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Euroliver Foundation Awards

Euroliver Foundation Awards

 

Background

At each bi-annual European Society for Organ Transplantation (ESOT) Congress the Euroliver Foundation gives two Awards to young researchers who have made a valuable contribution in relation to the enlargement of the donor organ pool and the psychosocial aspects of organ donation and transplantation. The 2005-2013 recipients of these grants originated from Italy (Matteo CESCON, Tullia M. De FEO, Elisabetta BERTONI) , Japan (Yuji SOEJIMA), The Netherlands (Bernadette HAASE-KROMWIJK, Willij ZUIDEMA, Anthony C. Van KOOIJ) , Russia (Yan G. MOYSYUK) and Spain (David PAREDES) .

Unfortunately, Mister Herman TOB passed away from heart failure 20 years after his liver transplant. It is the explicit wish of Mrs. TOB and his two sons to continue the noble work of their husband and father and to again provide two grants at the ESOT 2015 Brussels congress.

 

The Recipients

The recipients of the EUROLIVER GRANTS were

2015 BRUSSELS MEETING

Francesca TINTI

"I would like to grow further in the field of transplantation with the aim of developing a career in Transplant Nephrology, managing renal transplant recipients and the growing numbers of patients who develop renal failure early and late after liver transplantation.

Given my involvement with the main ESOT activities, I would like to contribute to the development of educational, research and networking opportunities for young transplant professionals. I am also keen to promote the future of transplantation as a standalone specialty to meet the needs of young professionals who are interested in transplantation."

 

Current Position:

  • PhD in Experimental and Clinical Hepato-gastroenterology at Sapienza University of Rome (I) under the supervision of Prof. E. Gaudio and Prof. A.P. Mitterhofer.
  • Honorary Fellow at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (UK) under the supervision of Prof. P. Muiesan.
  • Fellow of the European Board of Transplantation Medicine (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes – UEMS).
  • Chair of the YPT, Young Professionals in Transplantation (European Society of Organ Transplantation – ESOT).

Topic of awarded project:

Our study aims to evaluate overall patient and graft survival in patients receiving liver transplantation alone (LTA) and combined-liver kidney transplantation (CLKT). This is the first study of its kind utilising the European registry. Beside the recognized risk factors for mortality in LTA patients, renal replacement therapy seems to be associated with reduced survival in this group.

Lai QUIRINO

Current position :

Transplant Unit, San Salvatore Hospital, L'Aquila University , L'Aquila, Italy

Topic of awarded project :

Waiitng time impacts on intention-to-trear survival in patients with hepatocellular cancer waiting for liver transplantation : a multicentre European study group.

Prof Jan Lerut, Euroliver Foundation Chairman (left), and Philippe Tob, Director (right) handing over the Awards during the ESOT 2015 Chairmen Gala Diner in Brussels.

2011 GLASGOW MEETING

Anthony C. Van KOOIJ

Current position: social work Maasstadziekenhuis DepartementNephrology University: Rotterdam The Netherlands

David PAREDES

Current position: Transplant Coordinator Associate Professor, Surgical Department Hopital clinic i provincial Departement: Donation Unit. University of Barcelona. Spain

2009 PARIS MEETING

Elisabetta BERTONI

Current position: Vice-Director Renal Transplant Unit Azienda Ospedaliero Universitario Careggi Departement: Renal Unit University: University Careggi Firenze Italy

Willij ZUIDEMA

Current position: Staff Advisor Kidney transplantation Dept. of Internal Medicine, Erasmus Medical Center Departement University Rotterdam The Netherlands

Yan G. MOYSYUK

Current position: Director Kidney Transplant program Academician V.I. Shumakov Federal Research Center of Transplantology and Artificial Organs University Moscow Russia

2007 PRAGUE MEETING

Matteo CESCON

Staff transplantation surgery Department Abdominal transplantation University Bologna , italy

Tullia M. De FEO

Current position: Transplant Coordinator Fond. IRCCS Cà Granda Osp. Maggiore Policlinico Departement: Regenerative Medicine- University: Milan Italy

2005 GENEVA MEETING

Yuji SOEJIMA

Current position : Chief Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital Departement: Department of Surgery University Fukuoka Japan

Bernadette HAASE-KROMWIJK

Current position: Director Dutch Transplant Foundation University: Leiden The Netherlands