EPITA Specialty Update Symposium

Future Challenges in Pancreas and Islet Transplantation

SUNDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
09:00 – 12:50     EPITA Specialty Update Symposium
 

SESSION 1:  Unstable diabetes and treatment options 

CHAIRS:     Johann Pratschke, Berlin, Germany  
                  Steve White, Newcastle, United Kingdom

  
09:00    Pancreas transplantation? 
            Stephen Bartlett, Baltimore, United States

09:30    Islet  transplantation?
            Paul Johnson, Oxford, United Kingdom

10:00    We do not need either – we have insulin and technology 
            Pratik Choudhary, London, United Kingdom  

10:30 – 10:40    Q&A

 

10:40 – 11:10   Coffee Break

 

SESSION 2: The future of beta cell therapy 

CHAIRS:     Paul Johnson, Oxford, United Kingdom 
                   Andreas Pascher, Berlin, Germany

11:10    The first clinical experience with islet scaffolds  
            Barbara Ludwig, Dresden, Germany

11:40    Stem cells are the future
            Eelco de Koning, Leiden, The Netherlands    

12:10    Islet encapsulation
            Berit Løkengard Strand, Trondheim, Norway    

 

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EPITA in pills:
The European pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association is a section of ESOT founded to provide a Forum for the pancreas and islet transplantation community in Europe.

Goals:
To facilitate the exchange of information of the field of pancreas and islet transplantation.

Aim:
The aim of EPITA is to contribute to the development of the pancreas and islet transplantation field and of alternate forms of beta-cell replacement therapy for the benefit of patients suffering from type 1 diabetes.

Objectives:
To review recent developments in pancreas and islet transplantation. To aim for an excellent graft survival despite increasing challenges in organ quality.

Target audience:
Transplant surgeons and physicians, transplant coordinator, nurses and medical student with an interest in transplantation of pancreas and islets.

Contact

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35137 Padova
Italy
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