiesan, Alfonso W. Avolio
Future Trends for the Cure of Hepatic-Based Metabolic Diseases: Transplantation of Liver, Hepatocytes or
Mesenchymal Cells – or a Combination of Approaches?
Patrick McKiernan
Director, Pediatric Hepatology Program
UPMC Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh
Living-Related Liver Transplantation in the Pediatric Setting
Jean de Ville de Goyet
Professor of Pediatric Surgery, University Tor Vergata, Rome
Chairman, Department for the Treatment and the Study of Pediatric Abdominal Diseases and Pediatric Abdominal
Transplantation, IRCCS ISMETT, UPMC
Tolerance Induction: State of the Art
Abhinav Humar
Thomas E. Starzl Professor in Transplantation Surgery
Chief, Division of Abdominal Transplantation Surgery Clinical Director, Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute UPMC, Pittsburgh

11:30 – 11:45am – Discussion

11:45am – 12:30pm
Liver Transplants at the Limits

Chairs: Salvatore Agnes, Fausto Zamboni, Walter Santaniello
Liver Allocation and Distribution
Matteo Cescon
Associate Professor of Surgery
Policlinico Sant’Orsola, University of Bologna
DCD  Liver Transplantation
Luciano  De  Carlis
Professor of Surgery
Director, Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Unit ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan
HCV-Positive Donors: The New Standard of Care?
Riccardo Volpes
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Chief of Hepatology Unit, Department for the Treatment and the Study of Abdominal Diseases and Abdominal Transplantation IRCCS ISMETT, UPMC

12:30 – 12:45 pm  – Discussion

12:45 – 2:00 pm –  Lunch

2:00 – 3:00 pm
The Changing Face of Liver Tumors

Chairs: Felice Giuliante, Elio Jovine
Liver Transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Massimo Rossi
Professor of Surgery
Hepato-bilio-pancreatic and LiverTransplant Unit, Department of Surgery, Sapienza University, Rome
Down Staging in the HCC Setting
Giuseppe M. Ettorre
Division of Hepatobiliary and Transplant General Surgery San Camillo Hospital, Rome
Robotic Abdominal in Transplantation and Liver Resection
Ugo Boggi
Professor of Surgery
Division of General and Transplant Surgery, University of Pisa
The Interplay Role of Liver Resection for Liver Transplantation
Gianluca Grazi

Director, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Oncology
Regina Elena National Cancer Institute-IRCCS, Rome

3:00 – 3:15pm  – Discussion

3:15 – 4:15pm               
Challenges  in  Liver  Transplantation

Chairs: Enzo Andorno, Luigi Lupo, Lucio Caccamo
Immunosuppression in Liver Transplantation
Giuseppe Tisone
Professor of Surgery
Director, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Abdominal Transplantation Policlinico Tor Vergata, Rome
Extended Criteria Liver Organs: Have We Pushed the Limit?
Fabrizio Di Benedetto
Professor of Surgery
Director, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena
Elderly Donors
Renato Romagnoli
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Liver Transplant Center 

A.O.U. Città della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, University of Turin
Machine Preservation to Assess Liver Graft Viability
Paolo De Simone
Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, University of Pisa

 4:15 – 4:30pm  –  Discussion

4:30 – 4:45pm – Closing Remarks
Salvatore Gruttadauria