Sessions

Panels

Wednesday, October 5 2022

Opening

10:30 Registration
12:00 Greetings
Sabine Johannsen (Ministry of Science & Culture, Lower Saxony)
Michael Manns (President, Hannover Medical School)
Anette Melk (Conference Chair, Hannover Medical School)
Louise Lerminiaux (Patient Advocates, Los Angeles)

Session I

Epidemiology / Clinical Data

Moderators:
Martina deZwaan (Hannover, Germany)
Kai Schmidt-Ott (Hannover, Germany)

12:30 Sex and gender in transplantation: Issues in scientific publication
Jeremy Chapman, Editor-in-Chief Transplantation (Sydney, Australia)
12:50 Global impact of sex and gender disparity
Germaine Wong (Sydney, Autralia)
13:10 Oral presentations from selected abstracts
13:46 Coffee break
14:16 Oral presentations from selected abstracts
14:40 Graft outcome
Bethany Foster (Montreal, Canada)
15:00 Cardiovascular risk
Anette Melk (Hannover, Germany)
15:20 Oral presentations from selected abstracts
16:00 Coffee break

Parallel events

Mentoring & Patients

16:30 Workshop: Boostering your career, why is networking important?
Lori West (Edmonton, Canada)
Anette Melk (Hannover, Germany)
16:30 Patients: Our situation, our needs!
Louise Lerminiaux (Patient Advocate)
Niels Walker (Science Journalist)

Panel A.1

Parallel panels, participants from Western hemisphere
17:30 Women in transplantation medicine and research
Moderators: Anita Chong (Chicago, USA) & Jelena Epping (Hannover, Germany)
17:30 Patients advocacy towards patients needs – online event for interaction
Moderators: Julie Yabu (Los Angeles, USA)
Louise Lerminiaux (Los Angeles, USA)
19:30 Get-together

Thursday, October 6 2022

Panel A.2

Women in transplantation medicine and research

Moderators:
Curie Ahn (Seoul South Korea)
Anette Melk (Hannover, Germany)

Participants from Eastern hemisphere
08:30 My story: How to overcome gender gaps in my professional development?
10:00 Coffee break

Parallel events

10:30 Mentor-mentee meetings
10:30 Sports medicine & physical therapy in transplantation
10:30 Tour: Herrenhaus gardens
12:00 Lunch break

Session II

Insights into basic research and methodology

Moderators:
Lori West (Edmonton, Canada)
Philipp Beerbaum (Hannover, Germany)

13:00 Inherent factors causing differences between XX and XY
Arthur P. Arnold (Los Angeles, USA)
13:20 Genes, hormones and alloimmunity
Stefan Tullius (Boston, USA)
13:40 Paradoxical effects of Pregnancy on transplantation
Anita Chong (Chicago, USA)
14:00 Oral presentations from selected abstracts
14:36 Sex differences in context of aging
Nicole C. Riddle (Birmingham, USA)
15:00 Coffee break

Session III

Professional development

Moderator: Niels Walker, Science journalist

15:30 Achieving equity in transplant careers
Marina Berenguer (Valencia, Spain)
15:45 Panel discussion
Representatives from all groups
17:00 Refreshments

Panel B.1

Unmet needs in transplantation medicine and research

Moderators:
Roslyn Mannon (Omaha, USA)
Stefan Tullius (Boston, USA)

Parallel panels, participants from Western hemisphere
17:30 Perspectives from patients, physicians & scientists
19:00 Dinner (incl. award presentation)

Friday, October 7 2022

Panel B.2

Unmet needs in transplantation medicine and research

Moderators:
Beth Foster (Montreal, Canada)
Rizky Sugianto (Hannover, Germany)

Participants from Eastern hemisphere
08:30 Tools for studying underlying causes in gender inequity in organ donation & organ transplantation
10:10 Coffee break

Parallel events

10:30 Mentor-mentee meetings
10:30 Sports medicine & physical therapy in transplantation
10:30 Tour: Herrenhaus gardens
12:00 Lunch break

Session IV

Patient-centered care

Moderator:
Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze (Montreal, Canada)
Siegfried Geyer (Hannover, Germany)

13:00 What matters to us – Overcoming taboos
Louise Lerminiaux, (Los Angeles, USA)
13:20 Health-related quality of life after transplantation
Konstadina Griva (Singapore)
13:40 Fertility, pregnancy and decision making
Shilpa Jedsudason (Adelaide, Australia)
14:00 Oral abstract presentations

Session V

Sex, gender and intersectionality

Moderator:
Nima Memaran (Hannover, Germany)

14:24 Sex, gender and intersectionality
Dinushika Mohottige (Durham, USA)
14:43 Sex, gender and intersectionality
Lorna Marson (Edingburgh, Scotland)
15:03 Oral abstract presentations

Session VI

Definition of future research areas

Moderator: Niels Walker, Science Journalist

15:45 Summary from Panel B
Beth Foster
16:00 Panel discussion
Representatives from all groups

Conclusion

17:00 Concluding remarks / Farewell
Anette Melk, Bethany Foster, Louise Lerminiaux
18:00 Individual group discussions – Breakout rooms