REFRESHER 1 – Translational science

Created by: Henri Leuvenink, Groningen, The Netherlands; Gavin Pettigrew, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Outline | The wonders of basic research: the clinical needs translational research the fastest and most efficient way from one to another.

Key Learnings

  • Clinical models on warm perfusion and organ manipulation
  • Pre-clinical modelling of the allo immune response: is it relevant?
  • Why bother about pre-clinical models?

REFRESHER 2 – Learning from neighbouring specialities

Created by: Menna Clatworthy, Cambridge, United Kingdom; Luuk Hilbrands, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Outline |The success of organ transplantation depends to a large extent on the use of powerful immunosuppressive drugs. The search for alternative strategies to intervene in the immune response, based on a thorough understanding of the pathophysiology, continues. A new area is the use of cellular therapy. Several of these new developments proceed rapidly outside the direct scope of those active in the field of organ transplantation. In this session, three experts will share their knowledge from neighbouring specialties.


REFRESHER 3 – Big data

Created by: Soren Sorensen Schwartz, Copenhagen, Denmark; Thomas Resch, Innsbruck, Austria

Outline | For health care professionals it is important to understand the possibilities and pitfalls in big data analysis in order to be able to direct this research area towards clinically relevant areas. In order to interact with professionals within big data analysis, i.e. within bioinformatics and related area of statistics, we need to have a more profound understanding of big data analysis than just looking at it as black box. We need to understand the various steps in big data analysis i.e data curation, data analysis modalities, data interpretation etc.


REFRESHER 4 – inflammation

Created by: Soren Sorensen Schwartz, Copenhagen, Denmark

Outline | Inflammation, frailty and morbidity in relation to organ transplantation – how to evaluate and what is the connection. Inflammation and antibody mediated rejection – the missing link? HLA and inflammation – what is the connection and is there a clinical relevance. Anti- inflammatory and cardiovascular risk reduction – what are the treatment options.

Key Learnings

  • Inflammation, frailty and morbidity in relation to organ transplantation. How to evaluate and what is the connection?
  • Inflammation in relation to rejection – the missing link?
  • Anti-inflammatory treatment in cardiovascular risk reduction –  from bench to bedside.