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National Ex-Vivo Normothermic Perfusion Symposium

An NIHR Blood and Transplant Research Unit (BTRU) Event

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EVNP Symposium 2015

National Ex- Vivo Normothermic Perfusion Symposium 2015

The inaugural National EVNP Symposium was opened with introductory speeches from Kourosh Saeb-Parsy and Andrew Fisher. Then followed a series of talks from clinical groups across abdominal and cardiothoracic specialties. 

View the event programme here.

Kidney ENVP

The session, chaired by Mike Nicholson and Jordan Pober, included talks from Mike Murphy speaking about the importance of mitrochondria in ischaemia-referfusion injury and Ina Jochmans showing the history of cold machine perfusion. Gabi Oniscu compared Normthermic Regional Perfusion(NRP) with EVNP while Sarah Hosgood concluded with a presentation of the results of her team's Kidney EVNP experiments. 


This session was chaired by Andrew Fisher and James Fildes with Andrew Fisher giving an overview of lung transplant waiting lists. James Fildes followed with a presentation on leukocyte trafficking in experimental EVLP while Simon Becker later compared cellular vs. acellular perfusate composition for EVLP. Anders Andearsson then concluded the session with his talk on biomarkers in EVLP. 

Pancreas, Small Bowel, and Limb EVNP

The session was chaired by Kourosh Saeb-Parsy and Chris Callaghan. Adam Barlow opened the session by describing the application of EVNP technology to pig and declined human pancreases. Mazin Hamed then presented data from EVNP on 4 segments of small bowel. Mo Akhavani concluded the session by making a case for use of EVNP in limb transplantation, and vascular and plastic surgery. 


Heart EVNP

This session was chaired by John Dark and Stig Steen with an opening talk from Diana Garcia Saez presenting data from 56 DBD EVNP hearts. Simon Messer presented data which proposed the possibility of increased use of DCD hearts. Stig Steen followed with data of a porcine, brain stem dead model, with hearts being preserved for a period of 24 hours. 


Liver ENVP

The session was chaired by Peter Friend and Chris Watson, with Peter Friend giving the opening talk on parameters for assessing viability of livers during EVNP. Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis summarised the different variables in liver EVNP whild David Nasralla concluded with his discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of running a multi-center liver EVNP trial. 


The symposium was concluded with a 'cross-diaphragmatic' discussion panel, chaired by Andrew Bradley and Kourosh Saeb-Parsy, involving all symposium session chairs. 

The 2016 EVNP Symposium was confirmed for July 1st 2016. (Please refer to 'Events' for more details.)

See the full event Programme and Report


The 2015 National Ex-Vivo Normothermic Perfusion Symposium was supported by: 


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