REAL Asia: Management of Post LT Complications in Recipients
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The Regional Expansion Advanced Learning (REAL) project is an initiative by the ILTS Education Committee to reach out to the regions of Southeast Asia and South Asia and its surrounding regions through education activities. We have gathered much feedback from you through the survey which we have conducted in 2020 and we have successfully organised a few high-quality Webinars for all of you. This year, we look forward to continue engaging our partners in the region!
In this REAL webinar for Southeast Asia and South Asia, two of the most pertinent issues in management of post liver transplant recipients will be addressed, namely post transplant immunosuppression and management of biliary complications. While personalised immunosuppression based on renal function, presence of cancer, and etiology of the chronic liver disease is key, biliary complications continue to be the Achilles heel especially in living donor liver transplantation.
The Regional Expansion Advanced Learning project is an initiative by the ILTS Education Committee to reach out to the regions of Southeast Asia and South Asia and its surrounding regions through educational activities. Through educational events such as the REAL webinars, we will be inviting eminent speakers in the field of liver transplantation to share their experience with the liver transplant community in the Southeast Asian and South Asian region, with the hope to enhance the partnership with the local LT community to build knowledge and skills in this area.We also hope to create communication channels for members from the region to connect through the ILTS REAL program.
- Introduction of the REAL Webinar Initiative – Alfred Kow and Prashant Bhangui
- Endoscopic Management of difficult biliary leaks and strictures – Rajesh Puri
- Personalized immunosuppression: Need of the day – Audrey Coilly
- Q&A – hosted by moderators Gi-Won Song, Iman Fawzy Montesser and Rino Alvani Gani
- Closing Remarks
|Alfred Kow is the Assistant Dean (Education) of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine at National University of Singapore. He is also a Senior Consultant at the National University Center for Organ Transplantation, National University Health System Singapore. He is also a Senior Consultant at the Department of Surgery at the National University Hospital, and a Senior Consultant at the Division of Surgical Oncology at the National University Cancer Institute (NCIS) Singapore.
|Prashant Bhangui MBBS, MS, Masters in HPB Surgery (Henri Bismuth Institute, France), is the Associate Director, Hepatobiliary and Liver Transplant Surgeon at Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Delhi NCR, India. He was Chair of the Vanguard Committee, and currently a member of the Education and Scholarship Committee, and Development Committee of the ILTS. Dr. Bhangui’s areas of research include hepatocellular carcinoma, colorectal liver metastases, and living donor liver transplantation. He has several publications in key peer-reviewed international journals on these subjects, and serves on the Reviewer panel of high index factor HPB Surgery and Transplant Journals.|
Rajesh Puri is an adept gastroenterologist with 20 years of practice, and dedicated to the profession with exemplary success in Interventional Gastroenterology and Hepatology. With strong attention to detailing and willingness to work as a team, open to suggestions and inputs to improve results, with patient satisfaction as priority. Committed towards knowledge dissemination to younger colleagues through seminars, presentation, talks and practical procedure demonstration, has empowered many to cure critical patients. Secretary General (2021-current) of SGEI, member of Asian EUS Society, and Governing Council member Indian Society of Gastroenterology.
Audrey Coilly is Associate Professor of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation and codirector of the medical program of liver transplantation at Centre Hepato Biliaire, Paul Brousse Hospital, APHP. She is author of more than 70 publications dedicated to liver transplantation, including several multicentre collaborative, national and international studies and guidelines, resulting in 3153 citations (H index 27). Over the last ten years, Audrey Coilly has given around one hundred national and international invited lectures and has chaired numerous sessions in different meetings. She currently leads one team of the Inserm unit 1193 « Physiopathogenesis and Treatment of Liver Diseases ».
|Gi-Won Song is a Professor in Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Biliary Surgery at the worlds highest volume Living Donor Liver Transplant Center, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. He is a Member of various International and National Societies of Surgery and Liver Transplantation and HPB Surgery, and a Reviewer for several high impact factor Journals. His key clinical and research interests include Living donor liver transplantation, Clinical immunosuppression, ABO incompatible liver transplantation, and liver cancer, with several publications on these subjects.
Iman Fawzy Montasser, Professor of Tropical Medicine and Hepatology at Ain Shams University, is a Transplant Hepatologist and Physician Scientist in Ain Shams Center for Organ Transplantation (ASCOT) since 2008 till now. Special research interest in clinical research in viral hepatitis, Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), immunosuppression and living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers on gastrointestinal and liver diseases in scientific journals. She is a member of the Egyptian Society of Organ transplantation and Diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) Committee of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS).5 International Publications and is a reviewer for many international journals.
|Rino Alvani Gani is one of the most experienced hepatologists in Indonesia. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Indonesia in 1987 and subsequently completed the internal medicine training in 1996. He obtained his PhD in 2011. He is the Head of Hepatobiliary Division Department of Internal Medicine, University of Indonesia. He is also the Vice Head of Liver Transplantation at the Faculty of MedicineTeam Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital. He also holds the position as the advisor of Indonesian Association for the Study of the Liver (Ina-ASL) & Expert Committee for Hepatitis, Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. He was the President of Asia Pacific Association for Study of the Liver (APASL) in 2020 and currently he is on the steering committee of APASL.|