Committee

Congress President

Prof. Prof. h.c. Dr.-Ing. Birgit Glasmacher

Institute for Multiphase Processes, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Congress Chairs

Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Vienken
TH Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Prof. Dr. med. J. Schmitto
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Local Organizing Committee

Dr.-Ing. Marc Müller
Institute for Multiphase Processes, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
M. Sc. Michael Bode
Institute for Multiphase Processes, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
Dr. rer. medic. Christina Feldmann
Department of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, Hannover Medical School, Germany

Scientific
Committee

ESAO President
Cécile Legallais (France)

ESAO Honorary President
Horst Klinkmann (Germany)

  • Steve Ash (USA)
  • Oleh Avrunin (Ukraine)
  • Pedro Baptista (Spain)
  • Philipp Berg (Germany)
  • Christoph Brochhausen-Delius (Germany)
  • Dorothea Brüggemann (Germany)
  • Andrea Buscaroli (Italy)
  • Gerardo Catapano (Italy)
  • Charlotte Debbaut (Belgium)
  • Arianna Di Molfietta (Italy)
  • Sunny Eloot (Belgium)
  • Christina Feldmann (Germany)
  • Libera Fresiello (Belgium)
  • Barry Fuller (UK)
  • Gloria Gallego Ferrer (Spain)
  • Birgit Glasmacher (Germany)
  • Jean-Francois Grosset (France)
  • Thomas Groth (Germany)
  • Oleksandr Gryshkov (Germany)
  • Thordur Helgason (Iceland)
  • Andrea Hoffmann (Germany)
  • Jari Hyttinen (Finland)
  • Steven Jacobs (Belgium)
  • Joachim Jankowski (Germany)
  • Timo Jämsä (Finland)
  • Viktoria Kapralova (Russia)
  • Cornelia Kasper (Austria)
  • Ulrich Kretzscher (Germany)
  • Ashraf Khir (UK)
  • Piotr Ladyzynski (Poland)
  • Cécile Legallais (France)
  • Thomas Lenarz (Germany)
  • Bengt Lindholm (Sweden)
  • Toru Masuzawa (Japan)
  • Bart Meyns (Belgium)
  • Alessandra Molteni (UK)
  • Franceco Moscato (Austria)
  • Khosrow Mottaghy (Germany)
  • Vitalii Mutsenko (Germany)
  • Marc Müller (Germany)
  • Nuno Neves (Portugal)
  • Rui Reis (Portugal)
  • Andrea Remuzzi (Italy)
  • Heinrich Schima (Austria)
  • Jan Schmitto (Germany)
  • Aleksandar Sikole
  • Michael Simmonds (Australia)
  • Simon Sonntag (Germany)
  • Dimitrios Stamatialis (Netherlands)
  • Sinduja Suresh (Germany)
  • Maria Trivella (Italy)
  • Jozef Vander Sloten (Belgium)
  • Tom Verbelen (Belgium)
  • Jörg Vienken (Germany)
  • Beat Walpoth (Switzerland)
  • Viktoria Weber (Austria)
  • Eyal Zussmann (Israel)

Preliminary
Program
Overview

Tuesday

not fixed yet

Wednesday

not fixed yet

Thursday
StartEndTypeTrack ATrack BTrack CTrack D
08:30 am09:30 amOralECMO – From Modeling to Clinical TrialSymposium: IFAO Session-Froniters of Biomaterial with Surface Treatment and Biological TissuesMathematical Modelling for Hemodialysis TreatmentSymposium: Regulatory Aspect of Biomedical Restoration of Organ Functions
09:30 am10:00 amPlenary Lecture
10:00 am11:00 amPoster Rapid Fire
11:00 am12:30 pmOralSymposium: Smart Pumping with Ventricular Assist DevicesSoft Tissue EngineeringSymposium: Dynamics of Albumin Conformation and its BehaviorAward
12:30 pm02:00 pmLunch Symposium
02:00 pm03:30 pmOralSymposium: Blood Trauma in Artificial OrgansVAD – Periferical Methods. Problems and DevicesSymposium: Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts for Access in HemodialysisSmart Tissue Freezing and Quality Control
03:30 pm04:30 pmPosterCardiac ModellingScaffolds and Soft Tissue EngineeringHemodialysisModeling and Analysis
04:30 pm06:00 pmOralThrombus – Detection and PreventionSymposium: Computer-aided Simulations in the Regulatory Approval Process of Medical DevicesPredictors of Failure in Vascular Access for HemodialysisSymposium: Novel Methods in Cryotechnology
Friday
StartEndTypeTrack ATrack BTrack CTrack D
08:30 am10:00 amRound Table
10:00 am11:00 amPoster Rapid Fire
11:00 am12:30 pmOralSymposium: ESAO and ESOT – The True Global Need for (Artifical) OrgansHydrogels and Scaffold EngineeringSymposium: Novel Smart Devices in the Treatment of CKD-PatientsExperimental and Computational Testing Methods
12:30 pm02:00 pmLunch Symposium
02:00 pm03:30 pmOralMeasurement Methods in the Circulatory SystemBiomaterials for Biomaterial ApplicationsSymposium: EUROOoCs@ESAOSymposium: Symposium for Multidisciplinary Artificial Organs Research Translation
03:30 pm04:30 pmPosterCardiacHydrogels and Surface ModificationComposite and Active BiomaterialsArtificial Lung and Tubular Implants
04:30 pm06:00 pmOralSymposium: Working Group Heart Support – TAH – Future of Heart Failure or Failure of the Future?Symposium: Muscle and Tendon Tissue EngineeringCells, Tissue and OrgansElectrospinning, Stimulation and Power Transmission
Saturday
StartEndTypeTrack ATrack BTrack CTrack D
08:30 am09:30 amOralSymposium: Smartificial Cardiac Devices – Clinicians Meet EngineersCardiovascular BiomaterialsSymposium: Working Group Tissue EngineeringSymposium: Electrical Stimulation Devices
09:30 am10:00 amPlenary Lecture
10:00 am10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am12:00 pmOralNovel Cardiac DevicesSymposium: (Bio)Artificial OrgansNew Tools for Patients Follow-up in Renal Replacement TherapyNon-Rotary Cardiac Devices
12:00 pm01:30 pmFarewell Lunch

Invited
speakers

Prof. Sami Haddadin

Technical University of Munich

Germany

 

 

Prof. Cécile Legallais

University of Technology of Compiègne

France

 

 

Prof. Eyal Zussman

Technion Institute of Technologiy

Israel

 

 

Prof. Karin Wårdell

Linköping University

Sweden

 

 

Prof. Jari Hyttinen

Tampere University of Technology

Finland

 

 

Prof. Thordur Helgason

Reykjavik University

Iceland

 

Symposia

  • Albunet: Albumin in Medical Therapies

  • (Bio) Artificial Organs

  • Blood Trauma in Artificial Organs

  • Cells Surviving the Ice Age

  • Electrical Stimulation Devices

  • ESAO and ESOT Joint Symposium: The True Global Need For (Artificial) Organs

  • European organ-on-chip Society (EUROOoCs) @ ESAO

  • IFAO Symposium

  • Novel Hydrogels for 3D Cell Culture Applications

  • Muscle and Tendon Tissue Engineering

  • Smart Devices in the Treatment of CKD Patients (EUTOX)

  • Smartificial Development: Regulatory Affairs. Computer-aided Simulations in the Regulatory Approval Process of Medical Devices

  • Smart Pumping: Towards Physiologically Adaptive Control of VADs

  • SMART - Symposium for Multidisciplinary Artificial Organs Research Translation

  • Tissue Engineered Vascular Grafts for Access in Hemodialysis

  • Working Group Heart Support: TAH - Future of heart failure or failure of the future?

  • Working Group Tissue Engineering

  • Smartificial cardiac devices – Clinicians meet engineers

yESAO

The young ESAO (yESAO) is the young researchers’ initiative of the European Society for Artificial Organs (ESAO). It was founded in 2010 and is an open intercultural and interdisciplinary network of young researchers driven by the passion for artificial organs to produce innovation and advancement in the field. The young investigators are engineers, scientists and clinicians, together with undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students coming from different university laboratories, hospitals and companies. yESAO aims to use innovative methods to provide scientific support and practice-oriented education to researchers of all disciplines in their early career stages. To exchange ideas and experiences, the yESAO organises a conference once a year on 2 days preceding the ESAO Congress. (A. Molteni, M. Mueller: Young ESAO challenges in artificial organs. Int J Artif Organs. 41(11):687-689, 2018)

Alessandra Molteni, Martin Maw and Marc Mueller
yESAO coordinators
www.esao.org/yesao
yesao@esao.org

Social
Events

Friday, September 6
Congress Dinner at the Gallery of the Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen

The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen impresses with its baroque ornaments and its splendid fountains, as well as many botanical treasures, including a wonderful collection of orchids and other exotic plants in the glasshouses.

The Gallery

Today, the Gallery is the most impressive building in Herrenhausen. It was here that Electress Sophie, already 83 years old, opened a masked ball with a Polonaise on the hand of Czar Peter the Great. A winter quarter for the plants, this monumental orangery was built between 1694 and 1698. Hardly anything has been altered on the basic structure of the building since the time of the electress. The wall frescoes in the Gallery and the living quarters were painted by the Venetian Tomaso Giusti. A cycle depicting the Trojan War, they are an example of southern fresco art coming to full bloom in the north. Five mat gilded, extra-large chandeliers hang heavily from the ceiling, subdividing the room and giving it a distinctly festive character. Monograms of the elector and electress are displayed in artistic tendrils where the chandeliers are mounted on the ceiling.

For the three-hundredth anniversary of the Großer Garten in 1966 the Gallery was given a transparent glass foyer designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen.

photo by Christian Wyrwa

Awards

Three Poster Awards (500, 300 and 200 Euros respectively) will acknowledge the authors of the best posters. An ESAO Committee will select the awardees based on poster scientific content as well as oral and graphical presentation. The Awards will be notified during the ceremony closing the Congress which the awardees have to attend.