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Pre-Congress Activities

11:00
- 17:30
Pre-Congress: Post-Graduate Course - Basic Science

This course is ticketed and available in-person and virtually. Tickets are USD 35/each and include refreshments and boxed lunch for in-person attendees. Seats are limited, and pre-registration is required. To purchase your ticket, sign-in and access your registration profile, or email info@tts2022.org for assistance.

The course is divided into five sessions. Click on each session for full details

08:00 - 09:30 Pre-Congress: PGC basic science: The basics

Steven H Sacks, United Kingdom
Innate activation and the post-surgery immune response
Gavin Pettigrew, United Kingdom
Principles of allorecognition and their clinical implications
Anna Valujskikh, United States
Are memory cells really the problem?
09:30 - 10:30 Pre-Congress: PGC basic science: B cells and beyond

David Rush, Canada
Allorecognition and ABMR: Clinicopathological correlations
Aravind Cherukuri, United States
B cells - friends or foes in transplantation?
Lori West, Canada
Gender differences in transplantation immune responses
11:00 - 12:30 Pre-Congress: PGC basic science: Trending topics in basic science

Niels Olsen Saraiva Camara, Brazil
Is immunometabolism the key?
Alexandra R Lucas, United States
Pretreating donor organs; chemokine: glycosaminoglycan modulation to improve transplant outcomes
Fadi Issa, United Kingdom
New technologies for biopsy analysis: from imaging to gene expression
13:00 - 14:30 Pre-Congress: PGC: Grant writing

Mara McAdams-Demarco, United States
Anatomy of a grant
Mara McAdams-Demarco, United States
Evaluation criteria
John J Fung, United States
Introduction and Time-line for writing a grant
John J Fung, United States
Writing the methods section
John J Fung, United States
Grants to target (salary/operating/other)
Germaine Wong, Australia
Writing the methods section
Germaine Wong, Australia
Key players and feasibility
Germaine Wong, Australia
Tips on writing the summary/abstract
13:00 - 14:30 Pre-Congress: PGC: Research and manuscript

Elmi Muller, South Africa
Introduction
Elmi Muller, South Africa
Developing a research program
Elmi Muller, South Africa
Seeking collaborations and co-authorship
Roslyn B. Mannon, United States
Pursuing a research question
Roslyn B. Mannon, United States
Developing a research program
Roslyn B. Mannon, United States
Addressing reviewers' comments
Jeremy Chapman, Australia
Anatomy of a manuscript
Jeremy Chapman, Australia
Dealing with rejection

11:00
- 17:30
Pre-Congress: Post-Graduate Course - Clinical Science

This course is ticketed and available in-person and virtually. Tickets are USD 35/each and include refreshments and boxed lunch for in-person attendees. Seats are limited, and pre-registration is required. To purchase your ticket, sign-in and access your registration profile, or email info@tts2022.org for assistance.

The course is divided into five sessions. Click on each session for full details

08:00 - 09:30 Pre-Congress: PGC clinical: Immunosuppression and immunology

Robert Liwski, Canada
A primer on histocompatibility testing (protocol and high level antibody)
Robert Montgomery, United States
A primer on DSA management pre- and post- transplant
09:30 - 10:30 Pre-Congress: PGC clinical: Challenging cases in transplantation - a case based discussion

Shaifali Sandal, Canada
Recipients with non-adherence
Fernando Cairo, Argentina
Recipients with alcoholism
Jaeseok Yang, Korea
Recipients with recurrent diseases (Cases of GN, aHUS and similar liver diseases)
11:00 - 12:30 Pre-Congress: PGC clinical: Contemporary topics in transplantation

Deepali Kumar, Canada
COVID-19 - Key things learnt
Deirdre Sawinski, United States
Expanding the pool: utilizing donors with HIV and Hep C
Julie Heimbach, United States
Obesity and metabolic diseases in transplantation
13:00 - 14:30 Pre-Congress: PGC: Grant writing

Mara McAdams-Demarco, United States
Anatomy of a grant
Mara McAdams-Demarco, United States
Evaluation criteria
John J Fung, United States
Introduction and Time-line for writing a grant
John J Fung, United States
Writing the methods section
John J Fung, United States
Grants to target (salary/operating/other)
Germaine Wong, Australia
Writing the methods section
Germaine Wong, Australia
Key players and feasibility
Germaine Wong, Australia
Tips on writing the summary/abstract
13:00 - 14:30 Pre-Congress: PGC: Research and manuscript

Elmi Muller, South Africa
Introduction
Elmi Muller, South Africa
Developing a research program
Elmi Muller, South Africa
Seeking collaborations and co-authorship
Roslyn B. Mannon, United States
Pursuing a research question
Roslyn B. Mannon, United States
Developing a research program
Roslyn B. Mannon, United States
Addressing reviewers' comments
Jeremy Chapman, Australia
Anatomy of a manuscript
Jeremy Chapman, Australia
Dealing with rejection

11:00
- 17:30
Pre-Congress: International Pediatric Transplant Association

This workshop is ticketed and available in-person and virtually. Tickets are USD 35/each and include refreshments and boxed lunch for in-person attendees. Seats are limited, and pre-registration is required. To purchase your ticket, sign-in and access your registration profile, or email info@tts2022.org for assistance.

The course is divided into four sessions. Click on each session for full details

08:00 - 09:00 Pre-Congress: IPTA: Lifelong immunosuppression reduction

Mara Medeiros, Mexico
Strategies to reduce use of calcineurin inhibitors
Paula Schaiquevich, Argentina
New tolerance induction strategies
Amy Gallo, United States
Combined stem cell and live donor kidney transplant
09:00 - 10:30 Pre-Congress: IPTA: Donors for pediatric recipients

C. Andrew Bonham, United States
Large for size donors: liver
Katsuhide Maeda, United States
Large for size donors: heart
Amy Gallo, United States
Large for size donors: kidney
Enrico Benedetti, United States
Living donor intestinal transplantation
11:00 - 12:30 Pre-Congress: IPTA: Perioperative considerations in pediatric solid organ transplantation

Julianne Mendoza, United States
The role of regional anesthesia in solid organ transplant recipients
Julianne Mendoza, United States
Fast track extubation strategies for transplant recipients
Katsuhide Maeda, United States
The role of ECMO in liver and liver/heart recipients
C. Andrew Bonham, United States
The role of ECMO in liver and heart/liver recipients
13:00 - 14:30 Pre-Congress: IPTA: Multiorgan transplantations

Linda Cendales, United States
Pediatric hand transplant
Carlos O. Esquivel, United States
Combined heart/liver transplantation: indications, technique and outcomes
Angi Wall, United States
Are 3 organs one too many?

11:00
- 15:00
Pre-Congress: World Transplant Games Federation

This workshop is ticketed and available in-person and virtually. Tickets are USD 35/each and include refreshments and boxed lunch for in-person attendees. Seats are limited, and pre-registration is required. To purchase your ticket, sign-in and access your registration profile, or email info@tts2022.org for assistance.

The course is divided into three sessions. Click on each session for full details

08:00 - 09:30 Pre-Congress: WTGF: How we encourage more people to believe in organ donation

Chris Thomas, Australia
Introduction
Gerardo Reyna, Spain
The role of patients to promote organ donation
Ashleigh Duran, United States
The role of patients to promote organ donation
Edith A. Martin, Colombia
The role of sports to promote organ donation. The challenge in Colombia and how sports is providing a gateway
09:30 - 10:30 Pre-Congress: WTGF: How we help recipients live an active life

Gerardo Reyna, Spain
Refit for life - a global online rehabilitation program as a way to increase quality of life and outcomes
Chris Thomas, Australia
Results of survey - quality of life survey post transplant
11:00 - 12:30 Pre-Congress: WTGF: Transplant care and exercise programs for youth

Ashleigh Duran, United States
Transplant next - education, life skills and support for transplant youth and the introduction of Tx
Hernan Sachero, Argentina
Sports training programs for transplant youth - the benefits of physical activity

11:00
- 17:45
Pre-Congress: Improving donation practices for better transplant systems

This workshop is ticketed and available in-person and virtually. Tickets are USD 45/each and include refreshments and boxed lunch for in-person attendees. Seats are limited, and pre-registration is required. To purchase your ticket, sign-in and access your registration profile, or email info@tts2022.org for assistance.

Through the use of new learning technologies, this workshop is designed to learn through the best methodology available: practice. Using clinical simulation, video games and virtual reality, you will learn about the main aspects of the deceased donation clinical process. Join the workshop to experience how it is like to be a key donation person!
  • Donor detection and evaluation: play the Game of Donors videogame and get into a virtual hospital to practice the selection and evaluation of donors
  • Brain death and donor management: deal with a potential donor in a real case clinical scenario
  • Family approach for organ donation: experience a family interview with VR glasses to practice breaking bad news and approach for donation consent
The course is divided into four sessions. Click on each session for full details

08:00 - 09:00 Pre-Congress: Immersive experience: Welcome and general introduction

Alejandro Nino Murcia, Colombia
Welcome
Gabriel Gondolesi, Argentina
Marti Manyalich, Spain
Chloë Ballesté, Spain
09:00 - 10:30 Pre-Congress: Immersive experience: Donor detection and evaluation

Marco Sacchi, Italy
Where are my donors? How to detect and evaluate donors
11:00 - 12:30 Pre-Congress: Immersive experience: Brain death and donor management

Marian Irazabal, Spain
Critical care practices when dealing with potential donors
13:00 - 14:20 Pre-Congress: Immersive experience: Family approach for organ donation

Omid Ghobadi, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
How to communicate bad news and obtain the family consent for donation
Chloë Ballesté, Spain
Marti Manyalich, Spain
Debriefing / Q&A
Ezequiel Lo Cane, Argentina
Testimonial

14:00
- 15:30
Pre-Congress: Top reasons to choose transplantation as a career

Andreas Zuckermann, Austria
Why should you choose my career
Andreas Zuckermann, Austria
Why should you choose my career
16:00
- 17:45
Pre-Congress: The role of patient organizations in organ donation and transplantation

Ezequiel Lo Cane, Argentina
Role of patients to increase organ donation: local, regional and international impact
Ezequiel Lo Cane, Argentina
Role of patients to increase organ donation: local, regional and international impact
Romina Perez Manelli MSc, Argentina
Role of patients' association increasing access to transplantation
Romina Perez Manelli MSc, Argentina
Role of patients' association increasing access to transplantation
Liz Schick, Switzerland
Role of patients' organizations to improve long term recipients quality of life
Liz Schick, Switzerland
Role of patients' organizations to improve long term recipients quality of life
Ashleigh Duran, United States
How to integrate sport activities post-transplantation
Ashleigh Duran, United States
How to integrate sport activities post-transplantation
Alejandro Gonzalez, Argentina
How can patients' organization assure transparency
Alejandro Gonzalez, Argentina
How can patients' organization assure transparency
Silvia N. Irigaray, Argentina
Panelist
Silvia N. Irigaray, Argentina
Panelist
Gustavo De Mare, Argentina
Panelist
Gustavo De Mare, Argentina
Panelist
Jorge Lanata, Argentina
Panelist
Jorge Lanata, Argentina
Panelist
Federico Oppenheimer, Spain
Panelist
Federico Oppenheimer, Spain
Panelist
17:20
- 18:00
Pre-Congress: Immersive experience: Debriefing and Panel Discussions

Marti Manyalich, Spain
Debriefing / Q&A
Marti Manyalich, Spain
Debriefing / Q&A
Ezequiel Lo Cane, Argentina
Testimonial
Ezequiel Lo Cane, Argentina
Testimonial
18:00
- 19:30
Workshop Session: The influence of religion on organ transplantation

Monseñor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Argentina
Panelist
Monseñor Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Argentina
Panelist
Pastor Alejandro Quiroga, Argentina
Panelist
Pastor Alejandro Quiroga, Argentina
Panelist
Rabbi Zarina Vittas, Argentina
Panelist
Rabbi Zarina Vittas, Argentina
Panelist
19:30
- 21:00
Workshop Session: Delayed Graft Function Workshop – What Different Centers around the World Have Learned

Congress Opening

21:30
- 23:00
Opening ceremony and keynote address

Networking Events

23:00
- 00:00
Welcome Networking Reception
Included in the in-person congress registration – RSVP required when registering online.
Additional guests tickets are available at USD 35 per person
Reconnect again with friends and peers from around the world and meet new ones at Welcome Networking Receptions. An opportunity to enjoy some local tidbits and toast to celebrate the opportunity of meeting face-to-face again.

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