The INTERNATIONAL LDLT GROUP
The international Living Donor Liver Transplantation Group, has been founded as a corollary of the successful FIVE CENTRE ASIAN LDLT meetings. These centers were Kyoto (Prof. Koichi TANAKA) and Tokyo (Prof. Masatoshi MAKUUCHI) Universities, Kaohsiung Chung Gang Memorial Hospital (Prof. Chao-Long CHEN), Queen Elisabeth Hospital Hong Kong (Profs ST.Fan and CM.LO).
The experts belonging to these centers finally took the initiative to create in 2014 a formal study group focusing on the further development of LDLT.
- to spread and promote knowledge about LDLT on a worldwide scale
- to exchange the expertise between LDLT the medical and surgical leaders in order to continuously improve the results even in very sick patients0
The office is based in Seoul, South Korea.
iLDLT Group Council Members (2022-23)
|President||Hiroto Egawa||Japan||Tokyo Womens' Medical University|
|Secretary General||Kwang-Woong Lee||Korea||Seoul National University Hospital|
|Executive Secretary||Susumu Eguchi||Japan||Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Executive Member||Avi Soin||India||Medanta Institute of Liver Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine|
|Honorary Advisory Council||Sung-Gyu Lee||Korea||Asan Medical Center|
|Sheung Tat Fan||Hong Kong||Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital|
|Advisory Council||Kyung-Suk Suh||Korea||Seoul National University Hospital|
|Jan Lerut||Belgium||University Hospitals Saint Luc|
|Kim Olthoff||USA||Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Shusen Zheng||China||The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University|
|Chao-Long Chen||Taiwan||Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital|
|Mohamed Rela||India||Dr. Rela Insitute and Medical Center|
|Yaman Tokat||Turkey||Florence Nightingale Hospital|
|Giuliano Testa||USA||Baylor University Medical Center|
|Mark Cattral||Canada||University of Toronto|
|Auditor||Refaat Kamel||Egypt||Ain Shams University|
|Treasurer||Dieter Broering||Saudi Arabia||King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre|
|Council||Subhash Gupta||India||Max Center For Liver And Biliary Sciences, Max Super Speciality Hospital|
|Daniel Azoulay||France||Paul Brousse Hospital|
|Jia-Hong Dong||China||Beijing Tsinghua University|
|Abhinav Humar||USA||University of Pittsburgh|
|Toru Ikegami||Japan||The Jikei University School of Medicine|
|Mureo Kasahara||Japan||National Center for Child Health and Development|
|Nam-Joon Yi||Korea||Seoul National University Hospital|
|Dong-Hwan Jung||Korea||Asan Medical Center|
|Yao-Li Chen||Taiwan||Changhua Christian Hoapital|
|Ilgin Ozden||Turkey||Istanbul University|
|Deniz Balci||Turkey||Ankara University School of Medicine|
|Dong Jin Joo||Korea||Severance Hospital|
|Nobuhisa Akamatsu||Japan||Tokyo University|
|Tiffany Cho-Lam Wong||Hong Kong||The University of Hong Kong|
|Kang He||China||Renji Hospital,affiliated by Shanghai Jiaotong University|
|Wellington Andraus||Brazil||Sao Paulo University School of Medicine|
Vanguard Multi-center Study Project Committee
|Director||Toru Ikegami||Japan||The Jikei University School of Medicine|
|Member||Nobuhisa Akamatsu||Japan||University of Tokyo|
|Johanna Bayer||USA||Baylor University Medical Center|
|Cheng-Yen Chen||Taiwan||Taipei Veterans General Hospital|
|Ramkiran Cherukuru||India||Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre|
|Rajesh Dey||India||Max Saket Hospital|
|Kenei Furukawa||Japan||The Jikei University School of Medicine|
|Amar Gupta||USA||Baylor University Medical Center|
|Takanobu Hara||Japan||Nagasaki University|
|Kang He||China||Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|Taizo Hibi||Japan||Kumamoto University|
|Suk Kyun Hong||Korea||Seoul National University Hospital|
|Balradja Inbaraj||India||Max Saket Hospital|
|Budi Irwan||Indonesia||National Hospital H. Adam Malik|
|Takashi Ito||Japan||Kyoto University|
|Jagadeesh Krishna||India||Max Saket Hospital|
|Jae Keun Lee||Korea||Yonsei University College of Medicine|
|Niang-Cheng Lin||Taiwan||Taipei Veterans General Hospital|
|Yuichi Masuda||Japan||Shinshu University|
|Aldwin Ong||Taiwan||Chang Gung Memorial Hospital|
|Rajesh Rajalingam||India||Dr. Rela Institute and Medical Centre|
|Acharya Rajigopal||India||Max Saket Hospital|
|Srinivas Reddy||India||Gleneagles Global Hospital|
|Jinsoo Rhu||Korea||Samsung Medical Center|
|Yukihiro Sanada||Japan||Jichi University|
|Keita Shimata||Japan||Kumamoto University|
|Takeo Toshima||Japan||Kyushu University Hospital|
|Hajime Uchida||Japan||National Center for Child Health and Development|
|Tiffany Cho-Lam Wong||Hong Kong||The University of Hong Kong|
|Young-In Yoon||Korea||Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine|
|Dong Zhao||China||Renji Hospital, School of Medicine, Shanghai Jiao Tong University|
|Director||Deniz Balci||Turkey||Ankara University|
|Member||Samir Abu-Gazala||United States||Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania|
|Chee Chien Yong||Taiwan||Chang Gung Memorial Hospital|
|Young Rok Choi||Korea||Seoul National University Hospital|
|Nicolas Goldaracena||United States||University of Virginia Health System|
|Gregory McKenna||United States||Baylor Scott & White Health|
The Centre for Liver and Biliary Sciences (CLBS) at Max Super Specialty Hospital, Saket is one of the largest liver transplant programs in the world. The center performs more than 250 liver transplants annually and has accumulated an experience in more than 3500 liver transplant surgeries. The center also performs a variety of complex hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgeries and is at the forefront of HPB Oncology.
We as a team of surgeons, anesthetists, intensivists, radiologists, and nurses have been involved in the care of patients with liver disease and transplantation since 1998 when liver transplantation was a rarity in India. The center has been growing ever since and has made significant contributions to the field of liver surgery. It has been a great accomplishment for the team to have trained many aspiring liver surgeons and has helped in establishing various liver transplant units across the globe. Many teams including teams from the USA, Malaysia, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh have been trained. Such teams from India also have been encouraged notably by the centers like ILBS New Delhi, SMS Medical College Jaipur, Cuttack Medical College, Bangalore Medical College, and King George's Medical University Lucknow. It gives a great pride to know that many of our trainees have continued their work in the field of liver and transplant surgery and have established themselves across the world.
CLBS has been involved in the care of patients from over 20 countries. It is a special place to many as it offers world-class facilities and treatment options at par with the best international centers anywhere, but at a much more affordable cost and with consistent results. Over the years the team has pioneered Living Donor Liver Transplantation and HPB Oncology in India and has introduced numerous innovations to make the surgery safe and to improve the outcomes of these complex procedures of surgeons and physicians.
CLBS has always focussed greatly on training the next generations and imparting knowledge and holding a platform to exchange information and share experiences with one another. With an aim to encourage and bring all the people involved in this field, our constant effort has been to expand this platform to invite scientists, physicians, surgeons, and trainees to participate in these annual conferences, which have been extending their reach every year. The COVID pandemic has affected all of us in many ways, but we still would like to continue our pursuit of knowledge and play our role in bringing the transplant community together.
The 7th CLBS Symposium is being held from 17th to 19th September 2021 and the theme this year is "The Kidney in Liver Transplant". Topics related to anaesthesia, critical care, surgery, and hepatology would be discussed threadbare. These sessions address the important topics in the mentioned theme. We hope that this conference will also help young surgeons, anesthetists, and hepatologists and we encourage their active participation. We have invited leaders in their respective fields to share with all of us their experiences and we hope this will be a great opportunity to learn from the masters the latest updates and future directions in transplant surgery and hepatology.
In view of this ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting will have a virtual format also for the convenience of participants from outside NCR.
The Liver Transplant Society of India (LTSI) has been established with the primary objective of facilitating the growth of liver transplantation and allied fields in India by creating awareness, promotion, education, professional training, establishing professional standards, enhancing academic activities, and conducting and promoting medical research.
- To establish and encourage the highest professional and ethical standards in the practice of liver transplantation in India.
- To protect the rights and privileges of the members, solve grievances of members and make rules when deemed necessary relating to conduct, discipline, and professional conduct of members.
- To interact with the state and central government in formulating laws, rules, and policies in the field of liver transplant and allied subjects.
- To arrange and conduct scientific meetings, CME programs, training, and educational courses, and to grant orations, awards, certificates, prizes, fellowships, scholarships, stipends, and remuneration to students, members, and scholars to undertake training and research in the field of liver transplantation and allied subjects.
- To disseminate knowledge and updates, provide authoritative advice, information and opinion and create awareness about liver transplant and allied subjects to other professional organizations, government, patients, and the public.
- To print, publish, distribute or sell books, pamphlets, pictures, periodicals, bulletins, journals, newspapers or magazines, or any material in print or electronic forms such as websites, email or social media, or any other material about liver transplantation and allied subjects.
- To establish and maintain print and electronic reference libraries of books, journals, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, and audio-visual materials related to liver transplantation and allied subjects.
- To facilitate or aid other individuals or organizations involved in the promotion of liver transplantation and allied subjects.
- To encourage and advance research, study, and practice of science and art of liver transplant surgery, transplant hepatology, liver anesthesia, and critical care and other allied specialties such as transplant pathology, diagnostic and interventional radiology, organ donation, infection, and immunosuppression and provide training, research and fellowship opportunities in collaboration with various centers.
- To facilitate new liver transplant centers in India with know-how, understanding of the legal processes, and training opportunities in collaboration with existing centers.
- To facilitate interaction amongst students, clinicians, allied professionals,s and scientists involved in liver transplantation and allied subjects regionally, nationally, and internationally for the exchange of scientific information, and promotion of scientific research and experimental work in this field by organizing conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops, continuing medical education programs and other academic programs.
- To collaborate with national and international governments, semi-government institutions, universities, non-government organizations, societies, health agencies, patient support groups and relevant public and private entities, patients and other individuals to facilitate improvements and innovations in surgical techniques, clinical applications, drugs, consumables, instruments and equipment related to liver transplantation and allied subjects and organize or participate in regional, national and international conferences, seminars, symposia, workshops, continuing medical education programs, exhibitions and other programs to promote such innovations.
- To establish a national registry for liver transplantation and encourage members to voluntarily update information in the registry.
- To facilitate the formation and smooth running of patient support groups.
- To collaborate with, accept grants, donations, endowments, movable or immovable assets, subscriptions, or other income or undertake projects with or without conditions from national and international governments, semi-government institutions, universities, non-government organizations, societies, health agencies, other public and private entities, patient support groups, patients and other individuals for fulfilling the objectives of the society.
- The society is authorized to hold funds and utilize them to fulfilling the objectives of the society.
- To do all such things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above objectives.
- All the income, earnings, and movable and immovable property of the society shall be solely utilized and applied towards the promotion of the society’s aims and objectives as set forth in the memorandum of the association, and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividends, bonus, profits or in any manner whatsoever to the present or past members of the society or to any person claiming through any one or more of the present or past members of the Society. No member of the society shall have any personal claim on any moveable property of the society or make any profit, whatsoever, by virtue of his/her membership.