Dear BTS members,
In 2018, the 25th annual BTS conference will be organized jointly with the NTV (Nederlandse Transplantatie Vereniging). The two-day conference will be held in Rotterdam on 15 and 16 March 2018. On this occasion, the BTS Board is counting on you to proudly represent the Belgian organ transplant community. Take the opportunity to share your experience with our Dutch colleagues.
Block the dates already in your agenda. We hope to meet a maximum of players from your teams (doctors, coordinators, nurses ...) in Rotterdam. The program is specially dedicated to physicians, transplant coordinators, local coordinators, researchers and nurses involved in solid organ transplantation.
De Doelen Congress Center is close to Rotterdam train station and many hotels.
The congress will be enhanced by a festive evening in the famous SS Rotterdam, a former steamer transformed into a hotel (https://ssrotterdam.nl).
Registration for the meeting is now open:
Registration is free of charge for BTS members. As a regular member, you received a registration form via your e--mail including your personal link for registration. You must use this link in order to benefit from free access. After registration you will receive a confirmation e-mail from the NTV secretariat. You can not make any changes to your reservation online after registration, for changes to your registration you can contact the NTV secretariat by phone 0031 23 - 5513016 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you want to become a new member of the BTS and get free registration at the congress, use the following form:http://www.transplant.be/become-a-member.
Non members can register using the following kink: https://www.transplantatievereniging.nl/bootcongres-2018-0.
Online registration is possible until March 1st. 2018.
Thursday 15 March 2018
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 10:00 - 11:00||
Plenary session 1: Borders crossed
Introduction of the Belgian and Dutch transplantation programs
Organ transplantation from a historical perspective: breakthroughs and current challenges
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 11:00 - 11:30||
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 11:30 - 13:00||
Parallel abstract session 1:
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 13:00 - 14:00||
Recent advances in Xenotransplantation
Heiner Niemann, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, Neustadt, Germany.
Autophagy in Transplantation -- Cleaning up the Cellular Mess in Organ Grafts
Jean-Paul Decuypere, Leuven, Belgium
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 14:00 - 15:15||
Plenary session 2: New and different borders
Improving deceased organ donation: present and future
Henry Leuvenink, Groningen, The Nederlands.
Organ donation following euthanasia
Dirk Ysebaert, Antwerp, Belgium
DCD heart transplantation: Challenges and opportunities
Olivier Manintveld, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Ethical dilemmas in medical research
Annelien Bredenoord, member of the Dutch Parliament
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 15:15 - 15:45||
Moderated poster session 1
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 15:45 - 16:15||
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 16:15-17:15||
Parallel abstract session 2:
|Thursday 15 March 2018: 17:30 - 18:30||
General Assembly NTV
General Assembly BTS
Report Transplant Coordinators
BTS Donation Award 2018
Friday 16 March 2018
|Friday 16 March 2018: 09:00 - 10:00||
Plenary session 3: Crossing borders in basic & translational research
The emerging role of DNA methylation in Kidney Transplantation: a perspective.
Line Heylen, Leuven, Belgium.
Implementation of miRNAs as predictors of rejection into daily practice
Abraham Shaked, Philadelphia, PA, USA
iBOX a next step to predict long-term allograft failure.
Alexander Loupy, Paris, France
|Friday 16 March 2018: 10:00 - 10:30||
Moderated poster session 2
|Friday 16 March 2018: 10:30 - 12:00||
Parallel abstract session 3:
|Friday 16 March 2018: 12:00 - 13:00||
Assessing kidney and liver viability during machine perfusion.
Ina Jochmans, Leuven, Belgium
|Friday 16 March 2018: 13:00 - 14:00||
Plenary session 4: How "not" to go beyond borders (open for patients).
2 patient presentations
Interactive session moderated by Jacqueline van de Watering (The Nederlands) and Fabienne Dobbels (Belgium).
|Friday 16 March 2018: 14:00 - 15:15||
Parallel abstract session 4:
|Friday 16 March 2018: 15:15 - 15:45||
|Friday 16 March 2018: 15:45 - 16:30||
Jon van Rood Award (NTV)
Best PhD Award (BTS)
|Friday 16 March 2018: 16:30 - 16:45||
Subscription (BTS member): € 0
Subscription (no BTS member): € 0