Plenary Abstract Session / Concurrent Oral Abstract Session

Abstracts accepted for oral presentation presented their abstracts followed by a discussion.



Surgical Video Session

Video abstracts accepted for a surgical video presentation gave a video presentation followed by discussion.



Featured Symposia

Featured symposia were moderated by two chairpersons, with four/five invited speakers per session delivering a presentation.



Rising Star Symposium

The Program Planning Committee awarded young investigator/mentor teams, and the winning teams each gave a joint 30-minute presentation.

The mentor presented background information on the topic. The objective of the mentor’s presentation is to educate the Congress attendees on the importance and relevance of the work to be presented.

The young investigator followed with a presentation of the data submitted in the abstract. A discussion followed.




Grand Round Case Presentations/ Vanguard Debate Session/Vanguard Surgical Video Session:
These sessions involved presentations of interesting or difficult cases by a Vanguard Committee member to a senior ILTS participant.
After comments from the senior member, the audience participated in a lively and informal open discussion.



Pre-meeting Symposium on Transplant Oncology

Transplant oncology is a new concept encompassing multiple disciplines of transplantation medicine and oncology to take hepatobiliary cancer treatment and research to the next level. As a follow-up to the Consensus Conference in February 2019, which convened international liver transplant oncology experts, this Pre-meeting Symposium explored the future perspectives of multidisciplinary management in this fast-changing field.

The symposium focussed on the 4 E’s:

  • Evolution of multidisciplinary cancer care
  • Extension of the limits of conventional surgical oncology
  • Elucidation of tumor and transplant immunology
  • Exploration of carcinogenesis through immunogenomics



Workshop: Organ Perfusion Workshop

The first ILTS Perfusion machines Workshop brought together industry, experts and clinical specialists involved in liver transplant in order to cover the existing technology available today in liver preservation and perfusion. The workshop offered to the industry the opportunity to present to a targeted audience their technology, and confront with the clinical experience of the audience. All the companies present took the opportunity to explain and demonstrate their technology. Participants had the chance to experiment the machines for a better understanding.
Format: 20 minutes Hands-On sessions of 5 to 8 participants per group.



Workshop: Perioperative Echocardiography for Liver Transplantation

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) and Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) are useful evaluation and monitoring tools for enhancing the perioperative care of patients undergoing liver transplantation. Their use enables rapid evaluation of volume status and cardiac function. Visualization of the heart utilizing echocardiography allows practitioners to dynamically detect conditions to aid preoperative optimization, intraoperative management and postoperative care of these complex patients.
Participants got a hands-on introduction to using a TEE/TTE simulator and learn how to obtain the basic perioperative echocardiographic views. The focus was on 2 dimensional imaging and M-mode measurements to assess conditions commonly encountered before, during, and after liver transplantation such as hypovolemia, acute right and left heart failure, and intracardiac thrombosis.




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