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Liver transplant pathology

2018: British Liver Transplant Group Meeting

Venue: University of York.

Tuesday 18th September 2018 - Pathology breakout session, 10.30 - 12.00

"A Donor Frozen section service for the 21st Century"

This comprised presentations on the on call donor frozen section service - both for focal lesions and organ quality - from the perspective of pathologists, surgeons and NHSBT.

A summary of the session is here  word document symbol

The powerpoints from the presentations are available from the links below:

Donor liver steatosis estimates:

For frozen sections to assess liver steatosis - we are aware of variation around the country and so are conducting an inter-observer variation study. There were 10 responses by the time of the meeting. Desley will invite further responses, and so the digital slides, draft response sheet and lint to submit your responses are below:

Draft response sheet - steatosis in frozen sections  word document symbol

Please use this link to submit your responses external site symbol

2017: British Liver Transplant Group Meeting

Tuesday 19th September 2017 - Pathology session, 2pm

Within the BLTG meeting on 19-20th September, which is followed by the BASL Annual Meeting, 20-22nd September.

Venue: Warwick Conference Centre, University of Warwick, Coventry.

PDFs (of Powerpoint presentations) from this meeting are available here

These include "A Pathologist's Guide to Evaluating the Long-Surviving Allograft; Important Features, Stains and Approach to Better Understanding of Chronic AMR" by Stefan Hübscher, and case presentations from six transplant centres.

2014: British Liver Transplant Group Meeting

This replaces the previous annual UK and Eire Liver Transplant Meetings.

Thursday 18th September

To follow BASL meeting

Venue: Hilton Newcastle Gateshead

Registration via the BASL website external site symbol

Registration fee for pathologists £50

Thursday morning Programme for pathologists:

9.00 - 10.30 - discussion of cases

10.30 - 10.50 refreshments

10.50 - 12.30: reports on Banff 2013 conference,
including antibody mediated rejection.
This will include the results of the survey conducted by Desley.

The afternoon programme will join the full Liver Transplant Group Meeting, and is available here  pdf document symbol (link to full programme - this is different for pathologists on Thursday Morning).

There is a Liver Transplant Symposium on Weds 17th, 16.00 to 18.30, which is included in the registration fee - just indicate in the booking form that you would like to attend.

There is also a Transplant Dinner at Biscuit Factory Art Gallery. Wednesday 17th September, 19.00. Coach transport will be provided to and from the dinner venue.

The cost is £50 for dinner, and it can also be booked using the conference booking link above.

2014: UK & Eire Liver Transplant Meeting, Clare College, Cambridge,
Thursday-Friday, 9-10th January 2014.

Venue: Clare College, Cambridge. jpeg symbol

Local Hosts: Susan Davies and Rebecca Brais

2012: 15th November

Local Host: Judy Wyatt

2011: 17-18th November

Newcastle. Local hosts: Beatte Haugk, Alastair Burt

2010: 18-19th November

Royal Free Hospital. Local host Dr. A. P. Dhillon

Discussion of circulated slides

Other topics for discussion:

Cholestatic recurrent hepatitis C
Out of hours on-call for donor lesion frozen sections
Assessment of graft steatosis
Liver Transplantation for NASH
Dysplastic nodules/early HCC

2009: 24th November

Birmingham, local host Prof. S. G. Hübscher

2008: 9th December

London, local host Dr A. Quaglia