LEARNING

11/12/15

Hot issues in kidney transplantation: from donor management to tolerance

Departement of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, ul. Borowska 213, 50-556
Wroclaw Poland

Date
December 11, 2015

Location
Departement of Nephrology and Transplantation Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, ul. Borowska 213, 50-556 Wrocław, Poland
  
Organising Society/Institution/University
Descartes Working Group
  
Local Coordinator/Contact Person for information

Chairman: Marian Klinger

Secretary: Magdalena Krajewska

Coordinator: Katarzyna Koscielska-Kasprzak e-mail: info@nefrologia.wroclaw.pl


  
Short Description
Recent data suggest that on the long term, living donors may be at increased risk of both cardiovascular mortality and end-stage renal disease. Dr. Chris Dudley will perform a critical review of the available evidence and will try to formulate recommendations for evaluation and set-up of donor registries.
Whether a pre-implentation biopsy helps in the qualitative evaluation of organ quality remains a matter of dispute. Is the gain of information really worth the additional time and cost? Drs. Umberto Maggiore and Daniel Abramowicz will review the scientific evidence and will present it according to a pro-con format.
Another big debate in kidney transplantation medicine is whether kidneys from extended criteria donors should be perfused on machine. Here again, we did set up a pro- con debate, with Dr. Jacques Pirenne promoting this strategies, and Dr. Uwe Heemann explaining why he is opposed to this practice.
Next will come a burning clinical question: how can we best prevent long-term complications after kidney transplantation (cancers, cardio-vascular diseases, and diabetes), by Prof. Marian Klinger, Poland.
Finally, we will review and summarize the data generated by the Tolerance survey organized in 2013-2014 by Descartes in combination with the Nantes team (Sophie Brouard, France). O. Vickliky, Prague and Annick Massart, Brussels will present the data.
  
 
Course Programme
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