Congress Topics

  • Recent progress in lipoprotein apheresis
    • Homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia
    • Lipoprotein(a)    
    • Competition with drugs
  • Plasma exchange
  • Immunoadsorption – indications, results, future perspectives
  • Experience with extracorporeal therapy in children and during pregnancy
  • Apheresis Registries
  • How to assure the quality of care in extracorporeal therapy
  • Psychosocial aspects in patients undergoing extracorporeal therapy
  • Apheresis in transplantation
  • New developments
    • Specific elimination of C-reactive Protein
      • After myocardial infarction, after other diseases
    • Other new devices
  • Extracorporeal Photopheresis
  • Cellular Therapies
  • Actual aspects of lipid-lowering therapy
    • New data on PCSK9 inhibitors
    • Antisense oligonucleotides against apolipoprotein CIII and apolipoprotein(a)
    • Bempedoic acid – current status
    • New preparations of omega-3 fatty acids
    • Lomitapide
    • Latest study data

Further activities

  • Sessions for medical staff (mostly in German)
    • Role of the medical staff in an Apheresis center
    • Psychological aspects
    • Venous access problems
    • Problems when treating children
    • Different apheresis methods – advantages, disadvantages
    • Other developments
  • Special sessions organized by the industry (experience with apheresis devices, actual recommendations, troubleshooting)
  • Actual topics in lipidology (in German, on Friday, March 20, 2018 in the afternoon, free entrance to all people wishing to attend)


Important Dates

February 22, 2020
Deadline for abstract submission (extended)
March 19 – 21, 2020
3rd Congress of the European Group – International Society for Apheresis (E-ISFA)
Dresden, Germany


The 3rd E-ISFA congress has been certified by the Sächsische Landesärztekammer with a total of 16 points.

Scientific coordination

Scientific chair

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Julius
University Hospital at the Technische Universität Dresden
Department of Internal Medicine III
Fetscherstr. 74
01307 Dresden, Germany

Congress secretariat

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Bautzner Str. 117–119
01099 Dresden, Germany

  +49 351 65573138