The Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation alongside The Transplantation Society is excited to be hosting the 2020 Annual SPLIT conference virtually as a one-day interactive symposium on October 1, 2020.


We would like to thank our committee members who worked hard to put together what promises to be a busy and interesting programme!
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*All Program times are in Eastern Standard time*

Session 1

  • 10-1010:  Introduction – Vicky Ng and Marcello Cantarovich
  • 1010-1030: Update on COVID Testing and Vaccination - Marian Michaels, MD, MPH
  • 1030-1050:  Transplantation during COVID Database Findings- Noelle Ebel, MD
  • 1050-1105: COVID Case Studies- Steven Lobritto, MD
  • 1105-1115: Questions

Session 2

  • 1115-1130:  Transplantation for Young/Small Babies - Majella Doyle MD, MBA
  • 1130-1145:  ABO Incompatible Transplant - Blayne Sayed MD, PhD
  • 1145-1200:  Surveillance Biopsies:  Are They Useful? - John Bucuvalas, MD
  • 1200-1215:  Questions
  • 1215-1230:  Break

Session 3

  • 1230:1245: Update on the 4th year Transplant Fellowship - Amy Feldman, MD, MSCS
  • 1245- 1310:  Fellow/Allied Health Research Presentations (3)
  • 1310-13:25 Questions
  • 1325-1400:  Lunch

Session 4

  • 1400-1420:  Interesting/Controversial Case Presentation
  • 1420-1435: Questions
  • 1435-1520: Business Meeting
  • 1520-1535:  Questions
  • 1535-1550:  Wrap-up & Adjourn

Call for abstracts

We have two opportunities for members to present at the meeting:

  1. Presentation of an abstract related to pediatric liver transplant- Original research and quality improvement initiatives 
  2. Presentation of an interesting or controversial case:  Cases that bring forth medical, surgical or ethical issues in pediatric transplantation 
Abstracts and case presentations should be limited to 350 words.  Abstracts should include introduction/background, methods, results and conclusions/implications.  Case presentations should include details of the case and a discussion of the issues to be presented. The SPLIT Education Committee will choose three abstracts and one interesting case to be presented during the Virtual Annual Meeting.   Preference will be given to trainees, allied health professionals and junior faculty members.  Abstracts and cases will be evaluated based on their relevance to pediatric liver transplantation, novelty/innovation, and ability to improve outcomes. 

Abstract Guidelines:

Abstracts must be uplaoded as a MS Word Document.

  • Original research abstracts should be limited to 350 words and include the following:
    • Title, Background, Research Design/Methods, Results, and Conclusions
  • Case report abstracts should also be limited to 350 words and include the following:
    • Introduction, Summary of Case Report Details, Discussion, and Implications for Future Practice
  • Quality improvement and program development abstracts should also be limited to 350 words and include the following:
    • Introduction, Purpose, Detailed Summary, and Conclusion
Click here to download sample of a properly formatted abstract

Deadline - August 27, 2020


Registration is free and open to all SPLIT and TTS Members. The meeting will also be open and free to all those with an active interest in the field of pediatric liver transplantation (upon approval of the organizing committee).

To register simply click the button below.


Networking with the Experts

There will be an opportunity for networking for Trainees/Fellows to meet with Mentors from SPLIT for 1 hour after the Meeting. More details to follow. If there is significant interest we may add additional rooms. When registering for the meeting please indicate your interest in participating.



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Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation
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