Saturday, 24 April
6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. EDT
SYMPOSIUM 04: Joint ISHLT/AST Symposium: Challenges in Heart/Kidney Transplantation
In collaboration with the American Society of Transplantation (AST), this joint symposium will provide an overview of the pathophysiological basis of cardiorenal syndrome and treatment strategies, and indicators of irreversible kidney disease that lead to dual organ transplantation. Contrasting views from cardiology and nephrology regarding treatment of sensitized candidates and graft monitoring after dual transplantation will be discussed, as will ethical concerns surrounding dual organ transplantation and various allocation strategies.
Monday, 26 April
6:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m. EDT
SYMPOSIUM 18: Joint ISHLT/PVRI Symposium: Of Mice and Men
In collaboration with the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), the ISHLT is pleased to offer this joint symposium. The management of PAH has evolved considerably in the past years; however, the development of disease-modifying therapies faces challenges witnessed by a high number of negative Phase II trials. This joint symposium will try to answer some key questions with world-leading experts who will discuss how the future will look. A panel discussion with all speakers will conclude this session. View schedule and speaker line up.
Wednesday, 28 April
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. EDT
SYMPOSIUM 34: Joint ISHLT/TTS Symposium: Meeting Ethical Challenges in Transplantation Through Global Partnership
In collaboration with The Transplantation Society (TTS), this joint symposium will address the challenges of organ transplantation across borders. Good collaborative experiences as well as the challenges of transplant tourism or organ traffic will be discussed. Experiences on the rise of transplant programs in developing countries will be shared, and society policies regarding transplantation in China will be discussed.