Industry Colloquium: Perspectives and Advances in Liver Preservation

November 3 | Washington, DC | Don’t miss this transformational event and hands-on workshop for anyone interested in transplant surgery!

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Registration for the Industry Colloquium is through The Liver Meeting®'s registration platform. You may register only for Industry Colloquium, or you may add it to your full conference registration if you plan to attend The Liver Meeting in Washington, D.C.

How to register:

Choose the Industry Colloquium in Step 2 of registration if you only plan on attending this meeting. Attending The Liver Meeting®? Choose TLM in Step 2 and add Industry Colloquium to your registration in the options that appear on the page.

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Perspectives and Advances in Liver Preservation

Start your learning early by joining us at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC on November 3!

New advances around perfusion devices are changing the game by keeping transplant livers alive longer, allowing for transportation of longer distances. New technology also enhances marginal donor livers, keeping them stimulated and alive longer, and therefore making many more livers available for transplantation.

This in-person-only conference will provide state-of-the-art insights on the groundbreaking technology and techniques around device development, organ assessment, preservation strategies and key issues around the use of preservation devices.

Plus, attendees will have the unique opportunity to get an up-close look at multiple, industry-leading devices in action as part of the Perfusion Device and Strategies Workshop! Global leaders, including transplant centers and OPOs, will share the latest data and demonstrate devices for participants to see first-hand.

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

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


Include attendance at our Industry Colloquium along with The Liver Meeting registration and save! 

Add-on Rates when included with TLM Registration:
  • Member - $135
  • Member Associate - $65
  • Member Trainee - $65
  • Member Student - $30
  • Nonmember - $200
  • Nonmember Associate - $80
  • Nonmember Trainee - $80
  • Nonmember Student - $40
Stand Alone Pricing
  • Member - $225
  • Member Associate - $110
  • Member Trainee - $110
  • Member Student - $55
  • Nonmember - $335
  • Nonmember Associate - $135
  • Nonmember Trainee - $135
  • Nonmember Student - $65

Program Schedule

Session I: Liver Support and Preservation Devices

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

  • 8 am - 9 am
    Breakfast (COVID19 Friendly)
  • 8 am - 1 pm
  • 9:00 am - 9:20 am
    MARS for Decompensated Liver Disease
    Constantine Karvellas, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FCCM
  • 9:20 am - 9:40 am
    3D-bioprinting in Xenotransplantation
    Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD
  • 9:40 am - 10 am
    Organogenesis: Development of Liver Buds
    Nataliya Razumilava, MD
  • 10 am - 10:20 am
  • 10:20 am – 10:40 am 
    Normothermic Storage - Organox
    Peter J. Friend, MD, FRCS
  • 10:40 am – 11 am
    Hypothermic Storage (European Experience)
    Andrea Schlegel, MD 
  • 11 am – 11:20 am 
    Hypothermic Portable Perfusion (US Experience)
    James V. Guarrera, MD 
  • 11:20 am – 11:40 am
    Consideration of Both?
    Francesco D’Amico, MD 
  • Noon – 1 pm     
    Panel Discussion with Lunch

Session II: Liver Assessment 

Moderator: John C. Magee, MD

  • 1pm – 1:20 pm    
    Lipid Metabolism and Assessment – Normothermic Perfusion
    Heidi Yeh, MD
  • 1:20 pm – 1:40 pm    
    Ex-vivo Defatting in Normothermic Perfusion
    Pierre-A Clavien, MD, PhD
  • 1:40 pm – 1:55 pm    
    Parameters of Liver Viability and Important Endpoints
    Kelly Collins, MD
  • 1:55 pm – 2:10 pm    
    Drawbacks and Challenges of Machine Perfusion
    Christopher Sonnenday, MD, MS
  • 2:10 pm – 2:30 pm    
    Panel Discussion
  • 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm    
  • 2:50 pm – 3:05 pm    
    Organ Selection
    Peter Abt, MD
  • 3:05 pm – 3:20 pm    
    Early Experiences with Normothermic Perfusion – US Experience
    Amit Mathur, MD, MD
  • 3:20 pm – 3:35 pm    
    Who will Pay for the Technology? 
    Kevin Myer, MSHA 
  • 3:35 pm – 3:50 pm    
    Transforming Practices Using Machine Perfusion 
    Malcom MacConmara, MD
  • 3:50 pm – 4:10 pm    
    Debate: Cold vs. Warm Perfusion 
    Cold: Andrea Schlegal, MD 
    Warm: Peter J. Friend, MD, FRCS
  • 4:10 pm – 4:30 pm     
    Debate: Machine Perfusion will be Universal in 10 Years
    Pro:  Liz Pomfret, MD, PhD 
    Con: Shimul A. Shah, MD, MHCM
  • 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm     
  • 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm  
    Perfusion Device and Strategies Workshop

Who Should Attend

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


Thank you to our sponsors!

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