EPITA Specialty Update Symposium
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
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.
To facilitate the exchange of information of the field of pancreas and islet transplantation.
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.
To review recent developments in pancreas and islet transplantation. To aim for an excellent graft survival despite increasing challenges in organ quality.
Transplant surgeons and physicians, transplant coordinator, nurses and medical student with an interest in transplantation of pancreas and islets.