Liver Transplant Surgical Workshop

Pre-symposium Workshop

Liver Transplant Surgical Workshop

A Hands-on Half-Day Surgical Workshop with Practice on Live Animal

Liver transplantation is one of the successful surgical therapies that has made significant advances in treating patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and selected liver malignancies.

This workshop is designed to provide surgical trainees and fellows with the concepts of surgical techniques in liver transplantation, followed by hands-on practice at liver explantation and implantation on live pigs. The standard approaches to liver transplant surgery will be demonstrated and discussed. The backtable preparations of the explanted liver will also be touched upon.

Date Friday, 22 November 2019
Time 08:00 – 14:00
Venue Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC)
Wet Lab
National University Hospital
Kent Ridge Wing, Level 2
5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074
  • To provide participants with the concepts of surgical techniques in liver transplantation
  • To demonstrate standard approaches to liver transplant surgery
  • To demonstrate the technical considerations in donor surgery for LDLT
  • To allow participants to perform liver transplantation using animal hands-on dissection
Key features of Workshop
  • Hands-on surgical experience on live pigs in a simulated liver transplant operating theater environment
Who should attend?
  • Surgical trainees and fellows interested in liver transplantation
  • Liver transplantation residents
  • General surgeons who would like to understand more about liver transplantation


Time Session
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome Address by Director of NUCOT, Liver Transplantation
08:45 – 09:00 Basic Understanding of Liver Transplantation (Lecture)
09:00 – 09:15 Explantation of Diseased Liver (Key dfferences between DDLT and LDLT)
09:15 – 09:25 Videos of Liver Explantation
09:25 – 09:40 Living Donor Liver Harvesting (Open and Lap Techniques)
09:40 – 10:05 Video Demonstration of Open and Lap LDLT Donor Surgery
10:05 – 11:30 Live Hands On — Pigs for Explantation of Liver
Leave Liver Structures Unligated
11:30 – 11:40 Tea break
11:40 – 11:50 Backtable Preparation (Videos) — Differences Between LDLT and DDLT
11:50 – 12:10 Implantation of Liver Graft — The Major Steps
12:10 – 12:20 Videos of Implantation of Liver Graft
12:20 – 14:00 Liver Hands On — Pigs Ligation of Structures and Explant
Exchange the Livers and Implantation as per DDLT
14:00 End of Hands On Practice & Debrief
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