Organ Perfusion Workshop (offsite): May 4, 2022, 8:00-13:30

ILTS organizes a one-day Machine Perfusion Workshop, putting the world leaders in perfusion machines and technology in one place.

Four machines for organ perfusion will be available in the wet lab setting.
The workshop takes place before the scientific program. ***Places are limited***

Transfer, coffee break and lunch are included in the ticket price.


  • 08:00 Bus Departure from ICEC
  • Meeting point: ICEC, Rumeli Building, Main Entrance (as shown on the image)

  • 09:00-10:00 Workshops
  • 10:00-10:30 Coffee Break
  • 10:30-10:50 Normothermic NMP, Davide Ghinolfi
  • 10:50-11:50 Workshops
  • 11:50-13:00 Lunch and Presentations with Discussion:
    • 11:50-12:10 Hypothermic HMP, Zoltan Czigany
    • 12:10-12:30 Regional perfusion NRP, Amelia Hessheimer
    • 12:30-13:00 Discussion
  • 13:15 Bus departure back to the ICEC
Session Room 1/ Track 1
Thursday, May 5, 12:45 – 13:45
Advancing Evidence for Tacrolimus Once Daily on Liver Transplant patients
12:45-12:50 Welcome and introduction – Professor Şükrü Emre (General Surgery) Ege University Medical Faculty, Turkey
12:50-13:10 High intra-patient variability: Differential Effect of Tacrolimus – professor Dong Jin Joo, (General Surgery) Severance Hospital, Korea
13:10-13:30 Long-term clinical outcomes in liver transplant patients – when to start? – Mikel Gastaca (Hepatobiliary Surgery) Cruces University Hospital, University of the Basque Country, Spain
13:30-13:40 Live Q&A All
13:40-13:45 Closing remarks – Professor Şükrü Emre, Ege University Medical Faculty Turkey



Session Room 1/ Track 1
Thursday, May 5, 15:30 – 16:15
Extending horizons in Liver Perfusion
15:30-15:35 Welcome – Prof. Gabriela Berlakovich & Associate Prof. Paulo Martins
15:35-15:50 Experience with HOPE for ECD-DBD grafts in a French center: the PERPHO study – Michel Rayar, M.D. PhD. CHU Pontchaillou, Rennes, FR
15:50-16:05 Combined hypothermic and normothermic machine perfusion of high-risk donor livers – Prof. Robert Porte M.D. PhD. University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, NL
16:05-16:15 Q&A and Discussion



Session Room 2/ Track 2
Thursday, May 5, 15:30 – 16:15
Management of patients after HBV-related liver transplantation
15:30 – 15:35 Welcome and Introduction – Peter Schemmer, FACS, MD, Prof, PhD, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
15:35 – 15:43 The role of HBV and HBsAg in liver transplantation – Peter Schemmer, FACS, MD, Prof, PhD, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
15:43 – 15:56 How can we achieve best patient outcomes after HBV-related liver Tx – Ramazan Idilman MD, Prof, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
15:56 – 16:09 The role of HBIG in modern therapy approaches – Patrizia Burra, MD, Prof, PhD, Padova University Hospital, Padova, Italy
16:09 – 16:15 Discussion



Session Room 3/ Track 3
Thursday, May 5, 15:30 – 16:15
Current practice and future aspects of viability assessment during organ perfusion
15:30-15:35 Welcome – Andrea Schlegel, MD, MBA, FEBS
15:35-15:55 My clinical practice of viability testing during HOPE – Philipp Dutkowski
15:55-16:10 My clinical practice of viability testing during NRP and ex-situ machine perfusion – Davide Ghinolfi
16:10-16:15 Q&A and Discussion



Session Room 5/ Track 5
Thursday, May 5, 15:30 – 16:30
Coagulation Workshop – ROTEM (supported by Werfen)
15:30-15:35 Welcome and Introduction – Valentina Pigozzo, Milan
15:35-16:15 ROTEM Algorithm Implementation and New Evidence – Klaus Görlinger, Munich
16:15-16:30 Live Discussion – Valentina Pigozzo, Milan and Klaus Görlinger, Munich




Session Room 1/ Track 1
Friday, May 6, 08:00 – 08:30
Hernia prevention in Liver & Livertransplant surgery
Moderator: Gerd Sillberhumer
Doktor med. univ., Dozent (=PhD) Associate Professor
Medical University Vienna, Austria
CRISTINA DOPAZO, PhD/MD, Consultant Surgeon
Department of HPB Surgery and Transplants
Hospital Universitario Vall d´Hebron (Barcelona, Spain)
Head of Department of General and HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation
Pancreas and Abdominal Wall specialist
University Hospital Gent (Gent, Belgium)




Session Room 5/ Track 5
Friday, May 6, 14:30 – 15:30
Normothermic liver perfusion: the future is now
14:30-14:35 Normothermic perfusion: more organs, more time – Prof Chris Watson, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
14:35-15:15 High risk organs in the era of normothermia – Dr Thomas Vogel
15:15-15:30 NMP: from business case to routine use, supporting increased utilisation of liver grafts – Prof Joerg-Matthias Pollok, Royal Free Hospital, London




Session Room 2/ Track 2
Friday, May 6, 16:00 – 17:00
Liver Support and Ex Vivo Perfusion: from Organ Failure to Transplantation.
16:00-16:05 Welcome and Introduction – Claus, Niemann, Prof., San Francisco, USA
16:05-16:20 Extracorporeal therapies in liver failure – Ivano Riva, MD, Bergamo, Italy
16:20-16:36 The management of temperature in organ perfusion – Michele Colledan, MD, Bergamo, Italy
16:36-16:52 The role of purification in organ perfusion – Davide Ghinolfi MD, PhD, Pisa
16:52-17:00 Final Discussion with moderators and speakers