“An update in kidney transplantation for improvement of the program in developing countries”

22. March (Saturday) 2014 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Organised by the Bosnian Society of Nephrology in collaboration with DESCARTES

Local organizers:
Prof.dr. Halima Resic, Head of Clinic for Hemodialysis, Clinical Center University of Sarajevo

Registration: 08:00 – 08:30


Opening ceremony 08:30 – 09:00

  • D. Abramowicz – ERA-EDTA – Descartes WG
  • G. Spasovski – ERA-EDTA – CME Committee
  • H. Resic – Local organiser

1. Session A: Pre-transplant evaluation and timing of transplantation
Chairs: S. Racki and A. Kandus

09:00 – 09:35 G. Spasovski: “The ERBP recommendations on the evaluation of a living donor”
09:35 – 10:10 F. Muhlbacher: “What a surgeon want to know before grafting a kidney patient”
10:10 – 10:45 D. Abramowicz: “Pre-emptive transplantation with living and deceased donors”

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

2. Session B: Post-transplant complications
Chairs: E. Mesic and R. Ponikvar

11:15 – 11:50 L. Rostaing: Acute rejection: diagnosis and therapy in 2014
11:50 – 12:20 N. Basic-Jukic: Malignancies before and after kidney transplantation
12:20 – 12:40 E. Hodžić: Kidney transplantation in Clinical Center Tuzla  from 1999-2013
12:40 – 13:00 M. Grujičić: “Kidney Transplantation in University Clinical Center Banja Luka – our experience”.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

3. Session C: Round table: Current challenges of the kidney transplant program on the Balkans
Chairs: M. Busic and D. Avsec

14:00 – 14:15 M. Busic: Current challenges in kidney transplant program in Croatia
14:15 – 14:30 J. Buturovic-Ponikvar: Transplant activity influences number and characteristic of dialysis patients in Slovenia
14:30 – 14:45 H. Resic: Actual situation in the field of transplantation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
14:45 – 15:00 R. Naumovic: Kidney transplantation in Serbia- Are we moving forward
15:00 – 15:15  M. Ratkovic: Montenegro – Development of the kidney transplantation program
15:15 – 15:30  P. Kes: Kidney transplantation in the third age: Croatian experience

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break

4. Session D: General discussion – “take home messages”

How to improve the transplant program and increase the number of donors

Chairs: M. Busic, G. Spasovski, F. Delmonico  
16:00-16:15 G. Spasovski/J. Masin-Spasovska: How can we improve a transplant program in a developing country?
16:15-16:30 U. Maggiore: Is ABOi kidney transplantation cost-efficient treatment in low income countries?
16:30-16:45 F. Delmonico: The challenge of paired kidney donation as new hope on the horizon  
16:45-17:00 M. Rees: Web presentation of the new software for paired kidney donation

17:00-17:30 Discussion

17:30 Closing remarks: D. Abramowicz