Liver Transplant Surgical Workshop

Pre-symposium Workshop

Liver Transplant Surgical Workshop

This hands-on half-day surgical workshop allows participants to practise on live animals, and is designed to provide surgical trainees and fellows with the concepts of surgical techniques in liver transplantation using the porcine model.

Liver Transplant Surgical Workshop
Date Friday, 22 September 2023
Time 8.30am to 2.00pm
Venue Khoo Teck Puat Advanced Surgery Training Centre (ASTC)
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 via video
  • To allow participants to perform liver transplantation using animal hands-on model
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
  • A/Prof Alfred Kow
  • A/Prof Shridhar Iyer
  • A/Prof Glenn Bonney
  • Dr Gao Yu Jia

The programme will be shared in due course.

Registration Cost

Registration Type Per Ticket Cost (excluding GST)
  Early Bird* Standard Rate
Individual In groups of 5 and above
Liver Transplant Surgical Workshop $550.00 $650.00 $500.00
*Early bird rates end on 9 September 2022, Friday
**Registration fees are non-refundable


Time Session
8.00am to 8.30am Registration
8.30am to 8.45am Welcome address
8.45am to 9.00am Lecture: Basic Understanding of Liver Transplantation
9.00am to 9.15am Explantation of Diseased Liver (Key differences between DDLT and LDLT)
9.15am to 9.25am Videos of Liver Explantation
9.25am to 9.40am Living Donor Liver Harvesting (Open and Lap Techniques)
9.40am to 10.05am Video demonstration of open and lap LDLT donor surgery
10.05am to 11.30am

Live Hands on – pigs for explantation of liver

Leave liver structures unligated

11.30am to 11.40am Tea break
11.40am to 11.50am Backtable preparation (Videos) – Differences between LDLT and DDLT
11.50am to 12.10pm Implantation of liver graft – the major steps
12.10pm to 12.20pm Videos of implantation of liver graft
12.20pm to 2.00pm

Liver Hands on – pigs ligation of structures and explant

Exchange the livers and implantation as per DDLT


End of hands on practice & Debrief

*The programme may be revised without prior notice.