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Welcome

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is a great pleasure to invite you to a scientific conference “Pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Lithuania – 20 years of progress through collaboration”. The meeting aims at commemorating 20 years of the launch of the pediatric transplant program in Lithuania in February 2002. It emphasizes the crucial role of national and international collaboration to achieve progress in the management of this very rare and complex procedure that is curative for children affected by fatal malignant diseases or inborn disorders.

One of the aims of the meeting is to share the experience in the field of pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the Baltic countries. Given a very small population in all three Baltic countries, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia face an additional challenge in maintaining sufficient transplant volume and gaining experience. Thus, meeting international transplant standards requires enormous effort. Thus, mutual clinical and scientific collaboration is indispensable to gain sufficient expertise and achieve favorable outcomes.

We a happy to have a panel of distinguished speakers from Europe and the USA who will present the last updates on the respective research areas. The meeting will provide an opportunity for young scientists to share their experiences and submit abstracts that will be published in Acta Medica Lituanica. In addition, we expect to provide a platform for nurses to share their experiences, challenges, and expectations.

Looking forward to meeting you in Vilnius

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Jelena Rascon

The Organizing Committee:

Jelena Rascon
Goda Elizabeta Vaitkevičienė
Sonata Šaulytė Trakymienė
Ramunė Pasaulienė
Božena Mackevič (nurse)

SCHEDULE DETAILS

Event Schedules

  • 08:30 – 09:00
  • Lobby

Registration and welcome coffe

  • 09:00 – 11:10
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session I: Pediatric HSCT in the Baltic countries

Moderators: Goda Vaitkevičienė (LT) and Ain Kaare (EE)

  • 09:00 - 09:30
  • Auditorium Zeta

Welcome

prof. Danguolė Jankauskienė, Lithuanian Ministry of Health prof. Feliksas Jankevičius, VUHSK General Director prof. Algirdas Utkus, The Dean of the Medical Faculty, Vilnius University

Pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Lithuania – 20 years of progress through collaboration
  • 09:30 – 09:50
  • Jelena Rascon
  • Auditorium Zeta

Pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Lithuania – 20 years of progress through collaboration

Assoc. Prof. Jelena Rascon, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

Lithuanian Bone Marrow Donor Registry
  • 09:50 – 10:10
  • Rita Čekauskienė
  • Auditorium Zeta

Lithuanian Bone Marrow Donor Registry

Rita Čekauskienė, MD, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

  • 10:10 – 10:30
  • Zhanna Kovalova
  • Auditorium Zeta

Pre- and post-transplant care of Latvian children: achievements and challenges

Zhanna Kovalova, Children’s Clinical University Hospital, Latvia

  • 10:30 – 10:50
  • Ain Kaare
  • Auditorium Zeta

Pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Estonia

Ain Kaare, Tartu University Hospital, Estonia

  • 10:50 – 11:10
  • Auditorium Zeta

Disscussion

Coffee break
  • 11:10 – 11:30
  • Lobby

Coffee break

  • 11:30 – 13:00
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session II: HSCT in non-malignant disorders

Moderator: Klaus Muller (DK)

Advances in HSCT for congenital bone marrow failure syndromes
  • 11:30 – 12:10
  • Kasiani C. Myers
  • Auditorium Zeta

Advances in HSCT for congenital bone marrow failure syndromes

Assoc. Prof. Kasiani C. Myers, MD, PhD, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Haploidentical HSCT for patients with non-malignant disorders
  • 12:10 – 12:50
  • Franco Locatelli
  • Auditorium Zeta

Haploidentical HSCT for patients with non-malignant disorders

Prof. Franco Locatelli, MD, PhD, IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy (TBC)

  • 12:50 – 13:00
  • Auditorium Zeta

Disscussion

Lunch
  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • Restaurant "Riverside" Ground floor

Lunch

  • 14:00 – 16:10
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session III: Management of leukemia relapse

Moderators: Marianne Ifversen (DK) and Ana Valaine (LV)

  • 14:00 – 14:20
  • Goda Elizabeta
  • Auditorium Zeta

Outcomes of relapsed/refractory ALL – Lithuanian experience

Assoc. prof. Goda Elizabeta Vaitkeivičienė, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

Bispecific T cell engagement – current state-of-art
  • 14:20 – 14:50
  • Franco Locatelli
  • Auditorium Zeta

Bispecific T cell engagement – current state-of-art

Prof. Franco Locatelli, MD, PhD, IRCCS Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesu, Rome, Italy (TBC)

CAR-T cell therapy
  • 14:50 – 15:20
  • Marianne Ifversen
  • Auditorium Zeta

CAR-T cell therapy

Marianne Ifversen, MD, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 15:20 – 15:50
  • Auditorium Zeta

Baltic experience with Blinatumomab/CAR-T cells

Vilma Rutkauskaite, Lithuania; Anna Valaine, Latvia; Maarja Karu, Estonia

  • 15:50 – 16:10
  • Auditorium Zeta

Discussion

Coffee break
  • 16:10 – 16:30
  • Lobby

Coffee break

  • 16:30 – 18:30
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session IV: Early post-transplant toxicities

Moderator: Jelena Rascon (LT) and Karolis Azukaitis (LT)

The Challenges of TMA: potransplant TTP/a HUS
  • 16:30 – 17:00
  • Sonata Jodele
  • Auditorium Zeta

The Challenges of TMA: potransplant TTP/a HUS

Sonata Jodele, MD, PhD, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

  • 17:00 – 17:30
  • Klaus Muller
  • Auditorium Zeta

Diagnostic challenges and the development of biomarkers in SOS

Klaus Muller, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Acute Kidney Injury in Children After Allogeneic HSCT
  • 17:30 – 17:45
  • Karolis Ažukaitis
  • Auditorium Zeta

Acute Kidney Injury in Children After Allogeneic HSCT

Karolis Ažukaitis, MD, PhD Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

  • 17:45 – 18:15
  • Antonio Perez Martines
  • Auditorium Zeta

Combined solid organ and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in children - ERN TransplantChild input

Francisco Hernández Oliveros MD, PhD University Hospital La Paz, Spain

  • 18:15 – 18:30
  • Auditorium Zeta

Discussion

  • 19:00
  • Restaurant "The Gallery" Konstitucijos Ave. 22, Vilnius

Dinner

  • 07:30 – 08:00

Welcome coffee

  • 08:00 – 09:45
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session V: Educational session

Moderator: Ignė Kairienė (LT), Ramunė Pasaulienė (LT)

Multifactorial pathway of transplant toxicities
  • 08:00 - 08:45
  • Sonata Jodele
  • Auditorium Zeta

Multifactorial pathway of transplant toxicities

Sonata Jodele, MD, PhD, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

  • 08:45 – 09:45
  • Auditorium Zeta

Selected rapid-fire presentations by trainees and fellows. Free paper presentations Q&A

Ifosfamide Induced Neurotoxicity in Soft Tissue Tumours Kajus Merkevičius, Lithuania
  • 08:45 – 08:55
  • Kajus Merkevičius
  • Auditorium Zeta

Ifosfamide Induced Neurotoxicity in Soft Tissue Tumours Kajus Merkevičius, Lithuania

Kajus Merkevičius, Lithuania

First Experience with Dinutuximab in Children with High-Risk Neuroblastoma
  • 08:55 - 09:05
  • Karolina Tumelienė
  • Auditorium Zeta

First Experience with Dinutuximab in Children with High-Risk Neuroblastoma

Karolina Tumelienė, Lithuania

A challenging case of acute leukemia complicated by a ruptured aortic root caused by catheter-related infective endocarditis
  • 09:05 - 09:15
  • Karolina Tumelienė
  • Auditorium Zeta

A challenging case of acute leukemia complicated by a ruptured aortic root caused by catheter-related infective endocarditis

Milita Stuopelytė, Lithuania

Invasive Fungal Infection in T-cell Acute Leukemia Patient
  • 09:15 - 09:25
  • Brigita Valašinaitė
  • Auditorium Zeta

Invasive Fungal Infection in T-cell Acute Leukemia Patient

Brigita Valašinaitė, Lithuania

  • 09:25 - 09:35
  • Vaiva Čenkutė
  • Auditorium Zeta

First Experience of NTRK Sarcoma in Lithuania: from Challenging Diagnosis to Targeted Therapy

Vaiva Čenkutė, Lithuania

  • 09:35 - 09:45
  • Auditorium Zeta

Discussion

Coffee break
  • 09:45 – 10:00
  • Lobby

Coffee break

  • 10:00 – 11:10
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session VI: Cellular therapies

Moderators: Goda Elizabeta Vaitkevičienė (LT)

Cytokine induced killer cell (CIK) therapy to prevent relapse post transplant in children with leukemia
  • 10:00 – 10:40
  • Eva Rettinger
  • Auditorium Zeta

Cytokine induced killer cell (CIK) therapy to prevent relapse post transplant in children with leukemia

Dr. Eva Rettinger, Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Covid-19- and other virus-specific T-cell Therapy
  • 10:40 – 11:00
  • Eva Rettinger
  • Auditorium Zeta

Covid-19- and other virus-specific T-cell Therapy

Adomas Bukauskas, MD, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

  • 11:00 – 11:10
  • Auditorium Zeta

Discusson

Coffee break
  • 11:10 – 11:30
  • Lobby

Coffee break

  • 11:30 – 13:00
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session VII: Late toxicities

Moderators: Marianne Ifversen (DK) and Ramune Pasaulienė (LT)

Bronchiolitis obliterans
  • 11:30 – 12:10
  • Kasiani C. Myers
  • Auditorium Zeta

Bronchiolitis obliterans

Assoc. Prof. Kasiani C. Myers, MD, PhD, Division of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Nitrogen multiple breath washout for lung injury assessment in HSCT recipients
  • 12:10 – 12:25
  • Paulius Kalibatas
  • Auditorium Zeta

Nitrogen multiple breath washout for lung injury assessment in HSCT recipients

Paulius Kalibatas, MD, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

Assessment of Fertility Counselling at VUHSK - the TREL project initiative
  • 12:25 – 12:40
  • Egle Stukaite-Ruibiene
  • Auditorium Zeta

Assessment of Fertility Counselling at VUHSK - the TREL project initiative

Egle Stukaite-Ruibiene, MD, Vilnius University, Lithuania

  • 12:40 – 13:00
  • Auditorium Zeta

Discussion

Lunch
  • 13:00 – 14:00
  • Restaurant "Riverside"

Lunch

  • 14:00 – 15:25
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session VIII: Quality management and strategy for the future

Moderators: Vilma Jeršovienė (LT) and Jelena Rascon (LT)

Challenges in smaller countries in implementing JACIE accreditation
  • 14:00 – 14:30
  • Tuula Rintala
  • Auditorium Zeta

Challenges in smaller countries in implementing JACIE accreditation

Tuula Rintala, EBMT Executive Office

Challenges in JACIE accreditation process in Lithuania
  • 14:30 – 14:45
  • Mingaudas Busevicius
  • Auditorium Zeta

Challenges in JACIE accreditation process in Lithuania

Mingaudas Busevicius, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

  • 14:45 – 15:05
  • Oleksandr Lysytsia
  • Auditorium Zeta

Pediatric HSCT during the war (the topic TBD)

Oleksandr Lysytsia, Kyiv, Okhmadet Hospital, Ukraine

  • 15:05 – 15:25
  • Auditorium Zeta

Wrap-up: Round-table discussion – roadmap of pediatric HSCT in the Baltic countries

Representatives of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Coffee break
  • 15:25 – 16:00
  • Lobby

Coffee break

  • 16:00 – 18:00
  • Auditorium Zeta

Session IX: Nurse session: Baltic and Ukrainian perspectives

Moderators: Olga Zujeva, Bozena Mackevic

  • 16:00 – 16:20
  • Alina Četverikova
  • Auditorium Zeta

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation Programme at VUHSK – 20-year achievements and progress.

Alina Četverikova, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

Prevention of central venous line-related complications
  • 16:20 - 16:40
  • Olga Zujeva
  • Auditorium Zeta

Prevention of central venous line-related complications

Olga Zujeva, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

  • 16:40 - 17:00
  • Laurita Utovkiene
  • Auditorium Zeta

Communication experiences between nurses and children affected with blood and cancer oncohematological diseases

Laurita Utovkiene, Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos, Lithuania

  • 17:00 - 17:20
  • Zorina Popchuk
  • Auditorium Zeta

Pediatric HSCT during the war: nurse insight

Zorina Popchuk, Kyiv, Okhmadet Hospital, Ukraine

  • 17:20 - 17:40
  • Auditorium Zeta

Common discussion

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