Liver Transplant School

September 21 - 24, 2022

General Information

The 4th Paediatric Liver Transplantation School is organized by the ESPGHAN Paediatric Hepatology Committee and is designed to provide cutting-edge information on this critical aspect of modern hepatology.
The Faculty members will provide interactive sessions on the selection process, operations, complications and the long-term care of these patients, and feedback on the delegates’ cases. The School will represent an initial step in the formal educational module for young hepatologists towards ESPGHAN Diploma in Paediatric Liver Transplantation (EDiPaeLT).
This meeting should not only attract younger gastroenterologists and hepatologists who have an ambition to develop transplantation programs locally, but also more senior established clinicians who would like to get a state-of-the-art update in an informal setting.
The previous 3 editions of the Transplant School have been very successful and highly rated by the participants, what is the reason to organize a new edition in 2022.

This school is supported by the ESPGHAN Education Partner Programme.

COVID-19 Information

This school is planned for onsite participation only. We will be carefully monitoring the situation in The Netherlands and Europe as well as national COVID-19 regulations. ESPGHAN reserves the right to postpone/cancel the course or change its current format if deemed necessary to protect the health of our delegates, faculty and staff.

For more information please contact the ESPGHAN Office.

Application & Fees

Registration will open in Mid-May 2022.

Registration Deadline: TBC
Registration fee: TBC

Kindly use the online application form on this page. Applications submitted by email cannot be accepted. If you experience any issues with the tool, please contact us at office@espghan
Candidates will be selected based on their CV, motivation letter and an abstract that may be selected for presentation during the course. Abstracts may have been submitted to other public meetings previously.

The number of participants is limited and a selection will be made by the school organisers after the deadline. Priority will be given to ESPGHAN Members. Please do not make travel arrangements before receipt of a formal confirmation of acceptance from the ESPGHAN Office.

Preliminary Programme

Day 01 - September 21

11.00     Registration and Faculty/Invited members’ accreditation

15.00     Welcome.
15.15     Indications for pediatric liver transplantation (PLT)
15.45     Care of the patient with end-stage liver disease.
16.15     Division into 3 groups and assigning group tasks
16.40     Coffee break and networking
17.00     Not-so-clear indications and timings for PLT in metabolic diseases, (post-)oncological conditions, advanced acute liver failure.
17.30     Interactive clinical cases 
18.30     Group assignment.

19.00     End of educational program

Day 02 - September 22

08.30     Liver Tx as surgical gene therapy for metabolic conditions.
09.00     Transplant surgery: the techniques and critical elements.
09.30     Early graft dysfunction (<1 mo after pLTx).
10.00     Coffee break
10.30     Histological patterns of early graft injury.
11.00     Surgical complications in pLT paediatric liver transplantation.
11.30     Interactive clinical cases 
13.00     Buffet lunch
14.00     The immunology of transplantation and immunosuppressants
14.30     Antibody mediated rejection. The clinical side.
15.00     Antibody mediated rejection under the microscope.
15.30     Coffee break
16.00     Living donor liver transplantation – the surgery
16.30     Interactive Clinical cases + group assignment
17.30     State of the art lecture: Machine perfusion of donor organs – Robert Porte
18.15     End of educational program

19.00     Dinner

Day 03 - September 23

08.30     Needles rather than knives. 
09.15     Liver tumours. Classic indications and controversies.
10.00     Disease recurrence after liver transplantation.
10.45   Coffee break
11.15     Infections and infection-related complications.
11.45   Interactive Clinical cases and task of the previous day
12.45     Buffet Lunch

15.00  networking event.

Day 04 - September 24

08.30     Any news about cells, transgenes and RNA-inhibition?
09.15     Late graft dysfunction.
10.00     Guess who? Operational tolerance.
10.45     Coffee break
11.15     Developmental outcome and quality of life.
12.00   Shared care for paediatric liver transplant recipients.
12.45     Farewell and conclusion with prize to winner group.
13.00     Buffet / Take out Lunch

Cost Coverage

ESPGHAN will arrange and cover the following for registered delegates: 

  • Accommodation up to 3 nights (organised by ESPGHAN)
  • Pre-arranged dinners and social programme  
  • Catering throughout the course   
  • Course Material 


If you have any questions, please contact the ESPGHAN Office for details.
Phone: +41 (0)22 9000 401


Application will open in Mid-May 2022