Working Group on Liver Biopsy after Liver Transplant

Person in charge:

Deirdre Kelly

Secretary: Valerie McLin

Members:

  • Lorenzo D'Antiga
  • Dominique Debray
  • Imeke Goldschmidt
  • Loreto Hierro
  • Patrick McKiernan
  • Etienne Sokal
  • Henkjan Verkade
  • Ekkehard Sturm
  • Xavier Stephenne

Progress

A two day meeting was held 6-7th February 2015 with international guests to clarify current position, to consider potential mechanisms and to plan future studies.

Short term Aim

  • Establish standardized scoring for evaluating graft histology
  • Evaluate value of Auto and Allo antibodies in post-transplant histology
  • Clarify current position with methods to evaluate graft injury

Long term Aim

  • Publication of standardized scoring for evaluating graft histology
  • Evaluate natural history of allograft injury using paired stored samples internationally
  • Develop standardised protocol for prospective study to evaluate graft injury

Next meeting: ESPGHAN Annual Meeting in Athens 2016