Controversies in Transplantation 2019

Breckenridge, Colorado
Thursday, February 28, 2019


Thursday, February 28: All Day Young Investigators Forum
Program is based on selected abstracts
6:00pm - YIF awards dinner for those who attended the YIF conference

Friday, March 1
Friday Morning: Pushing the Margins in Organ Utilization Moderators: Alex Wiseman & Peter Kennealey
7:00am - Breakfast/Registration
7:30am - Use of AKI Kidneys Kuman, Reddy & Maxwell Smith
8:00am - Expanding Pancreas Transplant - Donor and Recipient Selection, Peter Abrams
8:30am - Predicting the Impact of Changes in Allocation/Geography on Kidney, Pancreas Utilization, Richard Formica
9:00am - Beggars Can't Be Choosy: Wanting the Kidneys that Nobody Wants, Lloyd Ratner
9:30am - Session Discussion/Debate
10:30am - Adjourn 

Friday Afternoon: Innovations in Transplantation Moderators: James Pomposelli & John Roberts
3:00pm - Refreshments
3:30pm - Donor Cooling/Current Status and Future Directions in Donor Research, Darren Malinoski
4:00pm - Pushing the Envelope with Living Kidney Donors (Obesity, Pre-Diabetes, APOL1), Kenneth Newell
4:30pm - Liver Transplant for Metastatic Disease, James Eason
5:00pm - Uterine Transplantation, Giuliano Testa
5:30pm - Session Discussions/Debate
6:00pm - Adjourn

Friday Evening Dinner Program: Recipient Selection of HCV-Infected Donors (5 work groups, 5 questions) Moderators: Elizabeth Pomfret & James Burton
7:00pm - Should HCV Infected Liver and Kidney Allografts Preferentially go into HCV-Infected Recipients or Should All People on the Liver and Kidney Waitlist Be Offered HCV-Infected Organs? David Goldberg & Roy Bloom
7:30pm - Is There a Potential Liver and Kidney Recipient Who Should Not Receive an HCV-Infected Organ? Norah Terrault & Hugo Rosen 
8:00pm - Should HCV-Infected Donor Livers Be Reserved for Those Not Served Well By the MELD Allocation System? Richard Gilroy & Julie Heimbach
8:30pm - Should HCV-Infected Liver Recipients Previously Failing Multiple Direct Acting Antiviral Therapies Only Be Transplanted with HCV-INfected Donor Organs? Gregory Everson & Robert Brown
9:00pm - Are Liver Biopsies Required of All HCV-Infected Donor Grafts? If So, What are the Limits of Hepatic Fibrosis for HCV-Infected Donor Allografts. Erin Rubin & Russ Wiesner 
9:30pm - Session Discussion/Debate
10:00pm - Adjourn

Saturday, March 2
Saturday Morning: Transplantation of Alcohol-Associated Liver Disease Moderators: Charlie Miller & JP Norvell
7:00am - Breakfast
7:30am - The Growing Burden of Alcholic Liver Disease in America, Jessica Mellinger
8:00am - Standardizing the Evaluation of Potential Liver Transplant Recipients With Alcoholic Liver Disease, Tom Beresford
8:30am - DEBATE - Liver Transplantation for Severe Alcoholic Hepatitis
Pro: Jack Lake
Con: Abraham Shaked
9:30am - Session Discussion/Debate
10:00am - Adjourn

Saturday Afternoon: Debate Session 
3:00pm - Refreshments
3:30pm - Living Donor and National Advertising, Moderators: William Chapman & Whitney Jackson
Pro: Abhinav Humar
Con: Kim Olthoff
               Global Kidney Exchange, Moderators: Sue Dunn & Monica Grafals
Pro - An Acceptable Next Step: Michael Reese
Con - A Bridge Too Far: John Gill
               Transplanting the Undocumented, Moderators: Mark Ghobrial & Lisa Forman
Pro: Peter Stock
Con: Jim Trotter
7:00pm - Adjourn
7:30pm - Dinner offered to Conference Registrant & One Guest

Sunday, March 3
Sunday Morning: Cases for Discussion of Diagnosis and Management Moderators: Roshan Shrestha & Kendra Conzen
7:00am - Breakfast
7:30am - Case presentations: Kidney Case, Liver Case, Organ Procurement Case
10:00am - Session Discussion/Debate
10:30am - Adjourn


Contact Information

  • Conference Information:

    Jody Robertson, Division of Transplant Surgery, C-318,
    1635 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045
    Tel: 720-848-0833 Fax: 720-848-0841

    Registration Information:
    Pam Welker

Payment Instructions

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    Reference your full name and registration number on the check.

    Mail checks to:
    Jody Robertson, Division of Transplant Surgery, C-318,
    1635 Aurora Court, Aurora, CO 80045
    Tel: 720-848-0833 Fax: 720-848-0841

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The University of Colorado School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.5
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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