Updated: 30 June 2024

Day 1: December 12, 2024 - Live Demonstrations & Workshops

Live Surgical Demonstrations

  • Introduction: Prof. Dieter Broering and Prof. Enrico Benedetti
  • Live Surgery: Robotic Liver and Kidney Transplant Procedures

Day 2: December 13, 2024 - Consensus Sessions on Liver & Kidney Transplant

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Address

  • Opening Speech: Dr. Majid Alfayyad, CEO, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh
  • Introduction: Prof. Dieter Broering and Prof. Enrico Benedetti

Special Lecture

  • Robert Montgomery, New York, NY, USA: Innovating Transplant Medicine: Strategies for Safe and Effective Implementation

Minimally Invasive Donor Hepatectomy Consensus Sessions

1. How to establish a robotic donor hepatectomy program and what are the optimal selection criteria for donors undergoing minimally invasive hepatectomy to ensure favorable outcomes for both donors and recipients?

  • Mohamed Rela, Surgery, Chennai, India 
  • Ashwin Rammohan, Surgery, Chennai, India             
  • Bandar Aljudaibi, Hepatology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • S. Sudhindran, Surgery, Kochi, India
  • Susumu Eguchi, Surgery, Nagasaki, Japan
  • Talia Baker, Surgery, Chicago, IL, USA  
  • Young-In Yoon, Surgery, Seoul   South Korea  

2. How should anesthesia protocols be adapted for minimally invasive donor hepatectomy to enhance patient safety and postoperative recovery?

  • Michael Spiro, Anesthesia, London, UK
  • Dmitri Bezinover, Anesthesia, Hershey, PA, USA
  • Pooja Bhangui, Anesthesia, Delhi, India 
  • Ramona Nicolau, Anesthesia, Miami, FL, USA
  • Stuart McCluskey, Anesthesia, Toronto, ON, Canada

3. What are the most effective and safe surgical techniques in minimally invasive donor hepatectomy for optimizing donor and recipient outcomes?

  • Dong Sik Kim, Surgery, Seoul, South Korea
  • Rajesh Rajalingam, Surgery, Chennai, India
  • Safi Dokmak, Surgery, Paris, France
  • Yao-Ming Wu, Surgery, Tapei, Taiwan    

4. What Intensive Care / High Dependency / Intermediate Medical Care Unit strategies are crucial for optimizing outcomes in donors post-minimally invasive hepatectomy?

  • Fuat Saner, Intensive Care, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Akila Rajakumar, Intensive Care, Chennai, India
  • Annabel Blasi, Anesthesia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Gebhard Wagener, Intensive Care, New York, NY, USA

5. What are the key considerations in postoperative management to ensure the best outcomes for donors following minimally invasive hepatectomy?

  • Olivier Soubrane, Surgery, Paris, France
  • Arvinder Singh Soin, Surgery, Delhi, India    
  • Mark Ghobrial, Surgery, Houston, TX, USA
  • Saad Alghamdi, Hepatology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Talia Baker, Surgery, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Varvara A. Kirchner, Surgery, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Young-In Yoon, Surgery, Seoul, South Korea

Minimally Invasive Recipient Liver Transplant Consensus Session

6. What are the comprehensive strategies and critical considerations across preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases to enhance the success and outcomes of minimally invasive liver transplantation for recipients?

  • Fabrizio Di Benedetto, Surgery, Modena, Italy
  • Adeel S. Khan, Surgery, St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Fuat Saner, Intensive Care, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Hugo Pinto Marques, Surgery, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Kyung-Suk Suh, Surgery, Seoul, South Korea
  • Paolo Magistri, Surgery, Modena, Italy (TBC)

Minimally Invasive Donor Nephrectomy Consensus Sessions

7. What criteria define the optimal selection of donors for nephrectomy to maximize safety, short as well as long-term outcomes for both donors and recipients?

  • Inderbir Gill, Surgery, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Frank Dor, Surgery, London, UK  
  • Jens G. Brockmann, Surgery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (TBC) 
  • Phillipe Abreu, Surgery, Denver, CO, USA

8. Which surgical techniques in donor nephrectomy provide the best balance between minimally invasive approaches for the donor as well as optimal outcomes for recipients?

  • Lloyd Ratner, Surgery, New York, NY, USA
  • Frank Dor, Surgery, London, UK
  • Jens G. Brockmann, Surgery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (TBC) 
  • Lucrezia Furian, Surgery, Padova, Italy
  • Phillipe Abreu, Surgery, Denver, CO, USA

9. What are the key considerations in postoperative management to ensure the best outcomes for donors following minimally invasive nephrectomy?

  • Hassan Aleid, Nephrology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Phillipe Abreu, Surgery, Denver, CO, USA

Minimally Invasive Recipient Kidney Transplant Consensus Session

10. What are the comprehensive strategies and critical considerations across preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases to enhance the success and outcomes of minimally invasive recipient kidney transplantation?

  • Ivo G. Tzvetanov, Surgery, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Atsushi Yoshida, Surgery, Detroit, MI, USA
  • Chandra Bhat, Surgery, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Pranjal R. Modi, Surgery, Gujarat, India
  • Rodrigo Vianna, Surgery, Miami, FL, USA 
  • Thomas Pshak, Surgery, Aurora, CO, USA
     

Gala Dinner


Day 3: December 14, 2024 - Sessions on Pancreas, Lung, Heart, & Uterus Transplant

Special Lecture

  • Cristoforo Giulianotti, Surgery, Chicago, IL, USA: Shaping the future of surgery with robotic systems in all operating rooms

Minimally Invasive Pancreas Transplantation Consensus Session

11. What are the comprehensive strategies and critical considerations across preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases to enhance the success and outcomes of minimally invasive recipient pancreas transplant?

  • Mario Spaggiari, Surgery, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Ugo Boggi, Surgery, Pisa, Italy
  • Phillipe Abreu, Surgery, Denver, CO, USA

Minimally Invasive Lung Transplantation Consensus Session

12. What are the comprehensive strategies and critical considerations across preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases to enhance the success and outcomes of minimally invasive recipient lung transplantation?

  • Dominick Megna, Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Nandor Marczin, Anesthesia, Harefield, UK
  • Reinaldo E. Rampolla, Pulmonology, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Minimally Invasive Heart Transplantation Consensus Session

13. How can minimally invasive cardiac surgery techniques be adapted for heart transplantation to reduce trauma, select initial patients effectively, address surgical challenges, and ensure optimal postoperative recovery and success?

  • Firas Khaliel, Surgery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Sudhir Srivastava, Surgery, New Delhi, India

Minimally Invasive Uterus Transplantation Consensus Session

14. How can minimally invasive techniques for uterus donor retrieval and transplantation be optimized in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative phases to improve outcomes for both donors and recipients?

  • Giuliano Testa, Surgery, Dallas, TX, USA 
  • Luiz Carvalho, Reproductive Medicine, Sao Paulo, Brazil    
  • Marcelo de Andrade Vieira, Surgery, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Niclas Kvarnström, Surgery, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Pernilla Dahm-Kähler, Surgery, Gothenburg, Sweden

Summary of the Recommendations & Closing Remarks
 

 

The MIOT.CC Team