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July 4,2019
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Affordable Liver Transplants Conclave

The role of moderators involved in liver transplantation is as immense as to that of doctors and surgeons. Many people in India succumb to liver diseases without getting a liver transplant. The reasons may be due to lack of timely intervention, shortage of infrastructure, or most importantly, scarcity in the funding for the surgery. Hence, there is a certain obligation from the liver science fraternity of India to spread proper awareness to all the people who are directly or indirectly related to the procedure of liver transplantation.

Coming 2nd August 2019, Mumbai city is going to host Affordable Liver Transplants Conclave that brings liver transplant specialists, health care professionals, crowd-funding partners, foundations from all over India under one roof. It is a platform organized by The Pravin Agarwal Foundation that embarks and shapes the discourse around Pediatric liver transplants in the country. The Affordable Liver Transplants Conclave promises to be an essential breakthrough for the development of the liver transplants ecosystem in India.

Affordable Liver Transplants Conclave 2019
Date 2nd August 2019
Venue Mumbai
Time 12:30 – 5:00 pm

Panl 1 (1:30 to 3:00 pm)

Measuring the outcomes of Pediatric Liver Transplants; Setting the benchmark to International Standards.

Pediatric liver transplants surgery is a highly result oriented procedure where the survival rate depends on a wide range of factors. In this discussion, the focus would be on agents that enhance the success rate of a PLT surgery.

There would also be exchange of views on building a successful collaboration between public and private hospital to increase the achievability of liver transplantation to the public.

Subject of discussion

Parameters for increasing the success rate of liver transplants surgeries:
Getting to know about the parameters that increase the success rate of liver transplants surgery is a boon for hepatologists. Moreover, it can light up the faces of one full family.

Infrastructural requirements for top quality treatment:
Proper knowledge of the infrastructure, regulations and logistics needed for liver transplantation helps surgeons to execute the procedure more effectively.

Factors affecting the survival rate of Pediatric Liver Transplant (PLT):

The most frequently asked question about PLT is that if the success rate depends on the age of the recipient. Apart from age, there are also various other significant factors that play a crucial role in the success of liver transplants surgery. Some of them are Body Mass Index (BMI), major fluctuations in body weight, medical history etc. The discussion would tremendously give doctors an insight into the subtle aspects of liver transplants surgery.

How can public and private hospitals work together to improve the affordability of liver transplants?

For a surgery like liver transplant that can turn around the life of the recipient, increasing its affordability is a big challenge in itself. This discussion would help doctors understand how public and private hospitals can join forces to increase the accessibility and attainability of liver transplant surgery to the masses.

Desired outcomes

• Achieving clarity on the best techniques and practices to improve the success rate of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (PLT)
• Gaining full knowledge about the infrastructure and logistics required for an eminent liver transplantation surgery.
• Learning about factors that affect the survival rate of Pediatric Liver Transplants (PLT).

Panel 2 (3:00 to 4:00 pm)

Early detection and prevention of Pediatric Liver Transplants; to reach children in need sooner along the patient journey.

Early detection of liver diseases in children increases the efficacy of the treatment. The technologies for early diagnosis and also the measures to increase the efficiency of physicians to detect the liver diseases in children would be talked about.

Subjects of discussion

How can we increase the scope and scalability of a liver transplant surgery with the help of early detection of liver disease?

Upon the conclusion of this discussion, the doctors would learn how early detection of liver disease can tremendously increase the feasibility and scalability of liver transplants surgery if required.

How with the help of technology, we can improve the liver health of the children of Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities?

A technology like Digital Liver Scanning Technology has the potential to halve the number of liver biopsies conducted on people with fatty liver disease. During this discussion, doctors can learn about umpteen technologies that would foster children’s liver health.

What measures can be taken to enhance the capability of physicians at primary healthcare centre to detect the need for Pediatric Liver Transplants Sooner?

A correct pre-liver transplant assessment plays a crucial role in successful liver transplant surgery. Hence, getting to know about various methods which can enhance the proficiency of physicians contributes a lot to improve the liver health of children.

Desired Outcomes

• Learning at least 3 possible early detections and prevention intervention of liver diseases.
• Gaining insight on how to boost the efficiency of physicians to detect the need for PLT sooner.
• Finding out what technologies can enhance the liver health of the children of tier 1 and tier 2 cities.

Panel 3 (4:00 to 5:00 pm)

Provision of long-term support to children who have undergone Pediatric Liver Transplants

There would be lessons on fostering a good relationship between the families of recipient and donors. Techniques and tips on improving the health in children post liver transplantation would also be discussed here in detail.

Subject of discussion

How to set up a strong relationship among the child, family and transplant team?

It is paramount to build a healthy relationship among child, family and transplant team as to expedite the process faster, thus preventing any further delay that can hamper the liver transplantation surgery.
Developing the best post-transplantation practices to raise the quality of life of children:
Healthy food and safe drinking water are two of the essential criteria for supporting a faster recovery after liver transplant surgery in children. Doctors shall get to know various ideas on how to give children a joyful post-liver transplantation life.

How is the quality of life of the donor affected after the liver transplant?

Just like the recipient, the donor also requires immense care for their health. Bile leakage, infection and organ damage are some of the health risks of liver donation. It is therefore vital to know about how the donor can be kept healthy after donating the liver.

Desired Outcomes

• Understanding about a technology-based joint solution for offering the best post-operative care for both recipients and liver donors.
• Learning ways to set up a healthy bond between the child, donor and transplant team

Liver disease is the ninth leading cause of death in India and only 1 out of 20 children get a timely liver transplant. Hence, the need of the hour is to create an efficient and affordable pediatric liver transplants ecosystem in the country. The Affordable Liver Transplants Conclave, promises to resolve all the challenges experienced by patients, doctors, medical equipment vendors and the stakeholders involved in the field of liver transplantation. The brilliant ideas and tips from the biggest brains of the medical fraternity of India would help save the lives of numerous children suffering from liver diseases.

You can also Join Our TPAF Facebook Group – The Pravin Agarwal Foundation (TPAF) Support group, created to form a network of families/caregivers of children who suffer from Liver Disease. We would request to join the platform to share experiences & concerns, provide emotional & social support and encourage one another in this journey.

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