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Last year, the lung transplant community was excited by reports from Toronto General Hospital of successful lung transplants with seemingly improved perioperative outcomes compared to standard of care ice storage, after donor lungs were stored for up to 16 hours at 10 degrees Celsius. While a clinical trial is ongoing, preclinical evidence suggests that organ storage may be successfully extended to more than a day, with intermittent normothermic ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) utilization. Is it time to consider lung transplantation as a semi-elective procedure? During this STS webinar, an international panel of surgical leaders provides an update on preclinical and clinical trials on prolonged organ storage and discuss the clinical application of these findings, as well as the advantages and disadvantages to local and global implementation.


Errol L. Bush, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD


Jose Luis Campo-Cañaveral de la Cruz, MD, PhD 
Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro-Majadahonda
Madrid, Spain
Marcelo Cypel, MD, MSc
University Health Network
Toronto, ON, Canada
Konrad Hoetzenecker, MD, PhD
Medical University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria  
Jasleen Kukreja, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Michael A. Smith, MD
St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center
Phoenix, AZ
Erik E. Suarez, MD
Houston Methodist
Houston, TX