Take a look at the live and on demand program formats!

For all details about the speakers, sessions, oral abstract presentations, posters, and special sessions please check the iPlanner:


Please note: all times are shown in Central European Summer Time (CEST).

An application has been submitted to the UEMS/EACCME® for accreditation of this event.

Core Topics

  • Liver Transplant Oncology
  • DCD, Preservation and Machine Perfusion
  • Infectious Diseases and a Liver Transplantation
  • Cardiovascular Topics in Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Transplant Immunology
  • Precision Medicine and Biomarkers in Liver Transplantation
  • Living Donor Transplantation: Beyond Surgery
  • HBV and Liver Transplantation
  • Anesthesia/Critical Care – pre-op / intra-op / post-op
  • Acute Chronic Liver Failure
  • The Digital Liver Transplant Patient
  • Diagnostics and Therapeutic Interventions
  • Liver Transplantation for Pediatric Metabolic Liver Diseases
  • Pathology
  • Microsurgery

Live Special Formats


Meet the Experts: Woman 2 Woman

At Woman 2 Woman, Nazia Selzner and Nancy Ascher will discuss on how to succeed as a woman in the medical world, particularly in the setting of liver transplantation. Although one might think gender disparity is no longer an issue, experience has taught us otherwise. Nancy Ascher’s incredible career is a true inspiration for breaking down the borders which women still face.


Meet the Experts: Developing Liver Transplantation Programs worldwide

This session will revolve around developing liver transplantation programs. Roberto Hernandez will discuss with Prashant Bhangui, Nicolas Goldaracena and Alfred Kow about the current situations in different countries, the challenges, and the road forward.


Meet the Experts: Career Advice

How should you build your career in the field of liver transplantation? Join Marina Berenguer discussing with Elizabeth Pomfret and Valeria Mas about their experiences and best practices. This discussion will give young specialists valuable input in career planning.


Meet the Presidents

What makes ILTS so special? Why should you engage with the society? The current ILTS President Claus Niemann, the next ILTS President Marina Berenguer, and Mohamed Rela, President-elect will talk about their motivations to be an active part of ILTS, what they have already achieved, and their plans for the future of the society.



At the 2021 Virtual Congress of ILTS, ELITA and LICAGE, we will start each day with a special format – ILTS TODAY.

Moderated by two members of the Vanguard Committee, the ILTS TODAY show will give you an overview of the day’s program. Each day, two special guests will join to highlight their favorite sessions as well as their career trajectory in liver transplantation.

Get a coffee, relax and enjoy the ILTS TODAY show!


ILTS Wrap-up

What did you miss today? Each day, members of the Vanguard Committee will give you an overview of the highlights and learnings of the day.


Live Scientific Formats


Special Interest Group Meetings

This year’s Congress will host 6 new parallel sessions dedicated to the work of ILTS Special Interest Groups. These SIG Meetings will allow healthcare professionals of all disciplines to share recent advances in their special area of interest. It will encourage future collaborative research projects and promote activities to enhance education among participants.


Pre-Meeting Symposium (Living Donor Transplantation: Beyond Surgery)

The Pre-Meeting Symposium consists of 4 thematic sessions centered around a single hot topic in liver transplantation today. Providing a theory-to-practice perspective on an issue, during 3,5 hours, selected experts present the newest research and engage in debates around the subject, taking different perspectives. Each of the four sessions is moderated by two co-chairs.



Highly interactive in-depth sessions dedicated to specific topics, allowing for a discussion of a variety of aspects and an exchange of ideas in the presence of selected faculty and subject-matter experts.


Featured Symposia

In each of the eight 90-minutes featured symposia a focus is placed on specific topic, with selected expert speakers and delegates able to share experiences and relevant research findings in interactive question and answer times allotted to each session. Featured symposia are moderated by two chairpersons, with four to five invited speakers per session. Several of the feature symposia also take on a different format to include debates, expert panels and panel discussions.


Rising Star Symposium

This stand-alone plenary session features five abstracts selected for their excellence are presented by young investigator/mentor teams in an interactive presentation: The mentor presents the background information on the topic while the young investigator follows with a presentation of the data submitted in the abstract. The session chairs moderate the discussion.


Plenary Abstract Sessions

9 outstanding abstracts relating to different themes of liver transplantation will be presented in a 90-minute stand-alone session. Each presentation is followed by a short question and answer session facilitated by the two co-chairs.


Vanguard Sessions

Sessions organized by the Vanguard Committee in 3 different formats:

Vanguard Grand Round Case Presentation include presentations of 3 interesting cases selected by the Vanguard Committee for their educational value. A senior discussant assigned to each case makes comments and the audience is encouraged to ask questions and engage in a discussion.

Vanguard Debates feature counterpoint views from leading experts selected by the Vanguard Committee on 3 different hot topics in liver transplantation today.

Vanguard Surgical Video Session is centered around the presentation of 3 selected surgical videos. The presentations of surgical procedures by the author are followed by a discussion with the audience moderated by the session chairs.


State-of-the-Art Lecture

A 30-minute session featuring one keynote speaker on a selected topic per session. The invited speaker is a world-leading expert in the field, able to offer deep up-to-date insights and findings, highlight open questions and discuss strategies that need to be addressed in the future. Session is moderated by one senior ILTS member.


Best of ILTS

The closing session synthesizes the noteworthy presentations made during the Congress divided by three main specialty sections: anesthesia, hepatology and surgery. The Congress summary of the three specialties focuses on critical issues addressed, important results presented and key recommendations put forward.

Concurrent Oral Abstract Session

Noteworthy abstracts from each abstract category presented in 90-minute parallel-running sessions. Concurrent oral abstract sessions are organized into themes that address new research in each of the categories. Each presentation is followed by a short question and answer session facilitated by the two co-chairs.


On-Demand Scientific Formats


Poster Sessions

Poster sessions allow Congress participants to view the posters in display and discuss it with authors one-on-one. Organized by abstracts categories, posters are presented in several 45-minute Viewing Sessions during which authors stand by their posters and are able to engage with interested attendees.


Surgical Video Session

A presentation of selected video abstracts followed by discussion moderated by the session co-chairs.