ILTS Consensus Conference: DCD, Liver Preservation & Machine Perfusion

The ILTS Consensus Conference 2020 focussed on the newest research and trial results in liver machine perfusion technology and DCD liver transplantation.

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ILTS 2020 Consensus Conference on DCD, Liver Preservation & Machine Perfusion:

January 31, 2020
San Servolo Residential and Study Centre
Isola di San Servolo n. 1
30124 Venice, Italy

The Consensus Conference on DCD, Liver Preservation & Machine Perfusion was a great success! The topic coordinators, Amelia J. Hessheimer, Marit Kalisvaart, and the ILTS Special Interest Group, put together a program that attracted more than 150 specialists. Their input, discussed in six different working groups, will result in a consensus paper that will be presented at the ILTS Annual Congress in Istanbul.

About the program:

DCD livers have been seen to be an important additional source of organs for transplantation; nonetheless, they carry additional risk relative to standard DBD grafts. The first goal of this conference was to discuss both the opportunities and challenges of DCD liver transplantation.

Machine perfusion is a rising technique for ex situ preservation of liver allografts to help improve their quality and assess and even recover grafts that were previously discarded. The second goal of this conference was to evaluate the use and outcomes of the current machine perfusion techniques. The focus was also on the design of future clinical trials in liver perfusion.

Workshop Topics:

  • Donor warm ischemia time (DWIT)
  • Donor and recipient selection and risk prediction in DCD
  • Early allograft dysfunction and complications
  • Regulations and procurement surgery in DCD
  • Role and types of machine perfusion
  • Clinical trial design

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The ILTS 2020 Consensus Conference on DCD, Liver Preservation & Machine Perfusion, Venice, Italy, 31/01/2020-31/01/2020 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 8 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

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San Servolo Residential and Study Centre

Isola di San Servolo n. 1