ENCKEP Meeting August 30th – Sept 1st 2018 – Matera, Italy

DRAFT PROGRAMME (as of 15 June)


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)

  • inclusion of altruistic donors and managing reciprocity between participating countries
  • inclusion of compatible pairs: what criteria should we use?
  • deceased donors to initiate ‘chains’: should we and could we?

17:00 - 18:00 Inputs for ENCKEP

  • Bridging clinical and OR aspects of KEPs. Paolo Ferrari (CH)
  • 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

  • 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: TBC

  • Findings of Handbook 1: proposing a standardised framework for designing KEPs based on identified optimality criteria and data models).
  • Kick-off discussion on Handbook 2 (“Standards to describe and assess the structure and efficiency of existing and proposed KEPs”).
  • 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

  • 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

  • National authorities: experience with using optimisation software.  Matthew Robb (UK), Catarina Bolotinha (PT), Maria Valentin (SP)
  • 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

  • UNOS and KEPs in the USA. Ruthanne Leishman.
  • 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)

  • Introductory talk (title TBC) Martin Buijsen (NL)