Liver Transplantation Group
Organised by the International Living Donor Liver Transplantation Group in collaboration with the Belgian Liver-Intestine Committee [BELIAC] of the Belgian Transplantation Society [BTS] and the Belgian Section for Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery (BSHBPS) of the Royal Belgian Society of Surgery [RBSS.]
Endorsed by ESOT, ELITA, ELTR, ILTS, ISLS, ILLS, UEMS-EBTS, ACHBT, HEPATOTRANSPLANT BRUSSELS, EUROLIVER FOUNDATION
This congress aims to give a comprehensive review and update about living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) and advanced hepatobiliary surgery.
The congress banner ‘Excellence through versatility’ reflects the enormous evolution that have been made in ths field of surgery , transplantation surgery and medicine since it’s first applications in clinical practice by Professors R.STRONG(1989) and K.TANAKA (1990) and Professor M.MAKUUCHI (1990).
The 90’s were the years of exploring technical and ethical feasibility (“nihil nocere”) : “the allograft morphology and anatomy matter “
The 00’s were the years of exploring functional boundaries by perfecting surgical skills and
imaging (“small for size graft and syndrome”): “the allograft morphology and function
The 10’s were the years of exploring innovative surgical and immunologic techniques to enhance donor and recipient safety and to widen the clinical indications; “ the donor’s safety and quality of life matter”;
The 20’s will be the years of transplant oncology and minimal invasive donor surgery; “the
donor’s scar and agression matter” as well as of continuous cross-fertilisation between liver
transplantation and (advanced) liver surgery.
These evolutionary steps reveal that successful LDLT not only needs “excellence through innovation and integration” (this was the congress banner of the 4th ILDLT Congress in Kaohsiung,Taiwan) but also “versatlity”. How to cope with unforeseen, pre- or intraoperative, difficullties difficulties needs knowledge, experience and flexibility.
Without any doubt modern hepatobiliary surgery has taken profit from the “crossfertilisation” between liver surgery, living donor hepatectomy and liver transplantation. In order to optimize the treatment of liver diseased patients an interplay between liver surgeons and liver transplant surgeons must be developped in order to get acquainted with each others potentials. Liver resection and liver transplantation should not any longer been seen as
competitors but as collaborators! For these reasons one session each related to implementation of modern technolog and to advanced liver surgery have been included in the program as well as two sessions about hepatobiliary oncology.
The holistic, modern HPB surgeon or expert indeed ought to entail an understanding on the role of LDLT not only in extending options for cure per se, but also on technical considerations for safe but advanced liver surgery as well as medical considerations especially in the field of transplant oncology.
An international, transcontinental and both Eastern and Western, top-faculty will gather in Brussels to deal with almost all aspects, including the treatment of complications, of LDLT and advanced liver surgery.
To learn the liver transplantation community about the actual state of LDLT.T his meeting is also meant to foster the development of LDLT in the Western world and to expand it’s usage especially in the field of hepatobiliary oncology. Indeed LDLT represents the only modality to allow a substantial increase of liver allograft pool.
To improve technical skills of every hepatobiliary surgeon in relation to biliary and especially vascular recontructions.
To sensitize hepatobiliary surgeons for the potential of LT in the field of oncology.
Update the knowledge about:
EACCMEand Belgian accreditation for categories 4 and 6 (Ethics) have been requested
The congress is organized by the international Living Donor Liver Transplantation Group [iLDLTG] in collaboration with the Belgian Section of HBP Surgery of the Royal Belgian Society for Surgery [SHBPS -RBSS].The XXI-rst PostGraduate Course of this Section has been integrated in the congress program.
MCI Group / Brussels Office (www.mci-group.com) lead by Mrs. Isabelle DENIAUD (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Severine Desmet (email@example.com)
It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to particpate in the 5th International Congress of the iLDLT Group that will take place in Brussels on Friday October 15 and Saturday 16, 2021.
This event will be organised in collaboration with the Belgian Section of HepatoBilo-Pancreatic Surgery (BSHBPS) of the Royal Belgian Society for Surgery (RBSS). Indeed the XXIst annual, Postgraduate Course of the BHBPS has been officially integrated in the iLDLT Congress.
The biennial iLDLT meeting follows the very successful previous ones, which took place twice in Seoul (SKr) and once in Dallas(US) and Kaohsiung (Tw). As the Western world still hesitates to embrace this therapeutic modality, the iLDLTG council found it opportune to “export” the congress to Europe.
The program focuses on the spectacular technical advances that have been made during the last two decades in this field of transplantation as well as on the cross-fertilization between living donor liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. A holistic HPB surgeon should entail on both a wider view about oncologic indications and on technical considerations for safe but advanced liver surgery. The sessions dedicated to hepatobiliary oncology (eg. which patient to resect, which one to transplant) and to advanced liver surgery (eg. in vivo and ex-vivo liver surgery) and modern surgical technology (eg. laparoscopic and robotic liver surgery) clearly illustrate this idea.
The congress aims at capturing the interest of both transplant and nontransplant communities in order to foster progress in the treatment of benign and malignant hepatobiliary diseases. These progresses are based on “versatility”, the key to be successful in complex surgical procedures and decision making processes!
During this two day meeting, many of the world’s most renowned Western and Eastern leaders in the fields of liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery will raise the interest for, and the scientific content of this meeting. An occasion not to miss!
The iLDLTG Council and the board of the BSHBPS hope to welcome you in October 2021 in Brussels, ”the heart of Europe”.
Mark your calendar NOW … and kindly stimulate your surgical colleagues not only to attend, but also to actively participate in the meeting.
Very sincerely yours,
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