Educational Course on Heart Transplantation

18 - 19 June 2024

University Medical Center (UKE) and University Heart Center (UHZ), Hamburg, Germany

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The Goal

The goal of the heart transplantation interactive course is to provide the latest scientific and clinical knowledge on the possibilities of ECP positioning on the transplant journey and foster discussion between peers.


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Day 1 - 18 June 2024

18.00 – 18.15
Welcome and workshop objectives - Prof Markus Barten


18.15 – 19.45
Immune monitoring, and the role of human leukocyte antigen and non HLA-antibodies, in solid organ transplantation - Speaker TBC


19.45 – 20.00
Interactive discussion


Dinner with the faculty

Day 2 - 19 June 2024

09.30 – 10.15
Current short- and long-term problems after heart transplantation - Prof Andreas Zuckermann


10.15 – 10.30
Coffee break


10.30 – 12.00
The potential role of ECP after heart transplantation

    Proposed mechanism of action of ECP - Prof Markus Barten

    ECP positioning in the treatment algorithm - Prof Andreas Zuckermann


12.00 – 12.30
Interactive discussion


12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 14.30
Cross functional approach to monitoring and follow-up of ECP patients – the Hamburg experience

    Importance of a cross functional approach in patient care - Prof Francis Ayuk

    Monitoring and follow-up of ECP patients - Prof Markus Barten


14.30 – 14.45
Coffee break


14.45 – 16.15
Patient case studies - All


16.15 – 16.30
ECP in heart transplantation – a patient perspective - Patient TBC


16.30 – 16.45
Final remarks and close - All


ECP: Extracorporeal Photopheresis


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 Markus Barten
Prof Markus Barten

Surgical Director of Heart Failure Clinic, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University Heart & Vascular Center Hamburg, Germany

Prof Francis Ayuk
Prof Francis Ayuk

Deputy Director, Clinic for Stem Cell Transplantation, University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany

Brought to you by the Therakos Institute

This is a commercial programme run by Therakos (UK) Ltd, part of Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals