EKITA-DESCARTES Joint Symposium
SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
09:00 – 12:50 EKITA-DESCARTES Joint Symposium
CHAIRS: Daniel Abramowicz, Antwerp, Belgium
Rainer Oberbauer, Vienna, Austria
09:00 Definition of sensitization (including solid phase technologies) – stratification and impact on the success of the Transplant
Soren Schwartz Sorensen, Copenhagen
09:20 Impact of sensitization on the waiting time – Simulations of real world data
Frans Claas, Leiden, The Netherlands
09:40 Cost-effectiveness of ABO-incompatible kidney transplantation and kidney paired donation
Umberto Maggiore, Parma, Italy
10:00 Diagnosis and Treatment of ABMR based on the individual immunologic profile
Georg Böhmig, Vienna, Austria
10:20 – 10:30 Q&A
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 Novel tools/biomarkers to stratify diagnosis, prognosis and prediction using omics technologies
Gunilla Einecke, Hannover, Germany
11:30 Pathophysiology and drug mechanism of action: systematic integration and linking with outcome
Bernd Mayer, emergentec.com, Vienna, Austria
12:00 – 12:50 Q&A to personalization in transplantation – live polls
Franco Citterio, Rome, Italy
EKITA in pills:
EKITA is the kidney section of ESOT and deals with all aspects of renal transplantation. As a European platform, EKITA supports research, education and clinical work in this area. Furthermore, EKITA is highly ambitious in preparing policies and creating transnational interactions to advance renal allografting in all European member states.
The main goal of EKITA is to improve quality of life of people with ESRD by advancing all aspects of kidney transplantation.
The ultimate aim of EKITA is the optimization of renal transplantation trough activities in research, education, clinical collaboration and health policy.
To provide an overview and offer specific solutions for the ‘complicated’/sensitized patient. Solutions range from individualization through omics technologies to bioinformatics approaches.
Transplant surgeons and physicians, nephrologist, immunologists at all stages of training and expertise.
DESCARTES (Developing Education Science and Care for Renal Transplantation in European States) is a Working Group of ERA-EDTA.