2019 - Webinar Series on Liver (2018-2019)

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Machine Perfusion in Liver Transplantation

6.1 - Machine Perfusion in Liver Transplantation

Presenter: Peter Friend, Paolo Muiesan, , UK
Authors: Peter Friend, Paolo Muiesan, Sukru Emr


Dr. Muiesan will speak on the topic of Hypothermic Machine Perfusion.
Dr. Friend will speak on the topic of Normothermic Machine Perfusion.

Paolo Muiesan's Biography:

Paolo Muiesan graduated in Medicine at the University of Brescia (Italy). He continued his education as acting intern in University of California Davis, as resident in General Surgery and then further specialized in Vascular Surgery at the University of Milan. He trained in adult and pediatric liver transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at King′s College Hospital in London. To complete his training in HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation he visited the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Western Ontario in 1996 and Kyoto University Transplant Centre in 1998.

He became Consultant Surgeon in HPB Surgery and Transplantation at King’s College Hospital in 1998 and moved to Birmingham Queen Elizabeth and Children’s Hospitals ten years later. He visited the Asan Medical Centre in Seoul in 2008 and 2009 in preparation to start the Living Donor Liver Transplant program in Birmingham and attended several courses on laparoscopic liver surgery. He became Professor in HPB Surgery and Transplantation at University of Birmingham in 2015.

Professor Muiesan leads the living donor, auxiliary, domino and DCD liver transplantation programs in Birmingham. Other clinical and research interests include normothermic regional perfusion and machine perfusion as novel means of organ preservation for transplantation. His interests also include liver resections for cholangiocarcinoma, ALPPS and ex-situ, ante-situ liver resections.
He currently leads the surgical program for treatment of cholangiocarcinoma. Further interests include pancreatic resections with vascular involvement and Appleby procedures, open and laparoscopic, and radiofrequency ablation of primary and secondary liver tumors.

He served as Chair of the European Liver Intestine Transplant Association (ELITA) and Council Member of the European Society of Organ Transplantation (ESOT) from 2012 to 2015 and has been appointed Chair of the pediatric committee of the International Liver Transplantation Society (ILTS) and ILTS Council member in 2018. He joined by invitation the European Surgical Association in 2016. He has written 13 book chapters and is author/coauthor of over 210 publications.

Peter Friend's Biography:

Professor Peter Friend obtained his medical degree from the University of Cambridge (Magdalene College). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng) and has a doctoral degree (MD) from the University of Cambridge. He is the Professor of Transplantation, University of Oxford and an Honorary Consultant Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, specialising in organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery. He is also Director of the Oxford Transplant Centre and Fellow of Green Templeton College.

Peter has  authored more than 200 scientific papers, is a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons and also of the International Transplantation Society. He is a past-president of the British Transplantation Society. Peter is also one of the co-founders of OrganOx, a spin-out company from the University of Oxford, established to develop novel ways to preserve and repair donor transplant organs.

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