3rd TransplantChild Workshop:
Tolerance in paediatric transplantation and transition to adulthood


8:50-9:00 Connection
9:00-9:05 Welcome 
  Dr Susana Noval – Deputy Director of La Paz University Mother and Child Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Session 1: Monitoring strategies in paediatric transplantation

9:05-9:25 Immune monitoring in paediatric liver transplantation
Dr Elena Sánchez Zapardiel – Department of Immunology at La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
9:25-9:45 Advances in tolerance detection and monitoring
  By Prof Alberto Sánchez Fueyo – Department of Inflammation Biology and Academic Director of the Institute of Liver Studies at King’s College London, England
9:45-10:05 Cell free DNA monitoring
  Dr Licia Peruzzi – Paediatric nephrologist at Regina Margherita Children’s Hospital, Turin, Italy
Monica Sorbini – PhD Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Oncology, University of Turin, Italy

 10:05-10:25 CMV-specific cell mediated immunity assays in post-transplant monitoring.
Emanuele Nicastro – Paediatric Hepatology, Gastroenterology and Transplantation department at ASST Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIII, Bergamo, Italy
10:25-10:45 Discussion




Coffee break

Session 2: Tolerance induction strategies in paediatric transplantation

Chair: Prof Anil Dhawan MD FRCPCH – Director Research and Innovation at King’s College Hospital, London, England

 11:15-11:30 Introduction to tolerance induction strategies
Prof Anil Dhawan MD FRCPCH – Director Research and Innovation at King’s College Hospital, London, England
11:30-11:50 Treg and GvHD
Prof José Antonio Pérez Simón – Director of Hematology Clinical Management at Virgen del Rocío University Hospital in Seville, Spain
11:50-12:10 A new mAb tolerogenic therapy in organ transplantation, GVHD and genetic autoimmune diseases
By Dr Ignacio Anegon – Director of Research Exceptional at INSERM-Center for Reasearch in Transplantation and Immunology in Nantes, Frances
12:10-12:30 Organoids in kidney transplantation
By Dr Nuria Montserrat – ICREA Research Professor at Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) in Barcelona, Spain
12:30-13:00 Discussion




Lunch Break

Session 3: Transition and Transfer process round table

Chair: Dr. Samantha J. Anthony – Hospital for sick children, Toronto, Canada


14:30-15:00 Transplanted AYA´s experiences related to Transition Process

Rodrigo Adam, young adult

Sara Pastor, mother

Ruth Alcalde, mother

15:00-15:50 How to ease the Transition to Adult for young transplant recipients
Dr Samantha J. Anthony – Health Clinician Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada
Erika Guijarro – Psychologist at Hepa association in the Paediatric Transplantation Unit at La Paz University Hospital of Madrid, Spain
Karin Edlund – Clinical transplant Coordinator at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
Dr Maciej Janik – Liver and Internal Medicine Unit at Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
Dr Marianne Samyn – Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist at King’s College Hospital, London, England
15:50-16:30 Round table and discussion




Launch of educational videos for patients: TIPs


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