Clinical School - Edgbaston 02-03 May, 2019

Modern dilemmas in liver transplantation

Key deadlines

Application submission15 February 2019 Add to my agenda

Description

 

Who is the school intended for? Target Audience?

  • Hepatologists in training especially those considering a career in adult liver transplantation
  • Transplant surgeons in training
  • Intensive care trainees with an interest in management of liver transplant patients
  • This course may also be of interest to liver transplant coordinators or other multidisciplinary professionals working in the liver transplant field.

What are the aims of the school?

Through a series of six cases, the school will highlight and discuss in detail some of the complicated nuances in the management of the modern liver transplant recipient throughout their journey from assessment, to the transplant procedure itself and then the immediate and long term management of the patients. Particular emphasis will be given to areas of uncertainty and the expert multidisciplinary faculty will be on hand to provide their personal experiences and opinions on these cases.

Course educational format?

The school will adopt the flipped classroom model. This is effectively learner centered and problem orientated. Attendees will be provided with materials 4 weeks prior to the school and will be expected to work in small groups to answer questions on the individual cases which will then be presented to the wider group on the second day of the school.

What are the learning objectives?

  1. To gain knowledge of the transplant assessment process and understand how cumulative risks are assessed prior to listing patients for liver transplant
  2. To understand the criteria for transplantation in HCC and how different modalities can be used to bridge and/or downstage patients
  3. To gain an understanding of the increasing availability and utilization of machine perfusion in liver transplantation and how this impacts on both donor and recipient choice
  4. To start to appreciate the complexities of management of the transplant recipient on the intensive care unit in the immediate aftermath of the operation
  5. To gain a good working knowledge of the different immunosuppressive regimens used post transplant and the impact of rejection and recurrent disease on the recipient
  6. To understand the incidence and impact of hepatic artery thrombosis on transplant recipients and how this condition should be managed
  7. To start to appreciate the unique challenges involved in management of adolescent and young adult recipients of liver transplants