2016 ISHLT Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions

Apr 27, 2016 ‐ Apr 30, 2016


Standard: $250.00

Sessions

PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 07: The Future is Here: Emerging Issues in Infectious Disease -- The Unwelcome Guests: Strongyloides and Chagas Disease

Apr 27, 2016 8:40am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 8:55am

Identification: PMSY07c

This symposium will explore the emergence and resurgence of difficult to treat pathogens in thoracic transplant and MCSD patients that challenge practitioners worldwide.

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PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 02: Controversies in Heart Transplantation: Past, Present and Future -- DEBATE: Cardiac Biopsy is Essential for Post-transplant Rejection Surveillance (CON)

Apr 27, 2016 8:55am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:10am

Identification: PMSY02d

This session will review current immunosuppressant pharmacology as well as the current status of rejection surveillance. The utility of endomyocardial biopsy will be debated and then a report on future of heart transplant immunosuppression will be presented including perspectives on where the next advances will come from.

Speaker(s):
  • Howard J. Eisen, MD, Pennsylvania College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, United States

PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 01: Anticoagulation and MCS: Can We Do Better? -- Heparin Monitoring: Xa vs. aPTT

Apr 27, 2016 9:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:15am

Identification: PMSY01d

The goal of this symposium is to familiarize clinicians with current, widely available tests of blood coagulability and pitfalls in their interpretation in the MCS population. Additional topics will include comorbid states, such as acquired von Willebrand’s disease and genetic variations like Factor V mutations, and how they impact patients after device implantation.

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PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 03: Current Innovations and Future of EVLP -- EVLP as a Platform to Reduce Infection

Apr 27, 2016 9:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:15am

Identification: PMSY03d

This symposia will explore the prospect of gene, cell, drug and molecular interventions during EVLP to improve outcomes for lung transplant recipients. How essential EVLP is to the running of a modern day program will be debated.

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PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 04: Under Pressure: Pulmonary Hypertension in Parenchymal Lung Disease -- Sarcoid-associated Pulmonary Hypertension: An Enigma or a Run of the Mill Complication?

Apr 27, 2016 9:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:15am

Identification: PMSY04d

Cardiothoracic transplantation for patients with HIV, and hepatitis B and C remains a controversial topic. Historically, infection with any of these viruses was considered a relative or even absolute contraindication for transplantation. However, favorable experience in liver and kidney recipients has led some programs to progressively adjust selection criteria. The recent ISHLT listing criteria guidelines now include HIV, HCV and HBV positive patients and more programs are performing transplantation in these complex populations. Having a current understanding of these diseases, therapy and monitoring will assist the transplant team.  This includes knowledge of drug interactions and the concerns for the various types of  immunosuppression (Induction, maintenance) on these patients and if there are preferred agents to use.  Lastly developing an approach with an understanding of how to manage complications is necessary for success. Therefore, the focus of this symposium is to increase the knowledge of the CT transplant community about the management and pharmacological treatment options for CT transplants candidates with HIV, hepatitis B or C, before and after transplant.

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PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 05: Making It Work: Heart Transplant Challenges from the Surgeon's Perspective -- Valvular Heart Disease after Heart Transplant

Apr 27, 2016 9:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:20am

Identification: PMSY05d

To discuss the controversies, advances, and new directions in heart transplant surgery.

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PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 06: Back to the Future: Cell Therapy for Thoracic Organ Failure and Transplant? -- Myeloid Cells to Induce Transplant Tolerance

Apr 27, 2016 9:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:15am

Identification: PMSY06d

This session will focus on cutting edge therapies that involve cells. There will be a focus on using cells to repair or fully regenerate a failing organ, for transplant tolerance induction or treatment of chronic rejection.

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PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 07: The Future is Here: Emerging Issues in Infectious Disease -- The Fungus Among Us: Scedosporium and Other Emerging Fungi

Apr 27, 2016 9:00am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:15am

Identification: PMSY07d

This symposium will explore the emergence and resurgence of difficult to treat pathogens in thoracic transplant and MCSD patients that challenge practitioners worldwide.

Speaker(s):

PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 02: Controversies in Heart Transplantation: Past, Present and Future -- DEBATE REBUTTAL (PRO)

Apr 27, 2016 9:10am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:15am

Identification: PMSY02e

This session will review current immunosuppressant pharmacology as well as the current status of rejection surveillance. The utility of endomyocardial biopsy will be debated and then a report on future of heart transplant immunosuppression will be presented including perspectives on where the next advances will come from.

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PRE-MEETING SYMPOSIUM 02: Controversies in Heart Transplantation: Past, Present and Future -- DEBATE REBUTTAL (CON)

Apr 27, 2016 9:15am ‐ Apr 27, 2016 9:20am

Identification: PMSY02f

This session will review current immunosuppressant pharmacology as well as the current status of rejection surveillance. The utility of endomyocardial biopsy will be debated and then a report on future of heart transplant immunosuppression will be presented including perspectives on where the next advances will come from.

Speaker(s):
  • Howard J. Eisen, MD, Pennsylvania College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, United States
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