Main Symposium

Meeting Venue

National University Hospital
1E Kent Ridge Road,
NUHS Tower Block
Singapore 119228
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Day 1 – 20 October 2018

Day 2 – 21 October 2018

Time Session Speaker
07:30 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 08:45 Opening Ceremony and Speeches
Plenary 1
08:45 – 09:15 Leading a Successful LDLT Programme – The Western Perspective Nancy Ascher USA
Surgical Track
09:15 – 09:35 Bariatric Surgery and liver transplantation: Should it be done? Shridhar Iyer Singapore
09:35 – 09:55 Innovative Surgical Techniques in LDLT Albert Chan Hong Kong
09:55 – 10:15 Putting the donor at the center to grow transplant volume and improve follow up Claus Niemann USA
10:15 – 10:35 The role of organ perfusion machines in liver transplantation Glenn Bonney Singapore
10:35 – 10:50 Q&A
10:50 – 11:05 Tea Break
Medical Track
11:05 – 11:25 Pre-LT renal impairment and HRS James Fung Hong Kong
11:25 – 11:45 Not so sweet news: NODAT in Liver Transplantation Vathsala A Singapore
11:45 – 12:05 Post-transplant NASH – prevention and management George Goh Singapore
12:05 – 12:25 Metabolic syndrome after paediatric liver transplantation: Is it an issue? Marion Aw Singapore
12:25 – 12:40 Q&A
12:40 – 13:10 Lunch Break
Plenary 2: ILTS/TTS Donor Summit (International Liver Transplant Society/ The Transplantation Society)
Introduction to the Living Donor Liver Summit (Alfred Kow/Claus Niemann)
Donor Summit Part 1 — Background and Ethical Considerations (Moderators: Shridhar Iyer/Terry Pan)
13:10 – 13:30 Global Living Donor Transplant Activity Nancy Ascher USA
13:30 – 13:50 The Importance of Donor Protection in LDLT — the surgical perspective Albert Chan Hong Kong
13:50 – 14:10 Ethics of Living Donation — From The Liver Perspectives Elizabeth Pomfret USA
14:10 – 14:30 Enhancing our commitment to patient safety – perspectives on oversight and governance for organ transplantation in Singapore Kenneth Mak Singapore
14:30 – 14:50 Evaluating suitability of donors — from the Transplant Ethics Committee perspective Agnes Ng Singapore
14:50 – 15:05 Break
Donor Summit Part 2 — Management of Donor (Moderators: Glenn Bonney/Brian Goh)
15:05 – 15:25 MIS harvesting of donor liver — What is the current status? Gyu-Seong Choi South Korea
15:25 – 15:45 Long-term Follow up & Registries of Living Donation Activities — What is the implication? Claus Niemann USA
15:45 – 16:15 Managing difficult liver donor situation in LDLT setting Wang Chih-Chi Taiwan
16:15 – 17:00 Case Discussion: Ethics of donor evaluation — e.g. risk with donor HIV partners, HCC recipient out of criteria, HCC within criteria Alfred Kow Singapore
17:00 End of Day 1
Time Session Speaker
Plenary 3
08:30 – 09:00 Key to a successful LDLT programme — The Eastern Perspective Wang Chih-Chi Taiwan
Liver Malignancy Track (Moderators: Khin Maung Win/Prem Harichander Thurairajah)
09:00 – 09:20 Immunotherapy for HCC – Where we are now and where we’re going? Yong Wei Peng Singapore
09:20 – 09:40 Is there a role to downstage HCC with SIRT before LT? Pierce Chow Singapore
09:40 – 10:00 Expanded HCC criteria for LT – Is there a limit? Tan Poh Seng Singapore
10:00 – 10:20 Incidental mixed Cholangio-HCC on LT explant: How do we make sense of it? Elizabeth Pomfret USA
10:20 – 10:35 Q&A
10:35 – 10:50 Tea Break
High Risk Liver Recipients (Moderators: Tay Sook Muay/Low How Cheng)
10:50 – 11:10 Controversies in management of ALF patients Lee Guan Huei Singapore
11:10 – 11:30 Acute on Chronic Liver Failure – When is transplant futile? Dan Yock Young Singapore
11:30 – 11:50 Pre-liver transplant multi-resistant organisms and opportunistic infections — How do we handle them? Tan Ban Hock Singapore
11:50 – 12:10 Management of immunosuppression in septic liver transplant recipients Frederik Nevens Belgium
12:10 – 12:30 Technical Challenges in Complex Vascular Reconstruction in LDLT Gyu-Seong Choi South Korea
12:30 – 12:50 Q&A
12:50 End of Programme

Programme updated as of 26 September 2018.