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11th EPITA Symposium & 40th AIDPIT Workshop

Primary Topics:
Marginal donors, pancreas allocation, islet isolation, organ preservation, major advances and an overview of progress during the last 40 years and future perspectives. Beta cell and stem cell regeneration
Start Date:
Monday, January 25th 2021 at 14:00 CET
End Date:
Tuesday, January 26th 2021 at 19:00 CET
Country:
Online
Description & Objectives:

Welcome to the 11th EPITA Symposium and 40th AIDPIT Workshop!

The Symposium promotes engagement with clinicians, scientists and trainees across Europe who have expertise in pancreas and islet transplantation.

We will share new scientific developments and techniques amongst scientists in the field, and benchmark outcomes and results across European centres involved in clinical pancreas and islet transplantation.

The Symposium is the largest meeting in Europe where experts in the field of pancreas and islet transplantation can get together to share experience and outcomes. It is such a small niche area, and this meeting is critical to the working objectives of experts in the field.

Given the current circumstances, the Symposium will be presented as an online event.
This format offers a much broader global access to the event, and we look forward to welcoming new participants from the islet and pancreas community.

Target Group:

Scientists, allied healthcare professionals, clinicians including trainees, physicians and surgeons.

 

Bronze sponsors

 

 

The 2-half day programme will include plenary sessions, oral abstract presentations and offer access to electronic posters.

This year, we are pleased to announce our patients inclusion initiative: a joint EPITA / EDTCO / ETAHP symposium.

Click to download the PDF of the Programme..

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME  (All times in Central European Time)

Monday 25 January, 2021

14:00 Welcome and introduction
Steve White, EPITA Chair – Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

14:00 – 15:00 Plenary session 1 – Marginal donors
Chairs: Torbjörn Lundgren, Stockholm, Sweden; Jon Odorico, Madison, United States

14:00 – 14:20 DCD pancreas transplantation in Spain – current status
Joana Ferrer, Barcelona, Spain

14:20 – 14:40 Expanding the donor pool with islets from DCD
Eelco de Koning, EPITA Past Chair, Leiden, The Netherlands

14:40 – 15:00 What are the limits of using paediatric donors for pancreas transplantation – risks and benefits
Fabio Vistoli, Pisa, Italy

15:00 – 15:15 Break

15:15 – 16:15 Parallel session 1: Oral presentations – Islet transplantation, basic science
Chairs:Valeria Sordi, Milan, Italy; Ekaterine Berishvili, Geneva Switzerland

15:15 – 15:25 OP01 ISLETS LOADED IN HYDROGEL DERIVED FROM HUMAN AMNIOTIC MEMBRANE (AMNIOGEL) REVERSE DIABETES IN IMMUNODEFICIENT MICE
Kevin Bellofatto, Geneva, Switzerland

15:25 – 15:35 OP02 DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF THE NEWCASTLE PANCREAS ENDOCRINE STRESS SCORE (NPESS) FOR ULTRASTRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT OF PANCREATIC ISLET CELLS
Nicola Dyson, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

15:35 – 15:45 OP03 GLUCOSE DURING IN VITRO PANCREATIC BETA CELL REGENERATION: FRIEND OR FOE?
Chencheng Wang, Oslo, Norway

15:45 – 15:55 OP04 IMPROVING CD4+CD25+FOXP3+ TREG PERFORMANCES BY EX-VIVO EXPANSION IN THE PRESENCE OF IL-7 AND IL-15
Ilaria Cosorich, Milan, Italy

15:55 – 16:05 OP05 GENERATION OF Β CELLS FROM IPSC OF A MODY8 PATIENT WITH A NOVEL MUTATION IN THE CARBOXYL ESTER LIPASE (CEL) GENE
Silvia Pellegrini, Milan, Italy

16:05 – 16:15 OP06 TRANSPLANTATION SITE INFLUENCE ON ISLET CELLULAR COMPOSITION
Jan Kriz, Prague, Czech Republic

15:15 – 16:15 Parallel session 2: Oral presentations – Pancreas transplantation
Chairs: Claudia Bösmüller, Innsbruck, Austria; John Casey, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

15:15 – 15:25 OP07 IMPACT OF SARS-COV-2 ON INTERNATIONAL PANCREAS TRANSPLANT ACTIVITY
Sivesh Kathir Kamarajah, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

15:25 – 15:35 OP08 PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. A SINGLE CENTRE’S EXPERIENCE
Ann Etohan Ogbemudia, Oxford, United Kingdom

15:35 – 15:45 OP09 IMPACT OF COVID-19 SELF-QUARANTINE MEASURES ON BEHAVIOUR, STRESS, ANXIETY AND GLYCAEMIC CONTROL IN PATIENTS WITH Β-CELL REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Cyril Landstra, Leiden, The Netherlands

15:45 – 15:55 OP10 NORMOTHERMIC REGIONAL PERFUSION INCREASES PANCREAS GRAFT UTILISATION AFTER DCD ORGAN DONATION
Aaron Hui, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

15:55 – 16:05 OP11 OUTCOMES OF SIMULTANEOUS PANCREAS-KIDNEY TRANSPLANTS FROM DONATION AFTER CIRCULATORY DEATH DONORS IN THE UK: A NATIONAL REGISTRY ANALYSIS
Chris Callaghan, London, United Kingdom

16:05 – 16:15 OP12 THE EFFECT OF DONOR DIABETES-ASSOCIATED GENOTYPES ON OUTCOMES AFTER PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION
Charles Sneddon, Oxford, United Kingdom

16:15 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 17:30 Plenary session 2 – 40th AIDPIT anniversary. 4 decades of beta cell replacement therapy and beyond
Chairs: Thierry Berney, Geneva, Switzerland; Steve White, Newcastle, United Kingdom
 

16:30 – 16:50 A “guided” tour in the future landscape of beta-cell based therapies for Type  1 Diabetes
Olle Korsgren, Uppsala, Sweden

16:50-17:10 Clinical islet transplantation-prevention of diabetic complications?
Paola Maffi, Milan, Italy

17:10 – 17:30 Pancreas preservation during the last four decades – what progress have we made?
Vassilios Papalois, ESOT President, London, United Kingdom

17:30 – 17:35 Break

17:35 – 17:55 EPITR UPDATE
Diego Cantarovich, Nantes, France

17:55 Closing remarks
Steve White, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom


Tuesday 26 January, 2021

14:00 Brief introduction
Julie Kerr-Conte, EPITA Vice-Chair, Lille, France

14:00 – 15:00 Plenary session 3 – Islets
Chairs: Eelco de Koning, Leiden, The Netherlands; Julie Kerr-Conte, Lille, France

14:00 – 14:20 Optimising beta cell function through islet mitochondrial transfer
Chloe Rackham, Exeter / London, United Kingdom

14:20 – 14:40 The effects of immunosuppression on islet function
Françoise Carlotti, Leiden, The Netherlands

14:40 – 15:00 Bioengineering pancreatic tissue
Francesca Spagnoli, London, United Kingdom

15:00 – 15:15 Break

15:15 – 16:15 Parallel session 3: Oral presentations – Islet transplantation, clinical
Chairs: Cyril Landstra, Leiden, The Netherlands; Jim Shaw, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom; Roger Lehmann, Switzerland

15:15 – 15:25 OP13 ISLET CELL ISOLATION AND TRANSPLANTATION FROM DCD DONORS IN SCOTLAND
Andrew Sutherland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

15:25 – 15:35 OP14 LINEAR RELATION BETWEEN PRIMARY ISLET GRAFT FUNCTION AND 5-YEAR OUTCOME OF IT: A SINGLE CENTER RETROSPECTIVE COHORT STUDY IN 39 PATIENTS
Mikael Chetboun, Lille, France

15:35 – 15:45 OP15 ISLET TRANSPLANT OUTCOMES IN THE INTEGRATED UK PROGRAMME
Claire Counter, Bristol, United Kingdom

15:45 – 15:55 OP16 SALVAGING A PANCREATIC ALLOGRAFT FOR ISLET ALLO-AUTOTRANSPLANTATION
Maarten Tol, Leiden, The Netherlands

15:55 – 16:05 OP17 IMPACT OF HLA DONOR SPECIFIC ANTIBODIES IN THE ERA OF CELL THERAPY: CLINICAL TRAJECTORIES IN ISLET TRANSPLANTATION ILLUSTRATE A CHALLENGING MODEL
Mehdi Maanaoui, Lille, France

16:05 – 16:15 OP18 COGNITIVE IMPACT OF IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE TREATMENTS AFTER ISLET TRANSPLANTATION: A CASE-CONTROL STUDY
Aurélie Mailliez, Lille France

15:15 – 16:15 Parallel session 4: Oral presentations – Pancreas transplantation
Chairs: Sanjay Sinha, Oxford, United Kingdom; Rainer Gruessner, New York, United States

15:15 – 15:25 OP19 IMPACT OF INSULIN THERAPY IN PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION DONORS ON GRAFT OUTCOMES: AN ANALYSIS OF THE OPTN/UNOS DATABASE
Pedro Ventura-Aguiar, Barcelona, Spain

15:25 – 15:35 OP20 DEVELOPMENT OF EX VIVO NORMOTHERMIC PERFUSION AS AN INNOVATIVE METHOD TO ASSESS PANCREASES AFTER PRESERVATION
Ann Etohan Ogbemudia, Oxford, United Kingdom

15:35 – 15:45 OP21 POST-TRANSPLANT MALIGNANCIES AFTER SIMULTANEOUS PANCREAS KIDNEY TRANSPLANTATION: IMPLICATIONS ON LONG-TERM OUTCOME FROM A SINGLE-CENTER PERSPECTIVE
Felix Julius Krendl, Innsbruck, Austria

15:45 – 15:55 OP22 PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION IN BLACK ASIAN AND ETHNIC MINORITIES- A SINGLE CENTRE EXPERIENCE IN THE UK
Jeevan Prakash Gopal, London, United Kingdom

15:55 – 16:05 OP23 LIVE OXYGENATION MONITORING DURING HYPOTHERMIC OXYGENATED PERFUSION (HOPE) ON PANCREAS: A PRECLINICAL FEASIBILITY EVALUATION
Benoît Mesnard, Nantes, France

16:05 – 16:15 OP24 UNEXPLAINED FEVER AFTER PANCREAS TRANSPLANTATION: CHARACTERISTICS AND LONG-TERM OUTCOMES
Kévin Goret-Roycourt

16:15 – 16:30 Break

16:30 – 17:30 Debate: National pancreas allocation policies should include both islet and pancreas transplant recipients
Chairs: Joana Ferrer, Barcelona, Spain; Fabio Vistoli, Pisa, Italy

Pro
Paul Johnson, Oxford, United Kingdom 

Con
Helmut Arbogast, Munich, Germany

17:30 – 17:35 Break

17:35 – 19:05 Patients inclusion initiative Joint EPITA / EDTCO / ETAHP symposium
Chairs: Alessandra Grossi, Varese, Italy; Nichon Jansen, Leiden, The Netherlands

17:35 – 18:05 Life on the waiting list
David Paredes-Zapata, EDTCO Past Chair, Barcelona, Spain
Pablo Ferrer Ben Amar, Barcelona, Spain

18:05 – 18:35 Fear of losing my transplant
Anna Forsberg, ETAHP Chair, Lund, Sweden

18:35 – 19:05 25 years of assessing patients for TPIAT – a clinical nurse specialist’s perspective
Cris Pollard, Leicester, United Kingdom

19:05 Closing remarks and presentation of awards
Julie Kerr-Conte, Lille, France; Steve White, Newcastle, United Kingdom 

 

Steve White, EPITA Chair
Julie Kerr-Conte, EPITA Vice-Chair
Claudia Bosmüller, EPITA Board member
Joana Ferrer, EPITA Board member
Artur Kwiatkowski, EPITA Board member
Valeria Sordi, EPITA Board member
Fabio Vistoli, EPITA Board member
Eelco de Koning, EPITA Past Chair

“The 11th EPITA Symposium & 40th AIDPIT Workshop, Virtual, Italy, 25/01/2021-26/01/2021 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 7 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

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Project Manager

Anne Dissing

anne.dissing@esot.org

How to register

Registration rates from 1 January 2021 – register now.

  • Regular (ESOT members and non-members) – 70 EUR
  • Industry representatives – 270 EUR
  • Students (incl. masters, Ph.D., undergraduates etc.), Allied Healthcare professionals, Nurses, Transplant Coordinators, Theatre Assistants – 0 EUR
  • Individual transplanted patient, patients society representative or member – 0 EUR

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now closed.
Abstract notification letters will be sent to abstract submitters on 11 December 2020.
Thank you for your contribution – we value your input greatly.

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