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  • Title : Hallym, Columbia and Cornell experts discuss issues on organ transplantation
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2018.06.08
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  • The 15th Hallym-Columbia-Cornell-NYP International Symposium on ‘Current Status and Future Advances in Organ Transplantation’ was successfully held at Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital on June 8, 2018.


    The symposium attracted nearly 170 participants, including medical specialists in the field of organ transplantation in Korea and abroad, as well as government officials at Korea Organ Donation Agency.




    Distinguished scholars from Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medicine, including Dr. Mark A. Hardy, Dr. Lloyd E. Ratner, Dr. Yoshifumi Naka, Dr. Maryjane Farr, Dr. Selim M. Arcasoy and Dr. Karim J. Halazun, presented the research outcomes and shared their experiences on the topic.


    Transplantation experts in Korea, including Dr. Sung-Gyu Lee and Dr. Duck-Jong Han of Asan Medical Center, Dr. Jong-Chan Youn, Dr. Jae-Jin Lee, Dr. Sung Gyun Kim and Dr. Sunghoon Park of Hallym University, participated in the meeting as speakers to give lectures on organ transplantation. Prominent transplant specialists such as Dr. Dong Joon Kim and Dr. Kyung-Soon Hong of Hallym University, Dr. Pyo Won Park of Sungkyunkwan University, Dr. Yon Su Kim of Seoul National University, and Dr. Hyo Chae Paik of Yonsei University also joined the event as chairpersons to moderate each session.




    The symposium was comprised of five sessions with 12 lectures. In the beginning, Dr. Hardy presented his special lecture on ‘The Future of Transplantation – Organ Repair and Substitution’. Then, the first session began, which covered 'Liver Transplantation for HCC: Looking Beyond Size and Number' and 'Institutional Challenge to Living-Donor Liver Transplantation.’


    In the second session, speakers presented on 'Heart Transplantation in the United States 2018: Optimizing Waitlist and Post-Transplant Survival', 'Challenges for Balancing Immunosuppression in Heart Transplantation', ‘Heart Replacement Therapy -Past, Present, and Future-’, and 'Current Status of Surgical Treatment for End Stage Heart Failure in Korea.'




    The topic for the third session was ‘Renal Transplantation.’ In this session, participants discussed on ‘Renal Insufficiency after Liver Transplantation’, ‘Access to Transplantation: Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die’, and ‘Optimal Protocol for ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantations: Analysis of 500 Cases in a Single Center Experience.’


    After a short coffee break, the fourth session began with a presentation on 'Lung Transplantation: State of The Art in 2018', followed by a lecture on ‘Lung Transplantation: A Major Step Forward for Hallym ECMO Center.'


    The specific programs including topics and speakers are as follows:


    ■ Special Lecture
    1. The Future of Transplantation - Organ Repair and Substitution
    (Dr. Mark A. Hardy, Auchincloss Professor of Surgery, Director Emeritus of the Transplantation Program, Columbia University)


    ■ Session 1
    1. Liver Transplantation for HCC: Looking Beyond Size and Number
    (Dr. Karim J. Halazun, Dept. of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine)
    2. Institutional Challenge to Living-Donor Liver Transplantation
    (Dr. Sung-Gyu Lee, Dept. of Hepato-Biliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Asan Medical Center)


    ■ Session 2-1
    1. Heart Transplantation in the United States 2018: Optimizing Waitlist and Post-Transplant Survival
    (Dr. Maryjane Farr, Dept. of Medicine, Columbia University)
    2. Challenges for Balancing Immunosuppression in Heart Transplantation
    (Dr. Jong-Chan Youn, Div. of Cardiology, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Hallym University)


    ■ Session 2-2
    1. Heart Replacement Therapy -Past, Present, and Future-
    (Dr. Yoshifumi Naka, Dept. of Surgery, Columbia University)
    2. Current Status of Surgical Treatment for End Stage Heart Failure in Korea
    (Dr. Jae-Jin Lee, Dept. of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Hallym University)


    ■ Session 3
    1. Renal Insufficiency after Liver Transplantation
    (Dr. Sung Gyun Kim, Div. of Nephrology, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Hallym University)
    2. Access to Transplantation: Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die
    (Dr. Lloyd E. Ratner, Dept. of Surgery, Columbia University)
    3. Optimal Protocol for ABO Incompatible Kidney Transplantations: Analysis of 500 Cases in a Single Center Experience
    (Dr. Duck-Jong Han, Dept. of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Asan Medical Center)


    ■ Session 4
    1. Lung Transplantation: State of The Art in 2018
    (Dr. Selim M. Arcasoy, Dept. of Medicine, Columbia University)
    2. Lung Transplantation: A Major Step Forward for Hallym ECMO Center
    (Dr. Sunghoon Park, Div. of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Hallym University)


    By Chul Kwon, Int’l Cooperation Team, HUMC (chris@hallym.or.kr)

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