European Collaboration on Kidney Exchange (program for meeting in Italy)

from Market Design at on August 30, 2018 at 01:02PM

Note the various discussions of transnational kidney exchange…some of that will involve exchange within the EU, and some will involve dealing with the very diverse European views on extending kidney exchange to include pairs from countries that aren’t able to pay for it, i.e. on global kidney exchange.

ENCKEP Meeting
August 30th – Sept 1st 2018
Hotel Palazzo Viceconte, Via S. Potito 7, Matera, Italy
Thursday, August 30 2018
14:00 – 14:15    Welcome and introduction. David Manlove (UK)
14:15 – 15:15    Summary of activity on data collection and summarisation of best practices in KEPs
(ENCKEP Working group 1) Peter Biro (HU)
– Summary of Handbook 1: Kidney Exchange Practices in Europe.
– Summary of Handbook 2: Modelling and Optimisation in the European Kidney Exchange Programmes.
15:15- 15:45     Coffee-break
15:45 – 16:45    Round-table: Moderators: Lisa Burnapp (UK), Bernadette Haase (NL)
Consolidating the ENCKEP view on ethical and legal aspects of transnational KEPs
Discussants: Lucrezia Furian (IT), Frank Dor (UK), Franco Citterio (IT)
ü  inclusion of altruistic donors and managing reciprocity between participating countries
ü  inclusion of compatible pairs: what criteria should we use?
ü  deceased donors to initiate ‘chains’: should we and could we?
17:00 – 18:00 Inputs for ENCKEP
ü  Bridging clinical and OR aspects of KEPs. Paolo Ferrari (CH)
ü  Alternative approaches for transplant recipients with antibodies- A UK perspective. Nizam Mamode (UK)

Friday, August 31 2018
09:00 – 11:00 Working Group 1: Data collection and summarisation of best practices in KEPs
                        Moderator: Lisa Burnapp
ü  Developing an ethical and legal framework for transnational KEPs.
11:00 – 11:30    Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00    Working Group 2: National KEPs: models, optimisation methods and technology                          Part 1.             Moderator: Paolo Tubertini
ü  Findings of Handbook 1: proposing a standardised framework for designing KEPs based on identified optimality criteria and data models).
ü  Kick-off discussion on Handbook 2 (“Standards to describe and assess the structure and efficiency of existing and proposed KEPs”).
ü  Publications arising from the handbooks
13:00 – 14:00    Lunch
14:00 – 14:30    Working Group 2: National KEPs: models, optimisation methods and technology                         Part 2. Moderator: TBC
14:30 – 15:30    Working Group 3: Transnational KEPs and practical collaboration – Part 1. Moderator: Xenia Klimentova
What can we learn from cadaveric transnational programs?
o   Scandiatransplant experience. Tommy Andersson (SE)
o   Eurotransplant experience Jacob de Boer (NL)
·        Presentations on current pilot programs on transnational KEP
o   Scandiatransplant (if started)
o   Austria- Czech Republic. Tomas Marada (CZ)
15:30 – 16:00    Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00    Working Group 3: Transnational KEPs and practical collaboration. – Part 2. Moderator: Xenia Klimentova
Spain-Italy-Portugal. Maria Valentin (ES), Paola Di Ciaccio (IT), Catarina Bolotinha/Ana França (PT).
Discussion on further steps and developments.
17:00 – 17:30    Working Group 4: Dissemination of results
Moderator: Christian Jacquelinet
Discuss publication policy of Action deliverables, and dissemination tools such as handbooks, publications, software, conference presentations and via the Action website.
Saturday, September 1 2018
09:00 – 16:30 Training School for clinicians
09:00 – 09:30    Presentation of ENCKEP Action. David Manlove (UK)
09:30 – 11:00
l  European KEPs: Theory into Practice (Aline Hemke (NL)/Lisa Burnapp (UK)/Tomas Marada (CZ) /Karine Hadaya (CH)).  Focusing on practicalities and logistics
11:00 – 11:30    Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30
l  National authorities: experience with using optimisation software.  Matthew Robb (UK), Catarina Bolotinha (PT), Maria Valentin (SP)
l  Italy, Portugal and Spain: collaboration on KEPs. Maria Valentin (ES), Catarina Bolotinha/Ana França(PT), Paola Di Ciaccio (IT)
12:30 – 14:00    Lunch
14:00 – 15:00    Perspectives from the USA
l  UNOS and KEPs in the USA. Ruthanne Leishman.
l  Market Failures. Itai Ashlagi.
15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break
15:30 – 16:30    Ethical and legal issues relating to transnational KEPs
                        Moderators: Lisa Burnapp (UK), Bernadette Haase (NL)
l  Introductory talk (title TBC) Martin Buijsen (NL)