Banff

 



Fourth Banff Conference on
Allograft Pathology

March 07 - 12, 1997
Banff Springs Hotel
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Course Directors: Kim Solez, M.D. and Lorraine C. Racusen, M.D.
Director, Liver Pathology Sessions: A. J. Demetris, M.D.

Program:

Sponsored by: Fujisawa GmbH, Fujisawa USA, Ortho Biotech, Roche Laboratories, Sandoz Basel, Sandoz Canada,
Wyeth Ayerst, and the ISN Commission on Acute Renal Failure

Friday, 07 March, 1997
Arrive in Banff. Check into room at Banff Springs Hotel.

7:00 p.m. Mount Stephen Hall
- Private Reception

Banquet to follow

Saturday, 08 March, 1997
7:00-8:00 a.m. Set up posters - Baron Shaughnessy Ballroom

8:00 am    Welcome, Opening Remarks,
                Description of Internet/CD Publishing Link, Introduction of Dr. Marovitz. .... Kim Solez

8:10        The Internet and Medical Publishing. . . . . William F.Marovitz, President and CEO, Churchill Livingstone International

8:40        Discussion

8:50        Transplant Pathology Internet Services (TPIS) resource and relation to Banff meeting (http://tpis.upmc.edu/) . . . . A.J. Demetris and Charles Richert

9:00        Discussion

9:05        Pathology image transmission over the Internet . . . . Yukako Yagi

9:20        Discussion

9:25        Plan of the Meeting from a Renal Perspective . . . . Lorraine C. Racusen

9:35        Plan of the Meeting from a Liver Perspective . . . . A. J. Demetris

9:45        Current Status of Heart Transplant Pathology (and Lessons There from!) TBA

9:50        Current Status of Lung Transplant Pathology . . . . Samuel A. Yousem

10:00     Coffee Break

10:20     The Banff Schema Six Years Later: Experience from International Clinical Trials of New Anti-rejection Agents . . . . . Kim Solez

10:40     Discussion

10:45     The 1995 Efficacy Endpoints Conference Group, The role of the Banff classification in clinical immunosuppression trials . . . . Lillian Gaber

11:00     Discussion

11:05     Early risk factors for allograft failure . . . . Peter Nickerson

11:25     Discussion

11:30     Significance of "subclinical rejection" with implications for therapy . . . . David Rush

11:55     Discussion

12:00     The UK-wide study of the Banff Schema and A Neural Network Approach . . . . Peter Furness

12:25     Discussion

12:30     Box Lunch in Poster Area - Baron Shaughnessy Ballroom

Afternoon Plenary Session - Conference Centre Theatre - Chair - Lorraine Racusen

2:00     Further studies of the clinical value of the Banff system for renal allograft pathology . . . . S. Olsen, H.E. Hansen, M. Madsen

2:15     Discussion

2:20     The CCTT scoring system . . . . Robert B. Colvin

2:35     Discussion

2:40     Significance of eosinophils and neutrophils in renal allografts . . . . John Papidimitriou

2:55     Discussion

3:00     HLA-DR and C4D: Useful diagnostic and prognostic markers in renal transplants? . . . . Michael Mihatsch

3:25     Discussion

3:30     Coffee Break

Basic Science Session - Molecular Mechanisms of Rejection Phil Halloran and Pekka Hayry, Chairs

3:50     Molecular mechanisms of acute rejection with therapeutic targets . . . . Phil Halloran

4:10     Immunopathogenesis of acute rejection . . . . Robert B. Colvin

4:30     Mechanisms of T-cell mediated killing: The Hole Story is not the Whole Story. . . . . Chris Bleakley

4:50     Discussion

5:00     Molecular mechanisms of chronic rejection with therapeutic targets . . . . Pekka Hayry

5:20     The analogy between chronic rejection and atherosclerosis . . . . Stephen M. Schwartz

5:40     Integrin adhesion molecules, vascular ligands and extracellular matrix in acute and chronic rejection . . . . Daniel Salomon

6:00     Discussion

6:15     Return to posters - Baron Shaughnessy Ballroom

7:30     Dinner

Sunday, 09 March, 1997
Conference Centre Theatre - Renal Presentations I - Larry Hunsicker - Chair

8:00 a.m. Scanning electron microscopy of tubular pole abnormalities in chronic rejection . . . . Ian Gibson

8:15     Discussion

8:20     Macrophages and thromboxane synthetase in acute rejection . . . . Byron Croker

8:35     Discussion

8:40     Reproducibility of chronic rejection scoring using the Banff schema . . . . Niels Marcussen

8:55     Discussion

9:00     Kidney Working Session - Kim Solez - Chair 

12:00   Lunch

1:30 p.m. Baron Shaughnessy Ballroom
- Liver Presentations and Working Session - Jake Demetris - Chair

R. Lee - Application of the Banff Schema for acute liver allograft rejection: how does it work in practice?

S. Hubscher - Current issues on Chronic liver allograft rejection

K. Batts - Impact of HCV infection on liver allograft histology and rejection: the NIDDK experience

7:00     Dinner

Monday, 10 March, 1997
8:00 a.m. Baron Shaughnessy Ballroom
- Liver Working Session - Jake Demetris - Chair

L. Petrovic - The problem of HCV infection overlapping with rejection

A.J. Demetris - Reliability of the histopathological diagnosis of chronic rejection: results of an inter-institutional study

J. Fung - Clinical aspects of chronic rejection, including overlap with HCV infection.

12:00     Lunch

1:00 p.m. Conference Centre Theatre
- Special minisymposium on PTLD - M. Nalesnik, M.D., Chair

1:00     Glauco Frizzera, M.D.: Pathology and pathogenesis of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders: a historical perspective.

1:30     Margaret L. Gulley, M.D.: Epstein-barr virus and posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease. Clinical and molecular aspects.

2:00     Steven H. Swerdlow, M.D.: Summary of Society of Hematopathology workshop on posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders.

2:30     Daniel M. Knowles, M.D.: Molecular aspects of posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorders.

3:00     Break

3:15     Cinthia Drachenberg, M.D.: Early onset PTLD in recipients of kidney-pancreas grafts

3:45     Jorge Reyes, M.D.: Treatment approaches to posttranslant lymphoproliferative disease.

7:00 p.m. Baron Shaughnessy Ballroom
- PTLD Slide Review with box supper

Tuesday, 11 March, 1997
Conference Centre Theatre - Renal Presentation II - Dan Salomon - Chair

8:00 a.m. The Simulect trials in renal transplantation - TBA

8:20     Discussion

8:30     Renal biopsies in the military - The need for Banff-like scoring in native kidney biopsies - TBA

8:50     Discussion

9:00     Kidney Working Session - Kim Solez - Chair

12:00     Lunch

1:00 p.m. Baron Shaughnessy Ballroom
- Liver Working Session - Jake Demetris - Chair

8 p.m. Farewell Banquet

Wednesday, 12 March, 1997
8:00 a.m. Conference Centre Theatre
- Manuscript discussion - led by Drs. Solez, Racusen, Demetris, Halloran, and Nalesnik

Departure or skiing

(Thursday 13 March, Friday 14 March CCTAT meeting chaired by Larry Hunsicker)

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