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DAY 4 - Introduction, Parallel and Oral Abstract Sessions

Congress Opening Remarks by Raja Kandaswamy and Shadab Abadpour
12:00 - 13:30 View Oral Abstracts Session: Experimental Islet Biology
Bahareh Rajaei, Netherlands
Towards a GMP-Compliant Protocol for the Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells to Beta-like Cells for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes
Chencheng Wang, Norway
High glucose concentration increases KATP channel activity but suppresses mitochondrial respiration ability in insulin-producing cells regenerated from stem cells
Joseph Sushil Rao, United States
Long-Term Preservation of Isolated Human, Mouse, Porcine Islets and Human Stem Cell Derived Beta Cells (HUES-8 Cell Lines) Using a High Throughput Vitrification-Rewarming Modified Cryomesh Technique to Successfully Cure Diabetes in a Mouse with Transplantation
Elad Sintov, United States
Genetic approaches to attain hypo-immunogenic human stem cell derived islets for transplantation
Fanny Lebreton, Switzerland
Human amniotic epithelial cells immunomodulatory properties protect islets against inflammatory cytokines in vitro
Daniel M Tremmel, United States
A human pancreatic hydrogel optimized for 3-D modeling of the islet microenvironment
Kevin Bellofatto, Switzerland
Homemade hydrogel from human amniotic membrane improves islet transplantation outcomes in diabetic immunodeficient mice
Undine Schubert, Germany
Neonatal porcine Pseudo-Islets - a standardized and scalable source for islet encapsulation?
12:00 - 12:45 View Parallel Session: Clinical Islet and Pancreas Transplantation - Clinical Pearls
Aleksandra Kukla, United States
Transplant Options for Patients with Diabetes and CKD
Jonathan A Fridell, United States
Pancreas transplantation for cystic fibrosis
Melena Bellin, United States
Progress in TPIAT for Chronic Pancreatitis - Recipes for Success
12:50 - 13:30 View Parallel Session: "How I do it" Pancreas and Islet Video Session
Tatsuya Kin, Canada
Uniform perfusion of the gland with enzyme solution in pancreas divisum
Jason Doppenberg, Netherlands
Demonstration of a novel islet isolation method: PRISM (PancReatic Islet Separation Method)
Tatsuya Kin, Canada
Resection of the duodenum en bloc with the bile duct in islet isolation procedure
Hosein Shokouh-Amiri, United States
Portal-Endocrine and Gastric-Exocrine Drainage Technique in Simultaneous Kidney Pancreas Transplantation
Talal Al-Qaoud, United States
Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of a Pancreatic Allograft
Jon S. Odorico, United States
Q&A Discussion only (replacement for Talal Al-Qaoud)
Marcelo Perosa MD, Brazil
Simultaneous pancreas and kidney reperfusion in ipsilateral SPK
Jonathan A Fridell, United States
Enteric Anastomosis using an End-to-End Anastomosis (EEA) Stapler
Marcelo Perosa MD, Brazil
Use of a pancreatic graft with splenic artery aneurysm
Lucrezia Furian, Italy
Pancreas Back-Table Surgery Technique: assessment of the integrity of the pancreaticoduodenal blood supply
Marcelo Perosa MD, Brazil
Reflux Test : A maneuver to assess the vascularization of the pancreatic head and duodenum during retrieval

LIVE Discussion Rooms Breakouts

Join the discussion in one of the breakout sessions and have the opportunity to share best practices, voice your opinion and actively engage with facilitators and other participants
13:35 - 14:05 View Mentoring Students in Science - Challenges and Best Practices
Sara D Sackett, United States
Julie Kerr-Conte, France
13:35 - 14:05 View Islet Isolation Techniques - Tips and tricks
Fouad Kandeel, United States
13:35 - 14:05 View Is NRP or ex vivo perfusion the next wave in pancreas donation? What are the barriers?
Julien Branchereau, France
Trevor Reichmann, Canada
13:35 - 14:05 View Team Science - how to get the team rowing in the same direction
Yogish C Kudva, United States
Peter G. Stock, United States
Michael R. Rickels, United States
13:35 - 14:05 View Best Practices for Transplant Advocacy and Communication to the Public and Referring Providers
Kathy Schultz, United States

Parallel and Oral Abstract Sessions

14:10 - 15:25 View Road to the Clinic for Stem Cell Based Therapies - LIVE
Bruce S. Schneider, United States
Panelist on Regulatory landscape for stem cell based therapies
Gary Meininger, United States
Panelist on Regulatory landscape for stem cell based therapies
Christopher Bravery, United Kingdom
Panelist on Regulatory landscape for stem cell based therapies
A.M. James Shapiro, Canada
Panelist on Clinical field of cell based therapies for diabetes
David M. Thompson, Canada
Panelist on Clinical field of cell based therapies for diabetes
Daniel Pipeleers, Belgium
Panelist on Clinical field of cell based therapies for diabetes
Rosario Isasi, United States
Panelist on Ethical/ social/ legal aspects of stem cell based therapies
Tania Bubela, Canada
Panelist on Ethical/ social/ legal aspects of stem cell based therapies
Esther Latres, United States
Panelist on Perspective from a long-term funder
14:10 - 15:25 View Clinical Pancreas Transplantation - Part 2
Ashley Yoo, United States
An initial analysis of the baseline levels of dd-cfDNA after pancreas transplantation: a prospective study from high-volume centers in the United States
Pedro Ventura Aguiar, Spain
Utility of donor-derived cell-free DNA in assessing simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplantation rejection
Berjesh K. Sharda, United States
Simultaneous Pancreas-Kidney Transplantation in Caucasian versus African American Patients: Does Recipient Ethnicity Influence Outcomes?
Fahad Aziz, United States
Induction in pancreas transplantation: T-cell depletion vs. IL-2 receptor blockade
Riccardo Tamburrini, United States
Importing DCD pancreatic grafts: Is it sound practice?
Clara Bassaganyas Vancells, Spain
Pancreatic graft ultrasound elastography: A novel non-invasive technique in rejection assessment
Joana Ferrer-Fàbrega, Spain
Validation of backtable graft arterial anastomosis between splenic artery and superior mesenteric artery: a 21-year single-center experience of pancreas transplantation
Fernanda R Danziere, Brazil
Simultaneous pancreas and kidney reperfusion in ipsilateral SPK

Thematic Break

15:30 - 15:40 Wellness Break
Alexandre Malenge, France

Parallel Sessions

15:40 - 16:45 View Topics in Clinical Islet and Pancreas Transplantation
Jose Oberholzer, United States
The Path to License for Alloislets in the US
Andrew M. Posselt, United States
Is There a Role for Bariatric Surgery in Pancreas Transplant Patients?
Roberto Mallone, France
T cells and epitopes in islet autoimmunity
Cyril P. Landstra, Netherlands
Assessing Beta-Cell Replacement Therapy: The Igls Criteria Applied
15:40 - 16:45 View The Future of Beta Cell Replacement: Stem cells, matrix and tissue engineering
Amish Asthana, United States
Decellularization, extracellular matrix and bioengineering islet grafts
Heiko Lickert, Germany
New Approaches to Produce B-Cells from Human Stem Cells
Matthias Hebrok, United States
Optimizing Function of Human Stem Cell Derived Islet and Beta Cells
Lorenzo Moroni, Netherlands
What can biofabrication technologies do for beta cells? A glance into the future

Presidential Address, Awards and Closing Remarks

16:50 - 18:00 View Presidential Address, Awards and Congress Final Remarks
Jon S. Odorico, United States
James F. Markmann, United States
Beta cell replacement: past, present and future
Raja Kandaswamy, United States
Awards announcement and Closing Remarks