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23 June 2007, Saturday -  Arrival, Opening Reception
24 June 2007, Sunday - Main Program (Day 1)
25 June 2007, Monday - Main Program (Day 2)
26 June 2007, Tuesday - Main Program (Day 3)
27 June 2007, Wednesday - Main Program (Day 4)
28 June 2007, Thursday - Main Program (Day 5)
29 June 2007, Friday - Main Program (Day 6) & Departure


SATURDAY 23 June 2007

Arrival, Opening Reception

Time Topic

Location

  Arrival

 

12:00 - 16:00 Registration

PALEXCO
Main Foyer

19:00 - 22:00 Opening Reception

Choral Music Recital

University's Aula Magna

University Chapel

 

SUNDAY 24 JUNE 2007 (Day 1)

Time Topic

Speaker

08:00 - 08:15 Welcome, Opening Remarks Kim Solez
Lorraine Racusen
  Plenary Session

 

08:15 - 08:45 Organ donation success.

Rafael Matesanz*

08:45 - 09:15 The Banff 05 meeting report – fibrosis in the renal allograft.

Kim Solez*

 
09:15 - 09:45 Break  
  Peritubular Capillaries & C4d

Robert B. Colvin
Mark Haas

09:45--10:00 Liver C4d Studies. Chris Bellamy*
10:00 - 10:15 C4d deposition and capillaritis grading after 3 months post-transplant. 
Update on  C3d staining.
Evelyne Lerut*
10:15 - 10:30 Scoring system for peritubular capillary margination, reproducibility studies and clinical correlates. Ian Gibson*
Michael Mengel*
10:30 - 10:45 Effects of antibody and complement on endothelium in vitro. Heinz Regele*
10:45 - 11:00 Expression of complement inhibitors as a possible marker/mechanism for graft accommodation to anti-donor antibodies. Rene Rodriguez*
11:00 - 11:15 Comparison of methods for C4d staining. Michael Mihatsch*
11:15 - 11:30 Recommendations for scoring and reporting focal C4d in kidneys. Michael Mengel*
11:30 - 12:00 Discussion  
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

 

  EMT, MET & Allografts Symposium

Roslyn B. Mannon
Lorraine Racusen

13:00-13:20 Epithelial-mesenchymal transformation – new insights. Michael Zeisberg*
13:20-13:40 Biomarkers, mediators, and mechanisms. Roslyn B. Mannon*
13:40-14:00 Allograft fibrosis: intraepithelial signaling. Helen Robertson*
14:00-14:20 Immunolocalization of fibroblast factors in inflammatory renal disease. Agnes Fogo*
14:20-14:40 EMT and the role of tubular cells. Attapong Vongwiwatana*
 
14:40 - 15:00 Break  
15:00-15:20 Ischemia, immunologic injury and EMT.

Alexandre Hertig*
Denis Glotz

15:20-15:40 EMT and oxidative stress. Arjang Djamali*
15:40-16:00 The epithelial cell as a target site of injury: mechanisms and potential interventions.

John Kirby*

16:00-16:20 Polyoma virus, tubular epithelial cells, and EMT.

Roslyn B. Mannon*

16:20-16:40 Monocyte/endothelial cell reaction – impact on epithelial cells, with remarks on primate models of rejection.

Allan Kirk*

 
16:40 - 17:00 Break  
17:00-18:00 Report of Transcriptome Satellite.

 Philip F. Halloran*

 

MONDAY 25 JUNE 2007 (Day 2)

Time Topic

Speaker

  Heart Symposium

E. Rene Rodriguez
Maria G. Crespo-Leiro

08:00 - 08:10 Introduction E. Rene Rodiguez*
08:10 - 08:30 The revised ISHLT working formulation of heart transplant pathology. Susan Stewart*
08:30 - 08:50 Pediatric heart transplantation, cellular rejection, antibody mediated rejection and allograft vasculopathy. Nancy Bridges*
08:50 -09:10 Allograft dysfunction with “negative pathology”: What to do? Mario Deng*
09:10 - 09:30 Non HLA antigens as targets for antibody mediated rejection in heart transplants. Elaine F Reed*
09:30 - 10:00 Molecular testing and prediction of rejection in cardiac transplantation. Mario Deng*
10:00 - 10:30 Break

 

10:30 - 10:45 Diagnostic criteria for antibody mediated rejection. E. Rene Rodiguez*
10:45 - 11:00 Antibodies and complement in allograft vasculopathy. William M. Baldwin*
11:00  - 11:20 Antibody mediated rejection and allograft vasculopathy: Evidence of modulation by different immunosuppressive therapy schemas. Juan Delgado*
11:20 - 12:00 Discussion  
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

 

  Pancreas Symposium

Cinthia Drachenberg

13:00 - 13:30 Role of protocol biopsies in pancreas transplantation. Samy Iskandar*
13:30 - 14:00 Antibody mediated rejection in pancreas allografts. John Papadimitriou*
14:00 - 14:30 Pathological diagnosis of acute rejection in the pancreas: A surgeon's perspective. Jon Odorico*
 
14:30 - 15:00 Break  
15:00 - 15:30 Recurrence of Type 1 Diabetes in pancreas transplantation. Philllip Ruiz*
15:30 - 17:00 Consensus discussion: Finalization of a grading scheme for acute allograft rejection in the pancreas.

 

19:00 - 21:00 City Hall Reception  
2100 - 23:00 Musical Evening (Philharmonic Orchestra)  
 

 

TUESDAY 26 JUNE 2007 (Day 3)

Time Topic

Speaker

  T-Regulatory Cells Symposium

Robert B. Colvin
Lorraine Racusen

08:00- 08:20 T-regulatory cells and tolerance: Mechanisms of suppressive function. Luis Graca*
08:20- 08:40 T-regulatory cells and monitoring of tolerance. Maria Manuela Carvalho-Gaspar*
08:40-09:00 Transcription factors and T-regulatory  function. Stanislow Stepkowski*
09:00-09:20 Expanding T-regulatory cells in vitro and in vivo for tolerance induction to allografts. Haval Shirwan*
09:20-09:40 Adoptive cell therapy with T-regulatory cells. Robert Lechler*
09:40 - 10:00 Gene expression data on Foxp3 in clinical biopsies. Josep M. Grinyó*
10:00 - 10:20 Break

 

10:20-10:40 T-regulatory cells in ischemic injury.

Alvaro Pacheco-Silva*

10:40-11:00 T-regulatory cells in Campath-treated patients. Debra Bloom*
11:00-11:20 T-regulatory cells in human graft biopsies – correlations. Robert B. Colvin*
11:20-11:40 T-regulatory cells in stable renal transplants. Manuel Arias*
Marcos Lopez-Hoyos
11:40-12:00 T-regulatory cells – role in kidney allograft fibrosis. John Kirby*
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

 

  Composite Tissue Grafts Symposium

Linda Cendales

13:00-13:20 History of composite tissue transplantation. Charles W. Hewitt*
Kirby Black
13:20-13:40 Hand transplantation pathology: The Belgium experience. Myriam Remmelink*
13:40-14:00 Histopathological update on Spanish hand transplant experience. Luis Landín*
14:00-14:20 Pathologic entities that could mimic skin
rejection.
Jean Kanitakis*
 
14:20-14:40 Break  
14:40-15:00 Composite tissue allograft rejection: A Louisville perspective. Carolyn Burns*
15:00-15:20 Histopathology of rejection in abdominal wall allotransplantation. Phillip Ruiz*
15:20- 15:40 Histopathology of skin rejection:  The Austrian experience. Stefan Schneeberger*
15:40-16:00 Development of grading systems for CTA rejection: proposals and prospects. David Kleiner*
16:00-17:30 Consensus Discussions:  Composite Tissue Grafts Linda Cendales*
 
17:30 - 19:30 Poster Presentations with Wine & Cheese

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 27 JUNE 2007 (Day 4)

Time Topic

Speaker

  Mechanisms of Rejection Symposium

Philip F. Halloran

08:00 - 08:30 Lessons from the epithelium. Gunilla Einecke*
08:30 - 09:00 C4 staining in mouse kidney transplants: Mechanisms and insights. Banu Sis*
09:00 - 09:30 The IFN gamma response and its significance. Philip F. Halloran*
09:30 - 10:00 Chemokines and cell populations in experimental transplantation. Robert Fairchild*
 
10:00 - 10:30 Break  
10:30 - 11:00 Emerging molecular signatures of T-cell mediated rejection and antibody-mediated rejection. Philip F. Halloran*
11:00 - 11:30 Mechanisms of graft rejection: Insights from primate studies. Neal Smith*
11:30 -12:00 The implications of somatic cell senescence in transplantation. Anette Melk*
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

 

  Protocol Biopsies & Subclinical Rejection Symposium

Robert B. Colvin
Mark Haas

13:00-13:20 Features of protocol biopsies not yet scored in Banff. Michael Mengel*
13:20-13:40 Protocol biopsies – overall findings on live kidney donors. Edward Kraus*
13:40-14:00 Protocol biopsies in incompatible transplant - subclinical AMR and how the latter may affect long-term graft function. Mark Haas*
14:00-14:20 Molecular markers of active rejection. Roslyn B. Mannon*
14:20-14:40 The value of zero-hour implantation biopsies. Volker Nickeleit*
14:40-15:00 Protocol biopsy as surrogate marker in clinical trials.

Daniel Seron*

15:00 - 15:30 Break

 

15:30-15:50 Glomerular disease protocol biopsies.

Fernando Cosio*

15:50 - 16:10 Molecular studies in protocol biopsies. Brian Nankivell*
16:10 - 16:20 What should be scored in protocol biopsies with discussion on Banff additions? Michael Mengel*
 
19:00 - 23:00 Gala Dinner Evening Pazo de Vilaboa

 

THURSDAY 28 JUNE 2007 (Day 5)

Time Topic

Speaker

  Liver Symposium

A. Jake Demetris

08:00-08:30 Overview of Banff goals and preview of presentations. A. Jake Demetris*
08:30-09:15 Biopsy findings from potential living donor biopsies.

Marida Minervini*

09:15-10:00 An appraisal of tolerance in liver transplantation. Jan Lerut*
10:00 - 10:30 Break

 

10:30 - 11:15 Native liver immunoarchitecture and lymphocyte trafficking. David Adams*
11:15 - 12:00 Liver tolerance:  the role of intra-hepatic lymphocytes in systemic tolerance. Gadi Lalazar*
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

 

13:00 - 13:45 Hepatic tolerance and relevance to HCV infection. Geoff McCaughan*
13:45 - 14:30 Long term follow-up of pediatric liver allograft recipients surviving for more than 5 years. Aurelio Sonzogni*
14:30 - 15:15 Histopathology, immunological and clinical aspects of tolerant pediatric liver allograft removed from all immunosuppression.

Takaaki Koshiba*
 
15:15 - 15:45 Break  
15:45 - 16:30 Pathogenesis of "idiopathic" post-transplant chronic hepatitis - further considerations. Stefan Hübscher*
16:30 - 17:15 Usefulness of long-term protocol biopsies and can they be used to guide withdrawal of immunosuppression? Marina Berenguer*
17:15 - 18:00    
 
19:00 - 24:00 Evening Tour to Santiago de Compostela  

 

FRIDAY 29 June 2007 (Day 6)

Time Topic

Location

  Reports – Consensus statements

 

08:00 - 08:30 C4d staining

 

08:30 - 09:00 Heart

 

09:00 - 09:30 Pancreas allografts

 

09:30 - 10:00 Composite tissue allografts

 

10:00 - 10:30 Protocol biopsy findings

 

10:30 - 11:00 Liver

 

11:00

Adjourn  

pm

Departure

 

 

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