Date of event
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Course Description/Need Statement

There is a significant need for understanding the future of liver preservation and support in liver failure and transplantation.  This is based on an organ shortage, waitlist mortality, and the need for increased safety in the field with new technologies to replace solid organ emergent transplants.  The 2022 AASLD Industry Colloquium: Perspectives and Advances in Liver Preservation will provide state-of-the-art insights on device development, organ assessment, preservation strategies and key issues around the use of preservation devices. In addition, the conference will provide the first technical and clinical framework for several perfusion devices and examine the different strategies for successful perfusion/preservation of donor livers.

Program Chairs

David C. Mulligan, MD, FACS, FAASLD
John C. Magee, MD
Shimul A. Shah, MD, MHCM

Location

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Continuing Education

Per AASLD conference guidelines, continuing education credits will not be provided for this conference.

Travel Note

US residents: Please review the Real ID Act regarding boarding federally regulated commercial aircrafts. Due to circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security has extended the REAL ID enforcement deadline to May 3, 2023. Depending on your state of residence, you may need to provide a second form of identification at the airport.

Schedule Note

Lunch on March 3rd is served 11am – Noon. Breakfast on March 4th is served at 7:00 am

Registration Pricing Early Bird: On or Before February 8

Member - $340
Non-Member - $570
Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)
Trainee & Associate Member -  $195
Trainee & Associate Non-Member -  $245
Any physician, scientist or researcher in a training program as certified by the director of their training program. This category also includes, but is not limited to, the degrees of MS, NP, PA, RN, and other related or comparable degrees.
Student Member - $95
Student Non-Member - $120
Industry - $815
Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.
Patient Advocate - $25
Patient Caregiver - $25
Registration scholarships are available by request for the patient advocate and patients and caregivers categories. Please contact Michael Providence, Senior Manager, Patient Engagement at
mprovidence@aasld.org for more information.

 

Registration Pricing: On or After February 9

Member - $450
Non-Member - $670
Any physician, scientist, or researcher with doctoral-level training who is not employed by Industry (pharma/device/etc.)
Trainee & Associate Member -  $220
Trainee & Associate Non-Member -  $275
Any physician, scientist or researcher in a training program as certified by the director of their training program. This category also includes, but is not limited to, the degrees of MS, NP, PA, RN, and other related or comparable degrees.
Student Member - $110
Student Non-Member - $135
Industry - $920
Any Industry (pharma/device/etc.) employee with or without medical training.
Patient Advocate - $25
Patient Caregiver - $25
Registration scholarships are available by request for the patient advocate and patients and caregivers categories. Please contact Michael Providence, Senior Manager, Patient Engagement at mprovidence@aasld.org for more information.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Requests for cancellations must be submitted in writing to meetings@aasld.org.
Cancellations received by Tuesday, February 8, 2022 will be refunded in full.

Cancellations received between February 9 – February 17, 2022 will be subject to a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Cancellations received on or after February 18, 2022 are not eligible for a refund.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Session I: Liver Support and Preservation Devices

Moderator: David C. Mulligan, MD, FACS, FAASLD

  • 12 - 12:20 pm
    MARS for Decompensated Liver Disease 
    Ram M. Subramanian, MD, FAASLD
  • 12:20 pm – 12:40 pm
    3D-bioprinting in Xenotransplantation

    Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD
  • 12:40 pm – 1 pm
    Spheroid Bioartificial Livers

    TBD
  • 1 pm – 1:20 pm
    Organogensis: Development of Liver Buds
    TBD
  • 1:20 pm – 1:40 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 1:40 pm – 2 pm
    Break
  • 2 pm – 2:20 pm
    Normothermic Storage - Organox

    Peter J. Friend, MD, FRCS
  • 2:20 pm – 2:40 pm
    Hypothermic Storage (European Experience)
    Andrea Schlegel, MD
  • 2:40 pm – 3 pm
    Hypothermic Portable Perfusion

    James V. Guarrera, MD
  • 3 pm – 3:20 pm
    Consideration of Both?

    Francesco D’Amico, MD
  • 3:20 pm – 3:40 pm
    Panel Discussion

Friday, March 4, 2022

Session II: Liver Preservation Devices

Moderator: John C. Magee, MD

  • 8 am – 8:20 am
    Lipid Metabolism and Assessment – Normothermic Perfusion
    Cristiano Quintini, MD
  • 8:20 am – 8:40 am
    Biomarkers in Cold Storage
    Phillipp Dutkowski, MD
  • 8:40 am – 9 am
    Parameters of Liver Viability
    Kelly Collins, MD
  • 9 am – 9:20 am
    Panel Discussion
  • 9:20 am – 9:40 am
    Break
  • 9:40 am – 10 am
    Complexities with Organ Perfusion
    Shimul A. Shah, MD
  • 10 am – 10:20 am
    Trial Design and Assessment
    Stuart J. Knechtle, MD, FAASLD
  • 10:20 am – 10:40 am
    Organ Selection
    Peter L. Abt, MD
  • 10:40 am – 11 am
    Panel Discussion

Friday, March 4, 2022

Session III: Payment, Travel, Logistics Related to Devices and Preservation

Moderator: Shimul A. Shah, MD, MHCM

  • 11 am – 11:20 am
    Responsibility: OPO or Center?
    Kristin Mekeel, MD
  • 11:20 am – 11:40 am
    Important Endpoints and Viability Measurements
    Christopher J. Sonnenday, MD, MHS
  • 11:40 am – 12pm
    Who will Pay for the Technology?
    Alexandra Glazier, JD, MPH
  • 12 – 12:30 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    Lunch (COVID19 Friendly)
  • 1:30 pm – 1:50 pm
    Debate: Cold vs. Warm Perfusion
    Cold: Andrea Schlegal, MD
    Warm: Peter J. Friend, MD, FRCS
  • 1:50 pm – 2:10 pm
    Debate: Machine Perfusion will be Universal in 10 Years
    Pro:  Parsia Vagafi, MD
    Con: TBD
  • 2:10 pm – 2:30 pm
    Panel Discussion
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
    Break
  • 3 pm – 4:30 pm
    Perfusion Device and Strategies Workshop

Needs Statement

There is a significant need for understanding the future of liver preservation and support in liver failure and transplantation.  This is based on an organ shortage, waitlist mortality, and the need for increased safety in the field with new technologies to replace solid organ emergent transplants.  This conference will provide state-of-the-art insights on device development, organ assessment, preservation strategies and key issues around the use of preservation devices. In addition, the conference will provide the first technical and clinical framework for several perfusion devices and examine the different strategies for successful perfusion/preservation of donor livers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the new technology in liver support for liver failure.
  • Understands the risks and benefits of cold and warm perfusion.
  • Understand the technical and clinical perspectives of different perfusion approaches.
     

Target Audience

  • Hepatologists   
  • Gastroenterologists      
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners      
  • Pharmacists
  • Physician Assistants     
  • Transplant Coordinators
  • Surgeons         
  • Fellows/Trainees          
  • Administrators
  • OPO Personnel
  • Basic scientists


This activity was planned in the context of the following ACGME/IOM/IPEC competencies:
Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Provide Patient-centered Care, Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Medical Knowledge, Work in Interdisciplinary Teams, Roles/Responsibilities, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Teams and Teamwork, Systems-based Practice

 

Credits Offered

Per AASLD conference guidelines, continuing education credits will not be provided for this conference.

Venue

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Make your Online Reservations.

Phone: 215-625-2900

*If you are calling to make a reservation, please let the hotel representative know you are attending the AASLD Emerging Topic Conference.

Rates

Single/Double $185 per night plus tax

Cancellation Policy

All hotel room reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours (local time) in advance to avoid a one-night room penalty.

Airports

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
 

Ground Transportation

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are not provided by the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown hotel.

Taxi

From PHL the taxi fare estimation is $30.  This estimation is for a one-way fare.

Metro/Subway/Public Transportation

The estimated metro fare from PHL to the Jefferson Street station is $8.

Parking

The daily valet parking fee is $57.50. There is limited onsite parking during special events and weekends.