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Programme

The Netherlands has the honour this year to host the 28th EATCB Congress in Leiden in 2019!
The organizing committee will do its upmost best to create a very interesting programme, including oral and poster presentations. Please find below the preliminary programme.

Wednesday 16 Oct

Programme Wedsnesday 16 October

08:30

Registration

TRIP vigilance symposium

09:30

Biovigilance in the Netherlands and the European Union

10:00

Ovarian tissue banking

10:00

Testicular tissue banking

11:00

Coffee/Tea break

Continuation TRIP vigilance symposium

11:30

Brexit, what are the consequences for end users of human tissues and cells?

11:45

Workshop I: Serious adverse reactions and events (case studies)

12:45

Closing TRIP vigilance symposium

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Legislation/Euro GTP II/III

Dr. Esteve Trias, director, Barcelona Tissue Bank

15:30

Coffee/Tea break

16:00

Theme topic : “ Tissue banking and technology. What is the impact of new technologies in tissuebanking? "

Prof. Dr. Clemens van Blitterswijk

17:00

Opening congress

Bruno Bruins, Dutch Minister for Medical Care, the Netherlands

17:30

Welcome reception

Mayor of Leiden will be present

Thursday 17 Oct

Programme Thursday 17 October

07:30

Registration

08:00

Differences of inspection by the competent authorities in Europe

Netherlands, Denmark, Croatia and Austria

Parallel program I: Will tissue banks survive in the following 10 years?

chair: Antoon van den Bogaerdt, Head Euro Cornea Bank, the Netherlands

09:30

3d Printing Bone

09:45

3D Heart valves

10:00

Culture of cornea cells

Oscar Farinas Barbera, Barcelona Tissue Bank

10:15

Culture of endothelial cells

Mor Dickman, University Eye Clinic, Maastricht University & Esther Middelkoop, Prof. Dr. at Association of Dutch Burn Centres, The Netherlands

10:30

Free papers

Parallel program II: Faeces Banking in Europe

Chair: Prof. E.J. Kuijper, Professor Experimental bacteriology, Leiden University

11:00

Coffee break

Microbiological testing and safety

Chair: Simone Hennerbichler, Head of Production, Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service of Upper Austria

11:30

Risk assessment and epidemiology of transferable diseases

Dragoslav Domanovic, senior expert for cells and tissues, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Sweden

12:00

What is the implication of removing sepsis as a contraindication for donation of cornea tissue in the Netherlands

Rik van Leiden, the Netherlands

12:30

Free papers

13:00

Lunch

Parallel program III: Cornea part I - tissue banking and surgery

14:00

Mor Dickman, University Eye Clinic, Maastricht University & Diego Ponzin, medical director, Veneto Eye Bank

Parallel program IV: Bone part I - Different processing methods

Chair: Oscar Farinas Barbera, Barcelona Tissue Bank

16:00

Different processing methods

Sjors van Kats, manager processing, ETB-Bislife, the Netherlands

15:30

Coffee break

Parallel program V: Cornea part II - Cornea and amnion in tissue banks and in the clinic

16:00

Amnion products in the tissue bank

Diletta Trojan, Director of Fondazione Banca dei Tessuti di Treviso, Italy

16:30

Free papers

16:00

Parallel program VI: Bone part II

17:30

Poster pitch session

Chairs: Jacinto Sánchez-Ibáñez, president EATCB & Piet Jan Kruit, director ETB-Bislife

19:00

Congress dinner

Friday 18 Oct

Programme Friday 18 October

07:30

Registration

08:00

Donation workshop

Radka Georgieva, Medical Staff, Dutch Transplant Foundation & Rik van Leiden

Parallel program VII: Cardiovascular part I

09:30

Decellularization of heart valves in Europe

Richard Lomas, Senior Clinical Development Scientist, NHSBT Tissue Services, UK & Ramadan Jashari, Medical Director, European Homograft Bank (EHB)

Parallel program VIII: Skin

09:30

Parallel program VIII: Skin

Chair: Frank Beneker, Manager Procurement and Operations, Euro Tissue Bank

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Cardiovascular program part II

13:00

Lunch and General Assembly

14:00

Borders of tissue banking

15:30

Poster prize and closure