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Educational Course on GvHD  

20 - 21 March 2024

Location

Vienna University Hospital, Vienna, Austria

Vienna University Hospital, Vienna, Austria

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The Goal

The goal of the GvHD interactive course is to provide a holistic approach and the latest information on the GvHD treatments using ECP therapy and foster discussion between peers.

Agenda

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Day 1 - 20 March 2024

Arrival of participants

 

20:00 – 20:15
Meeting at hotel lobby

 

20:15
Dinner with the faculty

Day 2 - 21 March 2024

09:00 – 09:30
Welcome & ECP overview introduction- Prof Robert Knobler


09:30 – 10:00
Achieving immune tolerance in GvHD - Prof Thomas Wekerle


10:00 – 10:30
Extracorporeal Photopheresis, proposed mechanism of immunomodulation - Medical Affairs, Mallinckrodt

 

10:30 – 10:40
Interactive discussion


10:40 – 10:55
Coffee break

 

10:55 – 11:25
Acute GvHD: the role of ECP - Prof Hildegard Greinix
• Patient selection for ECP treatment
• Treatment schedule

 

11:25 – 11:45
Break

 

11:45 – 12:15
Acute GvHD: the role of ECP - Prof Hildegard Greinix
• Response assessment
• Steroid / immunosuppressant tapering


12:15 – 12:25
Interactive discussion


12:25 – 13:25
Lunch


13:25 – 13:55
NIH diagnostic criteria for chronic GvHD - Prof Hildegard Greinix
• NIH Consensus on diagnostic and scoring
• Patient selection for ECP therapy based on organ involvement – the Vienna experience


13:55 – 14:10
Coffee break

 

14:10 – 14:50
NIH diagnostic criteria for chronic GvHD - Prof Hildegard Greinix
• Treatment schedule
• Response assessment including change of co-medication especially steroid / immunosuppressant taper

 

14:50 – 15:00
Interactive discussion

 

15:00 – 15:40
Procedural aspects of ECP in GvHD – the Vienna experience - Prof Nina Worel

 

15:40 – 16:00
Patient cases discussion - All


16:00 – 16:15
Final discussion, remarks and close


GvHD: Graft versus Host Disease, ECP: Extracorporeal Photopheresis, NIH: National Institutes of Health

 

For this course, participants are required to submit one patient case for discussion 15 days in advance of the session.

 

All speakers are subject to contract.
This is a commercial programme run by Therakos (UK) Ltd, part of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

This information is not intended for healthcare professionals based in the US and Canada.

Hosted by

Prof Robert Knobler
Prof Robert Knobler

Associate Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Division for Special & Environmental Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna

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