Scientific Program

The scientific program for the 4th International Congress of the ISUTx is focused on the future of this exciting field and is organized into the following sessions over two days:
“Uterus Transplantation: The Next Generation”

Monday, September 11
8 – 8:30 a.m.Session 1 – Welcome & Review of Current State of the Field
Presentations with Q&A Session
·      Welcome from Dr. Paige Porrett and Dr. Anupam Agarwal, UAB Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean of UAB Marnix E. Heersink School of Medicine
·      ISUTx Registry Report
·      Activity Report from U.S. Centers
8:30 – 10 a.m.Session 2 – Opportunities for Improvement
Presentations with Q&A Session
Topics Include:
·      Vaginal Strictures
·      Cervical Insufficiency
·      Recurrent Implantation Failure
·      Renal Dysfunction in Uterus Transplant Recipients
·      Living Donor Complications
10 – 10:15 a.m.Break
Take this time to view poster submissions in the main hall.
10:15 a.m. – 12 p.m.Session 3 – Opportunities for Growth: New Patients & Approaches
Presentations with Q&A Session
·      Serving the Next Generation of Patients: Who is next?
– Consideration of Surgically Complex Patients as Candidates
– Consideration of Candidates with a Dysfunctional Uterus
– Consideration of Transgender Candidates
·      Deceased Donor Uterus Transplantation
– Deceased Donor Allocation Incoordination
– Deceased Donor Selection Process, Including Pre-Operative and Intra-Operative Evaluation
12 – 12:30 p.m.Lunch featuring sponsor presentations
1 – 2:30 p.m.Session 4 – Opportunities for Knowledge: Filling Gaps with Science
Keynote Presentation with Q&A Session
·      Natural Killer Cell Development in the Uterus: From Cancer to Transplantation
Rapid Fire Oral Abstract Sessions with Q&A
·      Featuring Selected Abstracts
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Break
Take this time to view poster submissions in the main hall.
2:45 – 4:45 p.m.Session 5 – Ensuring Success & Safety in Uterus Transplantation
Pro and Con Debates with Q&A Session
·      Discussion on Genetic Testing of Embryos
·      Reduction of Immunosuppression: Is Less Really More?
4:45 – 5:15 p.m.Session 6 – ISUTx & The Future of Uterus Transplantation
Society-Related Presentations
·      2023 Election Results
·      Presidential Addresses
·      Ethics Committee Report
5:15 p.m. Adjourn
5:30 p.m.Women in Transplantation Networking Event
* Optional – RSVP available at registration.
Tuesday, September 12
8 – 9 a.m.Session 7 – Ensuring Longevity by Knowing When to Call It Quits
Presentations with Q&A Session
Topics Include:
·      Hard Limits on Graft Duration
·      Advancing Maternal Age and Obesity
·      Patient Selection & Listing Criteria
9 – 10 a.m.Session 8 – Ensuring Longevity by Building Economic Security
Presentations with Q&A Session
·      Reimbursement for Uterus Transplantation from the European Perspective
·      Reimbursement for Uterus Transplantation from the U.S. Perspective
·      Commercial Uterus Transplantation
10 – 11 a.m.Session 9 – Special Topic Discussions
Presentations with Q&A Session
·      Pediatric Outcomes
·      Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorders (PTLD)
·      CMV Reactivation and Infection in Uterus Transplant
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.Lunch
12 – 2 p.m.Session 10 – Crafting the Future Together Panel Discussions
Panel Discussions with Q&A Session
·      Provider Panel with topics including:
– Barriers to Expansion of Uterus Transplant
– Valuable Lessons to Share
·      Patient Panel with Topics Including:
– Changes Needed in the Uterus Transplant Patient Experience
– Making Uterus Transplant More Accessible
– What is the field missing?
2 p.m.Adjourn

A Special Thank You to Dean Anupam Agarwal, M.D., FASN

The 4th International Congress of the ISUTx would not be possible without the unwavering support of UAB Senior Vice President of Medicine and Dean of the UAB Heersink School of Medicine Dr. Anupam Agarwal.

Anupam Agarwal, M.D., FASN, is Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean, University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Heersink School of Medicine, Hilda B. Anderson endowed chair in nephrology and Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, in the Department of Medicine at UAB. He also serves as the Program Director of the NIH/NIDDK funded O’Brien Center, one of eight centers funded nationwide. He has graduate faculty status in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Pathology and Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology at UAB. Dr. Agarwal previously served as Executive Vice Dean for the Heersink School of Medicine (2014-2022), Division Director for Nephrology (2008-2021) and in successive appointments as Interim Chair, Department of Medicine, UAB (2011-2012), and Interim Senior Vice President for Medicine and Dean for the Heersink School of Medicine, UAB (2013 and 2022-2023).