One year of SARS-COV-2 in organ transplantation: The Belgian experience

It has been more than a year since the COVID19 pandemic has changed our lives ... On this occasion, BTS is organizing a webinar for all healthcare professionals involved in the field of transplantation, the program of which you will find below.

You can register for the symposium and the meeting by using the following ZOOM Meeting link

One year of SARS-COV-2 in organ transplantation

The Belgian experience

Zoom Webinar of the Belgian Transplantation Society

Thursday 22nd April – 2 pm till 6 pm

  • 14:00 Introduction (KM Wissing, BTS President)
  • 14:10 Impact of COVID-19 on organ donation and transplantation activity in Belgium and Eurotransplant (Serge Vogelaar, Medical Director Eurotransplant)
  • 14:40 Outcome of COVID-19 infected transplant patients - results of the BECOVSOT registry (L. Weekers , CHU Liège & Karl Martin Wissing, UZ Brussel)
  • 15:10 Targeted immune therapy with immune serum and monoclonal anti-SARS-COV2 antibodies.(Michel Goldman, Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovation in Healthcare - ULB)
  • 15:40 Vaccination against SARS-COV-2 of recipients on the waiting list and recipients of organ transplants (Isabel Leroux Roels, UZ Gent)
  • 16:20 Management of COVID-19 in transplant recipients. Case based discussion – panel to discuss (Dirk Kuypers, Rachel Hellemans, Lissa Pipeleers, Robin Vos, Dimitri Mikhalski, Olivier Van Caenegem)
    • Immunosuppression reduction in renal transplant recipients with COVID-19 (Lissa Pipeleers, UZ Brussel)
    • "Title to be determined" (Rachel Hellemans, UZ Antwerpen)
    • Combined Heart-Kidney transplantation after COVID-induced cardiomyopathy (Delphine Kemlin, CUB Hôpital Erasme)
    • Lung transplantation in COVID-19 patients (Robin Vos, UZ Leuven)
  • 16:10 Break
  • 17:20 BTS General Assembly
    • Report of the BTS President or Secretary on the 2020-2021 activities of the BTS incl. Advisory Committees
    • Report of the BTS Treasurer (voting).
    • Financial balance
    • Budget 2021
    • Report of the Tx coordinators
    • New and dismissed BTS members (voting)
  • 18:00 End of the session