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Confirmed Speakers

State-of-the-Art Speakers

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 16:15-16:45

Robotic 3D living donor hepatectomy and living donor liver transplant

Nam-Joon Yi, South Korea

Professor of Surgery
Seoul National University College of Medicine

Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 16:30-17:00

Transplantation of children: Stories from the war zone-Ukraine

Dmytro D. Ivanov, Ukraine

Chief of Nephrology
RRT Shupyk National Medical Academy of Post-graduate Education
Kyiv, Ukraine

Monday, March 27, 2023 – 12:45-13:15

Improving disparities in pediatric transplant research

Sharad Wadhwani, United States

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Oakland, CA

Monday, March 27, 2023 – 14:45-15:15

Partial heart transplant

Taufiek Raab, United States

Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – 12:00-12:30

Precision Medicine in Pediatric Transplantation

Seema Mital, Canada

Professor, Pediatric Cardiology Hospital for Sick Children,
Toronto, ON

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 – 12:30-13:00

Initial experience in pig-to-human kidney and heart xenotransplantation

Robert Montgomery, United States

Director, NYU Langone Transplant Institute
H. Leon Pachter Chair and Professor of Surgery
New York, NY, United States

Plenary Speakers

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – 15:00-16:30

Plenary Session on Innovations in Pediatric Transplantation

Genetics of transplant outcomes

Marc Abramowicz, Switzerland

Increasing the pediatric donor pool by using robotics surgery

Dieter Broering, Saudi Arabia

Organoids and transplantation

Burcin Ekser, United States

Artificial Intelligence to predict transplant outcomes

Javier Briceño, Spain

Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 08:00-09:30

Plenary session on Advancing Tolerance in the Clinic

One Study: Unified approach to evaluating cellular immunotherapy in solid organ transplantation

Edward K. Geissler, Germany

Two Study: Transplantation without over immunosuppression

Fadi Issa, United Kingdom

Tolerance in pediatric patients

Paul Grimm, United States

Sunday, March 26, 2023 – 17:00-18:30

Plenary session on Special Considerations for Transplantation in Infants < 1 year

Heart Transplantation

Anne Dipchand, Canada

Kidney Transplantation

Amy Gallo, United States

Liver Transplantation

Srinath Chinnakotla, United States

Intestine Transplantation

Carmen Capito, France

Monday, March 27, 2023 – 08:00-09:30

Plenary session on COVID in Pediatric Transplantation

Can we use COVID positive donors for pediatrics

Lara A. Danziger-Isakov, United States

COVID Vaccination in pediatric patients

Arnaud G. L'Huillier, Switzerland

COVID 19 management in pediatric transplant recipients: Current and what’s on the horizon

Upton Allen, Canada

Monday, March 27, 2023 – 15:30-17:00

Plenary session on Bridging Disparities in Pediatric Transplantation

Challenges for minorities transplantation in USA

Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, United States

Bridging barriers in access to transplantation in special pediatric populations Central America

Randall Lou Meda, Guatemala

Gender disparities in access to pediatric transplantation

Anette Melk, Germany