Sponsored Symposia

Interactive Workshop on Cell Isolation

Friday, October 27 | 07:20-08:20
Coffee and muffins will be served. open to the first 120 participants. First-come, first-served.

Many critical aspects of enzyme-mediated cell isolation methods are not explicitly described in scientific  publications. This unwritten knowledge is passed to others during “training sessions,” troubleshooting problems with colleagues, or in ad hoc discussions during scientific meetings. This workshop focuses on key challenges for isolating human islets from organ donors or chronic pancreatitis patients, hepatocytes from unused donor organs, or adipose stromal vascular fraction cells from lipoaspirate. The first 25 minutes will have experts provide a 5-minute summary of challenges associated with isolating each specific cell type. The remainder will be a breakout, round table discussion session where each expert will guide the discussion at each table. The goal is for you to get answers to technical questions or gain additional insight from the experts or your colleagues who contribute to the discussion.   

Dr. Robert McCarthy (PhD), President, VitaCyte , Indianapolis, IN, USA

Dr. Balamurugan N. Appakalai, Nationwide Children’s, Columbus, OH, USA
Dr. Doug O’Gorman, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Dr. Stephen Strom, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Dr. Stuart K. Williams II, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA

Allografts and Xenografts – Friends or Foes?

Saturday, October 28 | 12:50-13:50
A limited number of lunch boxes will be available for symposium participants.

Dr. Emanuele Cozzi, Padua University Hospital, Padova, Italy
Dr. David Cooper, Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, MA, USA

Debate #1: Sensitized patients are at high risk for xenotransplantation
For: Dr. Stuart J. Knechtle, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
Against: Dr. Massimo Mangiola, NYU Langone Transplant Institute, New York, NY, USA

Debate #2: Recipients of xenograft are at higher risk for receiving subsequent allotransplantation.
For: Dr. Alfred Joseph Tector, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
Against: Dr. Leo H. Buhler, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Friday, October 27 | 12:50-13:50
A limited number of lunch boxes will be available for symposium participants.

Dr. David L. Ayares, Revivicor Inc., Blacksburg, VA, USA

Progress in cardiac xenotransplantation: Research from mouse to human
Dr. Muhammad Mohiuddin, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA

Experience with 10GE pig kidneys and GalTKO thymokidneys towards clinical trials
Dr. Kazuhiko Yamada
, John’s Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, USA

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IPITA-IXA-CTRMS Joint Congress • San Diego, CA, USA • October 26-29, 2023

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