8th REAL LAM – Living donor liver transplantation

Join the eigth REAL webinar for Latin America in collaboration between ILTS and ALEH (Asociación Latinoamericana para el Estudio del Hígado) on May 16th, 2024


Insights on adult living donor liver transplantation

In collaboration with the Asociación Latinoamericana para el Estudio del Hígado (ALEH).

May 16, 2024

19:00 EST

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The Regional Expansion Advanced Learning (REAL) project is an initiative by the ILTS Education Committee to reach out toLatin America through educational activities in collaboration with ALEH. Through educational events such as the REALwebinars, we are inviting prominent experts in the field of liver transplantation to share their experience with the livertransplant community in Latin America. Our goal is to enhance the partnership with the local LT community and continue tobuild knowledge and skills in this area.


  • Understand current recommendations for evaluation of potential living liver donors and recipients
  • Expected outcomes in donors and recipients
  • Key needs for development of LDLT in South America


  • Introduction of the REAL Webinar – Cynthia Tsien and Pablo Coste
  • Current guidelines for evaluation of potential Living donors and recipients – Samir Abu-Gazala
  • How to implementa an adult LDLT program in Latin America – Martin J. Dib
  • Q&A moderated by Cynthia Tsien and Pablo Coste
  • Closing Remarks

Speaker Details

Samir Abu-Gazala, MD


Assistant Professor of Surgery - Division of Transplant Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Martin J. Dib, MD


Director, Hepatobiliary Surgery and Living Donor Liver Transplant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, USA

Cynthia Tsien, MD, MPH, FRCPC


Assistant Professor of Medicine, Education Director - Division of Gastroenterology, University of Toronto

Pablo Coste, MD


Medicina Interna, Gastroenterología, Hepatología - Programa Nacional de Trasplante Hepático, Hospital R.A. Calderón Guardia, Costa Rica

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