Machine Perfusion Workshop

Join us at the fourth ILTS hands-on Machine Perfusion workshop on May 1, 2024, during the ILTS Annual Congress in Houston.

New advances around perfusion devices for liver preservation will likely be the gold standard of liver preservation in the near future and will increase the pool of organs for transplantation while improving outcomes.

This in-person-only congress will provide hands-on experience with several different machine perfusion devices using pig livers. There will be selected talks and discussions led by world experts in the field around establishing a perfusion program, organ assessment, preservation strategies, and other key issues around the use of preservation devices.

In addition, the conference will provide the first technical and clinical framework for several perfusion devices and examine the different strategies for successful perfusion/preservation of donor livers.


MITIE, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Visit the venue virtually

Organizing committee

Mark J. Hobeika, Markus Selzner, Paulo Martins

Industry Partners

Scientific Program

  • 07:30 Bus departure from Westin Galleria to MITIE (group 1)
  • 08:30-11:15 Workshops (09:30-10:00 Coffee Break)
  • 10:45 Bus departure from Westin Galleria to MITIE (group 2)
  • 11:15-13:00 Lunch & presentations:
    • 11:45-12:05 Normothermic Machine Perfusion: Graft assessment, repair and beyond- What are the limits? Speaker: Markus Selzner
    • 12:05-12:25 Hypothermic Liver Perfusion: Reducing the injury, assessing the graft. Speaker: Andrea Schlegel
    • 12:25-12:45 Normothermic regional perfusion: Resuscitating the liver and surrounding organs. Speaker: Ian Currie
  • 13:00 Bus departure from MITIE to Westin Galleria (Group 1)
  • 13:15-15:45 Workshops (14:10-14:30 Coffee Break)
  • 16:00 Bus departure from MITIE to Westin Galleria (Group 2) 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the new technology in ex-situ machine perfusion and in-situ normothermic regional perfusion preservation.
  • Understand how to set-up the machine and how to troubleshoot problems.
  • Understand the risks and benefits of cold and warm perfusion.
  • Understand the technical and clinical perspectives of different perfusion approaches.

Who Should Attend?

  • Surgeons
  • Surgery Fellows/Trainees
  • OPO Personnel
  • Basic scientists

Registration Information

  • Registration Fee prior to the Congress: $ 220,00

  • Registration Fee Onsite: $ 250,00

    Transfer, coffee break, and lunch are included in the registration rate.