PLENARY 1 – Be inspired, Be driven
Created by: Finn Gustafsson, Copenhagen, Denmark; Allan Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Outline | Be innovative. Be driven. Be inspired. Be Bold. Inspiration and Progress: a common denominator for Art, Business and Science
PLENARY 2 – Single Cells Omics Generating an atlas to chart transplant organs
Created by: Menna Clatworthy, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Gavin Pettigrew, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Outline | We currently use ‘omics’ technologies (proteomics, transcriptomics, genomics), in transplantation to identify biomarkers, signatures, or genetic variants associated with differential outcomes. These technologies have been applied to bulk tissue or blood samples. Recent advances in genomics and informatics allow their application at the level of a single cell, using RNA sequencing and mass cytometry. These approaches are revolutionising our understanding of the cellular composition, origin and interactions within human organs and are being used to generate the first draft of the Human Cell Atlas (HCA) – an ambitious international effort. The HCA will catalogue every cell and every cell state in the human body to deliver health-transforming insights into human biology. For example, single cell RNA sequencing has already allowed researchers to identify a previously unknown type of dendritic cell in peripheral blood.
PLENARY 3 – Perfect Organ Preservation and reconditioning – an elusive dream?
Created by: Ina Jochmans, Leuven, Belgium; Henri Leuvenink, Groningen, The Netherlands
Outline | Perfect organ preservation – a cornerstone of transplantation – might sound like a dream … yet, the last years have seen tremendous progress. Technology has caught up with our creative minds and we are now able to preserve organs in dynamic and more physiological conditions than static cold storage ever could. Organ perfusion is here to stay, paving the path towards perfect organ preservation and opening doors to organ reconditioning, treatment, modification, management and more. Be inspired and motivated by the most creative thinkers in the organ preservation arena and discover what they dream of.
PLENARY 4 & PRESIDENTIAL SESSION – Dealing with organ failure: a change in the direction of travel?
Created by: Erik Berglund, Stockholm, Sweden; Vassilios Papalois, London, United Kingdom; Lorenzo Piemonti, Milan, Italy; Thomas Resch, Innsbruck, Austria; Andreas Zuckermann, Vienna, Austria
Outline | The session aims to critically appraise all the indications in modern practice that we are moving into a more holistic approach when dealing with end stage organ failure including modalities beyond transplantation.
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