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POST GRADUATE COURSE

WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 21, 2015 -

09:00

10:00
INTRODUCTION – LECTURE – G. Torzilli

10:00

16:00
LIVE SURGERY – LIVE DEMO FROM THE OPERATORY ROOM

16:00

17:00
Conclusions and take-home messages

EWALT CONGRESS

THURSDAY – JANUARY 22, 2015 - HCC DAY

08:15
WELCOME ADDRESS – G. Torzilli, M. Montorsi

08:30

08:45
IMAGING FOR HCC – Chairman: L. Balzarini
Advances in imaging modalities for HCC - O. Matsui

08:45

10:15
THERAPEUTIC GUIDELINES – Chairmen: M. Colombo, JN. Vauthey
The Western point of view - F. Trevisani
The Eastern point of view - M. Kudo
Surgery for HCC in the real world - G. Torzilli
Controversies on the medical treatment - G. Abou-Alfa
The role of interventional oncology - R. Lencioni
Discussion

10:15

10:35
Breaking news
Is it the time for a second line systemic treatment? - L. Rimassa

10:30

11:00
Coffee Break

11:00

11:30
MASTER’S TALK – Chairman: G. Torzilli
FROM ULTRASOUND TO SURGERY - M. Makuuchi

11:30

12:30
LIVER TRANSPLANTATION FOR HCC – Chairmen: J. Belghiti, L. De Carlis
Liver transplantation for HCC: the Western perspective - A. Pinna
Liver transplantation for HCC: the Eastern perspective - N. Kokudo
Liver transplantation for HCC: benefit as endpoint - U. Cillo
Discussion

12:30

13:30
LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Luncheon seminar-1 – SIR-Spheres® microspheres (Y-90 resin microspheres) – a new paradigm for inoperable liver tumours – SIRTeX

Luncheon seminar-2 – Interventional radiologists and surgeons allied against liver tumors – with the aid of ultrasound – ESAOTE

13:30

14:30
WHICH ABLATION – Chairmen: M. Scorsetti, D. Elias
Ablation of HCC: the Eastern perspective - S. Shiina
Ablation of HCC: the Western perspective - L. Solbiati
Any role for Radiotherapy? - L. Dawson
Discussion

14:30

15:30
INTRA-ARTERIAL TECHNIQUES – Chairmen: G. Ettorre, V. Vilgrain
TACE & TAE - T. Helmberger
Predictors of response: the Western perspective - M. Roncalli
Predictors of response: the Eastern perspective -Y.N. Park
Discussion

15:30

15:45
Coffee Break

15:45

17:00
BEST ORAL PRESENTATIONS – Chairmen: A. Ferrero, R. Pellicci
An algorithm based on liver stiffness and model-for end-stage liver disease outline liver failure risk after hepatectomy of hepatocellular carcinoma - A. Cucchetti
Clinical outcome of repeat hepatectomy for recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma - T. Matsumoto
Assessment of the importance of pre-transplant alpha-fetoprote in dynamics in liver transplantation for hepatocellular cancer - M. Grat
Usefulness of CE-IOUS using perflubutane in patients with liver tumors: results obtained from two prospective clinical studies - J. Arita

17:00

18:35
SURGEONS AT WORK – Chairmen: J. Lerut, M. Montorsi
Preoperative and intraoperative navigation technology - I. Endo
Fluorescent image-guided liver surgery - N. Kokudo
Selection criteria for safe hepatectomy for HCC: the Western perspective - M. Donadon
Laparoscopic liver resection for HCC: the Western perspective - D. Cherqui
Laparoscopic liver resection for HCC: the Eastern perspective - G. Honda
Breaking news
IGOMILS - L. Aldrighetti
Discussion

18:40
End of the day


THURSDAY – JANUARY 22, 2015 - PARALLEL SESSIONS

11:30

12:30
SESSION 1 | Oral presentations
Chairmen: H.S. Han, M. Donadon
Liver resection of metabolic syndrome related HCC: a comparative study with viral and alcoholic HCC - S. Conci, Italy [A. Ruzzenente | M. De Angelis | S. Conci | F. Bagante | A. Valdegamberi | F. Bertuzzo | G. Mantovani | C. Iacono | A. Guglielmi]
The ITALICA staging system for patients with HCC: a multicenter cohort study - A. Vitale, Italy [U. Cillo | F. Trevisani | T.I. Huo | Y.H. Lee | F. Farinati]
Hemodynamic differences in the very early phase of hepatocellular carcinoma using contrast-enhanced ultrasonography - A. Saito, Japan [S. Katagiri | M. Yamamoto | T. Morizane]
Management of hepatocellular carcinoma with tumor thrombi extending to right heart: proposal of two-stage hepatectomy - C. Wu, China [S.B. Cheng | S.R. Hsieh | J.H. Shen]
Portal vein embolization for hepatocellular carcinoma - K. Kubota, Japan [M. Kato | T. Matsumoto]

13:30

14:30
SESSION 2 | Oral presentations
Chairmen: H.J. Kim, G. Ercolani
The challenge of inoperable Hepatocellular Carcinoma: results of a single-institutional experience on Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy - T. Comito, Italy [C. Franzese | E. Clerici | A. Tozzi | P. Navarria | G.R. D'Agostino | E. Villa | F. De Rose | A. Ascolese | C. Iftode | S. Tomatis | P. Mancosu | F. Lobefalo | A. Gaudino | V. Palumbo | M. Scorsetti]
Outcome of High intensity focused ultrasound ablation vs RFA with bile duct cooling for HCC located near the bile duct in patients with cirrhosis. A case-matched comparative study - T. Cheung, China [C. Mau Lo | T. Yau | S. Tat Fan]
Laparoscopic anatomical hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma - T. Ryu, Japan [G. Honda | M. Kurata | S. Kobayashi | K. Sakamoto | M. Honjo]
Is anatomical liver resection useful for improving prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma? - K. Kubota, Japan [T. Matsumoto]
Rapid fibrosis and significant histologic recurrence of hepatitis post liver transplant is associated with higher tumor recurrence rates post liver transplant in Hepatocellular carcinomas associated with Hepatitis C virus related liver disease - B. Vasavada, Taiwan [C.L. Chan | K. Julka]
Early identification of patients at increased risk for hepatic insufficiency and complications after major hepatectomy - M. De Bellis, Italy [M. Iaria | G. Pedrazzi | E. Bertocchi | R. Dalla Valle]

14:30

15:30
SESSION 3 | Video presentations
Chairmen: R. Santambrogio, D. Del Fabbro
Right hepatectomy by anterior approach and hanging manouver for giant fibrolamellar HCC - A. Belli, Italy [C. Fantini | A. D'Agostino | G. Belli]
A strategy to treat huge hepatocellular carcinoma with the inferior vena cava and portal vein invasion in the young hepatitis B virus-infected adult - K.C. Hung, Taiwan [Y.S. Chen | P.M. Hsieh | L.F. Lu | P.L. Sun | C.W. Lin | P.H. Lee | C.H. Hung]
Single Incision Laparoscopic Partial Hepatectomy - F. Cannizzo, USA [J.E Meyer | J.R. Romanelli | R.B. Arenas]
The Lateral approach liver hanging maneuver in laparoscopic anatomical liver resections - J. H. Kim, South Korea [J.H. Kim, J.W. Choi]
Robotic atypical liver resection of segments 1 and 4a - S. Amore Bonapasta, Italy [L. Moraldi | F. Perna | I. Bartolini | F. Guerra | S. Aldrovandi | C. Linari]

17:00

18:00
SESSION 4 | Mini oral presentations
Chairmen: D. Ribero, D. Fuks
Management of recurrent HCC after curative resection: a retrospective study of 269 patients - S. Conci, Italy [A. Ruzzenente | A. Valdegamberi | M. Fontana | F. Bertuzzo | M. Piccino | G. Mantovani | C. Iacono | A. Guglielmi]
What has changed in clinical features at diagnosis, treatment and survival of hepatocellular carcinoma in the last years: a population-based study in a south europe country - S. Molfino, Italy [F. Donato | E. Raffetti | G.L. Baiocchi | R.M. Limina | G. Caccamo | F. Gheza | N. Portolani]
Microinvasive intraoperative ultrasound pattern in predicting outcomes for single small HCC - R. Santambrogio, Italy [M. Barabino | M. Costa | S. Camelio | M. Virdis | E. Opocher]
Combined Radiofrequency Ablation and Sorafenib in the Treatment of Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma - M. Kuang, China [C.Ji]
Local Recurrence after Radiofrequency Ablation of Hepatocellular Carcinoma:
Treatment choice and Survival Analysis -
M. Kuang, China [B.Liu|M.Lin|W.Hu|S.Shen|C.Jiang|D.Li]
Critical aspects in the management of HCC: indications to hepatic resection according to bclc system - F. Romano, Italy [S. Nespoli | M. Garancini | F. Uggeri | L. Nespoli | L. Degrate | L. Gianotti]
Is the Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer classification still useful as indication to surgical resection in pati4ents affected by hepatocellular carcinoma?
A retrospective analysis from a northern italy tertiary referral HPB center -
N. De Ruvo, Italy [V. Serra | R. Ballarin | N. Cautero | G. Tarantino | F. Di Benedetto]
Salvage transplantation for post resection recurrence in hepatocellular carcinoma associated with hepatitis C virus aetiology: A feasible strategy? - B. Vasavada, Taiwan [C.L. Chan | K. Julka | A. Kormoswoski]
Prior Trans-arterial chemoembolization – A protective factor against rapid HCV recurrence post liver transplant in patients with HCV with HCC??? – A retrospective analysis - B. Vasavada, Taiwan [C.L. Chan | K. Julka]


FRIDAY – JANUARY 23, 2015 - METS DAY

08:30

08:45
IMAGING FOR CLM – Chairmen: O. Matsui
Preoperative staging: the role of CT, MRI and PET-CT - V. Vilgrain

08:45

09:45
THE STATE OF THE ART – Chairmen: A. Falcone, W. Jarnagin
Should every resectable CRLM be resected? Present indications and limits - N. Kokudo
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in resectable patients:
The West experience - G. Folprecht
The East experience- M. Unno
Multidisciplinarity in surgical oncology: the ESSO perspective- G. Poston
Discussion

09:45

10:15
MASTER’S TALK – Chairman: M. Makuuchi
FROM PIGGYBACK TO HANGING: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION - J. Belghiti

10:15

10:30
Coffee Break

10:30

12:15
CHEMOTHERAPY AND SURGERY – Chairmen: A. Santoro, R. Adam
Conversion chemotherapy: which regimen to achieve resectability? - A. Falcone
Surgery in initially unresectable patients - F. Giuliante
Chemotherapy-related liver injury: prediction and impact - O. Soubrane
Response to chemo and post-surgical prognosis - JN. Vauthey
Disappearing colorectal metastases after chemotherapy - W. Jarnagin
The role of intra-arterial chemotherapy - D. Goere
Discussion

12:15

13:00
BEST ORAL PRESENTATIONS – Chairmen: E. Rosso, R. Santambrogio
Minor-but-Complex Hepatic Resection: a new approach for surgical management of hepatic outflow at the caval confluence to spare liver parenchyma in the treatment of colorectal metastasis - L. Urbani
Outcome of ALPPS procedure by the anterior approach - A. Chan
The survival benefit of lymphadenectomy in patients with intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma undergoing hepatic resection - A. Vitale
Prognostic relevance of lymph node status in resected patients with hilar cholangiocarcinoma:results of an italian multicenter analysis - F. Ardito

13:00

14:00
LUNCHEON SEMINAR
Luncheon seminar-3 – New ultrasound technologies for hepatic surgeons – Hitachi

14:00

16:00
PUSHING THE LIMITS – Chairmen: N. Kokudo, A. Pinna
Two-stage hepatectomy - R. Adam
One-stage hepatectomy - G. Torzilli
ALPPS - E. De Santibanes
SURGICAL MARGIN R0 vs R1
the pathologist - L. Rubbia-Brandt
the surgeon - L. Viganò
Reverse strategy for synchronous metastases - P. Majno
Discussion
Breaking news
Italian registry of ALPPS E. Jovine
Results of laparoscopic two stage hepatectomies D. Fuks
Discussion

16:00

16:15
Coffee Break

16:15

17:40
New Perspectives – Chairmen: G. Poston, A. Chiti
Peritoneal carcinomatosis: still a contraindication? - D. Elias
Interstitial treatments: what’s new about RF and MW ablation? - L. Solbiati
Radioembolization - F. Orsi
Liver transplantation for CRLM: myth or reality? - J. Lerut
Radiotherapy - M. Scorsetti
Discussion

17:40

18:40
Master Video Session: SKIN AND ORGAN TARGETED MINI-INVASIVITY – Chairmen: D. Cherqui, F. Calise
Laparoscopic liver resection - H.S. Han
Laparoscopic liver resection - G. Belli
Laparoscopic liver resection- H. Kaneko
Laparoscopic liver resection- H.J. Kim
Ultrasound-guided conservative surgery - F. Procopio
Discussion

18:40
End of the day


FRIDAY – JANUARY 23, 2015 - PARALLEL SESSIONS

10:30

11:30
SESSION 5 | Oral presentations
Chairmen: H. Kaneko, L. Aldrighetti
Impact of advanced age on the outcomes in patients undergoing liver resection for colorectal metastases:
our experience -
S. Vaccari, Italy [E. De Raffelei | M. Mirarchii | B. Pirrerai | F. Leccei | B. Dalla Viai | D. Cuicchii | R. Bellusci | A. Cavallari | B. Cola]
Laparoscopic management of colorectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases: A single center experience - S. Berti, Italy [E. Francone | C. Sagnelli | A. Ferrarese | C. Feleppa | E. Falco]
Single-center Experience in the Surgical Treatment of Gastric, Gastro-Esophageal Junction and Esophageal Cancer Liver Metastases - H. Alexandrino, Portugal [R. Martins | L. Ferreira | M. Serôdio | M. Martins | J. Guilherme Tralhão | F. Castro e Sousa]
Liver Resection for Colorectal Metastases in Older Adults: A Paired Matched Analysis - N. De Ruvo, Italy [R. Ballarin | N. Cautero | V. Serra | G. Tarantino | F. Di Benedetto]
Prospective Diagnostic Test Accuracy Comparison of Computed Tomography during Arterial Portography (CTAP) and Primovist MRI in the pre-operative assessment of Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases - J. S. Bagia, Australia [A. Teixeira-Pinto | A. Chai | R. Chou | C. Chu | J. Rouse | E. Sinclair | L. Vonthethoff]

14:00

15:00
SESSION 6 | Video presentations
Chairmen: G. Ettorre, D. Del Fabbro
Simultaneous laparoscopic right hepatectomy combined with extended laparoscopic right colectomy for hepatic flexure cancer plus synchronous liver metastases. - N. Belev, Bulgaria [N. Shopov | P. Rusev | M. Slavchev | K. Staneva | G. Dgarov]
Laparoscopic sigmoid resection combine by left liver lobectomy extended by s.IVa for sigmoid cancer and synchronous liver metastasis - N. Belev, Bulgaria [N. Shopov, P. Rusev, P. Krastev, S. Popov]
Use of real-time virtual sonography in liver surgery - S. Satou. Japan [Y. Beck | N. Kokudo]
Evolution of laparoscopic right hepatectomy - F. Ratti, Italy [L. Aldrighetti]
Laparoscopic approach for left lateral sectionectomy is feasible, safe and efficient even as a “rescue procedure” - F. Ratti, Italy [L. Aldrighetti]

15:00

16:00
SESSION 7 | oral presentations
Chairmen: F. Giuliante, K. Kubota
Therapeutic strategy for patients with disappearing colorectal liver metastases:
experience of an Italian high volume center
A. Coppola, Italy [E. Panettieri | F. Ardito | C. Mele | A. M. De Rose | N. Silvestrini | M. Vellone | F. Giuliante]
Neoadjuvant folfiri+bevacizumab in patients with resectable liver metastases from colo-rectal cancer: results from a phase 2 trial and comparative analysis of early PET/CT scan vs RECIST criteria in predicting outcome - A. Belli, Italy [M. Leongito | R. Palaia | V. Albino | G. Nasti | S. Lastoria | G. Romano | F. Izzo]
Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for inoperable liver metastases from colorectal cancer: results of a phase II trial C. Franzese, Italy [T. Comito | E. Clerici | A. Tozzi | P. Navarria | G.R. D'Agostino | E. Villa | F.De Rose | A. Ascolese | C. Iftode | S. Tomatis | G. Reggiori | P. Mancosu | A. Stravato | M. Scorsetti]
Survival impact of R1 resection for colorectal liver metastasis - K. Sakamoto, Japan [Goro Honda | Masanao Kurata | Shin Kobayashi | Masahiko Honjo | Tomoki Ryu]
Synchronous surgery for colorectal cancer and liver metastases: laparoscopic colorectal resection improves short term outcome. A comparative study - F. Ratti, Italy [M. Catena | S. Di Palo | C. Staudacher | L. Aldrighetti]
Strategies to increase resectability of patients with Colorectal Liver Metastases: A multi-center case-match analysis of ALPPS versus conventional Two-Stage Hepatectomy - F. Ratti, Italy [E. Schadde | M. Masetti | M. Massani | M. Zanello | M. Serenari | F. Cipriani, L. Bonariol | N. Bassi | L. Aldrighetti | E. Jovine]

16:00

17:00
SESSION 8 | Mini oral presentations
Chairmen: E. Rosso, L. Viganò
Repeated hepatectomy for liver tumours: is it safe? - S. Vaccari, Italy [E. De Raffele | M. Mirarchi | B. Pirrera | F. Lecce | B. Dalla Via|D. Cuicchi | R. Bellusci | A. Cavallari | B. Cola]
Does the aging affect the short-term outcomes of patients undergoing liver resection? A single tertiary referral centre experience - S. Conci, Italy [G. Mantovani | A. Ruzzenente | A. Ciangherotti | F. Bagante | T. Campagnaro | A. Valdegamberi | C. Iacono | A. Guglielmi]
Establishing a hepatobiliary center in the middle of an economic crisis - G. Tsoulfas, Greece [A. Tooulias | B. Tsiantzi | A. Vlaxodimos | A. Fandakis | V. Papagiannis | G. Marakis | G. Tsoulfas]
Single Port Laparoscopic Liver Resection: a single institution case series with extended follow-up - F. Cannizzo, USA [L. L. Davis | J. R. Romanelli | R. B. Arenas]
Consecutive successful ALPPS in 2 years without reoperation and mortality - J. Li, Germany [F. Ewald | E. Achilles | L. Fischer | B. Nashan]
Comparative analysis of left versus right sided resection in patients undergoing liver surgery for Klatskin tumor: can lesion side be considered a prognostic factor? - F. Ratti, Italy [F. Cipriani | G. Piozzi | M. Catena | M. Paganelli | L. Aldrighetti]
Computer assisted navigation of IRE needles in ablation of a liver tumour - J. Freedman, Sweden [. Stillstrom | J. Engstrand | H. Nilsson | M. Peterhans | E. Jonas]
Outcome of patients undergoing liver surgery for HCC in the period of ERAS approach and laparoscopy. A comparative study - F. Ratti, Italy [F. Cipriani | R. Ariotti | M. Catena | M. Paganelli | L. Aldrighetti ]


SATURDAY – JANUARY 24, 2015 - CHOLANGIO DAY

08:30

08:45
Cholangiocarcinoma – Chairman: P. Invernizzi
Epidemiology of cholangiocarcinoma - D. Alvaro

08:45

10:10
TREATMENT OF CHOLANGIOCARCINOMA – Chairman: N.Bassi, A. Guglielmi
Surgery for gallbladder Cancer- G. Ercolani
Surgery for perihilar and hilar cholangiocarcinoma - T. Ebata
Surgery for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma - D. Ribero
Chemotherapy for cholangiocarcinoma - J. Valle
New histological features in cholangiocarcinoma - L. Di Tommaso
Discussion

10:10

10:30
Coffee Break

10:30

12:00
Treatment for NET metastases – Chairmen: C. Carnaghi, A. Lania
Liver resection and transplantation - V. Mazzaferro
TAE/TACE/TARE - V. Vilgrain
Radioreceptorial imaging and treatment- L. Bodei
Medical treatment - K. Oberg
Discussion

12:00
End of the congress


SATURDAY – JANUARY 24, 2015 - PARALLEL SESSIONS

9:00

10:00
SESSION 9 | Oral presentations
Chairmen: I. Endo, E. Jovine
Indocyanine green test does not predict chemotherapy-associated liver injury - N. Russolillo, Italy [S. Langella | S. Perotti | R. Lo Tesoriere | F. Forchino | A. Ferrero]
Can Hepatic Resection Provide A Long-Term Cure to Patients with Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma? - A. Vitale, Italy [G. Spolverato | S. Alexandrescu | H. P. Marques | L. Aldrighetti | T. Clark Gamblin | S. K Maithel | C. Pulitano | T. W. Bauer | F. Shen | G. A. Poultsides | J. W. Marsh | T. M. Pawlik]
Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for gallbladder carcinoma. Does it increase resectability? - S. Singh, India [N. Gupta | D. Raj]
Klatskin mimicking lesions, the Niguarda experience - F. Ferla, Italy [A. Barcella | S. Di Sandro | A. Lauterio | I. Mangoni | R. De Carlis | A. Giacomoni | L. De Carlis]
Learning Curve of Laparoscopic Left Lateral Sectionectomy: a feasible and safe stairway for a gold standard procedure. Results from an international multi-institutional analysis on 245 cases from four single surgeons - F. Ratti, Italy [L. Barkhatov | F. Tomassini | F. Cipriani | B. Edwin | M. Abu Hilal | R. Troisi | L. Aldrighetti]

10:30

11:30
SESSION 10 | Video presentations
Chairmen: G. Honda, G. Belli
Laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy extended with ivb segment on 74-year old woman with juvenile liver hemangioma - N. Belev, Bulgaria [M. Slavchev | P. Rusev| B. Atanasov | I. Bodurov]
Left hepatectomy extended to paracaval segment plus partial infrahepatic anterior vena cava wall resection and recostruction of the middle hepatic vein using left portal venus graft with extracorporeal circulation under in situ hypothermia - B. Pesi, Italy [B. Pesi | T. Nelli | F. Giudici | R. Addasi | D. Zambonin | L. Moraldi | S. Scaringi]
Middle hepatic vein reconstruction with a renal cyst patch for the radical resection of cholangioracinoma involving the caval confluence, using the minor-but-complex approach - L. Urbani, Italy [R. Balestri | C. Leoni | G. Licitra | V. Prosperi | G. Masi | A. Fontana | P. Boraschi | M. Castagna | P. Buccianti]
Laparoscopic Posterosuperior Hepatic Pericystectomy of Giant Cystic Echinococcosis - E. Francone, Italy [C. Feleppa | L. D’Ambra | S. Bruno | E. Falco | S. Berti]
Laparoscopic resection of liver metastases from small bowel neuroendocrine tumor in previous open right hepatectomy - C. Feleppa, Italy [M. Imperatore | S. Olcese | C. Eretta | M. Di Martino | E. Francone | S. Berti]

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